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

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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 07-03-2003

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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 49
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Photo of tigg924
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, minimal head, orange/brown in color, small carbonation, sediment

Smell: peach and vinegar

Taste: peach and sour mix.

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied, high carbonation, crisp

Drinkability: This one was a lot more sour than some other St. Louis beers, but still very good. I could have two or three and is certainly worth buying again.

Photo of rastaman
1.66/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very sweet cordial peachyness, very light and sweet. Sparkling fruit cordial to the max, unexciting, yet mildy drinkable and slightly refreshing, one for the girls or the friend who only drinks Bacardi Breezers or something. Hard to say too much more about it.

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into a fluted champagne glass from Abe's in Bethlehem, PA. Bottled 09/08.

A- Average amber color with thick white head fading quickly.

S- Evident peaches and a clear Belgian yeast aroma. My wife thinks it smells like "candles."

T- A very sugary peach flavor with a semi-sour peach profile.

M- A creamy mouthfeel with appropriate, medium carbonation.

D- Very high drinkability, and a nice traditional lambic flavor considering the 3.5% ABV.

Photo of RickS95
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle

Had I not known it was a fruit beer, I'd not guess it from the look. It looks like any ordinary beer with an orange/copper color, fairly clear and a bright white head up top. The head is a finger and a half thick with only moderate retention, leaving a thick ring around the top edge.

The fruity nose isn't overwhelming, like the fruit is seeped into the drink as opposed to fake juice being added. The citrus bouquet is obvious, but subtle. However, lurking is an acidy, vinegar, kriek-like smell.

Fortunately, the vinegar isn't there in the taste, only sweet, and tart, peaches. Also, you can taste the carbonation. It's not very beer-like, more like a wine cooler, but it's still pleasant enough.

The sweetness is borderline cloying, but stops just shy of the point of no return. And the carbonation is non stop. Sweet up front, then acid and tart takes over. The finish is a battle between sweetness and tart and the sweetness evertually wins. No hop presence for balance.

It would be better suited as a wine cooler, though the ABV is way low. Not much of a beer, but a fairly pleasant sipper nonetheless, if you can handle the bite of the carbonation.

Photo of aepb1
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Peach-colored body with a small white head

S- Peach and yeast

T- Sweet peach and a little malt too. Really like a peach tea sweetened with sugar

M- Creamy medium body with moderate carbonation

D- Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Will certainly return when able!

Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian lambic ale brewed with peaches.

A: Beautiful copper-orange color, moderate tan head.

S: Aroma bursts with fresh peaches and is very fruity and sugary sweet.

T: Big peach sweetness for flavor, very clean overall. Some slight acidity and tartness sneaks in but is covered mostly by the sweetness of the peaches. Extremely well balanced and rounded out from start to finish.

M: Light mouthful, fruity complexity, extremely smooth and silky on the tongue going down effortlessly.

D: Good drinkability, refreshing, and thirst quenching on a hot summer day. On a last note, I really liked this beer, flavorwise and drinkability but for some reason did not favor well in reviews.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark copper/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head. There's also a few yeastie floaties noticable. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet peaches, yeast, and a little bit of vinegar. The taste is mostly sweet peaches, but there's also a little bit of sugar, funk and tartness noticable too. However, it is a very sweet brew (and seems to get sweeter as the beer warms). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's easy to drink for the most part, although the strong sweetness of this brew does hurt it a bit. I think it's a decent overall brew, but if you don't like sweeter lambics then you might want to stay away from this one. I do like sweet peaches, so I did enjoy this brew!

Photo of goldbot
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Label says bottle on "070710". I suppose this is July 10th, 2007, and not July 7th, 2010 (4 months in the future).

Coppery brown with a medium, bubbly, off-white head. Lots of carbonation. A bit of spotty lacing.

Fruity aroma of green apple and some peach, although not too much actually. Hints of grainy malt with an underlying tart sourness and some yeasty notes throughout.

Stronger peach flavor; comes on a bit tart at first, yielding to a very sweet fruity flavor. A brief hint of yeasty sourness at the end. Finishes with a sweet, powdery, peachy aftertaste.

Very crisp, a bit cloying on the backside. Leaves a residue-like feeling on the tongue from all the sweetness.

The fruitiness is pleasant in this, although it could have used more yeast and sour flavors to balance the intense, cloying sweetness.

Photo of peabody
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out really clear like applejuice with small bubbles coming up from the bottom and making a slight ring around the top of the glass.
Smell is peach and alum. Mostly peach skin adorns the aroma on this one.
Taste is mellow peach. Not too candyish and not too sweet. Really, just right.
Mouthfeel is clean with just a slight stickyness.
Overall , this is another great beer from St. Louis belgium brewery. Very good.

Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

A: not much carbonation upon opening the bottle. pours dark orange, copper. clear for a lambic. two-finger head that quickly dissipates.

S: acetic/slight vinegar that immediately mixes with a sweet sugary peach aroma, some earthy/outdoor/horse-like lambic aroma as well.

T: slightly acidic and vinegary, but balanced with sweet peach again as in the aroma. Wild character notable, resembling horse-blanket character notable in lambics. ends with an acidic sourness that lingers in the aftertaste.

M: low carbonation as this bottle has been likely aged. contributes to an almost syrupy feel, with slight puckering in the back of the mouth.

D: this might have suffered from aging but still not a bad beer. Not a "purist" lambic as it is significantly sweet and seems like it might have added sugar. For what it is it is quite enjoyable.

Photo of StormKing47
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared by Jwiss22 and reviewed from notes, why is reviewing such a pain in my ass?

A- A nice looking amber color with a rich golden hue. A surprising light amount of carb leads up to a thin white head. I would have thought there would be a little more carb, but it's a quaint looking little lambic.

S- A very pleasant aroma of musty peaches and earthiness. Also a slight warming and the underlying wild yeast brings out the earthy mustiness more. It doesn't give off a lactic smell, but more of a musty old peach smell with some earthy oldness.

T- A surprising sweet and succulent burst of juicy peaches. It has a sweet and sugary quality with a nice tartness and some sour pucker. A light warming and a little of the woody undertones show up to mix in with the succulent peaches.

M- Has a slight tingle, but more of a sweetness and a tartness from the peaches. Surprising that it is not more acidic and puckering, but more tart and causes some light salivating.

D- It's a little on the sweet side and more tart than sour or puckering. The sweet sugariness would get old and the peaches are more juicy and succulent rather than old and musty.

Not exactly what you expect from a lambic, but it's pretty good. Love the peach taste, but wanted more sourness.

Photo of biggred1
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Murky apple cider appearance with a fizzy tan head of big soda pop bubbles. Sweet candied peaches and sour lemon in the nose. Syrupy,sweet peaches with puckery sourness and a slight,dry champagne yeast quality. St. Louis Peche is okay but has too much sweet fruit and lacks the complex flavors of a truly great lambic. Fizzy and syrupy mouthfeel, much like a fruity soda. A less than great lambic.

Photo of blakelive784
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7 fl oz green glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent copper color with a thin, 2 finger, off white head. Retention is poor. Looks highly carbonated and inviting.

S - Caramel, peach, candy, and a bit of bacterial funk. Simple and reserved, but pleasant.

T - Tart peach and funky yeast open. The malty body is present, but more reserved than the nose predicted. The natural sweetness of the fruit and malt are balanced nicely by the tart/sour notes. Built quite well.

M - Light bodied, crisp, and dry on the finish. Compliments the flavors nicely.

D - Doesn't suffer from being cloyingly sweet or overly funky. Fair quality and highly drinkable, but a bit pricey for what it is.

Photo of DavoleBomb
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Bottled on 100120, which I'm guessing is January 20th, 2010. That or on my 34th birthday (I'm 25).

3.5 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a little below average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Well, this is definitely backsweetened. The most aggressive aroma is a peach ring candy-like peachiness. The underlying aromas are hard to get to due to the peachy sweetness, but if you try hard enough, you can pick some out. A touch of barnyard with a lot more apple orchard. Acidity is low, but there are hints of tangy lacic acid. Grassy as well.

4.0 T: The taste is about as sweet as it gets without getting cloying/annoying. Again, peach ring peachiness with watermelon flavored lollipops. Some apple orchard funk, but barely detectable due to the sweetness. Very, very light tartness and some grassy notes.

4.5 M: Lighter body. Good amounts of super spritzy carbonation. Incredibly smooth.

4.0 D: I have a reduced respect for backsweetened fruit lambics, but I think they are generally really tasty. Anyway, this hits the head as a peach soda type drink with a touch of real lambic character. Infinitely quaffable. I wish I got the 750.

Disclaimer: I rate backsweetened lambics to the style of sparkling fruit juice, not actual lambics.

Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Tea coloured, heavily carbonated, slightly cloudy but no visible chunks or particles, no head only a slight yellowish foam.

S: Peach, tea, honey, slight mildew, fruity.

T: Fruity sweet, sour, tea like quality, some peach but finding its somewhat unpronounced. Much like a peach fruit tea, but weighty with sour and sweet notes, definite lambic qualities with some funky sourness.

M: Syrupy, acidic, heavy body, highly carbonated with fine bubbles.

O: Delicious. Very similar to St Louis Peche Premium. Light on alcohol, a masterpiece. Found it in Rimping Market Chiang Mai. Great by itself on a hot day.

Photo of Casey10
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really nice brew more of a sweet lambic if you are to label that as a type.

I don't think this would be a traditional lambic by any means but a nice taste and reaches for what is going fo a sweet peach lambic. Can really taste the peach here and it is good.

A great gateway for some one looking to try lambics. This is more like a lindemans than a cantillion. Just saying for a comparison. Still should be tried nonethelesss.

Photo of DaveHS
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours the color of fresh peach juice, with almost no head. A thin ring of off-white bubbles.

S-Musty earthiness, peaches, fruit sugars. Smells very sweet.

T/M-A little tart at first, but then intensely sweet. Much sweeter than I prefer for a lambic. But the peach flavor is full and rich. The mouthfeel is soft and a bit thin, with minimal carbonation.

D-I prefer more traditional lambics, but this type has its place. I went to a Belgian beer dinner once where it was blended with the Gueuze Fond Tradition, and it was very nice. With the right food pairing, I would revisit this one again.

Photo of AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Peach colored beer, really about what you would expect from a peach lambic. Small white head.

S - Smells like peaches! I mean, really, some nice peach smell, but not really a whole lot going on.

T - Actually a very pleasant taste, I like it better than Lindemans Peche. Peach taste does taste like peaches, although it is a little lighter than I would like.

M - Slightly on the light side, medium carbonation.

O - Prety refreshing and easy to drink. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

Photo of Brewmeist
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into st. Louis 10 ounce pint style glass

A - golden amber in color, plenty of microbubbles. With barely a head and no retention.

S - heavy of peach, pinch of sour. Nothing that lingered or that was strong.

T - peaches, and a dry chapagne like aftertaste. Flavor didn't hang on long, but it was very tasty.

M - chanpagne like, very sweet and much less bitter sourness that are typical from beers of this genre. Still has a nice carbonated bite that deserves an honorable mention.

D - entirely. Would pair well with multiple food items. A refreshing geuze that i will be enjoying in the future.

Photo of sweemzander
2.52/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. 10/2008 printed on the label. Thanks to jstilwell for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a fairly dark muddy blush color. Produced some off-white bubbles.

(S)- Lots of earthy overripe peaches. Some oaky tartness.

(T)- Sweet, not really even tart or sour, but peach juice. Some damp wood and earth.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A decent balance, though overall, just very sweet and muted characters with no acidity or sourness to speak of.

(D)- There are far better lambics out there, though I would compare this as a lesser Lindemans. Makes me want to have Fou Foune!

Photo of TMoney2591
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lindemans lambic flute.

Warning: Inside Joke: It's peche! Nice. Anyway, this guy pours a clear ...well, peach color, topped by a little over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises medicinal peach and not much else. Simple and straightforward. The taste is very similar, though thankfully less medicinal than the smell. There is a slight tartness involved, but nothing major. Just good, ol'-fashioned peachiness. The body is quite light, with a light moderate carbonation and a thin syrup feel. Very tasty, but still not the height of peachy lambics. Get some regardless!

Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with some nice sediment. Not much head to speak of.

S- Peaches.. what a shock. You can tell it's going to be sweet.

T- This bottle has a little age and the sweetness was a bit less form a previous bottle I have had. Nice sweet peach that turns slightly tart/funky, then finishes sweet.

M- Light carb, smooth and sweet.

D- I would like to bump this one down to a 3.5 drinkability because a whole bottle is pretty damn sweet, but it is drinkable at 3.5% ALC so I must go for a 4. This would be a nice intro into finer beers for those that despise beer.

Photo of DCon
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought from Whole Foods Market in Town & Country, MO for $6.99 in a 12.7 oz Bottle. Poured into my Schlafly Tulip Glass and enjoyed thoroughly with fellow advocate, Ralph. Ale has on back... Bottled On: 100120.

Appearance- Pours a Amber, Semi-Cloudy color with a Golden Hue (Family Guy term...). No retention, No Lace, but then a Bubbly Carbonation.

Smell- Strong Peach but then there is a Maker's Mark Whiskey scent at the end. This was very interesting!

Taste- Over-sweetend for a Peche Lambic. A huge tartness is present at the end of the the drink. Same old, Same old...

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied and WAY over carbonated. There is a puckering once again in the end like many of these St. Louis Lambics.

Overall- This is definitely one for the fruit Lambic beer drinkers (in other words, for the Ladies!) but one of the better ones from this Belgian Brewery. This was the second time having this one (first time @ iTap House, Chesterfield).

Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

After experiencing good results from the Kriek, I expected more from the Peache. Though the brew was solid, it did not live up to the hope. A standard peach jelly flaovr and aroma dominates the glass, but with little contributing character and variety, the beer gets rather borring. The peach character behaves much like simple sugars and soda pop. Mild tartness and lambic qualities don't shine enough to make much of an impact. Prickly carbonation distracts from the mouthfeel. Finishes with simple sugary tackiness and a lingering peach flavor. Solid, but not at the top of the list.

Photo of Suds
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I split this one with my wife, during a quiet night at home, playing cards. It pours a light amber color, you could call it peach I guess. The head is fizzy, very white, and (for the most part) stable. The aroma sure lets you know that you're drinking a beer flavored with peaches. It's got an almost overdone sweetness to the aroma, that's tempered by an acrid sourness. It's a funny balance, and it's a little rough-hewn (given my high expectations), but it more or less works. The longer I sipped, the more I enjoyed the smell. The taste is similar: extremely sweet, balanced by a tartness. Fairly light and carbonated mouthfeel...a little more depth of body would have gone a long way. It lacks the complexity of a lot of fruit lambics, but for those who enjoy peach aroma, this isn't half bad.

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St. Louis Pêche from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
80 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.