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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: 1,057
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 37
Gots: 96 | 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 Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am partial to peach flavour and its healthy qualities.Lots of lace, a bit too sweet and peach aroma and taste. A bit of tartness and I would have liked more. Dessert beer. The taste is real and I would like to try fresh. Sampled at Cole's Belgian fest.
Sweetish but very good on tap at the Old Toad, (302 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.72/5  rDev +19.2%
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. (517 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured clear light orange with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. There's a light amount of carbonation.
S: The aroma is of sweet peaches.
T: There's a big, sweet flavor of peaches, although it's not overly sweet.
M: The mouthfeel is very light and refreshing; it feels smooth on the palate with a perfectly matched level of carbonation.
D: This beer is very easy to drink and would be perfect to pair with dessert. (429 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is punishingly sweet, and there really is nothing lambic-esque about it. it pours a flat looking bronze color with literally no head. the nose is brown sugar and peach syrup, the kind starbucks uses to make your latte "special". the peach is artificial in taste too, sort of like dried apricots, but more crystalized on the sugar front. a good beer for kids, as it satiates the candy urge, and would require a gallon or two to catch a buzz (not that I advocate or condone youth and alcohol...). teeth rottingly sweet, but not boring. it really needs more bubbles, and I think the bottle does more justice to this than the tap, but it comes across a bit heavy with all the residual sugar and no bubbles to keep it moving. overall this is well made I suppose, but its not beer as we know and love it, its something to keep the wife busy while you guzzle IPAs and figure out how much you've got to pay the babysitter. nothing special from my point of view. (958 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (423 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe the better of the Lindemans fruit beers. Still very sweet with a mild, but very sweet peach / apple flavor. Tart to offset sweetness. Certainly an after-dinner drink. Sweet to an almost cloying sense. Lightly syrupy and velvety texture with a sugar-sweet finish and lingering. Not overly strong as with the Framboise. Quite similar to the Pomme, but with a richer fruit flavor and texture. Solidly cider-ey but with a serious beer undertone. Enjoyable, but only on occations. No keg-stands for me. (503 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bottle: Poured an orange colored beer with a nice huge head. Aroma is simply comprised of a nice peach nectar. Taste is also mostly comprised of peach with a subtle tart finish. This is probably one of the most refreshing beers that I had the chance to taste, sometime it seems more like a cooler/juice then a beer. Nothing is very complex with this beer and the alcohol level is quite low. (390 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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. (1,145 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't like peaches. In elementary school, a kid named Billy (who loved them) set out on a personal crusade to get me to change my mind. He failed. An unfortunate incident with a bottle of peach schapps in college only added to my distaste. Why, then, am I drinking a peach beer? Because I've enjoyed the other Lindemans fruit lambics that I've tried and because this is beer and deserves a chance. Hope springs eternal.

Nearly clear orange-amber that isn't quite orange enough to be considered peach. A few bubbles make their way up to an intensely bubbly cap of manilla colored foam. The head is impressively sticky and is beginning to deposit thick sheets of BB-riddled lace on the upper reaches of the glass. It doesn't look very peachy, but it does look good.

The nose smells like peaches. Not entirely though, to its credit. I know Lindemans's lambics aren't considered true representations of the style, that many find their bona fides lacking, but this beer doesn't smell like a simple, sweet, peachy mess either. It has an underlying exotic funky yeastiness that makes me think the flavor will have at least some degree of complexity and interest aside from the fruit itself. At least I hope so.

This is enjoyable beer. It may be nothing more than my imagination, but this version tastes sweeter than the other fruit lambics I've had from this brewery (Cassis, Kriek, Framboise). Thankfully, my peach schapps gag reflex is nowhere to be found. It isn't overwhelmingly peachy and is at least as complex as I had hoped... although not all that complex in the grand scheme of things.

The sweetness fades a little on the finish, allowing a tangy sourness to present itself and take the edge off what could have been a sticky, cloying, insulin-spiking, tooth-rotting beer. Needless to say, it falls into the category of 'panty stripper' even if it isn't as efficient as a few Fuzzy Navels. The Lindemans website gives the helpful suggestion that 'it's not to be despised with pancakes and ice cream'. Thanks for the tip.

The mouthfeel is as one might expect given the high sugar load: full and syrupy. It's a major mouthcoater and the several minutes that I'm taking between sips are needed for the stickiness to at least partially clear. I like this sort of mouthfeel, though, in the right circumstances.

Lindemans Peche is pretty good beer if one enters into the experience with the right attitude. I doubt that I'll ever buy another, but this bottle has brought me back a step or two from my peachophobia. (2,531 characters)

Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, yellow color with hints of pink and orange. It had a fizzy, small, white head that left no lace.

S - It smelled of peach and some subtle spice.

T - It tasted very sweet and of real peaches.

M - A champagne-like mouthfeel, sparkling, crisp and sharp. A very light bodied beer. Almost like drinking a lemonade or punch.

D - This is a pretty good fruit lambic. I prefer peach flavored beers to most others. (432 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I finally got my wife to drink a bottle of beer, granted a lambic, but good none the less. he actually really enjoyed it, but here are my views on it...

A - Poured a very hazy, light golden yellow, lots of visible carbonation coming up throughout the session. Nice two inch white fizzy head graced the top and was very slow to recede, in fact it never did fully. Lokked pretty damn good I must say.

S - Very very sweet, lots of peach and sugar, like candy. A good amount of yeast was evident as well. Very light aroma, lots there but nothing that overwhelmed you.

T - Very very sweet. I thought this was like a kids candied drink. Tons of peach flavors, but just sooo sweet, almost too much. But taken in light sips, very enjoyable actually.

M - Super smooth with lots of carbonation. Had that light silky quality to it. Really easy to go down.

D- Very nice, good drink it all night in the right setting. Low abv, you really could do a 12 pack before feeling any, the only thing that could get you after a while would be how sweet it is, but these are not really meant to be downed in that way.

Overall this was very good, and she enjoyed it alot, which was even more important. I now have a jumping off point for her to get her into some of the bigger beers. This was a damn fine lambic, and I will keep a few around in case she wants some more. (1,367 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head.

S: Smells like what you would expect from Lindemans. Lots of sweet peaches and peach candy. Underneath it all, there is a slight acidity, grass, and wet oak smell which helps to combat the sugary nature of the beer.

T: Like with the nose, there is a lot of sweetness. The peach flavor is quite intense, which is what I do like about it. Again, there is a subtle acidity and mustiness to it, but overall quite sweet.

M: Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.

O: Certainly quite sweet in terms of the flavor, but not the worst of the Lindemans products. (693 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 NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, brass tinged orange robe topped by a short creamy white head. The head drops shortly but keeps a creamy collar and whispy surface covering, as well as leaving some nice lace. The aroma combines a very nice, authentic fresh peach that's not overly sweet with minor flashes of lambic character (light lactic sourness, very mild mustiness). The body is light/medium with a very fine and restrained carbonation that gives it a creamy mouthfeel and adds to it's smooth fruitiness. The flavor is, again, quite realistically peachy with a ripe, juicy, sweet fruitiness that's backed by a tart edge. Some minimal lambic character becomes apparent in the long finish and adds to it's complexity. Of the Lindeman's fruit lambic line-up, this one seems a bit more delicate and a little less sweet, and therefore has more versatility. I works equally well as an appertif or dessert beer, and would be splendid at almost any time during the summer (think sunset on the beach)! And although I normally lament the lack of more aggressive lambic character (acidity, mustiness, barnyard) in the Lindeman's beers, I feel that actually works here. Quite refreshing and highly enjoyable. It's well worth seeking out and should not be passed over for the Kriek or Framboise. (1,269 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
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. (839 characters)

Photo of Jason
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (699 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 fl oz / 355 ml brown glass bottle with pressure cap over cork served into a Brown Palace mini-hefeweissbier glass in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a two finger head of light cream, okay thickness, and average retention - though the ABV is low. Colour is a clear gold.

Sm: Light sourness and yeast, bacteria, with some funk overshadowed by peach. Very pleasant and inviting. Maybe slight apple.

T: Peach and sourness, with a cidery apple-esque finish. Very nicely balanced, without too much sourness to compromise the balance. Not too yeasty. No alcohol comes through (not that I expected it to at 4.00%). Not extract based like some bad lambics. Well built for its aims.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a more lightly dry and coarse finish. Near perfect considering the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable: ALL GIRLS LOVE THIS BEER (and Allagash White). I'd definitely have it again; it may be best out of the bottle rather than on draught. It's a bit too cidery - especially on the finish - but it is a refreshing little beer.

B- (1,061 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small head; cloudy light orange color.

Crisp, fresh dry peach aroma--reminds me of apricots.

I enjoy this combination: lots of peach, not as sour as some lambics. Very sweet. Full body along with a high level of CO2. I think Peche is my favorite lambic style. This may be my favorite Peche. (292 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Before going in, I'll admit I'm a sucker for this style, or used to be, for I haven't had this variety in 2-to-3 years, if memory serves rightly. After trying so many others since, what do I think now, hmmmm?
Clear, light, peachy hue, with a nice showing of milky white foam on top, dotted with bubbles, softly skimming down to a faint ring, very attractive.
Lift to the nose, and:peachy as can be, sweet, yet also tart, like a Jolly Rancher, by gum. Very fruity, but not overly sweet or cloying in the least, tastefully balanced.
To drink, soft and sweet, juicy and fruity, with a limited texture, but very pleasant flavor. Happily rings the mouth with deliciousness, you can't stop from sipping, there's just the right, in this case, balance of sweet vs. tart, and here the peachy sweetness has just a slight edge, but not so much that it's a treacly mess in the mouth. Lively mouthfeel, excellent carbonation, full-bodied, delightful finish.
Screw champagne, move over, Mimosas, or, damn, what's th one at with peaches? Bellinis! Forget about 'em, take on one of these tasties as a nightcap or toast to your sweetie.
Nice to know I can still appreciate the stuff, though it will remain a special occasion only kind of selection. (1,237 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this at a cafe in Paris, France. 37.5cl bottle, best by 02/05/15, poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy, murky bright orange color with one inch of bright white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet peach juice, sweet fruity malts, musty notes, oak, tropical fruits, sugar. Nose is super sweet, but it smells very good; like their other lambics but with peaches, obviously.

t - Tastes of sweet peach juice, swete fresh peaches, sugar, fruity malts, bread. Too sweet of a taste for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink, like juice.

o - Overall a decent Lindemans; basically like all their other beers but peach flavored, so just depends which fruit you like best. I like peaches and while I liked the nose, the taste was too sweet for me to handle...split a 375 with my girlfriend as she loved it and I couldn't handle the whole thing myself. Worth checking out if you like their other stuff, but don't expect a sour lambic. (979 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/4/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/tart peach, mango, pear, apple, green grape, honey, candi sugar, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of peaches, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big juicy/tart peach, mango, pear, apple, green grape, honey, candi sugar, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, mango, pear, apple, green grape, honey, candi sugar, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of peaches, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly slick/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 2.5%. Overall this is an excellent sweetened fruit lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of peaches, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink with the low ABV and balanced tartness. A very enjoyable offering. (1,556 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange with an off-white head.
The smell was of - peach.
The taste was of peach with a malt/hop background. It was a very good combination. I'm not necessarily a big fan of lambics. But, this worked well. The peach with a hop background made it taste very good. It was like eating a peach while drinking a good beer.
I split it with a friend. We both enjoyed it. I could have drank it by myself - was looking for more.
Addition to notes:

Had as an occassional treat since reviewing - and consistently good brew...the peaches don't interfere with the "beer" qualities as much as some sweeter lambic fruits do. (629 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #32 on the "Top Beers - Lambic - Fruit" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a Lindemann's flute glass because I own them for this reason, would be dumb not to you think?

Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a nice white head of medium and large bubbles. Moderate retention, no lacing though, aggressive carbonation.

Aroma is all peach all the way, smells nice.

This sint' a great beer and not a great lambic but it is sweet and light and very fruit forward, it is a fun beer and hte wife seems to like it especially in summer so I don't have a problem with it. I'll never go out of my way to drink one of these fake lambics but I'll try anything once, better than I expected. (714 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Lindeman's Stange/Pilsner glass.

Pours a 1 and ½ finger head that doesn't last very long. Leaves some splattered lacing. Color is a slight hazy honey orange.

Aroma: Very sweet and tarty. The peaches are very present. As well as some other berries. I really can't distinguish anything else.

Taste: Just like the smell, very sweet and tarty. This definitely doesn't remind of beer. More like a juice/wine. But it is pretty good. Pale malts hit the palate and then all the peaches come around. Grapes are present as well. There is also something that is lingering in the background, but I can't place my finger on it.

Mouthfeel; Very, very tarty. A tad crisp. Medium bodied as well as medium carbonation. Ends with a fruity dry aftertaste.

Overall, this was my first lambic and I really enjoyed it. This 25.4 oz bottle went down easy. I will be trying the other ones. I could see these being enjoyed any time of the year as well. (948 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (508 characters)

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