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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

925 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 431
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 25
Gots: 55 | 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 GClarkage
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

01/08/05- Purchased at Tower Market in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 750ml champagne like bottle. No freshness date. Poured into my Lindemans flute like glass.

Appearance- Yellow-orangish sparky pour with a slight cream head which slowly fades away. Leaves minor lacing.

Smell- Wonderful scent of fresh orchard peaches. A bit sweet and a bit tart in the nose.

Taste- Possibly the best way to get my vitamin C. Awesome taste of fresh fresh fresh peaches. More sweet, almost sugary sweet. A tad bitter when swallowing.

Mouthfeel- Suprisingly full feeling for me. Maybe it's because of the sweet creamy texture.

Drinkability- This has always been one of my go to beers on special occasions. I bit sweet to slam a few bottles, but it's about as drinkable as it gets. Everyone I know personally loves this lambic.

GClarkage, Jan 09, 2005
Photo of MediocreatBest
2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

i feel like i have been putting a lot o diclaimers in front of reviews lately but here it goes, i dont like peaches and this is only my 5th lambic, so deal..creamy baje beer with a hearty white head. looks lighter towards the bottom. smells of grass and peaches from a can. my best taste analogy is a peach creamsaver(i dont know if they really have one but work with me) with an acidic center. i dont know why i bought a peach beer, but i'd already tryed the rasberry one and was trying boon's kriek. also wood and grassy ntoes in there as well. my stomach feels like is is rotting from the inside out so low drinkability. mothfeel if very full, and thick, and syrupy, it hink this is part of the reason it reminds me of a creamsaver.

MediocreatBest, Jan 06, 2005
Photo of Billolick
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smaller bottle, classy with foil, cork and a cap. Pours slightly hazy, orangy, amber. Tiny bubble film remains after a minute or two of the pour. long stringy, relaxed lacing on the glass. Nose is fruity, sweet and delicate. Lucious melons, peaches, fruits of a thousand nations flow in the glass. Not nearly as sour as some other Lambics I've tried, this one is sweet and tasty. Great with desert, berries, ice cream etc etc.

Billolick, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of dauss
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This 750ml bottle that has a bottle cap. You take off the cap and you find a cork in it, definitely weird.

Its a light orange mustard color with a little haze. A slightly yellow-white head. Smells like peaches, but also smells a little sour. Taste is sweet, bursting with peaches, and the tartness sets in about halfway though your sip. The tartness lingers. I thought it was a bit too sour, but this is the first fruit lambic that I have ever had. I would say its pretty good, if your looking for something fruity. I could see this for dessert, or drinking with dessert. I look forward to trying their other varieties.

dauss, Dec 10, 2004
Photo of allengarvin
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355 ml bottle, in a tumbler.

Appearance: Orange-tinted golden amber color, slight head that fades quickly.

Aroma: Strong peach smell.

Flavor: Overwhelming sweet peach taste suffuses this beer, very sweet (like sweetened canned peaches). Tart acidity is present, but not enough to cut the cloying flavors. Long finish.

Body: Lots of carbonation, fairly light body.

For too sweet a fruit beer for me. Needs more underlying sourness.

allengarvin, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of mattcrill
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: corked, capped, and sealed with gold foil.

Appearance: Pours light amber with gold edges. Slightly hazy with a small white head that quickly dissapates. Some sticky lacings form about half-way through the glass.

Smell: Tart apples and peaches. Very citrusy and acidic smell. Maybe it's that "horseblanket" smell that you are supposed to pick up. I don't know.

Taste: Sour apples and peaches is the first and last thing I taste. There is a definite tart bite to this brew but not overdone. Almost an astringent, slick finish to the sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth. The carbonation adds to the complexity and interest level to be sure.

Drinkability and overall: My wife liked this one so it must not be too close to beer! I enjoyed the departure from the ordinary. I would probably save this for special occasions and times when I wouldn't mind sharing with non-BA's.

mattcrill, Oct 31, 2004
Photo of ybnorml
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Has a silghtly cloudy amber color with a medium white head and some lace. The aroma is distinictly sour with a peach essence in the background. The flavor is sour at first with the peach sweetness settling in at the finish. Refreshing and easy drinking.

ybnorml, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of fdrich29
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the bottles chosen for Hamiltonliam's bachelor party.

Incredible beer drinking experience. It was like drinking nectar, very smooth, velvety beer tasting of sweet, fresh peaches. I just kept shaking my head at how really good this beer was, perfect for a desert drink and appealing to just about anyone. Shares more qualities with a wine or mixed drink than a beer. I would imagine this would be phenominal in recipes.

fdrich29, Oct 19, 2004
Photo of Gavage
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellowish / orange color with a thin 1/4" head. The aroma is killer, as the fruit is easily detectable while holding the brew an arms length away from my nose. The flavor is of sweet apricots and peaches, but balanced with a musky yeast tone.

Light-medium in body and high carbonation levels create a crisp mouthfeel. The fruit flavors ride on the tongue briefly after swallowing. Nicely drinkable, but one can not have a few of these without having a fruity sweetness overload.

Gavage, Oct 13, 2004
Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Standard Lindemans corked and capped bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold color, with a short lived white head. Some patchy lacing was left behind. Aroma was a letdown compared to other Lindemans fruit lambics. Plenty of tart fruits present, but peaches were very faint. Smelled more like their geuze than a Peche. Mouthfeel was tart and fizzy. Taste was much like a Lindemans Geuze. Lots of tart fruit, and plenty of musty, earthy, dog blanket yeast. Finishes with a tartness that is fruity, but very weak in the peach department. No comparison to their Kriek.

Re-reviewed on 8-29-04, and I'm delighted that I gave this one another try. This time, the essence of tree ripe peaches was all over the nose and palate. Each sip was like munching into a sweet, South Carolina, peach with fuzzy skin and all. Quite tasty.

merlin48, Aug 30, 2004
Photo of CortexBomb
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out a beautiful hazy orange with a frothy white head on top. Smell is sweet and peachy, just like one would expect

Taste is sweetly sugary with a tart peachy tone whirling around on the back of the tongue and a definite green apple tinge and hints of apricot. Finish is very dry. I like this combination a lot!

Mouthfeel, light and bubbly, almost champagne-like, perfect for the flavour. Drinkability, well, the sweetness could get to you after a while, but I really enjoy the flavour and it finishes very smooth so I have to give it exceptional marks. I would have no problem having one of these in hand on any given evening.

Overall, a delicious lambic that I'd be happy to pick up again.

CortexBomb, Aug 06, 2004
Photo of crookedhalo
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazed golden orange with a fluffy beige head. Peaches and sweet apples dominate the nose. Some gariny notes, but nothing that sets of any bells that this is really a lambic. Extremely sweet flavors of peach with a slight bit of green apple tartness in the finish. Too sweet for my liking. I'm sure sugar is added. I suppose it good if you like peaches and have a serious sweet-tooth.

crookedhalo, Aug 03, 2004
Photo of Rastacouere
2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Hazy apricot coloured body wearing little to no head. Terribly sweet peach aroma with distinct sugar character. Restrained brett and mild barnyard character tries to come out as it warms, but remains annihilated by the fruit. Not much acidity at all, very uni-dimensional. Soft medium body with high carbonation. Very disappointing and expensive (6.99/375ml)

Rastacouere, Jul 10, 2004
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Phyl21ca, Jun 28, 2004
Photo of cbl2
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:

Opaque peach color with 1/4 inch white head. Rapid fine bubbles make their way skyward.

Smell:

Sweet, somewhat cloying with distinct peach aromas wafting up.
Taste/Mouthfeel:

Strongly acidic followed rapidly by a rich sweetness that is due to an abundandt peach quality. Finish is slightly bitter with dried apricot flavors.

cbl2, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of nogoodreason
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Orange, almost (not surprisingly) peach-colored and slightly cloudy. Light head disaptes almost immediately. If the color weren't so dark, it might look like champagne.

Smell: Sweet smelling with peach and apricot coming through strongly.

Taste: Sweet with strong peach flavoring, but unlike the Cassis or Frambois the fruit doesn't overpower the flavor. It still tastes like beer. This is a good thing.

Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly, feels a lot like an artificially carbonated wine. Really enjoyable and easy to drink several.

Drinkability: If you're in the mood for something sweet and easy drinking this is it. I could sit around drinking this all night.

This won't be to everyone's taste. It is, after all, a fruit flavored beer. If you are a fan of fruit beers, this is a must.

nogoodreason, Jun 21, 2004
Photo of 99bottles
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Body is golden with a dash of orange. I'd be suprised if it wasn't artificial. Fizzy quarter inch head of off white champagne style fizz.

Smell: Putrid. I'm lucky to have tasted this, considering. It smelled like the asshole of a camel. Rotten fermentation, skunk, dirty beach smell, and stale urine. One of the more awful beer smells, ever.

Taste: Eating my words while I drink. The smell was almost enough to make me throw it out, and yet the taste is pretty enjoyable. A nice earthy and fungal taste consubstantiates itself with an overripe basket of peaches to give a satisfying flavor. Unlike other Lindeman's, this one isn't sweet beyond its own limitations.

Mouthfeel: This also saved the beer from it's fetid smell. Light and lively, this is the champagne of beers (sorry high life)

Drinkability: Bring it on! Because of it's low ABV and weak similarity to the beers I prefer, I don't have this often (if ever due to the price). But it is super easy to drink and enjoy, especially if you're in a wussy mood. Just don't sniff before you sip.

99bottles, Jun 16, 2004
Photo of JackTheRipper
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first lambic review, so bear with me.
A: Pours a clear orangey gold color. No real head seen, no lacing. Clear, no sediment noted. Tiny bubbles (sorry for the Don Ho moment, but that's what they are) rise in the glass.
S: Fresh real peaches. The fruity smell tends to overwhelm everything at first, but some faint traces of malt come through after this one warms a bit. Smells a bit sour.
T: Wonderful real peachy flavor. Doesn't taste artificial or overly sweet at all. Sour taste underlies everything but isn't too overt. Mellow sweet sort of aftertaste.
M: Astringent, just a bit on the dry side. Feels more like a wine than a beer.
D&N: I had to actually ask the barkeep if this was a beer or not, it's quite different than anything I've had so far. He assured me that it was, so there you are. Not something I would have expected. There aren't the classic "beer" things here. Maltiness, hoppiness, this is just plain different. In a completely wonderful way. This is incredible. The only reason I withheld a perfect five was the price. Ten bucks a bottle is quite steep.

JackTheRipper, Jun 15, 2004
Photo of PorterLambic
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After having the Framboise from this brewery, I was a little taken aback by this beer.
The same lack of head as on other lambics I've had, slightly cloudy, a golden orange-ish color.
The smell is very pronounced peach/apricot with some subtle others I still can't identify.
Taste is the biggest surprise to me with this beer, much more sour than I expected based on above mentioned experience and the wonderful sweet smell I was getting.
Mouthfeel was fairly smooth, a little hoppier than I expected, but good. Very effervescent on the tongue, much like a champagne.
Not a bad beer by any stretch, but quite different from in the mouth versus the Framboise. Well worth drinking or sharing with friends looking for something different, a dessert type drink.

PorterLambic, Jun 04, 2004
Photo of SilentSabre
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an orange colour with quite a bit of cloudiness to it. No head and almost no carbonation. Moderate consistent lacing. Wine-like fruitiness with moderate peachy smell. The taste was, of course, very powerful of peaches. The lack of carbonation makes this quite easy to drink. I still like the framboise better. As of my writing this, it is the only other lambic I have tasted. The peche is still quite tasty, however, and I would certainly buy it again.

SilentSabre, May 25, 2004
Photo of necoadam
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out an orange color with not that much carbonation to it. Smell consisted of well..peaches. The smell was somewhat sharp. Taste was very tart. Peaches rule the palate the entire way with the tart mixing in every once in a while. Not bad. Some of the other lambics from Lindemans were better than this one though.

necoadam, May 05, 2004
Photo of IrishRedRock
4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lambics are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles, and this is no exception. This one is a hazy gold with an extremely thin head that actually keeps. Inviting champagne-like aroma with hints of peach and yeast. No traditional barnyard lambic aromas here really. Flavor is better than I expected. It's just so damn crisp and tasty. Sweet peach flavor is subtle. It seems there are other fruity flavors going on here as well. Very lightly malty and just the right amount of tartness. Simply delicious, a very nice lambic.

IrishRedRock, Apr 16, 2004
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

feloniousmonk, Mar 23, 2004
Photo of travolta
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, capped and corked

Apperance: Minimal head retention, but a nice foamy lace. Color is a cloudy peach and golden yellow.

Nose: Obviously I got a lot of fresh peaches. It isnt the outside of the peach, its the inner scent. Its tart as well.

Taste: It's wierd, this brew, and most fruit lambics taste like flavored fruit soda. This was no exception. I obviously got a lot of nice peach flavor. So i dont know if this means the soda makers have the taste of peach down to a tee, or if Lindemans actually used real peaches. Its basically sweet, peach, beer, sticky aftertaste.

Notes: Awsome, but only by heritage. I love the drink, hate the price.

travolta, Mar 04, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful, hazy, peachy orange with a modest head that went down rather quickly.

Smell – The peach aroma is big here, but it’s more like candy peach than fresh off the tree peach. I can also pick up some kind of yeasty base that is very nice.

Taste – Wow! The flavors came together lovely here. The fresh peach comes out much more at the taste. There are also some sugar and sour notes to this one, making it a burst to drink.

Mouthfeel – Very tart in the mouth and medium-bodied. The sticky finish will leave you smacking your lips.

Drinkability – This was very good and I enjoyed sipping it away.

RoyalT, Mar 03, 2004
Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
88 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.