Pecheresse | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Mosstrooper
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden apricot color with a large, quickly dissipating white head that leaves only a few tiny spots of lace.

Smell: Apricot and apple backed up by slight funk and earthiness. A mild hint of peach and some mild tart citric smells.

Taste: Begins with sweet peach and a hint of granny smith apple, finishing with a more powerful peachy sweetness with a mild mustiness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body with almost no carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Overall: An interesting beer loaded with fruit flavors. I did, however, dock a few points just because the fruit overpowers almost all traces of the lambic. A good brew, though, and one I would drink again.

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Photo of Squelch
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orangey and cloudy. no head. Opaque

Smell: Smells of fresh peaches.

Taste: Tastes like warmed frozen peaches. No other flavors here but peaches

Mouthfeel: thick and heavy. Syrupy

overall: refreshing lambic. I would buy again if I could find it!

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of ThaCreep
2.29/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Strong nose of peach syrup and oxalic acid. The palate is very sweet, syrup and food coloring as desired fishing comes into its industrial power. In fact, this is just another soda pop with very little alcohol in order to satisfy the less demanding throats.

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Photo of benfons
2.61/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Peach colour , nice head, cloudy

S: citrus and other fruits, some wheat, a bit soapy though

T: peach, sweet, the peach tastes real but this is too sweet

M: Not too thick, good carbonation, almost no alcohol noticeable

O: Whatever that is good about it it is being reduced by the sweetness

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Photo of RuudJH
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lindemans Pecheresse, lambic; stylish label on the bottle.

37.5 cl bottle, both capped and corked.

Colour orange golden, thin but persistent head, nice lacing, nice carbonation.
Smell of yeast. Also good amount of peach, obviously.
Taste similar: sour sweet of peach. A bit sweeter than I expected.
Nice and easy drinkable, refreshing sour and sweet, with the right amount of carbonation.

Overall it's pretty good. Mainstream beer in this style. Not too demanding.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
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's better than the other peach one they make for the US.

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Photo of jeranbrews
2.91/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Has a light white loose thin head. Light quickly falling lacing. Clear, slightly rose golden color body. Bottle is great, a beautiful 20s Parisian style nude.

S - wow. It's peach. A very peachy smell. Like cobbler and shampoo.

T - too sweet not much but peach. Sadly this beer is less lambic and more wine cooler. There is complexity but only in the kinds of peaches. Hand soap. Shampoo. Wine. Fresh cut. All peachy.

M - smooth silky.

D - not an unpleasant fruit beer, but lacks complexity.

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Photo of stephen1162
2.15/5  rDev -38.6%
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.


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Photo of laituegonflable
3.01/5  rDev -14%
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 eduardolinhalis
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

250ml bottle poured in an ordinary glass.

Let's be honest: Good experience drinking a beer made with peaches. That's all about this beer. In the end, it's too sweet and carbonated at the same time giving the impression of a champagne. A Faro would be a better option, if you ask me...

A: Pours a golden to orange color. Clear. Big aired head is formed
S: Sweet. Pure peaches
T: Too sweet. Syrupy. Peaches and orange peel. A bit of Lambic sourness (at least)
M: Extremely light body. Extremely carbonated
D: Drinkable as a juice of peaches should be ;)

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Photo of Dentist666
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.375 l bottle poured into a stemmed tulip.
Clear golden with orange hints and frothy, quickly vanishing head. Very sweet peach aroma and taste, fresh aftertaste, but lips came sticky, I can't put up with it. So it could be better if it would be less sweet.

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Photo of bobsy
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I accidentally ordered this beer at the Only Cafe thinking it was the same beer I'd enjoyed on my first night in Belgium. Sadly that was Lindemans Peche, not Lindemans Pecheresse. The difference seems to be more or less limited to a reduction in ABV and an increase in sugar. In fact, it almost tastes like the Peche with a greater ratio of unfermented sugars.

For the record, it pours a rich gold with orange highlights and a white frothy head that left some sticky lace. Sweet peachy aroma combines with sugar, but still smells okay. Peach flavour seems natural, but is overpowered by sweetness. A slight sourness isn't enough to provide balance, and there's very little 'beer' flavour to this drink. Sticky body with a low carbonation.

Obviously far from the traditional lambic, and far too sweet to be quenching. I actually enjoy Lindemans sweeter more commercial beers, but this one is taking it a little too far even for me!

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Photo of cnozzy
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

250 mL bottle poured into a tulip

Appearance: Golden color, nice head with lacing.

Smell: Strong peach and slight yeast aroma.

Taste: Strong peach flavor, too sweet for me. the aftertaste is a bit of sourness.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, The mouthfeel is fizzy.

Drink: Too sweet for me, one bottle is enough, but my wife loves it.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.9/5  rDev -17.1%
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 LittleCreature
2.81/5  rDev -19.7%
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 zoso493
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a Duvel Tulip. There's a bit of rust on the edges of the cap, let's hope everything's all right...

Appearance: Pours a nice, slightly hazy copper color with a bubbly one-finger head that recedes quickly.

Smell: As one might expect, smells very strongly of peaches. This reminds me of peach tea, that Southerners will be very familiar with (Although, judging from other reviews, there haven't been too many Southerners to try this brew). I really can't pick out anything else except sweet peaches. Smells good, though.

Taste: Tastes pretty mellow with some tart peaches coming out. As it warms up a bit, I'm starting to pick out some green apple. It's slightly sour, but agreeably so. Towards the end, however, it becomes far too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated and slightly creamy. Works very well with the style.

Drinkability: Well, at a measly 2.5% ABV, you could consume a lot of these, but I think the sweetness and sourness might just hold it back in this category. Still, it would be nice to have a couple of these on a hot summer day.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer, though it tastes very little like a beer. The peach is really, really dominant, and though it's not a particularly complex brew, it's still tasty, just a touch too sweet. I would definitely have this again if given the opportunity and would recommend it.

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Photo of malmquna
4.42/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Au Trappiste on tap, one of their many Beligans.

Pours cloudy and, believe it or not, peach colored. Smells of peaches, with some sour notes and the sort of yeast aromas one would expect of the genre. The head is thick and cloudy, and stays around long enough to produce a nice lace on the glass.

Tastes of peaches, some very agreeable sour notes, and very little maltyness. These contribute to a very fine and rich mouthfeel however. The sweetness is fairly well balanced, but by the end of the 50cl I was ready for something less sweet.

This is an excellent offering from Lindemans. One could equally relegate it to the realm of sweet fruity beers with limited appeal or one not to miss when found on the shelf or on tap. I will personally come back to the Pecheresse once in a while.

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Photo of Floydster
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
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 gregmurer
3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

kind of a good beer, peach is really present, but so artificial that it's really difficult to say if it's real peaches or just aromas... It didn't look nice, to fuzzy, the smell is great for a fruit beer, and the mouthfeel is quite OK, not special, just an average taste of a good fruit beer. Drinkability is quite good as it's served really cold.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.02/5  rDev -13.7%
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 thierrynantes
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
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 brendan13
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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 Billolick
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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 Boto
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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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