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Lindemans Pêche - Brouwerij Lindemans

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BA SCORE
88
very good

923 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 923
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 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.

NeroFiddled, Dec 11, 2002
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is punishingly sweet, and there really is nothing lambic-esque about it. it pours a flat looking bronze color with literally no head. the nose is brown sugar and peach syrup, the kind starbucks uses to make your latte "special". the peach is artificial in taste too, sort of like dried apricots, but more crystalized on the sugar front. a good beer for kids, as it satiates the candy urge, and would require a gallon or two to catch a buzz (not that I advocate or condone youth and alcohol...). teeth rottingly sweet, but not boring. it really needs more bubbles, and I think the bottle does more justice to this than the tap, but it comes across a bit heavy with all the residual sugar and no bubbles to keep it moving. overall this is well made I suppose, but its not beer as we know and love it, its something to keep the wife busy while you guzzle IPAs and figure out how much you've got to pay the babysitter. nothing special from my point of view.

StonedTrippin, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Corked, capped and foiled in a sleek mini 12 oz magnum. No freshness date though most lambics have an extended shelf life.

Appearance: Dull cloudy orange amber with a creamy off white lace.

Smell: Fresh cut peachs in the nose with a slight tartness ... hints of horse blanket in the backround.

Taste: Quite tart with a mimosa like quality. Crisp with an elegant body, bursting with peach juice and a well placed tartness that lingers for a long time. Light on the hops as well as any funky spontaneous fermentation by-products. A touch of beer comes around in the end with trace grain and malt flavours.

Notes: Simply superb ... a wonderful beer to have at a Sunday brunch.

Jason, Apr 12, 2002
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 RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

RblWthACoz, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Slatetank, May 16, 2013
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 drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #32 on the "Top Beers - Lambic - Fruit" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a Lindemann's flute glass because I own them for this reason, would be dumb not to you think?

Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a nice white head of medium and large bubbles. Moderate retention, no lacing though, aggressive carbonation.

Aroma is all peach all the way, smells nice.

This sint' a great beer and not a great lambic but it is sweet and light and very fruit forward, it is a fun beer and hte wife seems to like it especially in summer so I don't have a problem with it. I'll never go out of my way to drink one of these fake lambics but I'll try anything once, better than I expected.

drabmuh, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

oline73, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pure gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. There is a lot of carbonation around the outside of the glass. The aroma is decent. It seems a bit dry, but the majority is of sour peaches. The taste is good. It is rich and very tart. It has an intense sour peach flavor that is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This drinks very well. I love lambic beers. Lindemans has the best that I've tried.

WesWes, Feb 04, 2004
Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this at a cafe in Paris, France. 37.5cl bottle, best by 02/05/15, poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy, murky bright orange color with one inch of bright white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet peach juice, sweet fruity malts, musty notes, oak, tropical fruits, sugar. Nose is super sweet, but it smells very good; like their other lambics but with peaches, obviously.

t - Tastes of sweet peach juice, swete fresh peaches, sugar, fruity malts, bread. Too sweet of a taste for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink, like juice.

o - Overall a decent Lindemans; basically like all their other beers but peach flavored, so just depends which fruit you like best. I like peaches and while I liked the nose, the taste was too sweet for me to handle...split a 375 with my girlfriend as she loved it and I couldn't handle the whole thing myself. Worth checking out if you like their other stuff, but don't expect a sour lambic.

mdfb79, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong peaches with some light tartness. The flavor is strong syrupy peaches with a little bit of tartness. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a good one.

Mora2000, May 19, 2010
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +1.8%

MarkyMOD, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orange with an off-white head.
The smell was of - peach.
The taste was of peach with a malt/hop background. It was a very good combination. I'm not necessarily a big fan of lambics. But, this worked well. The peach with a hop background made it taste very good. It was like eating a peach while drinking a good beer.
I split it with a friend. We both enjoyed it. I could have drank it by myself - was looking for more.
Addition to notes:

Had as an occassional treat since reviewing - and consistently good brew...the peaches don't interfere with the "beer" qualities as much as some sweeter lambic fruits do.

jwc215, May 30, 2006
Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of smcolw
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small head; cloudy light orange color.

Crisp, fresh dry peach aroma--reminds me of apricots.

I enjoy this combination: lots of peach, not as sour as some lambics. Very sweet. Full body along with a high level of CO2. I think Peche is my favorite lambic style. This may be my favorite Peche.

smcolw, Jan 02, 2009
Photo of Gueuzedude
2.9/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with an initial, almost two-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head that manages to leave some layered lace patterns on the sides of my glass. The beer is a brilliantly clear honey color, but shows a bright gold color when held up to the light. The aroma is dominated by clear peach notes; smells lightly sweet with a strong, floral peach note. No matter how I try I can't smell anything else, in fact I made myself light-headed even trying.

Sweet, well very sweet and well carbonated. It tastes like a peach soda, though it has a thickness to it that no soda has. The carbonation is ample and makes this quite fizzy feeling. Peach flavors are of course prominent here, though with peach being a fairly soft fruit flavor, the sweetness seems to trump the peach character. There is perhaps a touch of a lactic twang in the finish, that just might show there was some Lambic harmed in the making of this brew, but really this is all about being a sweet, fizzy peach-soda. As the beer warms up a bit the peach notes become on par with the sweetness.

Really not beer, refreshing and tasty as a soda, though it is a bit too sweet & thick to be a great example of that.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Gueuzedude, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
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-

kojevergas, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy peach-orange, really looks like a non-fruit beer, as is the colour of peach fruit, good long-lasting head, spotty lace.

S: Artificial peach, not horrible, one-dimensional and not a smell I could go nuts over like the Framboise.

T: Peach candy, definitely not over the top with sugar though. The flavour is well integrated with the acid, some sourness and malt in the finish.

M: Mildly acidic, sweet but not cloying though, moderate aftertaste.

D: A good beer, anyone who likes peaches will like this. Not overtly fruity and sugary as the Framboise.

Halcyondays, Jan 27, 2010
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 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 InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.8%

InspectorBob, May 22, 2013
Photo of corby112
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 750 ml. bottle.

Pours a golden orange color with thin white head. Aroma is very sour dominated by peach (of course) and alcohol. Very nice balance of tart sourness and sweet pech flavor. Better than I expected based on it's appearance and aroma.

corby112, Nov 28, 2008
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

orangesol, Mar 06, 2014
Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
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