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Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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82
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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Travlr on 01-03-2010)
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Photo of flagmantho
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of wembly13
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of Brewsed
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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
2.73/5  rDev -24%
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 daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of david18
2.8/5  rDev -22%
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 RobertMathison
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of RollBounce
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
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%

Photo of Khazadum
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of AleWatcher
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a massive 4" off-white head with decent retention but eventually vanished completely. The body is a clear gold yellow. The smell is mildly of peach, getting a little stronger with a little more warming. The taste is a mildly sweet canned peaches with an aftertaste a bit more tart. Some malt comes through. My only problem with this sample is Scaldis is such a great beer unadulterated and the act of adding peach detracts from that greatness instead of promoting it. But yeah, it's tasty.

Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Looks like a Tripel....mostly clear orange color. Delicate bubbly small head. Fades fast. Film on the glass as you tilt it, not much other lacing.

Smell and taste are fairly robust, canned peaches and peach juice in a Belgian beer...some elements of maltiness, candi sugar and Belgian yeast. The peaches are most prominent in the aroma. The taste is actually more nicely blended, the peach is there but the other flavors make up a nice mix.

Mouthfeel is just right. A little warming alcohol but not much, a rich smooth presence, a little sweet but not overly so.

Overall, pretty good. Canned peaches is not my first choice as a flavor for a Belgian beer. I would much rather have a regular Tripel but this was not bad either. Enjoyable enough but a bit heavy on canned peaches and juice.

Photo of codynevels
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of cornucopia
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of london1o1
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thecheapies
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
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!

Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
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 nmann08
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.