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

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Reviews: 52
Hads: 87
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 20.63%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of StormKing47
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.64/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Well, I knew this was no traditional lambic going in and I got what I deserved. Clear orange color, guess all the yeast was filtered out, bummer. It smelled at first like it might have just a note of funk but no, it was not gonna happen with this "lambic". It tastes like peach juice and syrup and really not like lambic at all. It does not taste bad but its just a sweet beer that tastes a lot liek lindemans. not up my alley.

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Photo of GradyS1
2.43/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark golden color with a small lacing and quarter inch head
S- Very sweet peach, honey, peach and apples
T-Tastes like honey and peach juice mixed together, very sweet and fruity
M- light overall, slight syrupy finish
D- Did not like this, way too sweet and creamy, needed to be more carbonated to balance it out more

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Photo of Casey10
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
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!

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Photo of mmahut
2.71/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear and light yellow with no head and minimal carbonation.

S: Sweet peach smell, very sweet.

T: Peach, sugar, caramel. Not very natural feeling tho.

M: Light body with no carbonation.

D: Very sweet lemonade good for very hot summers. Although may be too sweet for some people.

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Photo of tigg924
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of drpimento
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

yummmm. Not the refinement of some Belgian fruit lambics, but a great price for a very drinkable beer. Poured with a large foamy frothy cream colored head and a bit of lace. Aroma was the peach and some bread, crackers malt and bare hint of spice. Flavor is killer: like aroma but with a slight metalic tart tinge. Great body and excellent carbontation. Finish is clean and like flavor. A rare case when I could have two or three of these

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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.

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Photo of goldbot
3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at 1702; March 2010
This arrives with a very hazy, orange / gold color that is topped by a thin, pale head. The aroma is a mix of peach and musky, slightly moldy funkiness up front. This smells quite floral and sweet and there are other notes of earth, wood, butyric acid, barnyard funk, lactic tartness; this last can become quite lemon like.

This tastes quite sweet, maybe even a bit more than I expected, but note quite as much as a Lindeman's would though. This finishes with a nice tartness and both the sweet and tart flavors bring out a peach fruitiness that is quite floral and a bit like an orange / watermelon jolly rancher (if you can imagine that). This is quite light bodied and has a fizzy carbonation to it; this makes this quite quaffable, quenching and nicely balancing to the sweet and fruity notes up front. My glass of this disappears quite a bit faster than I expected.

This is actually a nice desert-like finish to my meal. It is light, despite being sweet and fruity, but tastes more like peach juice than beer. I could also wish for a bit more funkiness in the flavor, but much of this is masked by the sweetness.

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Photo of stakem
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz green bottle with a bottled on date of 070710.

Pours a clear orange color with less than a finger of slightly offwhite head. Not much power of retension to be seen outside of a thin lace sitting on top. Nose is sweet with the peach fruitiness and a little sour/vinegar note in it as well. As it warms, only a slight bit of some funk comes out in the nose. Aroma is mostly dominated by the peach sweetness. Taste is sweet with the peach but also tart/sour. Light body and prickly amount of carbination. Slowly taking sips of this, it literally makes me salivate and pucker. Lingering taste of peach is left in the mouth along with just a minor amount of funk. It is quite drinkable, but could be better if it wasn't so sweet. For what it is, it is good. Don't approach this unless you really enjoy highly fruited/sweet lambics.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
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!

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Photo of BrotherBenny
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep golden with a hint of pink or even slight red tint, a champagne carbonation that is almost constant. Almost brilliant in clarity

S- Peaches, rose, pond

T- Again Peaches, it starts sweet, almost like a juice or nectar, but that fades, almost in layers and reveals the tartness that underpins this Lambic. Very nice transition. No lingering aftertaste.

M- Medium body, wonderful carbonation dancing on the tongue, coats the mouth and tongue but does not overstay the welcome.

D- This is a great Lambic to get your feet wet on, not overly sour/tart, not a whole lot of 'funk' (yet) 2009 bottling, lower alcohol content, overall very nice.

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Photo of joeysmokedporter
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.21/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a somewhat cloudy, rust color with some sediment in the bottom of the glass. It had a thick, foamy, white head. Not much lace.

S - It smelled of sweet peaches. There was some yeast and grain aroma, too.

T - It was very sweet and very peachy. Light yeast flavors, too.

M - It was crisp and fizzy. A light bodied lambic.

D - This is an okay lambic. Like most peach lambics it was very sweet.

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Photo of davexisxrabid
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear amber color with a huge frothy 2 inch head. Good lacing.

The aroma had a fruit forward hint followed up by the funky yeasty wet matress mildew aroma.

Flavor was tart; a nice sour peach flavor all the way through.

Flavor clings to the palate without becoming cloying. Feels a bit thin due to the carbonation.

Easily drinkable due to low abv and the fact it doesn't taste sickingly sweet. A bit too gassy though, this lambic makes you burp a lot!

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Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of mhewes
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: clear golden color with minimal head and no lacing

S : Peach with a little sour aroma. Definitely going to be able to taste the peach

T : Sweet and peachy

M : lots of carbonation but light

D : I really enjoy this one. I'm not one for the sour lambics and this is definitely not one of those. Reminds me more of a lindemans.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear orange gold with no head and no lacing.

S - Peach with a slightly musty, soft, sour aroma.

T - Very sweet peach with a slightly tart aftertaste. Aftertaste is almost exactly like the aftertaste of SweetTarts.

M - High carb, thin, refreshing.

D - This is a peach soda a la Lindemans. It is easy to drink, but it is hardly great. Actually it is a tad cloying.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear tangerine/ tea appearance, huge, puffy head, leaving lace, most impressive.

Aroma: sweet, sweet, sweet! Pungent peach, with a wickedly sour undertow. Very vibrant. Funky, if not quite crunky.

In the mouth: sour, pucker, then sweet, like a Jolly Rancher candy, though not nearly as intense. A flash of flavor, then fading. Tasty peach, soft, pleasant, but lacking in anything resembling complexity. Slick, if insipid. Sweet, for sure, but simple.

Mediumish body...light, sweetish fruity finish. A decent dessert drink, but nothing much more. Brief lipsmacking moments of sourness, then it vanishes again. I wouldn't spend too much on this, if I were you.

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Photo of Suds
3.32/5  rDev -4.9%
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 52 ratings.