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Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Pêche MelPêche Mel

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Reviews: 81
Hads: 230
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 28.57%
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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Photo of msarver16
4.97/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of adamette
4.67/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!”

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.37/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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 feloniousmonk
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of SFLpunk
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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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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 alpinebryant
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter a nice heavy orange peel color with a strong white head of thick bubbles.

Smell of strong peach nectar, malt, and a very light belgian aroma.

On the taste, the belgian character really comes out. I was excited to see this as it is not a Sour beer and contains peaches, which is a relatively rare occurrence and one that should be celebrated when available. Taste of caramelized sugars along with belgian yeast and malts. This is very nice and sweet and does not have the artificial peach flavors that one might suspect. Not overly sweet, but done well. I would drink this again. Light carbonation and a medium body. Not syrupy

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a pint glass, Light copper amber with an enormous white head that dissipates leaving good lacing, hazy

S: fresh peaches, not at all artificial, sweet

T: sweet and sour peach flavors, very fruity flavored, light yeasty tastes

M: very high carbonation with light to medium body, alcohol well hidden

O: a very nice fruit beer, no hint of artificial flavors, tastes like fresh sliced peaches

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Photo of jeremy13586
4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a tulip glass. No bottle date.

Amber color with what looks like some tiny floaties. Formed a two finger off-white head that settled out very quickly.

Very fruity. Peach, sweet malt, Belgian sugar, and a little bit of yeast.

Peachy and sweet, but less peachy than in the nose. A little bit of a nutty taste at the end. The finish was very clean, though.

Pretty slick, leaving a oily feeling behind, but pretty damn clean finish. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.

Looked pretty average, but it was very drinkable and refreshing. A tasty brew that I look forward to having again.

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Photo of John_M
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's today. Had no idea the folks at Scaldis were making this.

The beer pours a honey amber color with good head retention and decent lacing. On the nose, I get intense peach, rose and flowers. It's odd, but not unpleasant. On the palate, I can see where this beer is not for everyone, but I thought it pretty impressive nonetheless. The beer is fairly sweet, with peach, sweet riesling, coconut and light vanilla. Also, there's a hint of citrus in the finish that is appealing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth, and while the alcohol is not obtrusive, you can tell there's some underlying alcohol in this one. Still, there's almost a soda, slight alka seltzer, fresca flavor that balances and counters the sweetness in a suprisingly good way. Drinkability is OK, though as previously noted, you can tell the alcohol is up there a bit.

Couple of thoughts. As already noted, this is not a style I'm a huge fan of, but I can appreciate what the brewer has done here. Also, IMHO, this is yet another beer that pushes the envelope, that shows what a lambic can taste like in a completely different way. Interesting stuff, and a beer I'm very glad to have had the opportunity to try.

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Photo of Brad007
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mild amber color (Am I seeing a theme or what?) with a thin-head into my glass. The ABV seems rather high so I expect that this will be a sipper.

The aroma is strong with the essence of peach and grapefruit as well (it's my nose). Very inviting, even if peaches aren't my favorite type of fruit.

There's a subtle balance between "fruit beer" and "strong sipper" here. The peach and grapefruit tones are balanced out nicely by a slight sourness that accompanies a hint of alcohol warmth. In other words, it's far from cloying. There's even a crispness present.

Mouthfeel can only be described as lingering grapefruit notes that stick to the throat. Not much else is left there.

I would say that this is a fine beer. It's drinkable and I'm wishing for a counterpart that utilizes a more familiar fruit, such as strawberry or raspberry.

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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 DrDemento456
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up for 6 bucks shipped from Halftime Beverages. Into a pint glass.

A - A nice inch of head that quickly fizzes to a mild lace ring. Color is a hazy amber brown which is darker than I expected.
S - Smell is tart and dry peaches obviously with a nice sweet peach smell in the glass. The most inviting peach beer I ever smelled.
T - Has a bit of a bit mid palate but really balanced peach beer taste. I like how its not overbearing like a peach juice just balanced sweet taste with a bit of bitter yeast and some fruity esters.
M - Very refreshing despite the above average ABV. I could drink this all night.

Overall it was a bit expensive but I was impressed solid fruit not artificial flavoring. One of the great fruit beers I ever drank!

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Photo of jayhawk73
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice orange color, with a good two finger head that quickly goes away. Nice lacing and carbonation.

S- Peach juice with some malt, that's about it. Very nice smelling though.

T- Tastes like a peach beer. Actually really like this for what it is.

M- Syrup/Smooth feel to this beer. Pretty good for the style.

O- Enjoyed this one, for the style it's really good. Pick it up if you're looking for something new.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a one finger off-white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma dominated by peach juice with a hint of lemon citrus, somewhat spicy; light bready malt. Flavor follows with lightly sweet/tart peach and apricot with lemon and orange citrus, finishes mildly tart with a suggestion of citrus hops. A mild sweet malt supports the fruit flavors. Medium bodied with active carbonation. A nicely made peach infused ale with a great balance between sweet and tart. The malt provides little flavor, but supports the peach and stone fruit flavors well.There is a tasty lemon rind/peach flavor in the finish which was particularly inviting. Fruit ales are not a style I usually seek out, but this one I will try again. ABV well covered.

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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 jdhilt
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Peach nose and flavor is sweet peach, not cloying. Higher ABV is hidden, this is way too easy to drink. Pricey at $4.89 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a plastic tumbler.

I was warned this would be rather peachy, pun most definitely intended. It pours a clear straw topped by a finger of light off-white foam. The nose is very one-sided: It's all the syrup from the inside of a can of peaches. Straight up (without the tin/aluminum, though). The taste doesn't deviate all that much, though some peach flesh is in there as well, along with a tinge of what seems like apricot and white grapes. There is no flavor arc, though, as I call it, just a pleasant bludgeon of peach, peach, and more peach. The body is fairly light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a feel that borders on the watery. Overall, I found it hard to believe that this weighs in at 8.5%...it's just so damn easy to drink. Peachy danger in a bottle right here, mateys.

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Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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