1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

Not Rated.
Lindemans PêcheLindemans Pêche

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,017 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 33
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (14) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 1,017 | Reviews: 445
Reviews by vinhgoh:
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of tectactoe
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of Breen
4.67/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

Photo of Dmann
4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Photo of twi1609372
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of Jason
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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.

Photo of Billolick
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of fdrich29
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of monkeybeer
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours golden amber orange with a little white head and okay lacing

S- Smell is very sweet with hints of yeast

T/M- Taste is very strong of peaches, very good carbonation and smooth. Taste a lot like a cider

D- This would be one for desert or just to drink beer, but not with a meal. It is very tasty and I would defiantly go for it again. It is very sweet and I probable would not be able to drink a number of them because of the sweetness

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Neat well, peach colored pour, white head on the top, 1", looks nice. Aroma of peaches and sugar. Nothing really offered up in terms of tartness or sourness from this. Pretty much every lindeman's I've ever had with the exception of the cuvee rene gueuze works out this way. The peach is a nice juicy aroma.

Taste, appreciable peach, but also significant sugary content. A little bit of tartness develops on the palate. Wheat is perceptible. Peach is strong, like the pimp hand. The downfall is just the massive sugar content, and it is oh so prevalent in the mouthfeel, like you're drinking a peach lemonade or something, but without even the tartness of something like lemonade can bring. I like it more than the other sugary lambics lindeman's offers, but I think this would just be so good if they cut down on the sugar and amped up the tartness in these.

Photo of ADR
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Fuzzy", hazy orange, nice white head that settles to a tiger eye maple burl pattern in an open chalice. Laces in big dots of foam. Tart aroma, some sense of acrid cheesiness (see below) -- not overly peach at all. The flavor, on the other hand starts very peachy and with lots of musty yeast but finishes with acidity and a better than expected sourness for a Lindemans Lambic. This was better than I expected, more like what I believe is a true Lambic sense, not as sugary as it could have been.

Note: On looking at the copyright of Merchant Du Vin (importer) on the label, it said 1992 -- older than the other copyright 1999 Lindemans bottles I have at home. This may be quite an old bottle, though I'm no expert on the aging flavor profiles for Lambics.

Photo of Blackwolf
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into oversized wine glass (no flute at the moment).

A- Hazy straw-wheat, and tons of lively carbonation. No head retention, but a nice Saturn ring that leaves slippery lacing on the side of the glass.

S- PEACHES! Lots of fresh sweet peaches, a tiny pinch of citrus, very aromatic.

T- Palate follows the nose on this one. Sweet peaches with a sour finish. Not too many dimensions, not complex with taste but a solid lambic.

MF- Light medium body, TONS of carbonation that tickles the tongue. The taste really hangs around your mouth.

O- This is a very sweet/sour beer, and I mean very sweet. I can only handle one bottle of this due to that simple fact that it is just way to sweet for my taste. I still enjoyed it very much. This is not my everyday beer at all, but I could possibly see myself trying more lambics in the near future. I spent about 6 bucks for a 12 oz. bottle so if you are "experimenting" it is a just above fair price imo. Still good in my book though.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Poured into a tapered strange)

A- This beer pours a bright crystal clear copper hue with a thin wisp of white foam that is perfectly smooth and then soon gone. There is a sea of microbubbles racing to the surface.

S- The in your face peach perfume aroma has hints of butterscotch that take on more of a light caramel syrup quality as the beer warms. There is a touch of white cheese rind and honey in the finish.

T- This beer is full of sweet peach flavor that is bright and artificial. The sweetness lingers and there is not much underneath that flavor.

M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz in the finish with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The peach flavor is so darn sweet but it is not as syrupy thanks to the big fizz. There isn't much depth in this beer but it is not really offensive to drink. However one is enough.

Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from Saturday's tasting:

The color is a hazy light orange. A white puffy head has light to moderate retention and leaves some lacing.

Sweet, tart peach is straight on the nose with a hint of something earthy and grassy just underneath.

Very sweet and tart right off the bat. The peach is pure and natural. The tangy bite lingers nicely and a very light hops flavor lurks. The sense that this is a beer is by no means overshadowed as some grains are evident and there's a nice, pure malt flavor in the finish.
This one is very crisp with a very nice full body. Carbonation is at a great level.
I've never had anything that so well appealed to people who don't drink beer and yet could so well appeal to those that do.

Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml, scaly gold foil-capped and corked bottle, enjoyed on Mother's Day, in the afternoon after all that brunch stuff, with, well, who else?

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden straw hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which renders some nice layered and streaky cloud lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet barley grain, candy sugar, earthy peach pulp, a further hint of apricot fruitiness, and a mild, musty yeastiness. The taste is much more sweet orchard peach, a soft barley and wheat graininess, a bit of applesauce, and an echo of dusty, yeasty funk.

The carbonation is low, barely a perceptible frothiness arises, the body medium-full in weight, syrupy, and smooth just like juice. It finishes off-dry, the tart/sweet fruit and back seat grain mixing well to the end.

A pleasant fruit lambic, where, once again, a nice balance is struck between the fruit, grain, and yeasty funk. Something nice to sip on after a big meal, and somewhat dessert-like, inspiring thoughts of revisiting the 'local' (10-hour drive for me) orchard-strewn sunbelt strip ASAP.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that does not last long. No lacing at all.

S: Reminds me of peach ring candy. Lots of peach and candied sugar, extremely sweet.

T: Tart peaches, lots of candied sugar. Slight funk to it, but the sugary peaches dominate.

M: Light to medium bodied, on the sweet side, and more like a soda than a beer.

O: Really, not that bad. It tastes good, and in the end, that is what matters most, but not something I would seek out often.

Photo of dacrza1
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

DATE TASTED: February 14, 2015... GLASSWARE: Samuel Adams Infinium flute... OCCASION: Valentine’s Day drinking with the most champagne-like of beers... APPEARANCE: light body of a wheat ale or cider, with subtle effervescence and slightly hazy; fizzy white head holds steady to a half-inch of significantly creamy, clouding to-finger smear; ... AROMA: immediate peach, a basket in each nostril, with secondary apple and yeasty funk not polluting the overall experience... PALATE: soft as flower petals; dry at its end, with some bubbly flourish; creamy, reasonably bodied for a lambic...TASTE: sweet and strong peach, with a metallic, earthy base that gives the experience backbone; easily sippable, with hints of orange peel., mango and tartness..OVERALL: a perfect compliment to the levity of the day; specialized flavor for special occasions--slightly pricey but enjoyable...

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Easily better than the Kriek or the Framboise

Photo of Lazerlobe
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle generously split with Stella

A: Transparent gold with a rapidly disappearing head

S: Some peach yogurt and acetic cider

T: The peach starts off mouthwateringly juicy then as the carbonation swirls around and bubbles out, the wild tart finishes dryly.

M: Again, a large amount of carbonation and a very dry finish

D: I'm not a huge fan of fruit in by brews but this is a refreshing drink. I'll probably split this bottle and be content.

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A good offering but lindemans has done much better. Once again this is not a traditional sour lambic. pours yellow pink and cloudy. smells like musty peach, no head. Taste is peachy but more like peach flavored yogurt. very smooth and goes down easy. A great gift for that special lady would include the lindemans cassis, framboise, pomme, and peche. They are tasty in a desert kind of way. almost like juices. I like em but they are by no means traditional lambic in taste and mouthfeel, despite being brewed in belgium. But dont get me wrong as far as taste i like these better than sour lambics. I know that is wierd but I just cant do sour in my beer.

to view more.
Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.