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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
89
very good

957 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 26
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of theboozecruise
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass... I picked this one up to show the gf a few different lambic/chocolate mixes, but I wanted to try this one straight too to get a good feel for it on its own.

It's clear, with sparkling orange color and not much head. Kinda has a champagne look to it.

The aroma didn't blow me away... definitely peach, sweet, and a little grass note too. A little sour.

The taste is far better! Still sour and peach notes, but there's a nice malt beer flavor in there too. It's not overly sweet like some lambics and really has a tasty balance that makes this one far more drinkable than the raspberry lambic from Lindemans that really overpowers me.

I'm a fan, I like the peach flavors, and love the balance.

Photo of Rutager
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Nice glowing amber-orange. Clear with a half finger white head leaving a little chunky lacing.

Smell. Over-ripe peaches in a horse barn. Just a little alcohol.

Taste. Sweet and tart peaches dominate. A little white vinegar and a hint of funk and wood. Nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with some nice prickly medium carbonation.

Drinkability. A great drinker. Quite surprising for such a sweet lambic.

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation - Corked, capped, and foil in a very nice 12oz bottle. Poured into two Lindeman's flutes... one for me and my other half!

Appearance - Very bubbly with a consistent stream of bubbles to the top! Clear golden yellow color. Creamy white head with minimal lacing.

Smell - A little funky, peachy, and grainy! Surprising for a Lindeman's... I am used to the Raspberry my wife usually likes.

Taste - Balanced blend of funky lambic, peaches, and traditional beer! Not too sweet or bitter.

Mouthfeel - Heavily carbonated and nice acidity. Not too sticky or overwhelming. Just peachy.

D- Very high drinkability with a nice, average 4%ABV and great taste.

Photo of JizackFH
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer pours a bright golden peach color, with a big fluffy 2-finger white head on it. The head left some good lacing on the glass as it fell.

S - It smells of peaches and belgian yeast. There is some sourness and a touch of funk, as well as a bit of green apple.

T - There is a big peach flavor explosion here. It is a very sweet beer, but there is some good sourness that cuts it. It has a pretty mellow finish on it.

M - It has a medium body and good carbonation. There is a bit of a puckering sourness that comes in before the finish. It goes down pretty smooth and is refreshing.

D - I think this has pretty good drinkability. It is a good beer, but the sweetness is getting to me a little. Keep in mind this is my first lambic, so I'm not quite used to this style of beer yet. Overall, I liked it. I definitely think I need to keep getting more fimiliar with this style and understand it more. My girlfriend loved this one though. I recommend trying it out.

Photo of gskitt
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my first experience with a Lambic and an eye-opening one at that. Poured a hazy, lazy, pale gold with a white head and sharp lacing. Smelled of fresh peaches soaked in fresh peach juice. Tasted of a peach farm, peach puree with a simple syrup component to it. ad a clean, brisk and refreshing bite to it with a little tartness on the end. Mouthfeel was crisp and clean and bubbly. Drinkability, maybe not for a night out but the right time for this beer is a summer weekend. Really good stuff.

Photo of hdofu
4.7/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was amazing, perhaps the best memory of this christmas, and a christmas miracle too (I found a beer my mom liked the taste of). This beer poured orange with a white/peach colored head, smell was intensely of sweet fruits, complimenting the taste. It was light and bubbly to the tongue, the alcohol almost not noticeable, it was perhaps that that made it so easy to drink.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/gold color, with a short but dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of peaches along with some Belgian yeast, wheat and light malts

T: The taste starts out very sweet with a strong peach flavor as you would expect. The some breadiness comes in from flavors of wheat, wild Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. There's a decent balance for a beer so sweet. Likewise the after-taste is quite sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty especially if you're into peaches, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, while it's a little on the sweet side, it done much better than most regular fruit beers.

Photo of ryantaussig
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

In a Lindemans flute.

A: Solid head and lacing. Extreme retention. Color and clarity are a bit off.

S: Plenty of sour notes. Green apple is dominant but there is a definite amount of peach in there. Sweetness is also very present. I detect no funk at all, which is how I like it with fruit lambics.

T: Excellent balance of sweet and sour, leans a bit more toward the sweet than I'd like. Plenty of peach notes. The sweetness is thankfully not at all artificial. Very slight bitterness comes at the end. No funk.

M: Good balance of thinness and crispness.

O: Combination of sweet and sour is very well balanced so it is unlikely that it will burn out the palate. Low ABV means many can be had. This would make an excellent session beer.

Photo of mountsnow1010
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Alright, looks like a cider. Nothing super duper, though.
S - Delicious! Peach and lychee. I get a bit of pear too.
T - Tastes like peaches and a slight cardboard hint at the very front of the taste. Afterwards I get a burst of apricot. Very nice. The cardboard flavor is not off-putting. A bit of sourness.
M - Effervescent and delicious. Thin.
D - Could probably drink this forever.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
89 out of 100 based on 957 ratings.