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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

911 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 25
Gots: 56 | 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 Airyk12
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355 mL bottle into a tulip.

Pours a golden color with a definite orange/rose hue. Very well carbonated. Small head with aggressive pour, about a finger of sand. Dissipates quickly, leaves no trace.

Strong peach in the nose, with subtle notes of wheat. Tart, but noticeable sweetness.

Immediate taste of biting into a fresh peach. The tartness is strong, but good. The sweetness finishes up without being too strong, but just compliments the tartness.

Very carbonated; reminded me of a champagne, but still finished smooth.

Very easy sipper when you're looking for something light and tart. not too much sour, not too much sweet. Great overall.

Airyk12, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of Fenris244
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow in color, 1 finger white head with amazing retention, almost clear and lots of bubbles can be sen in the glass.

smells like the pit of a peach, sweetness is very pronounced, slight bitterness is there as well.

tastes like a peach! Flavor comes through very well, there is a tart bust after the initial sweetness. There is also an underlying syrupy sweetness to this beer, very pleasant though.

Mouthfeel is weird, its light in body but feels almost syrupy at the same time, the champagne like carbonation lends it an effervescent quality. Very interesting on the palate.

Drinkablility is high, hell the bottle was gone before i knew it and i certainly could drink another. All in all for my first experience with a beer of this style this one makes me want to explore it further.

Fenris244, Mar 13, 2011
Photo of KajII
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Flute glass]

Poured a dark pale orange with a small white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing. The aroma was of a bread malt, a doughy yeast with a strong peach presence. It tasted sweet of peaches and malts at first and finished sweetly-sour and quite peachy (almost like a champagne). Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry in texture with a very lively carbonation. Overall a tasty Lambic, especially if you like champagne.

KajII, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Looks like an apple cider, yellow-amber and hazy but with a little more of an orange or copper hue. White frothy head that has medium-low retention.

Smell - Aged peach smell, slightly floral, somewhat grassy.

Taste - Very sweet, not sickly sweet. No detectable alcohol. Only a very slight bitterness in the finish. Almost none to speak of.

Mouthfeel - Perfect about of carbonation and body. Very refreshing.

Drinkability - Not a session beer. Then again, most lambics aren't. However, it's a perfect dessert or brunch beer.

ZenAgnostic, Mar 03, 2011
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.

theboozecruise, Feb 28, 2011
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.

Rutager, Feb 05, 2011
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.

TheSupremeAJ, Jan 31, 2011
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.

JizackFH, Jan 09, 2011
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.

gskitt, Jan 03, 2011
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.

hdofu, Dec 28, 2010
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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 16, 2010
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.

ryantaussig, Dec 10, 2010
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.

mountsnow1010, Dec 05, 2010
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
Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.