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St. Louis Premium Pêche - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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75
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-08-2005

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Photo of TruePerception
4.18/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

St. Louis Peche Lambic: medium head, steady fade;

Appearance: peach color;

Smell: decent acid, peach skin;

Taste/Mouthfeel: bright acid, nicely sweet, peach/nectarine, active tiny carbonation; very short peach bitterness on the finish; good/really good

Poured into a pint glass.

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass clear golden amber with a low white head which lasted to coat the glass.

The aroma was acidic sourness with a fruity peach presence with a bit of diacetyl buttery character mixed in.

The flavor was sweet with a strong peach fruit flavor followed by a light sourness that was acidic and complemented the peach character very well. The flavor being sweet and sour was very tasty, yet not very complex in nature.

The finish was dry with a lasting peach fruit flavor and light acidic sour character into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the carbonation made the beer lightly effervescent. The beer had no real complexity, but ding dang it, I liked the flavor. It could be a favorite for some since it drinks very easily.

37.5 cl bottle, 01-2003 on cork, 03-05 on back label.

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of oelergud
3.47/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy green 12.7oz glass bottle with gold orange foil around the neck and a black orange label showing two peaches.
Translucent maple body with large floaters. Large off-white head of small to large bubbles. Good retention and decent lace.
Sweet peach suryp smell.
Sweet peach flavor with a puckering tartness that takes over fairly quickly and lasts into becoming the aftertaste. An odd metallic note is unfortunately present.
Medium body, puckering and dry.
Pretty good drinkability. Seems to be more of a peach soda than a peach lambic. Still refreshing and tasty.

-Oelergud

Photo of allengarvin
3.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured the bottle into a Lindeman's flute. Pours out a hazy, turgid brown. Nose is very lightly fruity, but not identifiably peach. Can't detect any brett character either. Flavor is nicely peach, though, much more tart than sweet (unlike the cloying Lindeman's peche), though a lot of residual sugars do remain. Lack of brett funk is still notable. Finishes sour.

Overall, a disappointing lambic.

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of psychoholicagogo
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Suprisingly dark compared to other Peche lambics I've imbibed. Almost oaken in appearance with a very sparse head that dissipates within moments.

Smell: Mildly sweet with a minimal scent of peaches. A deep-seated sourish smell that is slightly offputting. Almost vinegary.

Taste: Very sweet upfront with a slight peach bouquet. A very hard to detect oaken flavor that is heavily masked by the overall sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Thin yet flavorful, the flavor persists only momentarily though the sweetness persists in the back of the mouth for several minutes. Suprisingly refreshing.

Drinkability: Sweet, but not too sweet it could be enjoyed in quantity a bit more than its' competitors. Not a session beer for me, but I would enjoy it for dessert. I'm anxious to try this with cheesecake.

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

August 2005 Cork Date; Sampled June 2008
As I pour this a floral note of peaches mixes with a lactic tart aroma. A reasonable pour produces an almost two-finger thick, light tan colored head that sits on top of a clear, amber colored beer that shows a brilliantly clear, full copper color when held up to the light. A fuller inspection of the nose yields more lactic sourness, more than I was expecting from this beer. Floral peach notes are here as well, but they actually play less of a role than the tartness; a peach flesh floral note becomes a bit more noticeable as I get used to the tartness. This really is quite floral smelling.

Quite sweet tasting, more than I was expecting given the tart leaning aroma. There is some tartness here, but the sweetness does a good job of drowning it out at first, luckily it is substantial enough that it cant be repressed and it does help to balance the ample sweetness. While this is sweet and fruity tasting, in fact amply so, this does not scream peach; this makes sense as I have found that peach is more floral than being a distinctive flavor in and of itself. This has a fairly viscous body and heft to it. Thicker than your typical soda, but probably at least as sweet as one. There is a prickly carbonation here as well that probably helps to lighten this beer just a touch.

Not really beer, even the noticed tartness doesn't make this seem any more like a Lambic.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle dated 10-2006. Poured from 12.7oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Dark amber color with a large (for its style) tanned head that stays around a while but doesn't leave behind any lace.

Smell: Sweet peach backed up by slight lemon and earthy funk.

Taste: Begins very sweet and stays that way. There is some very faint funk and real "lambic flavor" in the background, but not nearly enough.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body with light, fleeting carbonation and a watery finish.

Overall: This really isn't bad, but could use a little less peach and a lot more lambic.

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

Auburn, peach colored beer, looks the part so far. Aroma reveals a sweet, fruity essence, peach if you say so, no funky aroma or brett feel to it.

Taste, sweet and sour come closer to balance, would like to see more sour though. Too much of a syrupy sweet feel instead of sour in this one.

Seems like it fits under the fruit beer category more than the lambic, too much thick viscosity and not enough sour and dryness to it. Not a bad beer per se, only $5 a bottle, but still. . .

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Bighuge
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear copper. Small dirty beige head. Barely laces at all. Big sweet fuzzy peach aroma. Very sweet beer. Nothing of note as far as lambic chacteristics. It's sweet, but the peach flavor isn't all bright and everything. It's just kind of drab. Mouthfeel has a bit of a spritz to it. But it's not overcarbonated. Just a little fizzy. Medium bodied. They shouldn't call this a lambic. Very sweet overall. O.K. for a "fruit beer." But nothing I'd need to revisit soon.

Photo of whynot44
2.87/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish copper color with a moderate off white head that disipates fairly quickly with no lacing.

The aroma is mildly peachy but with a tart overtone - kind of like a peach vinegar, but milder.

The taste starts out tart, then sweet. The tartness at least keeps the sweetness from being overpowering and cloying. Plenty of peach flavor, but it's not a clean fresh peach, more like old fashioned home canned peaches, if anybody remembers those. Finishes very tangy and acidic, with a lingering taste like dried peaches or apricots marinated in vinegar.

Light/medium body, fizzy carbonation, easy enough to drink but a little puckering.

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of kmpitz2
2.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a deep golden color with great clarity. Big bubbles cascade up from the bottom to keep a nice finger of head over top. Nose is candied peach with a touch of tart zing. Lots of sweetness in this one. Pretty solid fruit character. Flavor is full on syrupy sweet peach sugaryness. Only the lightest hint of a tartness hangs out on the initial flavor. Way over the top with the sweetness in this one. Feel is very syrupy, leaving a ton of sticky spit in my mouth after swallowing. Carbonation is light to modearte. I'm just not really getting into this one. Obviously sweetened for mass consumption. Pass on this one if I see it again.

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St. Louis Premium Pêche from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
75 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.