Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 17.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Belgium

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 ThaCreep
1.61/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Fort peach syrup on the nose. The mouth is not as strong as the nose might suggest. Enough alcohol to taste, slightly bitter flavor but without control and with a spicy aftertaste syrupy. Not at all easy to drink, let alone for thirst. You would think Bush amber drink with a syrup Tesseire fishing style. For fans of Bush, they find disgusting pervert the product by adding glucose fruity. For others, they will find the blend deeply missed, limited to the question of who makes decisions from Dubuisson to have been able to lay such a lousy association, association as any drinker lambda could have found a drunken evening deep mixing Bush's with everything that comes into his hand.

Photo of gxm99
1.86/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I assume this was on tap at Le Chapitre in Namur, as we didn't get a bottle like all the others we ordered.

A - The hazy golden amber color was pretty, but didn't have any head.

S - Overwhelming peach. Nothing else.

T - This is a one-two combo punch. Peach!! Sweet!! That is all this beer has, and I found it to be utterly unbalanced.

D - My partner and I drank many different beers over two weeks in Belgium. This is one of two that were left unfinished.

Also, I don't think this has any lambic as in it, as that it not claimed by Dubuisson on their website.

Photo of Bendurgin
2.3/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a tulip. This is a murky dark orange with a big fluffy head. It's settling down quickly, but leaving sticky lace. When it settles it leaves a nice pillow of white foam.

Not much to the aroma on this one. Just boozey peach juice with a mild bitter hop aroma. Honestly, the aroma kind of reminds me of the cough drops. Ugh, this taste like a cough drop too. It's like those viatamin C drops that are supposed to taste like orange. I don't think I'll make it through this one.

Heavier than I'd hoped. I'd rather a light fruit beer. This one is too boozey and too heavy. Overall, I want my five bucks back.

Photo of homebrew311
2.38/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy peach color with very little clarity, a small layer of head and minimal lacing. The nose smells like artificial candied peaches/ Notes of sugar, syrup, fruit juice and caramel comes through. Smells like it is going to be sickeningly sweet. The taste is as expected, straight sugary sweetness with artificial peach highlights. Not much else to taste here. The mouthfeel is thick and mildly carbonated. This brew is a bit of a mess, it tastes artificial and the flavors are cloying. No thanks.

Photo of Trilogy31
2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Labeled scaldis, pours a nice brown amber with a huge head that stays throughout drinking the beer. Nose is slightly vegetal with a strong apricot (i guess the peach) that shows being underripe and sour. Also i picked up some artificial/chemical notes. Taste is of sweet fake peach fruit flavors, like a sour patch kid. Comes acrsoss almost as a fake sour as if the fruit is ment to be sour but it is really just a contrived artificial flavor. Not to drinkable and the abv is too high to pass it off to my girl. Not a very good beer.

Photo of thagr81us
2.61/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

Photo of GRG1313
2.68/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Brown 33cl bottle: best before 25 May 2012, poured into my Wetmalle chalice on Easter Sunday 2012. Deep golden or light amber, you choose the colour! On top a quickly fading wisp of white. Very slight haze to the body.

The nose as you'd expect was peachy, as was the taste: a bit too sweet for me but not as sickly as I thought it might be, the alcohol content helps to calm the fruit down a little: I almost enjoyed it.

Photo of match1112
2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours a cloudy straw color with a full finger of off white head that settles rather fast to a thin film on top of the beer with no lacing.

s: strong peach smell with a slight medicine smell in the background.

t: rotten peach taste with something off in there as well.

m: medium body, creamy,

o: not worth it. i bought two bottles, one for me and one to send out in a trade (as an extra). now i feel bad for sending it. hope he enjoys it. the peaches are overpowering in a bad way.

Photo of david18
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a twelve ounce pour of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Not really a great beer but worth trying once.

Poured an orange/light pink. Very frothy head.

Aroma was of peach and yeast. A little bit of bread.

Flavor was a little too fruity to detect much of anything else. Not really that great.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

Photo of ArrogantB
2.98/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

33cl bottle $4. Orange and not hazy at all, looks hood. Smell is sweet fuzzy peaches and then sugar. The taste is very much peach and candi sugar, like peach malt liquor and tripel, this is almost like peach schnapps, bleh. I'd definitely never buy this again.

Photo of bluejacket74
2.99/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a hazy brownish-orange with a moderate foamy head that dissipated almost completely, but left a bit of lacing on the way. Aroma pretty much delivered what was promised: peaches, and lots of them, seemingly in puree form, notes of bready malts and not much else. Taste was pretty much straight up peach syrup, no subtlety, no grace. Chewy and kind of sickeningly sweet, a bit phenolic. Not liking it. There's a way to make a good fruit beer, and these guys just didn't nail it with this one. Light-medium body, one dimensional. Not terrible, but not something I'd ever go for again. If you REALLY like peaches, this Bud's for you.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Orange color; lots of sediment. Poured a 1 finger white head that fell to a wispy skim. Laced in thin rings.

S: Sweet peach fuzz; that about it. Maybe some other fruity esters well in the background.

T: Peach up front, in the middle and in the finish. Some warming alcohol in the finish that ends up dry.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Very sweet then turning dry and warming.

D: Peach flavor dominates everything. Gets to the point that its artificially flavored (maybe it is?).

Photo of dirkchivers
3.07/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

spoils from beervana.
11.2oz brown bottle. no freshness date, pretty label though.

A - pink amber in hue. voluminous head, died back fairly quick, but the glass might have been the cause.
S - Well...peaches of course. a bit of malt. the smell of the malt combined with the peach makes this smell like a wheat beer.
T - Peaches, a bit of fake sugar taste too. A touch of bitterness. Unpleasant aftertaste, like peach rings with green tea.
M - Sticky sweetness, medium body. more carbonation would help clean up.
D - not hugely drinkable because of the sweetness. Maybe paired with a desert.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a wine style glass. Picked this up in jerz, never even knew this existed.

A nice hiss with the pop, Pêche Mel pours out a bold burnt orange with a sort a punkin look. A hard pour produced not even a small cap, just small sparse bubbles, no lace at all.

Smell is really sweet, peach juice is really used a lot, smells kinda artificial, almost like a peach snapps type scent, booze peaks it's ugly head too. Not sure what the base beer is, Im guessing a BSPA, but it does not show up.

Taste is well, how should I put this, something that a girl would probably like. This is really sweet, kinda cloying, yet not something that im dumping. It varies with each sip. Peach snapps flavor with some butterscotch and some booze, not hot though.

Feel is slick and and semi glossy with a quick coat, a bit warm and did I mention sweet. Medium build and not very lively on the tounge carb wise. I got through my glass, but won't be getting this again, unless it's for a girl that im digging.

Photo of PDXHops
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a La Chouffe tulip. See-thru light amber with a soft, fluffy off-white head. Good retention with scattered patches of soapy lace.

Nose is full of pleasant peach and floral aromas. Peach flavor is more intense, as is the flavor profile in general. It's tasty if a bit disjointed. Peach, Belgianish esters, grapefruit zest and juice, husky grain. A surprising amount of grapefruity, actually- kinda keeps the sweeter peach flavors in check. A touch boozy, but not harsh. Fluffy carbonation.

Overall impression: Pretty tasty, although it seems like it would benefit from some time in the cellar.

Photo of ToasterChef
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A cellar temperature bottle was poured into a white wine glass.

The beer has an orange colored liquid, with copper notes. Initially there was a large white foamy head, but it has settled down to about a finger's worth of thickness. The beer is translucent and has plenty of very tiny bubbles rising within. Some lacing is left behind.

The beer smells of apricots. There is some sweetness to the nose that reminds me of powdered sugar. I can also smell some Belgian yeast.

This beer is sweet and sour with a big fruit flavor. I taste candied apricots at first. A slightly sour yeast flavor moves in. As I swallow, an effervescent flavor that reminds me of ginger ale comes to the front and lingers on.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. A little bit sticky. There is some coating that is a mix of the beer's sweet and sour flavors.

I wouldn't drink this beer again. It's not bad, just not for me.

Photo of RollBounce
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells like a Bellini, sweet candy, golden brown color, Drank at 60 degrees, less peach in the front than I would have thought from the nose, not a balanced beer, ABV comes out on the finish.

Overall; the beer is disjointed and I will not return to this brew.

Photo of benfons
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear orange little carbonation, very small head

S: peach, a bit cider like, malts and yeast also, fairly balanced for a fruit beer

T: very sweet, again the peach, but also honey. There is also a bitterness to it. For me this doesn't really work. It's fine when you smell it not when you taste it.

M/D: a bit too heavy on the alcohol, i think, carbonation is fine

Not my cup of tea, altough i do appreciate the effort to try to make a different kind of fruit beer.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle - $4.69 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, dull, darkened orange body with a couple fingers of shimmering, whitish foam.

Smell: Soggy bread showing tiny spots of molding underneath the prevalent scent of contaminated peach puree and fine floral bouquets.

Taste: Honeyed, delicately malted barley given a big additional dose of sugar. Candied apricots and sugar-coated peaches, still quite a few florals, and with a hint of wild yeastiness underneath all that sweetness. Hint of Yoplait peach yogurt. There is some alcoholic heat coming off that 8.5%. Finishes out as sweet and as fruity as ole Mel started, cut only by the alcohol and the crackling carbonation at the tail end of the close.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. High carbonation, quite spritzy.

Overall: Reminds me of the Wallaby Darned drink from Outback Steakhouse. What business do I have drinking a concoction like that? About the same as I do drinking Pêche Mel, really.

Photo of Samp01
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of vince4953529
3.32/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer appeared to be light copper colored, fizzy carbonation but a filmy head retained.

Very noticeable smell of peach alright. They promised peaches and they delivered peaches, no fault with that.

This tasted like a cocktail composed of peach juice and vodka that you get in a club with bunch of girls living devil-may-care. I wouldn't say that's a bad thing, but I can maybe mix that myself with stronger abv with a lesser price.

Photo of emerge077
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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