Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

957 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 957
Reviews: 432
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 26
Gots: 60 | 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 granger10
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite of the Lindeman's offerings. Looks like a regular beer with its dull golden color with medium fizzy head. Smells like peaches with some hay in there and some nice Lambic notes. A bit of a tartness as well. Peaches are dominant and they control the flavors. It almost tastes like fresh picked whole peaches in here. There's a tart granny smith quality underneath which cuts the sweetness of the peach. Then there's a nice little acidic finish but the notes of peaches remains the whole time. Body seems fuller than any other Lindemans offerings and the carbonation is not overdone. Very enjoyable.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This lambic poured an orange gold color and the white head formed a ring around the edge of my glass that left little spots of laces. Smelled of a wonderful musky and dirty yeast with a little cranberry and syrupy peaches and a slight bit of mushroom. Tasted of huge buttery peaches and sweet cream with a slight sour snap to it. The wild yeast was present and blended delightfully into the fruit flavors livening up their sourness. Mouth feel was medium bodied and sticky with a light carbonation.

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

Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head that leaves nice lace patterns on the glass.

There is a lightly tart character to the nose that is joined by a touch of malt and a crate of peaches. What a sweet sweet nose--like an over ripe peach.

This is a very sweet beer. The fruit taste overwhlems everything else but that is okay. This is like eating peach candy--without the residual sugar in the mouth. Interesting.

Thie is a thin beer that is lightly carbonated and smooth on the pallate. Despite the sweetness, it is still eay to consume. Good stuff.

I could easily drink this beauty in the spring and summer with an assortment of light dishes. It is almost like a peach soda that has a fine balance of sweet and tart. Nice stuff.

Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - The color is . . . peach. Hmmm, that's a bit surprising. Hazy as well. The head is small and dissipates quickly leaving a bit of lacing behind.

S - Peaches! Fresh peach odor. I really didn't expect this much peach. It's a good thing I like peaches! There is a bit of faint malt on the nose as well, but mostly peach.

T - Peaches! I really like peaches! It has a strong peach foretaste, reminds me of a peach jolly rancher a bit more than a fresh peach. The sweet peach flavor is accompanied by a strong tartness that follows through to the aftertaste - a peach tart, naturally. The aftertaste has a bit of more traditional malt character in it.

M - Highly carbonated and thin. Refreshing though.

D - Very, very drinkable. It is like a peach soda, without such a cloying sugar presence (sugar IS present though). Definitely a dessert beer, a light dessert of course, like fruit sorbet, not a tiramisu. This is delicious, if you like peaches, I recommend this. If you dislike peaches, then you would be an idiot to look for it.

Photo of murphysbleachers
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml shared among friends, poured into champagne flutes:
A: Pours like champagne, nice thick head fades slowly leaving lacing on the glass as it goes down.
S: Citrus, apples, and then sweet peach Jolly Rancher.
T: Peach, tart apples, then sweet white grape juice. There's an alternating overpoweringly sweet/tart dry effect to it.
M: A little too syrupy for my taste, but that is slightly offset by the nice fizziness.
D: A little sweet for drinking more than a glass or two of (didn't finish the bottle), but this is really good. I like the Lindemans Framboise a little bit better than this, and could probably drink more of that than this in a sitting.

Photo of kmo1030
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

drank this new years eve at the suggestion of beerpanther.

the ber is orangey gold with a white head the quickly dissappears.
the aroma is of fresh peach juice and a hint of bacterial musty belgian funk. nice.
the taste is again of fresh peach juice. beneath the sweet and sour peach is the subtle complexity that the yeasty funk creates. very nice, the sweetness is not cloying and it is relativley dry.
full body with prickly carbonation.
good drinkability for such a sweet beer. overall i was very impressed. make no mistake this is a bit girly, but held my attention for the whole bottle. it is very good and worth a try.

Photo of rem5
4.72/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This came from a small corked bottle from my grownup candyshop, shoreline beverage.

A - Poured a light orange, translucent. Bubbled like a champagne with a small 1/4" white head.

S - Smelled of dry sweet peaches and a little tickle from the c02.

T - Tasted excellent. Like a peach champagne. Maybe korbel. Slightly tart as it goes down but sweet in the beginning.

M - Nicely carbonated. Very smooth.

D - Could drink this like soda. Its very easy and pleasant to drink. Its flavor is something you just cant get enough of. Gives me peach burps, which are also pleasant.

Photo of Kookiekwan
3.2/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a hazy orange has a 1/2 finger white head with good retention and great lacing that clumps on the glass. The aroma is of tart apples and peaches. This beer is medium bodied, dry and champagne-like. I couldn't drink this beer every day but its nice to pull out for special occasions.

Photo of Brian700
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by far my favorite one by Lindemans. It poured into my glass with a small white head and within seconds it resembled a glass of pinot grigiot.

The smell was sweet and heavy with peach aroma

The flavor was sweet with heavy peach notes. Mildly tart. I was truley blown away as was everyone in the room. Me and 3 of my friends all tried this for the first time simultaniously and at first sip everyones face lit up with suprise. Damn tastey.

This one is full bodied with moderate carbonation.

This is the most drinkable lambic from Lindemans by far. IMO.

Photo of DogFood11
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy body and healthy carbonation load leads to well supported head that laces rather nicely on the way down.

Peach, citrus in the nose with some sour notes as well.

Peaches really jab their point into the palate as it reaches every last taste bud. Sour middle twinges and seals the deal, only to finish with some peach sweetness that lingers for a bit.

Perfect beer to start a session or for an after dinner brew just to ease you back into the swing of things. Very easy to drink, keeps my interest throughout. Chicks may dig this brew as it has "some" wine cooler qualities although much more bitter.

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Dmann
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An excelent peach lambic. The beer poured a nice peachy golden color with a nice white head. The smell was very friuty and sweet, full of peaches and a bit of an apricot scent. When I sipped the beer the flavor of peaches exploded in my mouth followed by a nice dry sourness that counteracted the sweetness perfectly. Definantly a great desert beer and one that may cross over some non beer drinkers.

Photo of whynot44
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light/medium bodied, hazy apricot color like unfiltered cider, with a nice white head.

Aroma is mild, peaches with a tart earthy overtone.

The flavor is very definitely PEACH. It starts sweet but not quite like peach soda - more like a peach cobbler, as it is quickly followed by a very pleasant tartness and a yeasty/biscuity overtone, finishing slightly sour for a nice clean finish that leaves you wanting more. Definitely a desert ale, either stand alone or with an appropriate fruit dish.

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

Poured from a green bottle, corked and capped. Pours a hazy gold colour, with a fizzy white head. Wonderful peachy aroma. Some tartness, but mostly sweet, syrupy peaches. Body was crisp and clean. Taste bursting with peach flavours, and some apple. Very juicy and sweet. Could use a tad bit more tartness to balance it out. Overall, a delicious beer. However, it still takes a back seat to their Framboise.

Photo of kgotcher
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first Peach Lambic. The only Lambic I have ever had is a Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic.

This is a small 12oz bottle poured into a wine glass which seemed appropriate.

Pours an orange hazy color with very little head or head retention.

Smell is, um, fruity? Kind of like a strong desert wine but does have a grainer smell to it.

Taste is much smoother than I expected. Yummy. Reminds me a bit of Japanese plum wine but obviously a grainier, sweeter peachy taste. Dry, sweet finish.

I think I will share the rest of this bottle with my wife who prefers wine. I would call this the ultimate cross over drink from Wine to Beer. Very tasty and I think I will have to keep some of this on hand for those rare times I don't feel like drinking a "normal" beer.

Photo of pentathlete
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is difficult to not like this fruit drink. I love peaches. This is a peach soda with 4% ABV. There is no lambic tartness, no brett funkiness. It is an incredibly refreshing fruit beer. Gold, clear, sticky foam. Nose full of peaches. Taste is carbonation and more peaches. The tartness is nearly completely submerged. Finish is peach (as is the start and middle). As I have said about other Lindemans (except the Gueuze), this is what malternatives want to be.

About $9 or $10 for a 750ml bottle.

Photo of yelterdow
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale copper with a two-finger head into a tasting glass, just over fridge temperature.

Smell- This reminds me of the fresh country air back when I used to vacation in the Catskill Mountains... A potpourri of apricot/peach and spices, a perfume of the gift shop near Round Top, NY. Wow, it's amazing what memories a smell can invoke.

Taste- An instant sourness typical of the lambic style, with a lightning-fast transition to sweet. It is interesting to note the difference in the mild flavors of the peach versus the raspberry lambic.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Thick, meaty, mouth-coating consistency... surprised at the viscosity of this beer, considering the appearance. Finishes sour enough to suffice as a great aperitif, and fruity enough to accompany dessert after a meal. Well done.

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first lambic, and I must admit I am impressed. Even my beer-hater wife liked it. Poured out to a slightly cloudy yellow color with a nice head and good lace around the glass. Odors of sweet peaches and sour sugar were present, as was a slighly bile like odor that reminded me of vomit. Seriously. Alas, this wasn't enought to deter me from drinking it. Taste was very sweet, but not syrupy or overly powering. Very peachy, with a sugar like after taste. Yet, I must say again, not overpowering. This is not a bad drink. Finished sweet with some malt like flavors. This is more like a really kick ass wine than a beer, but still, very drinkable. Recommended for people just getting into lambics.

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

I finally pulled this ber out of the ole closet to review after 2+ years. This was part of an experiment I have been doing to see if the Lindemans fruit beers gain a sour character as they age. Well it seems that not even two years will cut the sweetness. I'll get back to ya in 2007.

Appearance: Pours a clear Orangish Golden color with a dense half inch of head after a reserved pour. There are quite a few bubbles attached to the glass, and only a few rising to the top to maintain the head. The head stands for some time nonetheless. There are a few particles floating in a slow “suspended animation” like state not looking like they particularly want to go up or down. Decent lacing.

Aroma: The Peach is the most obvious part of the aroma, but there are also some pretty floral notes to this beer that I guess are from hops. The Peach is still so dominant after all this time, it’s pretty amazing.

Taste: It is very sweet the entire time. The Peaches come out to greet you early, and the aroma just leads into the taste. You have a flood of Peach pouring over you as you take this beer in. It just starts in the nose, and moves to your taste gradually. There is a slight sourness that starts to peek out somewhere in the middle to leave a slight prickly impression on the back of the tongue. Then it finishes dry and refreshing leaving you with a mouth full of Peaches.

Opinion: Golly gee, this beer still tastes like Kool-aid! I mean, don’t get me wrong…it is a wonderfully flavored beer. The Peach is just such a sweet and dominant force in the entire flavor profile that it completely obscures the fact that you are drinking the product of spontaneous fermentation at all. I would prefer it retain some of the “wild” characteristics. I have one more bottle of Peche. We'll see what a couple more years doe for it.

Photo of karst
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy gold. Dense head. Aroma peach is also a strong flavor element that covers malt/hops. Although the peach is very dominate it was not objectional ( I like peaches). Medium body and dextrinous mouthfeel. Strong carbonation make this sweet and fruity Lambic great with a dessert.

Photo of lackenhauser
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very lively,well carbonated, hazy golden color. Nice aroma-some peach in there. Slight yeast in the backround. Mellow sweetness throughout. Good full peach flavor. Somewhat tart but well balanced with a nice fruitiness. I dont find this Lambic screams fruit like the Kriek did. Very well rounded and the fruit has a nice softness to it. Good body-like the Kriek its hard to believe its so low in ABV. A very drinkable beer indeed. Quite enjoyable all around.

Photo of Higravity
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Wow this is a crushing taste of peach. The almost peachy color of this beer that has almost no head but plenty of carbonation sets up what the rest of the beer will be. It has an intense peach nose and the beer is sweet smelling too. The taste is tongue pulverizing a sweet lambic with a touch of souring characteristics and nothing but peach for miles around. It has a pleasent aftertaste that lingers of peach and a resonating sweetness. As I work my way through this one the taste deadens the senses and eventually it becomes more and more palatable. For sure this is not a session beir, but it is enojyable as a twelve ounce desert.

Photo of kbub6f
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

1cm of fizzy white head is dirty around the edges. The clear gold beer has some orange to it. Nose is extreme peach: tart, not too sweet. Good. The front is full of sweet, perfumey peach flowers. The middle is a thick peach syrup. The finish is sugary sweet. There's a little tart funkiness, but not enough for me. Not bad. It's still too sweet for me, but definitely better than the Framboise.

Photo of Shultzerdugen
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75 cl green bottle with no freshness dates.

Poured clear golden straw with a minimal white head.

Peach right from the top in the smell. A barnyard, earthy, musky vibe. Slight peppery spiciness.

Light, crisp, and refreshing. Peach flavors throughout. Very tart. Dry finish. Beer-ness almost perceptable.

A very pleasant drinking experience. Super refreshing. Maybe a bit more malt flavor would make it go over the top.

Photo of taez555
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear orange body with small white head that died almost immediately.

The nose was a mix of cork, wood, fruit, sour peaches, fruit, sugar and sweet peaches. As weird as it sounds it reminded me of my grandparent’s basement.

The taste was medium bodied with a gumball like taste. This beer tasted almost exactly like strawberry gum. Sugary sweet and notes of very tart peaches. The thing is, there’s also a mix of all sorts of other fruits as well. More of a fruit cocktail with a slight bitterness. There’s some slight wood and cork as well.

A nice, decent peach lambic. Felt like my teeth were going to rot, but

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