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Pêche Mel - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 19.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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VoodooBear

Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 23:26:55 | More by VoodooBear
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Kaveman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

08-25-2013 20:43:19 | More by Kaveman
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-24-2013 18:34:58 | More by imperialking
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-18-2013 04:58:54 | More by schmidtmattsays
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icehawk

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19%

08-10-2013 12:36:34 | More by icehawk
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 17:43:13 | More by biegaman
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-20-2013 02:31:44 | More by Sparky44
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 17:34:24 | More by Samp01
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GuzzLah

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 21:56:09 | More by GuzzLah
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19%

07-04-2013 03:03:49 | More by WOLFGANG
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wethorseblanket

California

3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 05:29:56 | More by wethorseblanket
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 02:03:15 | More by GreesyFizeek
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-18-2013 14:10:29 | More by mrfrancis
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-09-2013 17:46:20 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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raizin

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

05-26-2013 00:04:11 | More by raizin
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desint

Belgium

1.25/5  rDev -65%

05-24-2013 11:56:03 | More by desint
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-12-2013 02:50:37 | More by KiMiRaiK
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -16%

05-09-2013 12:29:49 | More by Ciocanelu
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +12%

04-25-2013 03:21:47 | More by grittybrews
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.34/5  rDev -34.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 05:23:36 | More by homebrew311
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev +12%

02-15-2013 04:04:38 | More by 2neardead
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

01-31-2013 15:38:58 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Don't know what Mel' means in French or Flemish, but my wife's name is Mel, and she's a peach, so I'm going with that.

This beer pours a hazy, apricot-tinged golden amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, bubbly off-white head, which leaves a very low ring of ebbing lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells mostly of sweet peach juice, a bit of bitter citrus, and some very faint grainy malt notes. The taste is still quite peachy (sorry, babe), but now with more visible (metaphorically speaking) sweet grainy, slight sour bready maltiness, a little bit of apricot stoniness, some musky white wine mustiness, and some slightly soused leafy hops.

The bubbles are prominent, but gentle with their imbued power, the body medium in weight, in that fruit-juice way, and mostly smooth, in a drying sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, and fruity, sure, with a semi-serious stab at balance from the turtling malt and ethereal hops.

Not too shabby a fruit beer, I would put forth, for it sure is peachy, in the literal sense now, but some consideration is at least given to the flip side, whose drying notes go far to make this actually more drinkable than a poorly-made smoothie. Oh, right - the 17-proof ABV sure does a number in its shadow impersonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 03:21:06 | More by biboergosum
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SFC21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-10-2013 18:32:15 | More by SFC21
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jessicapreuss

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-08-2012 03:43:14 | More by jessicapreuss
Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
81 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.