Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans
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4.2/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance This one poured a beautiful, hazy, peachy orange with a modest head that went down rather quickly.
Smell The peach aroma is big here, but its more like candy peach than fresh off the tree peach. I can also pick up some kind of yeasty base that is very nice.
Taste Wow! The flavors came together lovely here. The fresh peach comes out much more at the taste. There are also some sugar and sour notes to this one, making it a burst to drink.
Mouthfeel Very tart in the mouth and medium-bodied. The sticky finish will leave you smacking your lips.
Drinkability This was very good and I enjoyed sipping it away.
03-03-2004 02:09:58 | More by RoyalT
3.76/5 rDev -4.6%
Lindemans Peche pours a color somewhere near burnt amber and copper with a decent amount of clarity, save for a bit of haze in the middle of the glass. The head pillows up quite large; eggshell in color and crackling as it quickly recedes to a mere skin that blankets the peach brew.
I've gotta say, the aroma of this one is much funkier than all of the other Lindemans fruit lambics that I've tried. Huge rounds of yeast, cork, must, damp cellar, barnyard, and just overall funk invade the nostrils with a surprising poignancy. The peaches come through pretty strong as well; juicy, tart peaches and apples skins mix well with the funk.
Some underlying sweet malt and soft wheat outline the rougher edges of the aromatic profile and balance things out just a bit more. I'm pretty excited to finally bring this one to my lips, as I love peaches, and this definitely has the best nose of all the Lindemans lambics. The funk really surprised me, and I can't wait to finally try it.
Unfortunately, I'm a bit let down by the flavor. The strongest thing I taste is not the funk of the yeast or the tart of the peach - it's a residual-like, sugary sweetness that immediately breaches your palate and confiscates all other flavors. It still tastes like peaches, but sugar-coated, exceedingly-sweet peaches, rather than tart and sour peaches, which is kind of what I was hoping for.
I guess there's a light tartness at the start, but it's VERY light and gets quickly overtaken by the sweetness. Funk is much less noticeable, although some vinous oak and tannin notes pop out that weren't relevant on the nose - so that's certainly a plus. The aftertaste is full of sweet peaches and a touch of oak. I really wish the funk was as heavy on the palate as it was in the aroma, but sadly - it is not. Crisp mouth feel, dry, heavy carbonation.
If this thing tasted closer to how it smelled, it would have been awesome. A tart, funk peach-fest, but by aroma only. The taste lead on to a much sweeter, sugary style of peaches that still tasted fine, but could easily wear down a palate (or even a sweet tooth). More funk, more tart, and less sweet is the key. For some strange reason, my nose was pleased but my taste buds were not.
05-27-2013 16:45:24 | More by tectactoe
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
This one is a little darker than "Pomme" and with more lace.
The aroma is intensely yeasty and has a light peach in the background. Sweetness is still very upfront in this beer, but scaled back by that crazy yeastiness. Kind of reminds me of mead. Things finally balance out in the finish and this is where peach flavor finally emerges. Mouthfeel is light, with little carbonation. I found this to be the best of the Lindemann's flavored lambics.
04-09-2007 21:05:24 | More by JudgeRoughneck
4.73/5 rDev +20.1%
Pour/Appearance: Thin head, rich amber in color and relatively clear.
Smell: peach, apple fruit bouquet.
Mouthfeel: Well-balanced/full-bodied lambic with just the right amount of carbonation.
Taste: peaches and apples. Though this is a peach lambic, it comes across as an apple cider.
05-28-2012 21:02:03 | More by Breen
4.58/5 rDev +16.2%
An excelent peach lambic. The beer poured a nice peachy golden color with a nice white head. The smell was very friuty and sweet, full of peaches and a bit of an apricot scent. When I sipped the beer the flavor of peaches exploded in my mouth followed by a nice dry sourness that counteracted the sweetness perfectly. Definantly a great desert beer and one that may cross over some non beer drinkers.
10-25-2005 07:46:09 | More by Dmann
4.38/5 rDev +11.2%
Another great offering from this great brewery. This is a great lambic. There is no mistaking it is a peach lambic. the peach is moderate to strong in flavor, somewhat sweet, a bit tart, but it balances well. this is a refreshing beer that happens to have a sweet taste and is a fruit based beer. again not all fruit beers are bad, were not talking about smirnoff or bacardi crap here, this isnt something sweet just to chug and get wasted, this is a beer to drink fo rthe enjoyment of drinking it, not just the buzz.
10-12-2007 05:44:30 | More by twi1609372
4.2/5 rDev +6.6%
Presentation: Corked, capped and foiled in a sleek mini 12 oz magnum. No freshness date though most lambics have an extended shelf life.
Appearance: Dull cloudy orange amber with a creamy off white lace.
Smell: Fresh cut peachs in the nose with a slight tartness ... hints of horse blanket in the backround.
Taste: Quite tart with a mimosa like quality. Crisp with an elegant body, bursting with peach juice and a well placed tartness that lingers for a long time. Light on the hops as well as any funky spontaneous fermentation by-products. A touch of beer comes around in the end with trace grain and malt flavours.
Notes: Simply superb ... a wonderful beer to have at a Sunday brunch.
04-12-2002 09:49:27 | More by Jason
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Standard Lindemans corked and capped bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold color, with a short lived white head. Some patchy lacing was left behind. Aroma was a letdown compared to other Lindemans fruit lambics. Plenty of tart fruits present, but peaches were very faint. Smelled more like their geuze than a Peche. Mouthfeel was tart and fizzy. Taste was much like a Lindemans Geuze. Lots of tart fruit, and plenty of musty, earthy, dog blanket yeast. Finishes with a tartness that is fruity, but very weak in the peach department. No comparison to their Kriek.
Re-reviewed on 8-29-04, and I'm delighted that I gave this one another try. This time, the essence of tree ripe peaches was all over the nose and palate. Each sip was like munching into a sweet, South Carolina, peach with fuzzy skin and all. Quite tasty.
08-30-2004 11:20:15 | More by merlin48
4.3/5 rDev +9.1%
Smaller bottle, classy with foil, cork and a cap. Pours slightly hazy, orangy, amber. Tiny bubble film remains after a minute or two of the pour. long stringy, relaxed lacing on the glass. Nose is fruity, sweet and delicate. Lucious melons, peaches, fruits of a thousand nations flow in the glass. Not nearly as sour as some other Lambics I've tried, this one is sweet and tasty. Great with desert, berries, ice cream etc etc.
12-13-2004 00:39:44 | More by Billolick
4.33/5 rDev +9.9%
One of the bottles chosen for Hamiltonliam's bachelor party.
Incredible beer drinking experience. It was like drinking nectar, very smooth, velvety beer tasting of sweet, fresh peaches. I just kept shaking my head at how really good this beer was, perfect for a desert drink and appealing to just about anyone. Shares more qualities with a wine or mixed drink than a beer. I would imagine this would be phenominal in recipes.
10-19-2004 05:09:49 | More by fdrich29
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Appearance: clear, no head, orange-brown in color, high carbonation
Smell: peach, a bit of sour mix, and straw
Taste: sweet peach candy, a bit of sour mix and straw
Mouthfeel: high carbonation, sweet and tart, very light bodied
Drinkability: I really like the sour and fruit mix. It is reasonably complex for what it is. This is a great dessert beer that I could have several of.
02-10-2010 14:33:41 | More by tigg924
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong peaches with some light tartness. The flavor is strong syrupy peaches with a little bit of tartness. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a good one.
05-19-2010 02:39:15 | More by Mora2000
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
pours a hazy yellow golden color with a creamy looking white head with some wonderful sticky lacing. nice head retention as well.
smells of fresh peaches and some tart sourness. not much else.
delicious fresh peach flavor with a sharp tartness. mild grain flavor in there as well but mostly tart and fruit. very good.
sticky, syrupy, sugary mouthfeel. light body, nice carbonation.
very easy drinking, but wouldnt want to have more than a few, too sugary.
07-22-2009 00:16:09 | More by dogfishandi
Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
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