Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
89
very good

442 Reviews
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Reviews: 442
Hads: 1,049
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 37
Gots: 95 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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 Drinkerofales
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden peach color with a minimal dirty white head which quickly dissipated with no retention.

Smells of peaches, fresh and fermented. A bit of apple and yeast come through as well.

Tate is of fresh peach, crisp and clean. The flavor progresses towards a great tartness on the end.

Texture is fine, light bubbles tickle as I drink it, and it has a dry finish that makes for easy drinking.

Another great lambic. Enjoyable, light, easy to recommend to those who are interested.

DOA (496 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)

Photo of Converge
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - Pours with a thin, fizzy white head that doesn't last long; fizzles out in seconds. The color is a golden-amber with slight haze. No lacing, but that's sort of to be expected with this style. For a headless lambic, as I would expect one to be, this beer looks pretty fine to me.

S - Juicy peaches abound, with light notes of wet hay and sweet barley malt floating in the background. Fairly syrupy, and sort of smells artificial, however the bottle states that actual peaches are used. It's got a slight funk to it, but not like the usual brettanomyces/barnyard funk, but something more sterile and... odd. Sort of cleaning product/hospital-esque.

T - Starts out slightly sharp and acidic, with a touch of tartness, and that's about as far as this one gets in terms of traditional sour flavors. The flavor then explodes into a rush of juicy peaches and mountains of candi sugar. Tons of sweet malt notes and intense fruity, peachy flavors. Finishes with a touch of wet hay, but not really "barnyard" like at all. The aftertaste is a delicious bready, yeasty feel that helps balance the big sweetness this beer boasts upfront. Light tart character lingers, but doesn't do anything to get in the way of the sweeter side of this lambic. No hop presence detectable.

M - Light-to-medium body, but a little syrupy/cloying. Carbonation is on the high side of the scale. The first sip is a burst of bubbly goodness. It's not exactly a fine, smooth carbonation, but it's not really fizzy or overdone feeling; sort of in between.

D - It's not balanced, and it's not complex, but it's damn good. It also may be worth mentioning that this has been my introduction to Brouwerij Lindemans, a brewery I expect to drinking a lot of now! While it may not satisfy the connoisseur in search of a intense sour, this lambic has been thoroughly satisfying for me. Despite the overbearing sweetness in the flavor profile, it remains quite drinkable; but then again, how could a 4.0% ABV sunshine-fruity sugar bomb not? If there has ever been an ideal brunch beer, this is it. (2,099 characters)

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale apricot with a 1-finger thin looking white head, reduces quickly to nothing.

The nose rather delightful- a wheat crispness lifting up the syrupy peach tones that hold complexities akin to a fruit cocktail of the other major tree fruits- apricots, pears and apples.

Palate is light, with a bright carbonation and a slight bump in body from the incredibly syrupy peachy sweetness. As sweet as it is, though, there's a ridiculously huge tart juiciness providing a perfect balance. Bitterness isn't noticeable, nor are there any funky tones, while the brew picks up a little malt on the tart finish with a malty-wheat dryness in the middle of the tongue.

Honestly, I don't think anyone could make a peach wine this delicious and balanced. Big sweetness and a big tartness. Someone pass the French toast. (815 characters)

Photo of jeffrydon
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I have had this beer several times at Tap Works in OKC and also poured from bottle at home. Both are pleasing but it is much better on tap.
For this review I am reviewing poured from a bottle into a Pint glass.

A- Pale Orange, slightly cloudy. With a perfect poor it gives a 1 finger off white head that quickly dissipates with slight lacing.

S- Peaches are the most prominent scent. Wet hay in the background, maybe some stale cardboard. A slight funk that smells really good with everything else.

T- Sweet peaches, Grass, Bitter almost lemony taste, and that funk that really makes me want to take another drink.

M- Over carbonated. Almost burns my mouth from the fizz. This is the only thing I wish was different.

O- Overall, I rate this beer at a 4.o. If the carbonation was a little lighter This would easily get a 4.5. I can't rate at a 5 because even though this is a great beer, it's not something that I can drink everyday. It's a once or twice a year drink. (979 characters)

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

750ml bottle

Pours clear gold with a two inch head of settling white fluff. Tattered curtains of lacing throughout the glass and a partial skim coat.

Aromatics lead off with a blast of peaches and a hint of ginger. A hint of wet hay follows through.

Light bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Peaches, peach juice, and peach syrup start the palate. Sweet and fruity with zero bitterness and no tartness. Tastes like peach soda.

Finishes with lingering sweet peaches.
A sweet, peachy concoction but in no way resembles a lambic. (533 characters)

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

Green glass 355 ml bottle, capped, corked, and foiled. After the cork popped, there were no immediately evident odours (unlike other flavours of lambic from the same brewery). After a proper pour, at a chilled 40 degrees, there was a rather lackluster 1 finger, quickly dissipating head that gave way to a thin layer of lacy foam. Below the foam resides a clear peach ring orange brew with small, but plentiful, champagne-like bubbles.

The smell after poured can almost be equated to that of a tart grape juice, or sour grape skins with an afterthought of peach skins.

This lambic is not so much sweet, but instead very tart. Think champagne with a hint of peach skin. It's tartness goes so far as to have hints of lemon in it. A bit of funkiness is detected as an aftertaste, but not in an unpleasant way. There was no noticeable bitterness in any stage of the drink.

High carbonation is noticed on the tongue along with sweetness on the lips. The balance of carbonation and tartness make it a bright, fruity beer with a wet finish.

Overall, it's an excellent beer to go with more food selections than other lambics. Strongly recommend to those who are not a fan of young, bitter hops in their drinks. (1,206 characters)

Photo of Swim424
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is my first lambic. poured into palm glass

A-looks pretty good. pours a nice golden orange. pretty clear. not much head.

S-peaches hits the nose upon opening. very sweet. smells sort of like a peach cup. not much else to this one.

T-very sweet. definitely getting the peaches, and lots of them. not really any hops. mostly just a sweet peachy malt. pretty simple.

MF-medium body. not a ton of carbonation, pretty well balanced.

O-this is pretty good. a bit to sugary. drinks more like a wine cooler. wouldn't mind having again though. look forward to trying some more flavors. (589 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. In the aroma, sugary, tart peach skin. In the taste, quite sugary and small tartness of peach skin. A small tart bite, but mainly smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry tart peach skin in the aftertaste. Kind of like a gummy peach ring, and it is line smell, taste, and aftertaste all the way through. (384 characters)

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

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear copper-orange color with a white 2-finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet and tangy peach aroma fills the nostrils.

T: This is a very sweet beer – almost like a wine cooler. Peaches are definitely dominate throughout this beer.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: This was an impressive lambic. It was a little too sweet for my liking but enjoyable nonetheless. With that being said I don’t think I could have had more than one of these. (550 characters)

Photo of scott451
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml corked capped and foiled bottle. Poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy light amber with a bubbly thin head that soon disappeared.

Smelled of musty fruit with some sour notes. Milt fruity flavour. Somewhat undifferentiated. Mildly tart at the end with a sweet finish.

Medium body. The carbonation balances the taste well. Not bad overall. Not one of Lindemans stronger offerings. Overly sweet for me, although some might prefer it. Kind of a turned down fruit lambic with turned up sweetness. (501 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Williamsburg Winery wine glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color, with a 1.5 finger white head, featuring average retention and good lacing.

S: Very strong peach, some funk, and a bit of a noble aspect.

T: There isn't much to the beer apart from peach and tartness. Despite only consisting of a couple notes, both flavors here are pulled off well. Very easy to drink.

M: Light bodied, with an incredibly smooth finish. Lots of carbonation and very refreshing.

O: This is great for someone who doesn't like beer. I don't love this, but it's pretty good. (577 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Poured into a tapered strange)

A- This beer pours a bright crystal clear copper hue with a thin wisp of white foam that is perfectly smooth and then soon gone. There is a sea of microbubbles racing to the surface.

S- The in your face peach perfume aroma has hints of butterscotch that take on more of a light caramel syrup quality as the beer warms. There is a touch of white cheese rind and honey in the finish.

T- This beer is full of sweet peach flavor that is bright and artificial. The sweetness lingers and there is not much underneath that flavor.

M- The light mouthfeel has a scrubbing fizz in the finish with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The peach flavor is so darn sweet but it is not as syrupy thanks to the big fizz. There isn't much depth in this beer but it is not really offensive to drink. However one is enough. (835 characters)

Photo of blakelive784
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent orange golden color, with a white 2 finger head of decent retention. The head's a bit soapy and leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

S - Nice tart peach, bacteria, sour notes, and nice yeast. The nose is it bit funky, but pleasant all together.

T - Follows the nose closely. Fresh peach dominates. It's more tart than sour, and got nsome bacterial notes that balance the sweetness of the fruit and pale malt well.

M - Medium bodied, a bit syrupy, crisp and dry on the finish.

D - Great lambic. It's well built and balanced, fairly priced, good quality, and widely available. I'll have this again. (683 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 iBeer16
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a yellow-orange color. Pours with roughly 1" head with a creamish color. Lots of lacing.

S: smell is very sweet. Strongest scent is obviously the peach.

T: very good flavor. Starts off very sweet and peachy and finishes tarty. Not too carbonated.

M: due to the changes in flavor and acidity this beer keeps the palate awake. Not to juicy, not too carbonated, easy to drink.

Overall, I like this lambic. As stated it is not too juicy but not too carbonated. It has a strong sweet peach flavor and combined with the tarty finish makes it very enjoyable.Has well balanced flavor. (615 characters)

Photo of BigMike
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a light golden color. Champange like carbonation with a 3 finger white head.

S: Sour white grapes. Some oak and a peach in the back ground. A light tart funk also.

T: Super sweet. The peach is a bit artificial tasting. I wish there was more sour to offset things.

M: Light but sticky sweet. Not refreshing but the opposite. Carbonation seems good.

Overall: My second of the Lindemans fruit lambics. This one isn't as tasty as the Frambois. (452 characters)

Photo of DavidST
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (390 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
2.23/5  rDev -43.7%
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. (865 characters)

Photo of tony223366
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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. (590 characters)

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
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. (455 characters)

Photo of DCon
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (1,510 characters)

Photo of techfed87
3.92/5  rDev -1%
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! (537 characters)

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. (402 characters)

Photo of climax
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (924 characters)

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