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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

923 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 923
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.

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

Had this on-tap at Father's Office in Santa Monica. Pours a pale yellow colour with thin white head. Smells strongly of peach, but also candy sugar. Flavour is both sweet and tart, quite a nice balance between the two flavours. Very smooth carbonation. This may be too sweet for me to drink more than one in a sitting, but it is good.

kwjd, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of vandemonian
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Lindemans Pêche has a yellow colour and a head that is about one finger high. Despite the fact that it's not especially carbonated, the head lasts. The smell is strong and fruity. It smelled of banana to me. The taste is very sweet with banana ester. It tastes like a cider to me, or fruit juice. The peach is especially noticeable in the afteretaste. This beer is thin like cider in your mouth, like slightly carbonated water. This beer was very nice but the sweetness was slightly overpowering after more than one glass.

vandemonian, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of JAXSON
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 rate.

Bottled, pours a turbid deep copper orange with a sizable head. Nose is some sour oak and canned peaches, not bad. Extremely sweet flavor compared to every other lambic I've tried, though it tastes kind of good. Not fresh peaches but canned peaches and syrup. Ultimately this is candy-like and is way too sweet for me to drink a whole bottle. Better than the Framboise and Cassis.

JAXSON, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of tjsdomer2
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Lots of thick white foam with crystalline carbonation. Very murky yellow-orange almost like a wheat beer. Just an attractive beer.

Smell: Peaches, peaches, peaches with biscuit-like maltiness. Just a hint of (piney?) hops in the background. I like the balance in this beer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely peachy. That's pretty much it. Tastes very good. Mouthfeel is plenty thick but does not just feel like peach juice. You can definitely tell this is beer...a very creamy beer.

Drinkability: Exceptional. The perfect combination of fruit and beer is like none other.

Overall: Basically to recap, Lindemans Pêche balances much better than Framboise. Tastes just as good, but the appearance, feel, and drinkability do not compare.

tjsdomer2, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of Gorramfirefly
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

As my first experience with a Lambic, I was not sure what to expect from the beer. Of course, I knew the facts: brewed in Belgium, fermentation occurs when openly exposed to wild bacterium.

I chose to sample Lindemans Pêche, served cold. My first thoughts were as follows: sweet, tangy, yet lacking in the strength of a full-bodied flavor.

Somewhat, although not wholly disappointed in the experience, due to having broadened my horizons and my own knowledge of beer, I chose to leave the bottle out on the counter, rather than to refrigerate it.

The next day, as I could not fathom disliking a beer, I poured, again watching as the transparent lightly amber hued beverage danced into the glass. Luke-warm, I discovered the very lack of flavor I had been missing! With the flavor of the peach so fully opened and exposed, I could now truly appreciate the beer.

I would suggest that everyone try it warm, for it is a beer not lacking in character, and an amazing example of beer!

Gorramfirefly, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Looks like apple cider with a thin white head. Mostly clear, little visible carbonation, and decent lacing.

S - A little sour from the yeast esters, sweet funk, ripe peaches, and dry wheat.

T - Very much sweet with a strong fermented peach flavor that is nice and juicy. Slight dryness/sour yeast at the end. Finishes tart with a full peach mouthfeel.

M/D - Champagne-like texture and carbonation. Semi-tart on the palate but a huge mouthfeel from all the carbonation and the peach flavor. Very light and refreshing and the low ABV makes it extremely drinkable.

Great morning beer!

VaTechHopHead, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of aepb1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange/red, off white head

S- Fresh peachiness and not really much else

T- Tart, crisp peach, a touch of funk at the end, peach, peachy peach!

M- Nice creamy mouthfeel, light body and creamy carbonation

D- Great fruit flavor and very easy to sip on. This would make a good substitution for a mimosa at a brunch!

aepb1, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of sommersb
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this the night after I first tasted the Framboise from Lindemans.

Appearance was a cloudy golden color with a nice head of white. This beer has lots of carbonation, so the bubbles looked great in a flute glass.

You can definitely smell the peach fruitiness of this beer, but it didn't seem as overpowering as the raspberry version. Same for the taste - the sweet peach flavor is there but doesn't bowl you over. The mouthfeel is a pleasant blend of the fruit and acidity.

I found drinkability to be high; very enjoyable beer, especially as an after-dinner drink. In lambics I've finally found a beer style my wife likes!

sommersb, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a orange color that was slightly hazed. Smelled of fresh peaches, sweet malts, and some caramel. Taste of fresh peaches and sweet malt, and some champagne flavor almost like a sparkling peach beverage. Very flavorful. Mouthfeel very light almost like champagne. Beer snobs may knock a good lambic such as this but they are being too purest and need to remember that beer is open to interpretation. Very drinkable and a highly memorable beer.

TheKingofWichita, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: corked bottle, unfortunately poured into a shaker pint glass at a bar. clear straw gold color, not much darker than a bmc lite beer, champagne-like white head.
S: fresh peaches mostly, a bit of funk.
T: big sweet honeyed peaches with a big sourness from the fruit and wild yeasts. lingering sweet and tart finish.
M: much bigger body than the abv would suggest with the residual sugars. well-carbonated; like drinking peach jolly ranchers crossed with champagne.
D: i like the low abv but this got a bit cloying after a while.

MrMcGibblets, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of baseballrock
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright orange with a bleach white head. When the glass is held up to the light, the color is almost the same as that of a peach.

S - Fruity amost like a sparkling wine. Some malt aromas are aparent undertone scents.

T - It is like drinking juice. It has a sour flavor like that of grape juice. Up front there is a malt flavor but it quickly disapates as the sweetness finishes the taste and overpowers any other flavors.

M - Light and Sweet

D - I was able to finish my part of the bottle that I had split with my girl friend. I enjoyed it but after i wanted something more fimiliar.

baseballrock, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of doubleipa
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Frothy, white head and clear. aroma has hints of herbs and grass, light yeast, peach (duh). Dry texture, with a very fizzy carbonation. Heavy sweet innitial flavor and finish. Peach is, of course, the dominant flavor, but it's not too overpowering. Very refreshing.

doubleipa, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. corked and capped bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a clear pale orange color that produced a 1-finger sized white head that stuck around for awhile.

(S)- A ripe peach/apricot fruit aroma in front of a lightly sour/tangy hay.

(T)- Ripe peach and apricot fruits that turn into a sweet yet lightly sour background.

(M)- A good carbonation level that lightly spritzes to life on the tongue. Lightly sour with sweet ripe fruits; a solid acidity to it that is lip smacking good.

(D)- I realize that many bash the lambics that Lindemans puts out, but I rather have enjoyed them thus far. Fruity and lightly sour with good acidity. What I like about them is that they tend to be a more fruit-driven take on the style rather than a face melting sourness. Very food friendly and just plain easy and enjoyable to drink. I look forward to trying the other flavors they offer.

sweemzander, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of korguy123
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy yellowy amber hue. Zero head, tiny lacing. Carbonation dancing vigorously inside my goblet.

S- Peaches, apricots, honey dew melon, sugar cane, faint marmalade.

T- Peaches of course, sugar cane, vanilla. Like drinking a Fuzzy Peach candy.

M- Tart! Sweet! Both feelings confuses my tastebuds and I like it!! Makes my cheeks tingle.

D- Could probably do one or two in a sitting, the sweetness might get a little tiring.

Overall another solid intro into my delving into Lambics. I think they are starting to grow on me.

korguy123, Jul 06, 2010
Photo of berpwillie
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light hazy copper yellowish color with spare white fizzy head, spare lacing and average carbonation. peach boozey smell and strong fizzy peach taste. very sweet and tart and finishes the same. light bodied with a long flavor duration. very very sour. amazing brew, taste even better after sex.

berpwillie, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of Murchmac
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Going to the country going to eat a lot of peaches. Or drink a lot of peaches. Im not sure what else to say about this beer except its a lambic and tastes and smells like peaches. So if you'd had the other flavors, just substitute peach for whatever other fruit you've had. This one is tasty.

Murchmac, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of AgentZero
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Yellowish orange color with a small white head. Hazy look makes it fairly opaque.

S - Peachy. Nice tartness and very peachy.

A - Shockingly, I think this is fantastic. There's not tons to it, but it has a very rich and non sugary natural peach taste. It is complimented by the tartness of the brew. Great stuff, could drink a lot of it.

M - Lighter bodied, with a nice touch of carbonation that helps with this beer, above average, but nothing great.

D - Really easy to do for something that is sweet, it's helped by the tartness. It's pretty straight forward, but I enjoyed this a lot.

AgentZero, Jun 18, 2010
Photo of SpdKilz
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy tangerine color into my Bell's tulip. About a finger of white head that dissipates at a moderate speed leaving slight lacing.

Smell - Tart/sweet peaches, and more tartness.

Taste - An immediate sweetness covers the palate. A slight tartness follows but overall, heavy syrupy peach sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, just a hint of syrupy consistency, low carbonation.

Drinkability - Not so much in my opinion. Very, very sweet.

SpdKilz, Jun 01, 2010
Photo of MNJR
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet. Tastes of refined sugar, orange, lemon, and lime. Peach flavor is clearly present, but the flavor is overall sweet citrus. There is an abundance of carbonation and a terrific head and lacing in the glass. This is an unusual offering for the beer drinker. It may technically be a beer, but it drinks like Lancers wine with less alcohol. One bottle is probably enough; a second would cash out your taste buds with the overwhelming sweetness. Definitely worth a try, and if you like sweet, fruit beers you will love this.

MNJR, May 29, 2010
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 Zekezilla
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I only tried this because I've never tried a lambic and it was recommended by the Naked Pint. It was definitely worth a try, but frankly, doesn't taste at all like "beer."

I was hesitant to try it, as my first experience with a peach beer was Dogfish Head's Festina Peche, which I absolutely loathed.

My girlfriend says it tastes like a peach bellini, which is apparently a mimosa with peach nectar instead of orange juice. I guess I agree. It is bubbly and sweet, with just a hint of tart. Very drinkable - low alcohol, and a it would be a pleasing dessert drink if you are into that sort of thing.

Anna says: pair it with a nutty cheese like parrano.

Zekezilla, May 14, 2010
Photo of biboergosum
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

biboergosum, May 12, 2010
Photo of kshankar
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with a small white foam.

Aroma is just peachy. And a bit sour too.

Full on peach flavors here. Very tart too. I don't get many beer like qualities from this, minus the malt that comes through.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Very carbonated, but in a good way. This amount of carbonation works well with the tart flavor profile from the peaches.

Drinkability is very high. Doesn't have any boozy elements to it, its very low in terms of its ABV, and it tastes fruity. Not really a beer I'd have too often, but for its style, a very good example. I'd have it again.

kshankar, May 04, 2010
Photo of Josievan
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lindemans Peche pours the pale pinkish orange of peach flesh, with a champagne-like bubbly head.

Smell: The aroma is of peaches, both tart and sweet. I can tell from the smell that a syrup or extract is added after fermentation, but it's pleasant nonetheless.

Taste: This tasted much sweeter when I had it previously. This time, tartness takes more of a front seat. The peach flavor doesn't exactly taste fresh, but I'm a sucker for that fruit anyway.

Mouthfeel: Peche has a thin-to-medium body and is slightly sticky. The beer seems to coat the tongue with a sweet residue.

Drinkability: My glass empties quickly, but more than a bottle of this would just be silly.

Notes: I'll admit it, I think all the Lindeman's fruit lambics are delicious. There are some I prefer over the Peche (Cassis, Framboise), but this one isn't my least favorite either (that would be the Pomme).

In regards to which of the Lindeman's fruit lineup you'll enjoy the most, it really just comes down to what fruit flavor you prefer. Or, as is the case with me, what mood you're in. I thought I was in a peach mood, but now I'm not sure I actually was. No matter, with summer fast approaching, I'm sure a peachy mood will soon strike me.

Josievan, May 04, 2010
Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 923 ratings.