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Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 17.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 17 | 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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Ratings: 204 | Reviews: 77
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.37/5  rDev +21.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bashiba
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

Photo of jdhilt
4.02/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of jeremy13586
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
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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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of msarver16
4.97/5  rDev +38.4%
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.

Photo of jlindros
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a bubbly fizzy head of 1 finger that fades at a med pace, no lacing, over hazy full of yeast chunks reddish orange beer.

Nose is ridiculously fruity, like magic hat #9 mixed with very fine fruit punch. Peaches galore, fresh, canned, etc, as well as other stone fruit like apricot, and berries with light strawberry and raspberry. Then hints of sweet reddish malt and candy syrup. The strong peach aroma eventually overtakes everything.

Taste starts really sweet, wow sweetness like candied candy peaches. Sweet caramel malts, reddish syrupy malts and candi sugar. Booze follows the sweetness closely with warmth and a light tingle, and typical esters. Fruit galore again, peach explosion, apricots, fruit syrup, jam, candied and canned peaches. Finish is slightly dry but still sweet and a bit syrupy, long lingering candied peach flavor, and a bit of booze.

Mouth is med to heavier bodied, syrupy, decent carb, some warming and slight tingly booze.

Overall interesting but way too sweet for me. I did like the carbonation of belgian strong ale and fruits, but just too damn sweet.

Photo of flagmantho
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and lots of effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Looks good to me!

Smell: very good peachy aroma with a light sweetness and a good earthiness around the edges, no doubt representing the underlying malt. No doubt about it -- this is peachy -- but it's what I would call "as-advertised".

Taste: the peach is of an entirely different character than the aroma. It's a lot sweeter than I would have guessed from the smell. Peach flavor and and lightly malty finish are what you get; a bit heavy-handed and unsubtle. Not terrible, but it could have a lot more finesse.

Mouthfeel: big body with a big carbonation and resultingly huge creaminess. Ba-dow! Just the way I like it.

Overall: I have to give this beer an overall score to match its flavor. No doubt, it has a great mouthfeel and enticing aroma, but its lack of subtlety in the flavor department is getting to me.

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.2/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

way too sweet, but some excellent real fruit flavors and a warming abv. not sure its a spring beer, but it pours hazy and orange, with a small off white head. smells like fresh muddled yellow peaches and belgian yeast to a lesser degree. flavor is so so so sweet. fresh peaches all the way. some spicy yeast notes in the finish, but this is a fruit beer through and through. fair carbonation and a medium body, but the sweetness here sticks to the teeth and makes the stomach turn. its just as sugary as orange soda, only peach. overall a beer i probably wont drink again, and one that could lead to a really brutal hangover, but worth a try if you get off on fruit beers. no extracts or artificials here, this tastes like the genuine article right from the grove.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of david18
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
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 sholland119
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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