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Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Pêche MelPêche Mel

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Travlr on 01-03-2010)
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Reviews by bashiba:
Photo of bashiba
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly dark cloudy orange with a super creamy and stable 1/2 inch of tan head, great lacing as well, almost looks like it was on Nitro the head is so perfect.

The smell is all peach, big and fruity, a touch sweet and tart.

The flavor is a nice blend of classic belgian spices and tropcial fruit notes normally found in Tripels mixing nicely with the big sweet peach flavors. There is a bit of lingering bitterness and underlying tartness that keep it from being to fruity. A very good balance overall.

The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and very creamy.

This beer is done very well, easily one of the better balanced fruit beers I have tried.

bashiba, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

JakerLou, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Keegan, Aug 25, 2014
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daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy dried orange hue with a thick light beige foam and a wall of microcarbonation gliding up the side of the glass.

S- The peach blossom aroma has some dry honey notes and borders the line between syrupy and natural fruit. It also turns a bit perfumy as the beer opens.

T- The sweet canned peach flavor has some mellow sweetness and honey notes to follow with a caramel malt touch underneath. There is a slightly dry bitter note in the finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The nice fresh canned peach flavor is just a bit to sweet but not really overpowering. It could use a bit more malt flavor to balance the fruit.

rhoadsrage, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Don't know what Mel' means in French or Flemish, but my wife's name is Mel, and she's a peach, so I'm going with that.

This beer pours a hazy, apricot-tinged golden amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, bubbly off-white head, which leaves a very low ring of ebbing lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells mostly of sweet peach juice, a bit of bitter citrus, and some very faint grainy malt notes. The taste is still quite peachy (sorry, babe), but now with more visible (metaphorically speaking) sweet grainy, slight sour bready maltiness, a little bit of apricot stoniness, some musky white wine mustiness, and some slightly soused leafy hops.

The bubbles are prominent, but gentle with their imbued power, the body medium in weight, in that fruit-juice way, and mostly smooth, in a drying sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, and fruity, sure, with a semi-serious stab at balance from the turtling malt and ethereal hops.

Not too shabby a fruit beer, I would put forth, for it sure is peachy, in the literal sense now, but some consideration is at least given to the flip side, whose drying notes go far to make this actually more drinkable than a poorly-made smoothie. Oh, right - the 17-proof ABV sure does a number in its shadow impersonation.

biboergosum, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Metalmonk
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks nice enough, having a brown-tinted/burnt dark orange color, somewhat copper/bronze maybe, and a thinnish but creamy and long-lasting head.

The aroma has a nice soft peach presence that doesn't totally overshadow the other elements of this beer; it remains dominant, but all the usual ingredients show up for roll call, especially the yeast (very clearly having that unique Belgian twist) and a sweet kiss of alcohol.

I'll get to the taste in a second, but I have to immediately go to the mouthfeel. For a beer as fruity and crisp tasting as Peche Mel, the texture is a bear: syrupy and just plain thick, but with ample carbonation to offset that and turn this into the feature of this beer. It could be too much for some to grapple with, but I dig it. Flavor-wise we're looking at plenty of gin-soaked peach, as there's equal presence of both the fruit and alcohol here. Hops are bright and vibrant, malt lays down a considerable layer of comforting graham cracker-like sweetness, while the yeast doesn't play quite as much a role on the tongue as in so many other Belgian beers.

At 8.5%, not a humongous ABV, you still feel it. And from the makers of Scaldis, whose high alcohol flagship beer makes you feel it too, I guess this is the stamp of the Dubuisson brewery...they're not afraid to feature the alcohol in their beers.

So, a chewy and fairly big-tasting fruit beer here, one that would be advisable to sip slowly rather than drink in big gulps as you can lesser, or lighter, fruit beers. Goood stuff.

Metalmonk, Jul 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz into pint, from notes

A: Hazy body, with light lacing and head. Medium level of carbonation. Hazy orange body with light white head.

S: Aroma holds a peach note, with a layer ofspice from the yeast. Medium intensity.

TM: Peach juice on the front, with a astrangient medicinal character. Esters from the yeast and a warm finish.

O: This is not really a brew I would return to, as flavors don't work well together and overall character is a bit weak. Would be nice if it had been sour.

GDBEERMAN, Sep 07, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

schmidtmattsays, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Ciocanelu, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bconsidine, May 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Ralphs66, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

nickhiller, Nov 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

zonker17, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
2.6/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served from tap into a goblet. Poured orange with a one finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, apple juice, and prune juice. The flavor was of sweet malt, apples, grape juice, cranberries, and badly fermented apples. It had a light feel on the palate with very mild carbonation. Overall this felt like I was drinking a fruit smoothie only it wasn't as cold. Can't say that I was a big fan of this one if I'm honest. Just glad this thing didn't taste like prune juice otherwise I would have been in trouble since I left my Depends at home this day. I initially got this as a palate warmer-up for upcoming beers, but regretted doing so. Pounded my way through it and moved onto the next beer as soon as possible.

thagr81us, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hard to objective on this one as the extreme sweet nature and character "gets in the way."

Pours a clear medium dark orange amber with a nice firm and thick white head.

Nose is full peaches. Assertive, fresh, fruity peaches with undertones of Belgian candi sugar.

Mouthfeel is thick, rich and creamy and well balanced (once you get over the flavor shock).

Flavors - here's the shock - ultra sweet; perhaps one of the sweetest of over 3,500 beers I've tried; simple sweet, not complex sweet. Front palate is all sugar and simple sweet. It goes to a cooked sweet peach, sweet compote, sweet carmel and sweet cooked banana flavor and finishes with sweet toffee and maple syrup.

Actually well made but just way too sweet to drink.

GRG1313, Feb 09, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Ajlvt, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Samp01
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle. Pours a copper/orange/amber with a small quickly dissipating creamy beige head. Aroma of sweet fruit and some apricot and peach notes with some yeast. Taste is sweet fruit, peach, malt and yeasty. Palate is a medium body, with some good fizzy carbonation. Finish is a combination of sweet malt, yeasty and fruity. As it warms up it becomes very malty, yeasty, some brown sugar and some sweet alcohol flavors , light bitterness. Overall a good drinking after dinner brew.

Samp01, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. bottle dated 06/05/13

Into a tulip glass it pours a dark saturated orange tone, bright and jewel toned. A wall of white foam extends to the rim of the glass and not a millimeter over. No visible carbonation, though there is some very fine micro sediment in suspension.

Pleasant fruity peach aroma, the canned in syrup variety.

Full bodied, sweet and vaguely tart up front with a little bit of booze lingering in the end. Hard to tell what the base beer is, as the peach juice addition forms the majority of it's taste. Sherry comes to mind... no, more like schnapps. Though not overly sweet thankfully, but simply imagine canned peaches in beer form, and there you have it. A somewhat one-dimensional wine-cooler alternative.

emerge077, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

330 ml (11.2 ounce) bottle. Served in a flute, the beer pours an orange/amber color with a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like sweet peaches, mostly like the syrup or juice from a fruit cocktail or canned peaches. I can also pick up some apricot and sweet malt in the aroma. Unfortunately, the peach taste isn't very sweet, and it has a weird bitter finish. And the taste got a little bit worse the longer I drank it. With that being said, it wasn't bad enough to drain pour. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and sticky and has moderate carbonation. I didn't care much for this brew, mainly because I didn't like the taste of it. Oh well, hopefully the next beer will be better.

bluejacket74, Mar 24, 2011
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Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
81 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.