Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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4.98/5 rDev +39.5%
On tap at Tapestry, Philadelphia.
This beer needs no complex review.
Smells like 100 pounds of peaches, and tastes pretty much the same. If you like peaches or fruit beers, you are in for an absolute treat.
On tap the 8.5% is hidden (dangerous), by bottle the booze is there, but still a massive peach bomb. Enjoy, I highly recommond it for all beer drinkers.
06-08-2012 02:53:46 | More by msarver16
4.7/5 rDev +31.7%
A: Poured a lighter orangish/peach color with good carbonation
S: Fresh peaches but not overpowering with some belgian yeast, fresh and sweet
T: A belgian yeast character us light with a nice light peach taste and man is it refreshing
M: Delicous. So nice, crisp and different. Well carbonated
D: I could honestly drink this all day and I would think a good gateway beer for those females who prefer Zima.
06-27-2010 17:16:49 | More by barleywinefiend
4.7/5 rDev +31.7%
Enjoyed by me on tap at Chef Paul’s Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, Illinois July 26th, 2012 in the presence of my brother in law Mat. I believe the place had been renamed simply “Bavarian Lodge” but I still refer to it as “Chef Paul’s.” By any name this is a world class BeerAdvocate place. Anyone reading this should seek it out.
A Strongly fruit nose…certainly peach. Nothing if not interesting. 4.0
S Huge, creamy head that lingered for minutes. 4.5
T Excellent, authentic sweet peach taste that might be the best tasting fruit beer that I have ever had. There is also a great sweet cream taste along with the peach. Really, really good. I would not change a thing. 5.0
M Smooth as silk and a real plus for this beer. 4.5
D/O Great drinkability and overall this is a great fruit beer. 4.5
Notes: Fruit beers are not my favorite but this is a great tasting beer. Rated based on its style, this beer is a winner. Another interesting selection from “Chef Paul’s!”
09-17-2012 03:33:43 | More by adamette
4.38/5 rDev +22.7%
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of peaches, peach juice, apricots, and peach/apricot jam and jelly aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight malt finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great fruit presence in the aroma and taste that make it super easy to drink.
08-14-2012 01:06:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.38/5 rDev +22.7%
11.2oz bottle picked up at my local whole foods as a single for around $3. this is a beer ive never heard of from a brewery that i havnt tried yet. drank from my russian river "tion" glass.
A- this one pours out a light orange (peach?) colored body with a solid finger of bright white head on top. the head has good retention and leaves behind small rings of lacing. off to a good start.
S- the peach juice in this one hits me immediately. very real and fresh smelling. it adds a rather intense level of sweetness to the nose. pretty one dimensional, but thats what this beer is going for.
T- the real peach smell turns into real peach flavor in my mouth. fresh and juicy. very sweet, but theres also a very slight underlying sourness to this that helps balance it out. a little bit of belgian yeast adds to the mix. there is no trace of the alcohol.
M- the body is a solid medium. the carbonation is just about right for your average belgian ale. the alcohol is masterfully hidden, there is virtually no warming.
O- fruit beers usually arnt my thing (unless in lambic form), but i cant help myself with this one. putting it down is hard. not the most thought provoking beer, but its hitting the spot right now. ill go back soon for another couple.
05-17-2011 03:11:40 | More by jwinship83
4.35/5 rDev +21.8%
On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.
Pours a murky, slightly dark orange. 2 inch head. Pretty good lacing. Really nice looking beer.
Smell is of pure peaches, both the actual fruit and the sweet juice.
Tastes incredible. Peaches, peaches, peaches, plus apricots, slight cloves, and Belgian yeast. Really tastes like real fruit, not extract. Slightly tart, but mostly just sweet, without being cloying.
Low carbonation which is good, because it would make this taste more like a fruity soda rather than beer. Full body, not too syrupy.
One of the best fruit beers I've ever had, just a masterful use of peach.
06-21-2013 02:03:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.35/5 rDev +21.8%
Peche Mel Scaldis, Belgian Ale with Peach Juice added. So they say.
Poured fresh off the tap, and into a Scaldis chalice. Cloudy, apricot/peach color, bountiful head, ivory toned, lace-leaving, looking good. Very inviting visuals.
Aromatics invite, as well, sweet, peachy, and gorgeous. Bright, fruity, beautiful. I can't help liking this, so far.
Tasting it, ...Mmm, a little bitter, a little sour, just enough to cut the sweet, but the fruit carries forward and keeps on coming. Little honey, little bit of booze. Slightly rough, but over-ridingly smooth, -ooth,- ooth. Full in body, no slouch in flavor or texture in any stretch or degree.
Incredibly delicious. How else to put it? Just enough bitter and sour to match the sweet fruit. Excellent match of fruit and ale. Deeee-licious. Mmmmm meets yum.
Never had a Dubuisson brew I haven't liked, yet. And the streak continues.
10-26-2010 23:02:13 | More by feloniousmonk
4.28/5 rDev +19.9%
11.2oz brown glass pry-top bottle acquired from Don Feinburg himself at a recent tasting. No freshness date.
Pours a beautiful thick orange with some thin bone-white head that falls quickly but keeps around the edges. Nose is like fresh peaches and beautiful orange blossoms. Some pale maple syrup and clover honey notes.
Palate is fat with sweetness but snappy with some alcohol prickle. Yeast does a nice job of helping to dry out the finish but it's a struggle. Big thick peach nectar flavors including the peel (fuzz), some orange juice notes, a little green vegetal character. Faint creamy carbonation adds to the complexity.
Bottled version is drier than the on-tap version.
I can see this being a polarizing beer, some saying it's too sweet and simple, but I think if you give it some time and warm it up, sipping it slowly, you'll see this is an epic brew.
10-07-2010 03:37:45 | More by SFLpunk
4.23/5 rDev +18.5%
Reviewed on a sunny spring day!
Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a belgian-style snifter. Pours a hazy, cloudy peach/amber color with a minimal head consisting of tiny uniform bubbles. Carbonation is rather actice.
Smells of peach nectar, with hints of honey, and very mild malt.
The peach flavor is quite strong, sweet, fruity and slighty tart. Hints of banana, honey, allspice and cloves are present.
The feel is soft and fizzy, with slight tang-bite from the peach.
A pleasant fruit beer for a warm spring day, full of peach flavor without being overly sweet.
05-20-2012 20:16:35 | More by TheHoppiest
4.2/5 rDev +17.6%
A: Semi hazy orange/hay colored brew topped with a white foamy head with lots of active medium sized bubbles around the rim ... good lacing.
S: WOW peach alright! White peach preserves overwhelm in a very fruity bouquet.
T: Scaldis can do no wrong. Essence of peach meets a balancing bitterness from hopping and a nice spicy yeasty flavor. This is a great take on a style plagued with overly sweet beers. Not the most complex beer of all time but its quite good just the same.
M: dry and sticky all at once.
O: Great take on a fruit beer, this is a must try!
03-24-2011 02:02:56 | More by flannelman808
Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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