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Lindemans Pêche | Brouwerij Lindemans

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89
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460 Reviews
Lindemans PêcheLindemans Pêche
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium
lindemans.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
460
Ratings:
1,138
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
19.24%
 
 
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Photo of FBarber
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear crisp effervescent golden color. Frothy white head dissipates steadily leaving some sticky white lacing and a thin layer of foam on top of the beer.

Smell is a pungent aroma of sweet peach. Not much else on the nose.

Taste is on the sweet side with a strong peach flavor. Mild tartness on the tongue. The malt and hops are subdued, but the yeast peaks through providing a nice hint of spice to balance the sweetness. Very peach forward, but that is good here.

Feel is slightly tart, crisp, with medium carbonation. Refreshing.

Overall a very nice lambic. Yes, its pretty sweet, but its well crafted and incredibly tasty.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light straw with a thick syrupy viscous texture. Creamy thick head is nice. Nose is very peach and apricot with sugar. The taste absolutely surprised me. The flavor of peach shines through with a surprisingly restrained sweetness. A tart prickly carbonation finishes medium dry with notes of semisweet desert wine, like a dry moscato or a sweet pinot grigio. While the slight tartness delivers a great finish on the first few sips, the sweetness however unfortunately builds into a sugary candy overdose feel. Overall, way better than I expected considering the overpowering sweetness of the frambois. But still sweet, though more complex and better balanced than I expected.

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Photo of Mateo2699
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a semi hazy, golden orange hue with a small ring of head that sticks around for a while. Aroma is pretty much peaches, more of a artificial smell though. Hints of tartness. Tastes like peach schnapps. Subtle hints of spicy belgian like yeast, that's about it. Mouthfeel is relatively palate coating, medium carbonation. Overall, wish there was some kinda hoppy profile, or more Belgian yeast to kinda balance out this sweetness. This hardly tastes like a beer. Nothing but peaches and sugar. Interesting experience to say the least.

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Photo of singletary
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It pours a honey yellow color with a small head. The smell and taste is of a fresh peach and not much else. It is very sweet but not in a way to overdo it. If you like a nice fruity drink this is a perfect one.

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Photo of ordybill
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a flute glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a cloudy peach colored orange with a small white head. The aroma is pure peach goodness. The taste is heavy "real" peach and has a thick texture. An excellent beer! The best peach flavor beer I have had to date.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The fancy looking gold foil wrapped cap over a cork makes for a nice presentation. 335ml bottle pour into a pint glass is a clear rich honey colored body with virtually no head, just a ring.
Hey, it's peach.
Light feel and rising bubbles, bright tart peach flavor.
This is a nice option between ipas and porters for a palate reset.

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Photo of tlema1
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: honey yellow color, thin white head
S: fruity
T: light, fruity, very sweet
F: very carbonated, sticky
O; I guess it's supposed to be sweet, and it really is

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Photo of sjdevel
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look:
Pours a nice light yellow/gold color. There's an acceptable amount of foam generated from the pour, but it is not very effervescent (not even a 1 finger head held up after pour). The head that was there recedes quickly, but nice and vigorous lacing continues.
Smell:
Smells of Peach Wine. Smells a bit dank and herbal with some spicy notes. It smells as if it would taste a bit on the sour side.
Taste:
A little tart blast at first, but the sweetness quickly rushes in. There is a bit of malt and yeast in there briefly, but the peach flavors come in strong and overpower. The taste is much closer to a peach wine / peach schnapps. This one is like you took a peach cobbler and put it in a blender (along with a scoop of ice cream). Quite sweet and dessert like.
Feel:
Medium body and a bit oily. This one is syrupy and very sweet. Stays sweet throughout and doesn't dry out on the tongue.
Overall:
Pretty good, but not what I expected. I did not expect this to be like a syrup that would be good poured over vanilla ice cream (not that it is a bad thing). I like the peach flavors, but it could be a little more malty and beer-like, or maybe a bit more tart here and there. Next time I make a peach pie, I want to work a bottle of this in to the filling!!! Worth trying, but do it as a dessert.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into cylindrical beer glass. It pours a golden honey color with a thick, snow white head and lacing. It has a nice peach smell. While the peach flavor is pleasant, it's a little too sweet and syrupy. There is no evidence of hops at all. It's medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. Overall, it has a nice peach flavor but it's just too cloying for my taste.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peach colored liquid, drops an inch of white head on the top, aroma was sweet peaches. Overly sweet.

Overly sweet becomes a theme for the beer, as the taste is largely sugar. Peach in the background, sugar sweetness dominates. The peach is there, just damn, why you need so much sugar? Get this bad boy going sour, not sweet, it would greatly improve.

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Photo of Premo88
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: almost completely clear gold with just a hint of amber/peach in it; slight mistiness keeps it from being crystal clear but still easy enough to see through; pushes up a small 1/3- to 1/2-inch head of white foam; no sticking or lacing but does keep a thick, bubbly collar of white foam with a half skin

S: dusty hay with slight peach note in background; as it warms, the sweet peach aroma takes over; still, there's a slight lemon tartness and even a bit of barn must/funk mixing with the sweeter fruit smell

T: sweet peach soda ... it's sugary up front, and the peach flavor is unmistakable, but there is a quick bite of tart lemon underneath it; at times, there is even a slight barn must flavor, but it's very faint; the sour flavor is generic, mostly sweetened lemons

F: fantastic ... loads of carbonation for a crisp, easy-drinking brew

O: a tasty treat that would pair perfectly with a hot summer day; it's sugary, and the hardcore sour fan would find it too sweet, but the base beer offers just enough tart/sour flavor to keep things interesting; very similar to Lindemans Framboise and a beer I will definitely revisit

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Have not had this before since I was turned off before about the low ABV but tonight I settled for a lighter choice. Into my goblet.

A - Somewhat cloudy brown color sort of like a apple juice. Head is exceptional a massive two inch burst that settles to a sticky lace ring cap.
S - Very sweet fresh picked squeezed fruit juices with some funky yeast and a touch of tart zest.
T - Somewhat sour finish on this one no way close to the zip of the Kriek. Like biting into a somewhat unde ripe peach in way also in no way super sweet like a juice. Really walks the line.
M - Very light a very good beer to drink during a meal or summer time brew.

Overall still a huge fan of the cherry and LOVE the Cassis (which I also don't have a review for) but this falls a close third. If you love peaches its well worth the 10-12 dollar bomber cost.

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Photo of Buck89
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip. Bright hazy orange-amber color with a fluffy bright white foamy head. The foam stayed for a bit and then settled into a thin wispy cap. First aromas were funky: horse blanket and yeasty followed quickly by a nice peach presence. The taste was not what I expected - not mouth-puckering.I would describe it as only slightly tart. Heavy, rich sweet peach flavor, a mall amount of funk, and a sweet tart finish. A heavy mouthfeel from the sweetness and medium-to-low carbonation. More one-dimensional than I expected. A nice pleasant peachy drink but I'd like to have something more complex.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a bright orangey-amber with a nice whitish head. Peach is definitely in the nose. It also hits the mouth pretty hard, but with a whole lot of sweetness. Do not expect your tart lambic and you will be happy.

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Photo of Givemebeer
2.03/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Undrinkable. I got almost no tartness and the sweetness was overwhelming. Tasted like an extra sweet sour patch kid dunked in a pile of sugar. I like lambics, but not this lambic.

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Photo of drmeto
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a hazy golden with a medium,frothy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-mostly peach,slight oak,old barn
T:
-peach,slight lemon
-low tartness
-finishes dry
Sweet peach and tart lambic work well with eachother
F:
-medium body
-low to medium carbonation
O:
Very good.Still a little too sweet though

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Photo of Myotus
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 335ml bottle (bottled 21Nov14) into a sniffer.
LOOK: Pours with a half finger's worth of foam that halves its size within 30 seconds. Has an extremely murky orange color. Bubbles are so scarce that I can almost count them as they rise. Lacing is minimum. SMELL: Has strong aromas of sweet peaches that combine with mild apple juice aromas and a hint of sweet barley, funky yeast, and wheat.
TASTE: Initial taste is extremely sweet with strong peach and apple juice flavors (love it!). Mild funky yeast flavors enter immediately after. To finish off this symphony of sweet and funk, a touch of wheat, barley, and sour yeast enter as all previous flavors continue to press on.
FEEL: Light-bodied and somewhat smooth, yet clings to back of the throat. Has subtle carbonation with a dry, slightly tart finish.
NOTE: I recommend this to any hard cider lover or moscato fan.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is very good, but very sweet. It's like a desert beer. I split one of these with my wife and not sure I could handle anymore due to the sweetness. If you like sweet tasting beers though and especially peach than this is the best/lambic for you

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm just not really a fan of this beer. If you're looking for a gateway beer to bring someone to the world of sours, I guess it could be an option. But I've never found much complexity to this at all. Just really, really sweet peach juice. Very overwhelming in more than 2 oz. quantities.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/4/2014. Pours lightly cloudy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy/tart peach, mango, pear, apple, green grape, honey, candi sugar, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of peaches, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big juicy/tart peach, mango, pear, apple, green grape, honey, candi sugar, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity tartness and light yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, mango, pear, apple, green grape, honey, candi sugar, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of peaches, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/tartness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and fairly slick/acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 2.5%. Overall this is an excellent sweetened fruit lambic. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of peaches, fruity/earthy yeast, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink with the low ABV and balanced tartness. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Hey, so far I have thought Lindemans has always been under rated. I really enjoyed this one. Lots of peach taste and aroma. Slightly tart. Good Lambic.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I admittedly do not have much experience with lambics. I found it cloyingly sweet, like I was drinking a sugary peach drink. The finish is dry and the feel is tart, but beyond that, I could not get much beyond the sweetness. Perhaps I would have liked to see a higher ABV and this more alcohol content in order to balance it out.

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Photo of hophugger
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Looks very much like fresh juice, especially apple. Nice miniscule carbonation bubbles that have packed their bags and are headed to the top. Very light head and minor, spotty lacing. Aroma is full of overripe peaches and some apple juice. Taste is similar to aroma, with overripe peaches being the star and a back of apple juice and a touch of yeastiness. ABV is 2.50 which makes this very sessionable. A little to sweet and no where enough tartness for this to be called a lambic, IMHO. .Oversweet, but still a nice sipper !!

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

What to drink when you really want something that is more like soda pop than beer? I guess it would be Lindemans Peche. Nose - peach. Taste - peach soda. I suppose in a blind taste test with this and peach soda, I would notice some more differences. Nice sour balance to the sweet, but very little in the way of complexity. Tasty? Yes. This is probably my wife's favorite "beer." It just seems to be a one-trick sweet peach pony.
Edit - Since it is my wife's favorite beer, I've ended up having this several more times. Bottom line, the notes above are still spot on, but I can't argue that this is damn tasty. I've bumped up my score accordingly. It is easy to poo-poo Lindemans, but frankly, this stuff is yummy.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance – A very clear light golden color with a very nice head and great lacing.

Smell – Very peachy. Though I love the other Lindemans lambics, this is just a little too peachy for me.

Taste – A sweet peach flavor, that is pretty good. But borderline too peachy for my liking.

Mouthfeel – Kind of a fine champagne feel (not taste). Mouthfeel is very nice.

Drinkability – Lindemans makes some of my favorite Lambics. But I like their other flavors better.

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