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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,007 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,007
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 31
Gots: 79 | 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

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DavidST
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a lindemans fluted glass. This pours a light yellow, with a large foamy head which leaves a lacing. The smells aren't really of peach, but some earthy grassy smells along with a yeasty lambic smell. The feel is medium with high carbonation. The taste is good, not as sweet as the frambrosie, there is a little earthy flavor along with the peach, good stuff.

Photo of AleWatcher
2.23/5  rDev -43.4%
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.

Photo of tony223366
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my beer journal. Originally reviewed on June 18, 2011.

A: Now this is what I'm talking about! I enjoyed the look much more than framboise. Hazy yellow gold. Deep, nice color. White head was white but didn't last long.

S: Peaches mostly come out. This one was slightly less tart smelling than Framboise.

T: A little malty at first then quickly turns to peaches. A lot of them. Carbonation finishes this beer nicely but leaves a slight aftertaste.

M: Good carbonation. Light to medium bodied.

O: This beer was quite tasty. Not as tart but it felt better balanced than the framboise.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

Photo of DCon
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 750ML (1 PT 9.4 FL OZ) bottle of this from the iTap House in Chesterfield, MO for $16 (a bit pricey but have been looking for this one!). Poured from the Green bottle with Peches on the front into a 12oz Stemmed Flute Glass. Does not have a freshness date but does have L G30JPE in white on the back.

Aroma- Has the sweetest and strongest peach aroma ever! Very artificial though but I'm not sure it could be any better in a Peche Lambic. Doesn't have much acidic aroma either.

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger head that is frothy and bright white. Has a light peach colored body (hence the brew I'm drinking) and has great clarity. Leaves the coolest/thickest lacing down the sides of the Flute Glass. Awesome!

Flavor- Has the most perfect peach taste you can ever get! Just like the fruit, very sugary and juicy tasting. Nice sweetness but not like other Lindemans Lambics. The peach actually overpowers the sweetness here! All other attributes are pretty much absent in here (hop, yeast, etc.).

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, and has good peach taste all the way through plus after the drink.

Overall Impression- The best Lambic so far from Lindemans! No wonder it has taken me almost 6 months to find this. Actually, I probably could have just called around to local liquor stores and eventually found it but it was cooler to have stumbled upon it at a beer bar with friends. Would recommend this one for sure but not @ the $16 price. I bet you could buy this from $10-12.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer pours a good sized head. Color is, dare I say it, a nice shade of peach. Smell definitely has qualities of the beer's dominant ingredient. First sip shouts out as being juice-like, yet carbonated enough to still be beer-like. This really is dominated by the flavor of peach, and that isn't a bad thing, especially for a lambic. Mouthfeel is great, as is aftertaste, which generally trails off in a subtle, yet interesting fashion.

Probably not something I'd have more than a glass or two of in one sitting, it's a pretty good find!

Photo of Tschnab
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a peachy orange, like the color to look like the taste! Not a ton of lace or head.

S- Tons of sweet and syrupy peaches, sour notes, sugar.

T- Very peachy, very sweet, somewhat lactic sour, some peach and cream but mostly juicy peach.

O- I know this isn't a world class lambic, but it sure is delicious. I'd like some funk and more sour, but it's still tasty. It's basically juice by the by.

Photo of climax
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

*Aged over 2 years at room temperature

It pours a pumpkin orange, not hazy but not crystal clear. An aggressive pour into my tulip yielded a modest head. It quickly fades, but leaves a constant film around the edges.

The nose has a nice pungent sourness. The peach flavor is aggressive, and has qualities of ripe, overripe, and candied peaches. Fresh floral tones, soft yeast, and just a hint of flaky crackers from the malt backbone make up a pleasant aroma.

Right off the bat, the sweet and sour flavors engage in combat. Behind the peach is a solid floral grassy flavor impressive for a two year old beer. It finishes slightly dry and exceptionally clean.

The mouthfeel is right on for me. The body is approaching full with a syrupy feel. The carbonation is very modest but adds the fuzz around the edges that somehow seems appropriate for a peach beer. All the while my mouth goes into pucker mode upon every sip.

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a general fan of sweet beers but this brings a lot more to the table.

Pretty orange/copper with a billowing head. High clarity (careful not to disturb the yeast on the bottom).

Peaches for sure. Annnnd not much else.

Good complexity for something that is dominated by peach. The peach flavor is really excellent and has zero off tastes. The best part is the slight funkiness that finishes the drink.

Crisp and light mouthfeel, appropriate for this style of beer.

Overall very pleased with it.

Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured out as a clear looking light orange color. The head fizzles away and leaves no lacing. The smell of the beer has a sweet and slightly tart aroma to it. The taste of this brew is much like wine to me. There is a sweet dessert like quality to this brew also. The mouthfeel is light and easy going. Overall I found this brew to be pretty good overall. It's not my favorite from this brewery but still not bad.

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow with about 1/2 an inch of bubbly white head that quickly fizzles away

S: Sour peaches with a little bit of sweetness. Not much else going on, but that is a good thing for a fruit lambic

T: Same as the smell, pretty much spot on. Starts of with a sour peachy taste followed by some sweetness to round things off

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Very smooth, goes down easy

O: A very solid fruit lambic that lives up to the Lindemans name of making consistently good fruit beers

Photo of FreshHawk
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light orange color with average sized bubbly, thin white head. Average retention leaving very little lace.

S - Smells very much like a peach sorbet. Sweet peach, not natural peach but more like ice cream/sorbet peach. The sweet, artificial peach definitely jumps out at you though.

T - Like the aroma, the flavor is straight artificial, sweet peach. Taste like peach sorbet/ice cream or like peach drink that you add to water. Finishes with a strong sweetness.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Quite a smooth and creamy finish. Pretty nice.

D - Easy to drink and not overly sweet although the flavor is just straight up sweet, artificial peach. Goes down easy and enjoyable to drink. Not one that I would constantly drink, but I could if I wanted.

Notes: Pretty much like drinking peach sorbet/ice cream or the peach drink mix you add to water. Sweet and it doesn't taste like actual peach, but it isn't bad. Not cloyingly sweet and it isn't prohibitive to drinking more, but I wouldn't really want to drink more.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.72/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy peach-orange color with a 1 inch fizzy white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one whatsoever. Smell is obviously of peaches, peach juice, and some slight sour/tart aromas. Taste is of fresh sweet peaches, peach juice, and some tart acidic flavors. A nice sour peach aftertaste with each sip. Very carbonated with a crisp and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good lambic and probably my other favorite besides the framboise. Really nice peach aromas and flavors on this one.

Photo of MoreThanWine
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 2" white soap suds head. Clear golden yellow color body and the first of their fruit lambics I thought looked like an actual beer. Smells only mildly of peaches. Taste is also fairly mild on the peach and also has a little malt. There's a sour finish being a lambic and it suits the peach well. This is less of a dessert beer than there other fruits. Respectable.

Photo of ummswimmin
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I split this bottle with a friend to accompany a salad. That didn't work so well. This beer is really too sweet to accompany any food... it could be good with cheese, but I am allergic to dairy.

However, this would be a great dessert on it's own. There was a lot of sweetness and heavy peach flavors. The body was thick and I didn't get much carbonation. I served it in snifters and I feel like that was a great choice to luxuriate in the flavor.

Side point not affecting grading: I don't see how this is a beer. It followed the guidelines for a lambic. However, in a blind taste test: I would not label this as a beer. Please don't hate me for this comment O Great Beer Gods!

Photo of Buggies
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a real pretty murky orange color with a nice frothy white head. Smells like straight up peach with sour funk in the background.

This is a sipper for sure. Man this thing is sweet. But the sweetness tastes great to me. There again, the peaches dominate. It has a nice sour twang too.

Overall, a nice beer. More of a desert type beer. The sweetness makes this one a sipper. And I don't imagine you could drink more than one (maybe two) glasses in a sitting.

Photo of Satchboogie
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours pure gold, clear, two finger of white fluffy head with plenty of bubbling action. Decent head retention, surprisingly good lacing.

S: Mellow peaches are right there on the forefront with light vinegar notes, lots of candy sugar, slight funky pale malts.

T: Holy sweet Jesus! I haven't had this much sugar since Halloween a decade ago. Candied peaches with some light funky beer in the background. There's a little oak character that helps smooth things out. Tip of the tongue is just straight sugar, like a peach flavored sugar dip-stick. The sweet light malt has a fairly long middle to a fairly sweet and mellow finish. Aftertaste is of slightly soured peach Jolly Rancher.

M: Light to slightly medium bodied, moderate carbonation, very sweet and sticky but with a somewhat smooth middle (mainly the oak effect).

O: I do like this, but it's a bit too sweet, I really have to be in the perfect mood to drink this. For the style, it's solid, for my palate, it's just too sweet. There's an epic beer here, it just needs less sugar and more refinement.

Photo of RickS95
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like you'd expect, only slightly better because it's basically the color of a good IPA. Peach in color, thin white head with no retention.

The only smell is peach, and while it's a strong smell, it's pleasant.

Not what I expected. After tasting their cherry beer, I expected extreme tartness, but this was all peach and all sweet.

It's sweet, peachy, and only a bit tart in the finish. There's a carbonation to it that goes with the tartness to give a nice dry pucker.

This is a good fruit beer. It tastes more like a wine cooler, but I'd happily have another one of these.

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Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 1,007 ratings.