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Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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Pêche MelPêche Mel

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BA SCORE
81
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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Travlr on 01-03-2010)
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Photo of wembly13
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

wembly13, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Brewsed, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.73/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

BlackHaddock, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

daveytheformer, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of david18
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

david18, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of RobertMathison
4/5  rDev +11.7%

RobertMathison, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of RollBounce
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

RollBounce, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of sholland119
3/5  rDev -16.2%

sholland119, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Khazadum, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of AleWatcher
1/5  rDev -72.1%

AleWatcher, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of MoreThanWine
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

MoreThanWine, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of JayQue
3.65/5  rDev +2%
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.

JayQue, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of codynevels
3/5  rDev -16.2%

codynevels, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of cornucopia
4/5  rDev +11.7%

cornucopia, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of london1o1
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

london1o1, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of thecheapies
4.18/5  rDev +16.8%
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!

thecheapies, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Ajlvt
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Ajlvt, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -16.2%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

AngusOg, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

mrshoes, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +11.7%

nickhiller, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

GDBEERMAN, Sep 07, 2011
Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
81 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.