Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Reviews: 80
Hads: 227
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Travlr on 01-03-2010

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Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33 CL bottle into a brandy snifter.

Two fingers of bubbly, bone-white head. Pours a murky, burnt orange. Dirty amber gleams shine through in the light. Not gorgeous, but an interesting hue.

Aromas of peach nectar, candi sugar, overripe pineapple, Belgian yeast, and a touch of honey sweetness. Smells pretty damn inviting.

More nutty on the taste. The peaches aren't the fresh kind, more of the canned kind--you know, the kind that comes with light syrup? Still juicy and delicious. There's a nice bit of bitterness coming from the hop varietals used. Not cloyingly sweet. Well constructed fruit beer, and the 8.5% ABV is nowhere to be found! A little bit of caramel and dry cracker pairs harmoniously with the fruit. I'm a fan.

Feels a little syrupy (can't get the idea of light syrup out of my head) but very drinkable. There's a decent amount of residual sugar here, as intended. Carbonation is spot-on, however.

My favorite peach beer (and one of my favorite fruit beers), such a treat!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jpinoniemi
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love peaches and this beer did not disappoint, delicious!

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Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tigg924
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Taste is sweet peach, peach juice, and wheaty lager. Had on tap and this was amazing. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Could have several. One of the better peach beers I have had.

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Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pat61
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours bright peachy gold under a 2” rocky white foam cap that produces intricate lace.
S: Peach, honey and spice.
T: Big peach flavors and light honey over biscuit malt with a light hop accent on the finish. A little on the sweet side but not over done.
F: Medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: A very drinkable peach beer.

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Photo of Keegan
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Metalmonk
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JohnDwyer
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bashiba
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

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Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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