Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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4/5 rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/25/2014. Pours deep orange amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big ripe peach, apricot, pineapple, citrus peel, pear, honey, candi sugar, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of sweet/ripe fruit, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of ripe peach, apricot, pineapple, citrus zest, pear, honey, candi sugar, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy yeast spice/fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of ripe peach, apricot, pineapple, citrus zest, honey, candi sugar, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of ripe fruit sweetness, pale malt, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian fruit beer. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of ripe fruit, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 00:37:33 | More by superspak
3.66/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
$5.49 for a 330ml (11.2 fl oz) bottle @ Siciliano's.
"Brewed since 2009 by the Brasserie Dubuisson with the same rigour as the other Bush beers, made to an original recipe based on natural peach extracts, the Pêche Mel’Scaldis has what it takes to satisfy everyone who likes fruit-flavoured beers with character. The natural flavourings and extracts of the fruit complement the original bitterness of the Bush Amber to create a rounded and perfectly balanced beer. Pêche Mel’Scaldis is a highly fermented, filtered beer with an alcohol volume of 8.5%, which will make it without a doubt the strongest fruit-flavoured beer."
Pours out to a slightly hazy, well...peach. Forms a poofy and billowing light yellow head with superior retention and gorgeous lacing. Carbonation is brisk, ~3.0 carbs or so. The aroma is overwhelming ripe and juicy peach nectar with a funky nose of BO like you will sometimes get with mango or guava puree. A little bit of distant dust in the nose as well. Otherwise, that's it. The mouthfeel is light at first, but becomes sweet and somewhat cloying. I have to guess that they sweetened this beer with non-fermentables after primary fermentation. The taste is really all about peaches and mango, with very mild bitterness only as an afterthought. Candied peaches. No perceptible off-flavors or aromas, but a touch of nail-polish remover remains in the aftertaste. This may or may not be fusels, as the fruity esters are so overwhelming in this one.
This is one-trick pony, and I'm glad I tried it, but it needs to be "digestible" as the Belgians like to say, to make anyone want to drink more than one of these. It's a bit heavy and needs to attenuate further, and heck, doing so would boost the alcohol, which the whole Scaldis thing is all about. As it is, cut it with some brut champagne for a nice spritzer.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2014 05:59:32 | More by Mitchster
Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
81 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.