Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
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4.16/5 rDev +16.5%
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
11-13-2013 00:03:46 | More by M_C_Hampton
4.04/5 rDev +13.2%
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!
09-18-2013 07:16:10 | More by DrDemento456
4/5 rDev +12%
Presentation: 330mL brown bottle served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: Develops a thin, half finger head that goes away quickly. It leaves a ring, however. It's a deep, dark orange color, and leaves some good lacing.
Smell: A very dominant sweet, peach scent is all that can be perceived.
Taste: Tastes very sweet, mainly of peach with a little malt. There's a tiny bitter note that's barely noticeable.
Mouthfeel: It's crisp and light, but it leaves a cloying aftertaste after finishing it because of all the sweetness.
Overall: A very good beer that despite the high alcohol content is very sweet and easy to drink. This is a must try for fans of fruit beers or just anything sweet. Be careful though, it'll sneak up on you.
08-31-2013 23:26:55 | More by VoodooBear
3.59/5 rDev +0.6%
Pêche Mel looks ostensibly like an inflated, liquified sour peach candy, blending yellowy-beige and orange blush tones into one pleasing aesthetic. It has a head just as tall and well-built as any of its Belgian-brewed counterparts, and it absolutely drenches the glass with lacing.
I just expect a peach beer to smell synthetic and saccharine, but Pêche Mel has an aroma like a quality New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc: tart gooseberry, papaya, lime and other citrus fruits are all just as prominently displayed as the peach. This fruit cup is ambrosial enough to hook anyone in.
Somewhere right now a kid is walking out of a convenience store and tasting exactly the same thing I did when I drank this beer: candy peaches. Whatever dimension was contained in the aroma falls to the sweet, sugary, synthetically enhanced (or canned fruit cup) peach flavour.
Still, I can moan about the artificial-tasting peach flavour all I want but I can't deny that it's delicious. I also can't claim that this isn't an enjoyable beer to drink; it's not sickeningly saccharine and I was impressed to learn of the 8.5% alcohol only after the fact. It's not easy hiding that much booze, especially not in a dainty fruit beer! Marks have been upgraded.
Pêche Mel is a sort of cross between a quality New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Sour Peaches candy. While certainly not above criticisms of sugary sweetness or artificial qualities, it is a very enjoyable drink that has a bit more to it than merely the imitation fruit flavour. Unless you love fruit beers, make sure you're in the mood for it and keep expectations reasonable.
08-05-2013 17:43:13 | More by biegaman
3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
07-06-2013 17:34:24 | More by Samp01
3.81/5 rDev +6.7%
A boozy, but smooth Belgian peach bomb. Nice peach aroma and flavor. The aroma is more peachy than the flavor. Despite the peach, it still tastes like a Belgian beer with some amber maltyness.
Substantial mouthfeel for the style. Oily. Slightly warm finish. Relatively sweet, but it seems right for a peach beer.
Overall, it was fun to try and I enjoyed it. The aroma was great. The flavor was a little rough around the edges, but still pretty good for a boozy peach beer.
07-05-2013 21:56:09 | More by GuzzLah
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
330ml bottle dated 24/10/13 Lot #G242.
A: Pours a hazy peach with an initial 1" slightly off-white head which fades slowly leaving spotty lace.
N: Juicy peaches, sweetness, yeasty, grassy, perfumy.
T: Sweet peaches with odd yeasty notes and malts clashing with the fruit when served cold. However, on warming pick up some caramel from the Scaldis amber blend and lots of woody peach pits. The fruit mellows and balances out with the yeast and malts.
M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Faintly bitter with a mostly sweet fruity finish.
O: Initial medicinal flavor yields on warming to a refreshing sweet peach extract gueuze. Give this time in the glass to fully appreciate. Claimed as the strongest fruit flavored beer.
07-03-2013 05:29:56 | More by wethorseblanket
4.35/5 rDev +21.8%
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.
06-21-2013 02:03:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
81 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.