Pecheresse
Brouwerij Lindemans

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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #170
ABV:
2.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #41,331
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 13.89%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
145
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Brouwerij Lindemans
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  44
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by arkanu:
Photo of arkanu
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Photo of Andreji
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in downtown Brussels, drank in a hostel near botanique.

The beer is a very decent change from conventional lambics, with a very profound green apple and apricot smell and flavour. very fizzy top, the body is quite thin but nonetheless adequate for the beer style.

A decent refreshing lambic for a summery brussels; not my everyday beer however.

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Photo of pensinck
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Boto
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

25cl bottle from the Carrefour: This one pours a cloudy, golden color. There was a small white head on it, but still had quite a bit of bubbles clinging to the sides of the glass. The aroma is peaches, but not overly strong. I also get a whiff of apricots too. The taste is interesting. Peaches dominate, with little else discernable. The sweetness is subdued, or else I would think I was drinking a peach soda. Not bad, but I'm not sure of the point of this one. The word "Lambic" is on the bottle, but I think that is a bit of a stretch.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer was lightly hazy pale golden with a white long lasting head which laced the glass.

The aroma was lightly peachy with a moderate wheat presence.

The flavor was definitely sweet and peachy with more light wheat and a bit of a syrupy nature.

The finish was slightly sweet with lasting peach presence into the aftertaste. The body was medium light and the beer had a moderate carbonation. A bit too sweet for my tastes but a decent peach beer.

Draft in proper glass at Garre in Brugge on 9/13/06.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

25 CL bottle, with a label that would never be allowed in the States."Consumer avant de" dating of 20 Nov 2009. Pours semi cloudy ripe apricot, minor off white head and almost respectable ringed lacing. Nose of ripe fruits apricot/apple. This is a moderately tart beer, sweet/sour thing going on, notes of apples, ripe fruits, pears. worth a try, quality aperitif. Enjoyed during family trip to France this summer.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle poured into a Lindemans flute because I can. Beer is yellow with a slight haze, high carbonation and a soft white head of tiny bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks excellent. There is also a chick with great side boob action on label with some hint of some ass as well. About the best beer label out there.

Mildly tart aroma, with a fruity peachness to it. Smells good.

Beer tastes like peach candy. It's sweet and clean with a strong midpalate fruit presence and a wet finish. It's a good beer but it really is like liquid candy. It's not cloying or overly aggressive / in your face. The fruit is there...it's better than the other peach one they make for the US.

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Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of BeerNutta
4.77/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lindemans Pecheresse

A = Pours a dark orange with a thin foam head that dissapates into nothingness.

S = Smell of fresh peaches and orange peel quckly drenches the air.

T = Explosion of peach flavour that really blows you away. A slight tartness creeps in the middle followed by a dry bitter sweet finish. Wonderful.

M = Low carbonation allows you to fully explore the flavour. Just let it linger on your tongue before you swallow.

D = Very very drinkable.

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Photo of stephen1162
2.15/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

375ml bottles purchased in Belgium. Every once in a while I like the cherry or rasberry beers, so I thought I'd try the peach.

It poured a golden-peachy color with very little head. The smell was like peach juice.

The taste . . . very sweet, very peachy. Too much peach, not enough beer flavor. This beer tasted like a 50-50 mix of ordinary beer and straight peach juice.

About halfway through the beer I thought about dumping it and opening something else, but it was getting late, so I forced it down.

If you want fruit beer, try something else.

Stephen

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Photo of Absumaster
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A orange beer with a thin head that looks more like a lemonade.

Smell is sweet and has distinct peach notes.

Taste is sweet and syrupy. A strong peach taste that isn't overly artificial, but because of the sweetness, it tends to fake. This beer drinks like a lemonade. Very low bitterness. I expected to find a bit of funk, but it is not. Not too horrible though.

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Photo of soulgrowl
2.67/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: To be honest, it looks an awful lot like a garden-variety Oktoberfest; superclear amber-yellow with a tissue-white head. Very respectable level of retention despite fairly large bubbles and no hops or yeast for support.

Smell: Plenty of peach liqueur along with a surprising and welcome touch of lambic funk - reminiscent of gueuze, with a Band-Aidy phenolic quality. Sweet and very peachy through and through, with a white wine quality and a sugary character reminiscent of peach candy or even artificially-flavored strawberry milk.

Taste: Sweeet! Argh... I thought this one would be sweet, but not this sweet. This is like drinking apple juice, with a spoonful of the "light syrup" from a can of peaches stirred in for good measure. A light lemony acidity is the only thing working to offset it... and it isn't enough. I expected sweet from Lindemans, but the Cassis, Framboise, and Kriek aren't anywhere near as syrupy and one-dimensional as this!

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly clean and dry, especially in the finish. Lip-smacking and smooth, with airy carbonation... but unfortunately, it doesn't do much to lighten the heavy sugar load.

Drinkability: For what it is, this is pretty drinkable. It tastes good, like soda. But it is definitely not worth the price, and definitely not something I would want more than a bottle of. Tip: have it with a sweet, fruit-and-cream type dessert. It will offset the overt sweet fruit flavors in the beer and draw out the tart, funky lambic tones - improving its drinkability dramatically.

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Photo of lucat
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a medium metallic gold colour with very mild haze. Steady bead of carbonation with minimal snowy head. Lace is OK, but a bit small. Decent lambic look but nothing special to report.

Smells very fruity, yeah peachy I guess, with a good nod to over-ripeness. Very sweet with just a hint of tartness. Lots of peach and a bit of pear. Fruity, not very lambicky.

Taste is surprisingly full. Lots of peach flavour coming through, again with that pear edge. Very sweet with a natural fruit flavour, quite juicy but a slight carbonation tingle. Certainly nothing particularly beer-like or alcoholic here, but there's a very decent feel and body to such a low ABV. Otherwise, nothing really to comment on, especially as beer.

If you want a beer that tastes like peach juice, this is the one for you! But seriously, grab an IPA instead. Or a Cantillon.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

37.5 cl Green bottle, poured into a large 'Corsendonk' stemmed tulip glass.

Golden threat marmalade colour with a pure white head on top.

The lambic sour smell was there, but the peach sweetness was also there in equal measure, so you had a weird mix of vinegarous sourness and an incredible sickly sweetness from the fruit.

The sweetness in the taste was overpowering at first, sickly and coying. There was a souring towards the end of the aftertaste, but this is one sweet beer.

2.5% ABV, I'll not be having another, but glad i tried it.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2001.

Appearance : orange color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : peach aroma.
Taste and mouthfeel : too sweet, fruity flavour of peaches with acidic notes.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Lambic/fruit.

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Photo of Tone
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of slight peach, sweet malt, slight pale malt, sugar, and slight tart notes. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of peach, sugar, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and slight tartness. Overall, decent appearance, feel, and body.

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Photo of brendan13
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a tulip glass a slighty hazy deep orange colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away fairly quickly.
S - Ummm, peaches. A light mustiness.
T - Funnily enough the taste has a pretty strong peach taste.
M - A little bit sticky sweetness with moderate carbonation.
D - Not a regular beer for me but it's something I would happily drink again.

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Photo of foles
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one is generally reserved for me fiancee, however I decided to sample it for the purpose of curiosity.

Pours like a ginger ale / soft drink. It tastes like Passiona the aussie soft drink (i.e. passionfruit). Also a little like a bellini cocktail. I can only detect a little honey. There is no hint of alcohol - at 2.5%. This is a cracking beverage for those who want to take it easy, or are not big beer drinkers.

The only real beer like feature of this one is rather nice head it produces. But it wasnt too bad, although not really sour enough to feel like a lambic.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. In the aroma, sugary, tart peach skin. In the taste, quite sugary and small tartness of peach skin. A small tart bite, but mainly smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry tart peach skin in the aftertaste. Kind of like a gummy peach ring, and it is line smell, taste, and aftertaste all the way through.

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Photo of LittleCreature
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Note: review was lost due to site problem - I've memorised the scores, but, understandably, not my tasting notes.

Apperance - 4.0

Smell - 3.0

Taste - 3.0

Mouthfeel - 2.5

Drinkability - 2.0

OVERALL - 3.05
You can look at this beer as a pretty poor lambic or a very good alcopop. It is VERY sweet, although having some lambic character, flavour and sourness.

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Photo of Floydster
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle purchased from Beer Mania for less than two euros, poured into my new Grottenbier goblet tonight

A-Light and bright golden orange color, big 1 1/2 inch soapy white head that looked a little off for beer, no lacing, retention was not very good either
S-Peaches, sugar, sweetness, mild tart, sour candy, and bubble gum
T-Tons of peaches, very sweet in the middle with some sourness behind it but not much, peach flavors dominate this whole beer, rich with sweetness but not overly like a lot of their other brews I have sampled, still would like some more tart but not bad for how light it is
M-Sweet, slightly tart, and fruity mouthfeel, high carbonation for a Lindemans beer, still medium bodied at least though, taste lingers a good amount of time
D-Could drink a bunch of these little bottles, alcohol is super low, not overly heavy, sweetness would take a toll after a long time, but if you wanted a break from the acidic lambics out there, this would not be a bad choice

It seems like most of the Lindemans beers I enjoy more than others are not available in the states, this was actually quite good, especially for having such a low ABV, big peach presence in this one, far more than the peche, would like to drink again, recommended

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best before Jun 2014, so probably 2011 or 2012 vintage, purchased in Belgium a year ago and carried it back here. Shared with rudzud.

POurs a very clear golden honey color with some floating particulates, soapy lacing too.

Nose is loaded with fresh peach, canned peaches, so much good peach, really surprising! Nice dank basement funk, not super funky but nice enough, light Brett funk almost cheesy notes, very faint touch of cork.

Taste holy shit sweeettt!!! I know their beers were sweet before, btu this nose didn't lead me to believe it would be sweet! This is like condensed apple syrup sweet, intense and candy like, Behind the crazy sweet sugar is a nice peach, canned peaches mostly layered in syrup, with flashes of fresh peach here and there. Little funk behind that, and a hint of cork, mild acidity too. FInish is like a layer of syrup over the tongue not going away, with a little tangy acidity onthe back end, and more canned peaches. It actaully gets quite nice behind the sweetness, and after a few sips my taste buds get used to it mostly.

Mouth is med bod and super syrupy, decent carb.

Overall it has so much good peach, canned and fresh, with a nice light funk, but that sweetness just layers of syrup, but behind that the peach is so good! Best beer from Lindemans I've ever had by far, just wish they didn't make them so friggen sweet!

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright brass with lots of bubbly streams and a champagne head that's gone fast. Oak, vinegar and yes, sweet ripe peaches on the nose. A hint of Balsamic is overwhelmed big peach orchard notes that broaden into mango and orange notes. Candied nectarine linger. Light but leaning towards medium more than you'd think with the sugar, crisp, lively, and some stick.

30% is too much peach juice - the sour of lambic is lost, and I can tell it's going to cloy when it warms (which the label recommends against.) How different a drinking experience, overall, is this from a flavored sparkling wine? Nice idea, and tasty enough, but not really what I want out of anything that says "Lambic" on the label.

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Pecheresse from Brouwerij Lindemans
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 145 ratings