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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

925 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 25
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002)
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Reviews by NHGrafx:
Photo of NHGrafx
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz green bottle.

Pours a nice cloudy darker shade of orange. Not much of a head which dissipates rather quickly, not a lot of lacing either. There is a small amount of sediment in the bottle, but not as much as the larger 750ml bottles which seem to have a lot more.

The aroma is very nice. Sweet and sour. There is a nice sweet peach smell, and also a smell of sour and tartness.

The taste is delicious. Starts out sweet with a nice taste of peaches which quickly turns to some sour tartness with the peach flavors still there. There is also some very slight malt and yeast flavors that seem to be hidden very well. The finish is peachy and tart. The peach flavors are present throughout. Very nice mouthfeel, and very drinkable.

Overall this is a delicious beer. One of my favorites from Lindeman's.

NHGrafx, Sep 19, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 it’s 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.

RoyalT, Mar 03, 2004
Photo of tectactoe
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

tectactoe, May 27, 2013
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

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.

JudgeRoughneck, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Breen
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Breen, May 28, 2012
Photo of Dmann
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Dmann, Oct 25, 2005
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +1.8%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

heddar33, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of twi1609372
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

twi1609372, Oct 12, 2007
Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JakerLou, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, Apr 12, 2002
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

merlin48, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Billolick, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of fdrich29
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

fdrich29, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tigg924, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of Jovo
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Jovo, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
Photo of Apotheosis
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Apotheosis, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +1.8%

standardcherry, May 12, 2012
Photo of Slothrop
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Slothrop, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of possumteeth
4/5  rDev +1.8%

possumteeth, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
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Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.