Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,043 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 37
Gots: 92 | 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 Nesued
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time for me on a Belgium Lambic, and I must say I was quite impressed.

Smooth body, a very drinkable beer. Nice tart peach aroma. Indeed not a typical "beer-like" taste, smell, or feel, therefore don't drink it like you would a porter (i.e. a dessert-type beer, not a drink with "meat and potatoes" beer).

Excellent purchase (albiet pricey).

Photo of hotstuff
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured into my glass, the head was very small with small-medium bubbles that quickly diminished. There was some fizzy carbonation present and no lacing. The nose was apples and peaches. The body was semi-cloudy and it was a hazy golden in hue. The flavor was sour, bitter, tart and fruity. The mouthfeel was oily and buttery.

Photo of Indybeer
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an cloudy golden color, with a moderate head. Good aroma and mouthfeel, good carbonation. The sweetness in this is very dominate. Very mild to non existant tartness. Not what I expected a Lambic to be, but still a very enjoyable drink. Finished off very clean and peachy. This would be another good after dinner drink.

Photo of beergeek279
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, reviewing this is more like reviewing wine than reviewing any beer. The color was golden, and there was no head. The smell was well, very peachy! The taste was very sweet, with very little hint of the lambic itself. The mouthfeel was quite smooth, as would be expected. One or two of these would be drinkable, although I think beyond that the sweetness would become too cloying. All in all, an excellent dessert drink, and a drink I would gladly give someone who normally doesn't like beer

Photo of fattyre
2.77/5  rDev -29.5%
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.

Photo of frank4sail
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head on pour leaves quickly. Yellowish/peach color with lots of little bubbles.. crystal clear (filtered) look. Sweet smell of fruit and a sharp hop note as well. Initial slight grassy taste followed by a peach sweetness and sweet malt. The finish is slightly crisp, bitter, and dry. Slightly overall too sweet. Medium /light mouth.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep Amber color and nice fluffy, if fastly fading head. The lace is clinging and sticky. Earthy cave-like and peach aroma with a hint of floral hops. Medium malt body and ample lemony hops. Definitely peaches. And not peach extract! Sweet and citrus bitterness. Caramel Notes. Earthy. Very Complex!

Photo of tavernjef
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is not quite as scruptious and delightful as the Framboise. I can't imagine how hard it must be to make this one, cuz peaches are nearly impossible to keep fresh and perfect. Peaches are one of those hit or miss fruits where if you don't eat it when its ripe it can be pretty nasty. Either to hard and not as flavorful or really mushy and way to tart, and of course spoiled. So I think with this Peche Lambic, it too, could probably be hit or miss. I also favor raspberrys over a peach any day, sooo.....
Color is a pale yellow and a fizzy, big-bubbly white head raised up the flute as it poured, the head thinned out fast leaving a ring of tiny bubbles.
Unfortunately this didn't smell like the fresh peach I was hoping for. It was funky, it's got a musky/moldy aroma that reminded me of bad peach skin, old strawberries, old apricot, lots of bacterial action going on, like it was trying to decompose itself?
Thank goodness the taste shined, its a clean, lighter sweet tang of peach and grape up front thats very strongly tart and peachy bitter. Then smoothes out much like a fruity wine and semi-mild.
Feel of this is full and heavy set, very hard to drink alot of it at once, its a big time sipper. I had a much harder time enjoying this compared to the Framboise. But it still makes for a good little dessert or night cap.

Photo of scottum
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I didn't like this as much as the Cassis, but that's most likely a fruit choice. Pours a nice light brown color with a good head. Tastes of peach. A bit tart, and very fruity. Quite light on the hops. A nice brew. Very drinkable. A good lambic. My girlfriend liked it quite a bit. If you like peaches....

Photo of Tballz420
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was definately a fine drink. The first lambic style of beer i have had, so this was a new experience. It was a nice dark peach color, with a inch or so of a head that quickly fizzled down to nothing. There was some cloudy sediment at the bottom, which when poured in made the beer pretty cloudy. What can i say, it smelled and tasted like peaches. Lots of carbonation off of the pour.
Tasted pretty aciddic, the whole tounge was feeling this beer. Definately something i enjoyed.

Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a pillowy soft white head that leaves trails of sticky lace on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Nose and taste are both sweet and fruity with notes of fresh peaches (no artificial flavors here) balanced by just the right amount of tartness that leaves your mouth watering for another sip. Mouthfeel is thick and juicy with a refreshing amount of active carbonation. This is a delicious brew that would make for a nice after-dinner drink or as an afternoon cocktail on a warm summer day.

Photo of ellman
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first Lambic. And let me tell you it not what I expected.
First not sure why but the bottle is both corked and capped.
After remove the cork I got a great big burst of carbonation. Then on the first smell I was really confused is this beer or wine. Don’t get me wrong that’s not bad, once again just not what I was accepting. Defiantly could smell the peach also I caught a green apple smell.
Then the Taste, my mouth is so confused sweet, sour but very little bitter. Almost like candy or a sweet wine. It has a good body.

I will surly have to try some other fruit Lambics to determine if this is part of the style or just a fluke

Photo of ADR
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Fuzzy", hazy orange, nice white head that settles to a tiger eye maple burl pattern in an open chalice. Laces in big dots of foam. Tart aroma, some sense of acrid cheesiness (see below) -- not overly peach at all. The flavor, on the other hand starts very peachy and with lots of musty yeast but finishes with acidity and a better than expected sourness for a Lindemans Lambic. This was better than I expected, more like what I believe is a true Lambic sense, not as sugary as it could have been.

Note: On looking at the copyright of Merchant Du Vin (importer) on the label, it said 1992 -- older than the other copyright 1999 Lindemans bottles I have at home. This may be quite an old bottle, though I'm no expert on the aging flavor profiles for Lambics.

Photo of AudioGilz
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After recently trying the Kriek and Framboise, I expected some seriously strong sour peach flavor out of this lambic. Surprisingly, nothing was overpowering about it. Served at room temperature, it pours out to what looks like beer, not a wine like appearance that the others have. It's a fairly clear golden color, and some wonderful lacing occurs all the way down the glass. The aroma is a sour peach, but it's not pungent. The mouthfeel is very smooth. This beer is wonderfully pleasantly sweet, sour, and peachy. It isn't puckering like other lindemans lambics, making it more drinkable and refreshing. I highly recommend this lambic to anyone who is just getting into them.

Photo of Suds
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a hazy, cloudy orange color and a soft, medium head. The aroma is distinctly peach, with also what seemed to be floral blossoms or garden flowers. Not sure where those smells came from.
Familiar tartness of a lambic, and not quite as sweet as I expected. Soft, light mouthfeel. The fruit is certainly there, front and center, but it isn't as over-the-top as it is in many fruit lambics. In fact, I really enjoyed the contrasts between the sourness, yeastiness, and the peaches.
Interesting, exciting, and worth having again.

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

It poured a hazy orange golden yellow with a minimal amout of foam. The smell was of citrus fruit, not a strong peach smell, but, it reminded me of a sparkling cider. Tasting it was like drinking a sparkling cider but not as sweet. I could taste the peach, but not this beer was not overpowering. Nice sweet/tart flavor and finish in the mouth, with a pleasant after taste!

Photo of Bunnyhop
2.85/5  rDev -27.5%
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)

Photo of drizzam
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As with all of the Lindemans lambics, the peche comes in a bottle that is corked, capped, and then foiled.

I would rate the peche in the top 2 in the lindemans lambic line. It pours a slightly cloudy dark yellow color with a small head that leaves a fine lace inside the glass. The taste is of fresh peaches straight from the orchard, sweet but not so sickly sweet that you can't drink more than one glass. It finishes clean and crisp with little aftertaste.

It makes an excellent breakfast, brunch or dessert beer and I highly recommend to anyone with a chance to get their hands on it!

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Lambic and WOW am I impressed. I had no idea just how good this style of beer is. The complexity of the beer is what amazes me. It seems to go through so many different smells a tastes.

Pours a slightly cloudy darker shade of yellow with a small head that lasts for awhile. It is champagne like in appearance and has that same effervesence. The smell is the obvious peach and very sweet. The taste is sweet up front, a hint of malt in the middle and finishes a bit sour and tart in the end. Smooth, clean and refreshing.

I had this as an appetizer but it would also work as a dessert. I could also use help with selecting the proper glass for next time.

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.87/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

WOW - who'd of thunk it - a fruit Belgian beer that is just awesome. This is no wine cooler nor is it a chick beer. This is a finely crafted brew that shows a real attention to detail. The complexity of getting a began ale to blend in flavor with peaches and not seem like one flavor is alienating the other. Excellent work.

The flavor is distinctly of peaches but the Belgian beer flavors are still there the hops and maltiness are perfectly blended with a delicate balance that they are more enhancing to the natural flavor of the peaches. If you haven't tried or have some BS reason to not try lambics - then give it up for this one. If you have tried the Kriek, Cassis or Framboise and didn't find these to your liking don't make a prejudicial opinion based on those. This is a unique flavor and stands completely on its own.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of Dogbrick
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Is this really a beer? It makes a great sparkling wine. Very fruity (peach, duh) and sweet flavor. Lively and sparkling. I hate that I liked this so much because it's such a sissy drink, but what can you do. I typically do not like fruit beers but this is a great summer drink. At $5 a bottle I could only afford to drink it one season anyway.

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

Pours a large head that settles quickly to a sticky thin lace. Underneath, a copper color with a hint of haze. Very tart aroma of fruit, peach of course. Also, some nature-like aromas, specifically something you'd find on a farm. I've heard this described as "horse blanket" character, that's exactly how I'd describe it as well. Very distinct character all around that is best described with the word "aged". Under all of this, hops and malt are still detectable in a slight bitterness and an earthy grain character. Overall, tart-sourness dominates. Probably the best of the Lindemans fruit lambics, but it would be much better if it wasn't sweetened. Go for a Cuvee Rene gueuze instead.

Photo of aracauna
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice tartness appropriate to the fruit (and of course the beer style). Peach flavor is nice and the least artificial of the flavors. (I know they probably use the real deal, but it doesn't always taste that way). The best thing I can think of to say about the flavor and moutfeel that you wouldn't otherwise expect from a fruit lambic is that it's soft. I like it. Very refreshing.

Photo of BillyBrew
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a treat this is. Hazy-orange colour with an ultra-fizzy head that quickly subsides that a foamy head that goes the long (750ml) haul. I should note that I did jostle this one a bit much cuasing the cork to blow and the very difficult pour. A terrifically-tart peace scent and slight grainy malt. Striking tart-peace taste is one to be dealt with, with a slighty grainy-malt. Light body, effervescent (sp?) carbonation, sweet peace, tart fruit and dry finish. Not 'brut,' but at least 'extra dry.'

A fantastically interesting peach lambic. Nearly a peach champagne with slight maltiness and bitterness. Dig this if you can. Cheers!

Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.