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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
89
very good

444 Reviews
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Reviews: 444
Hads: 1,056
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 37
Gots: 95 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

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Photo of AleWatcher
2.23/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Trying to work my way through the whole Lindemans lineup of "fruit lambics."

typed up from notes:

Bright clear orangey apricot color. Two fingers of white head with some spotty lace clinging in chunky streaks.

Smells of deep oak notes. Bit of dank, earthy funk. I get some peaches too, naturally, but they are almost lost in the oaky and earthy funk notes.

Tastes like synthetic peach flavor. Oak hits hard in the finish snd helps dry it out a bit, but not enough. The overall flavor is like this:
take some gummy peach rings.
Roll them around in the left over sour sugar from a bag of sour patch kids.
suck on them.

The body is thick and syrupy... needs to be lighter in feel with more bubbles. Just a touch of sourness here-- needs more!

Overall-- meh. too sweet and sugary (like many of the brewery's "fruit lambics") and not sour enough to cut through it. (865 characters)

Photo of drseamus
2.44/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is a light yellow-orange cloudy beer with a high amount of carbonation initially. The carbonation goes away fairly quickly. It smells of apple and peach initially. This is a very sweet beer even compared to the other Lindemans beers. It has strong peach flavors, but just as many apple flavors as well. It is a very carbonated beer and very tingley on my tongue. I'm not crazy about peaches in general, but the drinkability is still fairly low. I would rather drink the framboise or cassis instead. (503 characters)

Photo of Cresant
2.48/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this corked and capped 12 oz., undated green bottle into a tulip. Body was clear and apple-cider colored. A small white head left a cascade of splotchy lace after each drink.

Smell was peachy. Mild vinegar. Powdered sugar.

Taste was a disappointment. Too sweet. I love peaches and expected peach flavor which was surprisingly absent. I only tasted the sugar from the peaches. It seems this one should have fermented longer (?). It lacked any expected lambic sourness. I expected much more.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and only mildly carbonated. (561 characters)

Photo of MusicmanSD
2.73/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Was expecting a higher ABV brew out of lambics, but I guess I had the wrong interpretation of the style. Poured a hazy, hefe looking color with all cream head and laced the sniffer very nicely, but for me, it all went downhill after that. The smell was very nice and peach, but the taste was tart and hard to drink. I got a sick, quesy feeling after finishing off a bomber, not a good feeling either. My stomach was churning like hell as was my gag reflex...the mouthfeel is quite heavy however, I'm assuming because of the fruit additives, but because of its tartness and wear on my stomach, I don't think I'll be revisting the fruit lambics for awhile...I considered this more peach champange than beer, and I didnt even feel a buzz for what its worth (753 characters)

Photo of MediocreatBest
2.73/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

i feel like i have been putting a lot o diclaimers in front of reviews lately but here it goes, i dont like peaches and this is only my 5th lambic, so deal..creamy baje beer with a hearty white head. looks lighter towards the bottom. smells of grass and peaches from a can. my best taste analogy is a peach creamsaver(i dont know if they really have one but work with me) with an acidic center. i dont know why i bought a peach beer, but i'd already tryed the rasberry one and was trying boon's kriek. also wood and grassy ntoes in there as well. my stomach feels like is is rotting from the inside out so low drinkability. mothfeel if very full, and thick, and syrupy, it hink this is part of the reason it reminds me of a creamsaver. (735 characters)

Photo of fattyre
2.77/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a very slightly hazy reddish golden with a very small clingy white head. The mouthfeel is rounded and almost syrupy. The smell is perfumey and slightly malty with a smell that I immediatley recognized from my childhood-canned peaches. The taste is perfumey peaches and overwhelmingly sweet. I could possibly enjoy this beer if the sweetness was halved. As it stands now it seems more like an overly sweet soft drink than a beer. (444 characters)

Photo of Bunnyhop
2.85/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A reddish golden yellow, very slightly hazy lambic with a very small clingy white head. The smell is unmistakably peach (reminiscent of canned peaches in syrup). There was another very strong smell that I remembered from my childhood, tea rose; my grandmother used to buy me "Tea Rose" perfume. The flavor is very sweet, and again definitely peach, with a very slight sourness in the back of my mouth, and a subtle perfumy finish. This had a round almost syrupy feel in my mouth. Overall, I found this to be very syrupy and sweet, reminding me of a "sweet-tart". I'm also reminded of a non-alchoholic sparkling cider an aunt and uncle of mine served to the children at their wedding when I was a kid. This tastes like the aforementioned cider with peach flavor added. The sweetness of this made me think more of a child's fruity drink or punch.

(source: ABC; Atlantic Beach, FL) (882 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with an initial, almost two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head that manages to leave some layered lace patterns on the sides of my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear honey color, but shows a bright gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is dominated by clear peach notes; smells lightly sweet with a strong, floral peach note. No matter how I try I can't smell anything else, in fact I made myself light-headed even trying.

Sweet, well very sweet and well carbonated. It tastes like a peach soda, though it has a thickness to it that no soda has. The carbonation is ample and makes this quite fizzy feeling. Peach flavors are of course prominent here, though with peach being a fairly soft fruit flavor, the sweetness seems to trump the peach character. There is perhaps a touch of a lactic twang in the finish, that just might show there was some Lambic harmed in the making of this brew, but really this is all about being a sweet, fizzy peach-soda. As the beer warms up a bit the peach notes become on par with the sweetness.

Really not beer, refreshing and tasty as a soda, though it is a bit too sweet & thick to be a great example of that.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ (1,236 characters)

Photo of ichigodisaster
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured an ambery orange with a very light cream-colored lacing.

Not terribly complex in the nose. Peaches, of course. Very heavy peach scent dotted with a slight muskiness and then something slightly metallic. Interesting.

Tastes almost like a peach soda, sadly. It's not at all what I expected. It's awfully sweet. The sugary sweetness masks what complexities that may be there. It's pleasantly acidic and tart on the finish, but still very sweet.

It's surprisingly very smooth in the mouth, despite it's syrupy taste. Almost velvety.

Honestly I don't think that I could have more than one in a sitting because of the sweetness. If you really like fruit beers or sweet drinks in general, this may be good for you. I think If it wasn't sweetened and the tartness was able to shine through, this would be a much better beverage. (839 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
2.92/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a clean bronze color with a 1/2 inch white head that instantly vanishes to a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and a light splotch of surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Peach soda smell that's sweet and seems only somewhat artificial. Slightly effervescent.

T- A sweetness that dances on the border of cloying and has a white wine-like quality but with peach flavoring.

M- Very thin but syrupy and a bit dry. Low carbonation leaves much to be desired since the body is so watery.

O- With more carbonation, this might be a decent lambic. (628 characters)

Photo of Rastacouere
2.95/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy apricot coloured body wearing little to no head. Terribly sweet peach aroma with distinct sugar character. Restrained brett and mild barnyard character tries to come out as it warms, but remains annihilated by the fruit. Not much acidity at all, very uni-dimensional. Soft medium body with high carbonation. Very disappointing and expensive (6.99/375ml) (358 characters)

Photo of jwinship83
2.99/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml capped and corked (man, i hate that) bottle. drank out of the lindemans flute that i got as a gift in the 2 bottle gift set 2 christmas' ago. no freshness information anywhere on this bottle.

A- this one pours out a translucent golden orange colored body with a half finger of bright white colored head on top. the head lasts for a while and leaves behind a solid ring of lacing. much nicer than i had anticipated.

S- the initial whiff brings forth a large blast of peach pie filling and all the sweetness you would assume comes with it. there is the slightest hint of barnyard funk and sourness. thats about it. its all about the peaches here.

T- the taste is just as it smells. there is a little bit of sourness and barnyard funk that adds a little hint of old and musty flavor to this, but other than that its all about peach pie filling. very sweet. very juicy.

M- on the lighter side of medium bodied. there is no hint of the really low level of alcohol in here. very sweet. little to no dryness from the wild yeast.

O- if youre big on peach pie, check this one out. if youre looking for a true belgian lambic, avoid this one. overly sweet and without the tartness that one would normally associate with a lambic. (1,231 characters)

Photo of elricorico
3.02/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Medium orange-gold in colour with a thin white cap that leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell is sour, with lambic funk, peaches, citrus and orange rind.

Tastes much sweeter than it smelled. Peach sweetness is pronounced. Finish is tart but lingering sweetness follows. It is tasty, but without real balance.

Body is light with a lot of carbonation. Comes across like a fruity soda.

Too sweet and soda like, I couldn't have too much of this one. (441 characters)

Photo of Takahiro
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into tulip glass

A: hazy gold, thin but lingering head

S: pungent smell of fruitiness (plum, apricot) nicely mixed with acetic sour (vinegar) . remind me of Japanese Plum Wine

T: i am hit with strong sweetness just like a plum wine. i detect plum, apricot, melon. this sweetness is followed by a hint of vinegary sour, and it sticks on your tongue.

M: full body. thick mouthfeel. sticky. a little bit too sweet.

D: low (minus from sweet).

i like its aroma. it stands out (484 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm just not really a fan of this beer. If you're looking for a gateway beer to bring someone to the world of sours, I guess it could be an option. But I've never found much complexity to this at all. Just really, really sweet peach juice. Very overwhelming in more than 2 oz. quantities. (288 characters)

Photo of BigMike
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light golden color. Champange like carbonation with a 3 finger white head.

S: Sour white grapes. Some oak and a peach in the back ground. A light tart funk also.

T: Super sweet. The peach is a bit artificial tasting. I wish there was more sour to offset things.

M: Light but sticky sweet. Not refreshing but the opposite. Carbonation seems good.

Overall: My second of the Lindemans fruit lambics. This one isn't as tasty as the Frambois. (452 characters)

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3.05/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Purchased at Bevmo in Pasadena/CA/USA.
A: Average looking carbonated beverage that contains alcohol.
S: Light peach aroma.
T: Vague peach taste. Sweet to drink. A little bit sour.
M: Great bubbles.
O: Light peach flavour. People who enjoy lightly flavoured fruit beverages should try Lindemans Pêche. (304 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.08/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 750 ml. bottle.

Pours a golden orange color with thin white head. Aroma is very sour dominated by peach (of course) and alcohol. Very nice balance of tart sourness and sweet pech flavor. Better than I expected based on it's appearance and aroma. (260 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Have to try all of the Lindemans' beers that are availablet to me. The color is a clear, yet light and pale orange. Very light bubbling and no head left after a minute or two. The aroma is very butterscotchy with a very faint hint of peaches. A little off putting. Different, but not expected. The taste is definetly moire peachy and earthy with a very strong butterscotch and light cream backbone. very odd taste for a fruit lambic in my opinion. Not bad though. Light dry palate with strong sweetness. Nice to sip after dinner. Would not have more than one in an evening. But the Framoise on the other hand... (611 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce corked, capped bottle - $5.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Delicately hazed, orange-gold body with a smallish, thinning, near white head.

Smell: Mildly tart, fruity (peaches, natch) aroma jacked up sweet-smelling sugars. It's a Lindemans.

Taste: Sharply candyish with an artificially-sweetened peach flavor, leaving any tastes of the barley, wheat, and hops far behind. Light tartness, light acidity. A little bit like that old Jones Peachy Keen soda or maybe a peach-flavored cider. There's a very small hint of mustiness leaking out around that heavy sweetness. Finishes fruity and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: For a peach-flavored libation, I'd rather opt for a bellini. Still, it's decent enough to split with the girlfriend on a lazy Sunday afternoon. (843 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
3.12/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks much more like a regular beer than Lindemans Kriek. Peachy orange color with a cloudy body and a thin short lived head. A bit too sweet and smooth for the style. No yeasty flavors and only mild sourness. A bit dumbed down for mass consumption in my opinion. (263 characters)

Photo of Jonada
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml bottle served in a Lindemans flute glass

Appearance: Golden yellow color and fairly clear. What little head did form dissipated instantly. No lacing.

Smell: Fresh peaches dominate the aroma with some apple, and a sugary sweetness. There's a slight acidity and funk in the background as well.

Taste: There's a huge blast of sugary sweetness right from the beginning that lasts through the finish and distracts from anything else that's going on with the beer while it's in the mouth. Aftertaste is fresh peaches and nectarines with some slight tartness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation on the higher end of medium.

Overall: I was disappointed with this one. There were some nice peach flavors and aromas, which saved it from being a bomb, but I'd still stay away from this one. It's too sweet and lacks the sour, tart, and funky characteristics you'd look for in a Belgian Lambic. This was more like drinking an expensive peach soda. (970 characters)

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I see this at every bottle shop but I've never bought a bottle. I love peaches so I'm not sure what took me so long.

Pours golden with a fizzy bright white head.

Taste and smell are almost identical. Reminds me of those overly sugary gummy peach rings. A faint tartness on the back end. Not much else.

Carbonation is right on point. Keeps it light and crisp. But it drinks like a sparkling peach wine cooler. Decent peach flavor but not my cup of tea. (455 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.19/5  rDev -19.4%
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. (655 characters)

Photo of 99bottles
3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Body is golden with a dash of orange. I'd be suprised if it wasn't artificial. Fizzy quarter inch head of off white champagne style fizz.

Smell: Putrid. I'm lucky to have tasted this, considering. It smelled like the asshole of a camel. Rotten fermentation, skunk, dirty beach smell, and stale urine. One of the more awful beer smells, ever.

Taste: Eating my words while I drink. The smell was almost enough to make me throw it out, and yet the taste is pretty enjoyable. A nice earthy and fungal taste consubstantiates itself with an overripe basket of peaches to give a satisfying flavor. Unlike other Lindeman's, this one isn't sweet beyond its own limitations.

Mouthfeel: This also saved the beer from it's fetid smell. Light and lively, this is the champagne of beers (sorry high life)

Drinkability: Bring it on! Because of it's low ABV and weak similarity to the beers I prefer, I don't have this often (if ever due to the price). But it is super easy to drink and enjoy, especially if you're in a wussy mood. Just don't sniff before you sip. (1,073 characters)

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