Lindemans Pêche | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Lindemans PêcheLindemans Pêche

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of HochFliegen
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a really sweet beer. Not as sweet as Lindemans Framboise. The color was a hazy watered down orangish color. The smell was that of fresh peaches. It was very clean smelling. The taste was also very clean with a mild peach taste and a slight sourness and acidic taste. A most enjoyable drink. Im not a big fan of the sweet drinks but this one isnt too sweet, and that makes it an agreeable dessert drink.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I decided to try out Lindeman’s Pêche lambic after I recently ordered some of their Framboise for a female friend who wasn’t into beer but wanted to try something. Poured from a 12oz corked and capped green bottle into a champagne flute, this peach lambic had a lightly hazed wet straw color and a highly effervescent white head and a lot of carbonation.
The smell was of over-ripe peaches, a slightly sour funk and some yeasty malt. The taste was as the smell advertised: lots of peach flavor with an underlying pale malt taste and a tart, mildly sour finish. The peach taste seemed to have the cloying sweetness of overripe peaches and the tart bite from a not-quite-ripe peach. Either way, this brew was all about the peach. The feel was light, crisp and dry. Very refreshing.
I really enjoyed this beer. It would make an excellent dessert beer but does well enough by itself. A delicious fruit beer that brought back memories of growing up on an orchard where I could walk out and smell the peaches when they were in season.

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer to find on tap, usualy arund Rochester its only the kriek. Poured in a lindeman's flute, which is a big plus for me. Had a smell spritzy white head woth a dirty yellow body full of carbonation. Smell was cool, with lots of bubblegum flavors and just a lingering hint of the peach. The taste was very refreshing with more peach, just a little of the musty funk of a lambic and a ton of sparkling champagne characteristics.There was also a good deal of dry tart body that helped make this very refreshing. The mouthfeel was very carbonated and usually I am not a fan of overcarbonation, but with a lambic it always seems to hit the sopt. Perfectly refreshing and always makes you question whether you are actually drinking a beer. Tasty even on a chillier night.

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Photo of BitteBier
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Translucent amber-straw color with virtually no head but some active carbonation. Peach notes are light and fresh and very appealing. As with other Lindemans offerings, the fruit and grain smells complement each other and meld nicely--a distinct difference from the tacky fruit beers on the market. Taste is unexpectedly sweet at the start, but the subtle tartness leaves no doubt that you're tasting genuine peaches. Grains are muted until the end, and even then the maltiness is quite subtle. Mouthfeel is very pleasant despite the sweetness; it is more clean than syrupy. This is another fine Lindemans lambic, but one is enough at a sitting.

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Photo of bditty187
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The white head doesn’t develop much; it reaches a ¼ inch before quickly fading to a nice, tight collar. Ruddy-tawny-coppery hue, slightly hazy... it does look mighty nice. The nose is fresh peaches and equally fresh wheat with kisses of yeast… clean. Good potency. Inviting. The taste is much the same with peaches and fresh cut wheat… nicely tart, not very sweet. Rather juicy, very little funkiness, oh well. Complex enough. It is amazingly appetizing, palate cleansing. Dry finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel, very nice. This is damn good. There is always a time and a place to sip this one. The cost is prohibitive though. Try one.

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Photo of Gusler
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Lambic style was one I shied away from for quite sometime as I’m really not a fan of “Fruit” beers, well after seeing many great reviews about this particular Lambic, I decided I should try it, and now I must say “Lambic’s” have moved way up on the list of my favorite styles.

The color a light orange, peach if you like, beclouded, with the head insignificant in size, creamy in texture with an off white color, as it evanesces, a thin film of lace remains to seal off the glass. The aroma of fresh peaches, sweet yet tart, with a hint of yeast, oh so inviting this nose, what a “Hoot”. Front is ambrosial with a tartness at the sides, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is piercing in its acidity with the peach flavor present till the very end, the aftertaste desert dry and semi-sweet.

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Photo of beerguy101
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light orange color, medium head, noticeable peach nose. Very fruity, nearly overwhelming peach flavor. Sweet, yet there is a vineous under tone. Not very beer like, bit a nice taste. Full flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Expansive. Finish is full and round. Aftertaste is sweet and smooth.

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

This peach lambic poured a beautiful light golden color with a huge, frothy head. Trails of lace accumulated on the sides of the flute glass. Aroma was an almost one-dimensional onslaught of ripe peaches, with some acidic qualities thrown in for good measure. The first taste of this revealed the most sour taste, while subsequent sips provided a very fruity, sweet peach quality. Almost too sweet for my lambic interests, but a crowd pleaser nonetheless. Mouthfeel was prickly, clean and inviting. Due to the sweetness, it's not one that I can drink time and again, but it's a decent fruit lambic that most folks seem to enjoy. Note: This paired incredibly well with a peach and blueberry cobbler.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to an orangish-pink color with a white head. It has a fresh, fruity, yeasty aroma with the peach aromas in the back. The flavor is very fruity sweet, with peach being the forefront of the flavor. It also has a fresh earthy, flowery flavor. It finishes very sweet. It is a light-bodied brew that would complement many desserts. A tasty beer.

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Photo of francisweizen
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK, here comes the barrage of beer reviews of beers that I sampled at Dwarbis Bklyn BA BBQ.

Beer #1

This fruit lambic, poured a nice peach-y colour into my cup. The aromas were of peaches, barnyard funk, and horse blanket. The taste was of sweet and sour peaches. This lambic was very sweet and not very sour. The mouthfeel was nice and thick, but not too thick and the drinkability was great on a summer evening in brooklyn!


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Photo of Nesued
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time for me on a Belgium Lambic, and I must say I was quite impressed.

Smooth body, a very drinkable beer. Nice tart peach aroma. Indeed not a typical "beer-like" taste, smell, or feel, therefore don't drink it like you would a porter (i.e. a dessert-type beer, not a drink with "meat and potatoes" beer).

Excellent purchase (albiet pricey).

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Photo of hotstuff
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

When poured into my glass, the head was very small with small-medium bubbles that quickly diminished. There was some fizzy carbonation present and no lacing. The nose was apples and peaches. The body was semi-cloudy and it was a hazy golden in hue. The flavor was sour, bitter, tart and fruity. The mouthfeel was oily and buttery.

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Photo of Indybeer
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an cloudy golden color, with a moderate head. Good aroma and mouthfeel, good carbonation. The sweetness in this is very dominate. Very mild to non existant tartness. Not what I expected a Lambic to be, but still a very enjoyable drink. Finished off very clean and peachy. This would be another good after dinner drink.

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Photo of beergeek279
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Well, reviewing this is more like reviewing wine than reviewing any beer. The color was golden, and there was no head. The smell was well, very peachy! The taste was very sweet, with very little hint of the lambic itself. The mouthfeel was quite smooth, as would be expected. One or two of these would be drinkable, although I think beyond that the sweetness would become too cloying. All in all, an excellent dessert drink, and a drink I would gladly give someone who normally doesn't like beer

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Photo of fattyre
2.77/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a very slightly hazy reddish golden with a very small clingy white head. The mouthfeel is rounded and almost syrupy. The smell is perfumey and slightly malty with a smell that I immediatley recognized from my childhood-canned peaches. The taste is perfumey peaches and overwhelmingly sweet. I could possibly enjoy this beer if the sweetness was halved. As it stands now it seems more like an overly sweet soft drink than a beer.

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Photo of frank4sail
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White head on pour leaves quickly. Yellowish/peach color with lots of little bubbles.. crystal clear (filtered) look. Sweet smell of fruit and a sharp hop note as well. Initial slight grassy taste followed by a peach sweetness and sweet malt. The finish is slightly crisp, bitter, and dry. Slightly overall too sweet. Medium /light mouth.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep Amber color and nice fluffy, if fastly fading head. The lace is clinging and sticky. Earthy cave-like and peach aroma with a hint of floral hops. Medium malt body and ample lemony hops. Definitely peaches. And not peach extract! Sweet and citrus bitterness. Caramel Notes. Earthy. Very Complex!

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Photo of tavernjef
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is not quite as scruptious and delightful as the Framboise. I can't imagine how hard it must be to make this one, cuz peaches are nearly impossible to keep fresh and perfect. Peaches are one of those hit or miss fruits where if you don't eat it when its ripe it can be pretty nasty. Either to hard and not as flavorful or really mushy and way to tart, and of course spoiled. So I think with this Peche Lambic, it too, could probably be hit or miss. I also favor raspberrys over a peach any day, sooo.....
Color is a pale yellow and a fizzy, big-bubbly white head raised up the flute as it poured, the head thinned out fast leaving a ring of tiny bubbles.
Unfortunately this didn't smell like the fresh peach I was hoping for. It was funky, it's got a musky/moldy aroma that reminded me of bad peach skin, old strawberries, old apricot, lots of bacterial action going on, like it was trying to decompose itself?
Thank goodness the taste shined, its a clean, lighter sweet tang of peach and grape up front thats very strongly tart and peachy bitter. Then smoothes out much like a fruity wine and semi-mild.
Feel of this is full and heavy set, very hard to drink alot of it at once, its a big time sipper. I had a much harder time enjoying this compared to the Framboise. But it still makes for a good little dessert or night cap.

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Photo of scottum
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I didn't like this as much as the Cassis, but that's most likely a fruit choice. Pours a nice light brown color with a good head. Tastes of peach. A bit tart, and very fruity. Quite light on the hops. A nice brew. Very drinkable. A good lambic. My girlfriend liked it quite a bit. If you like peaches....

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Photo of Tballz420
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This was definately a fine drink. The first lambic style of beer i have had, so this was a new experience. It was a nice dark peach color, with a inch or so of a head that quickly fizzled down to nothing. There was some cloudy sediment at the bottom, which when poured in made the beer pretty cloudy. What can i say, it smelled and tasted like peaches. Lots of carbonation off of the pour.
Tasted pretty aciddic, the whole tounge was feeling this beer. Definately something i enjoyed.

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Photo of Morris729
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a pillowy soft white head that leaves trails of sticky lace on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Nose and taste are both sweet and fruity with notes of fresh peaches (no artificial flavors here) balanced by just the right amount of tartness that leaves your mouth watering for another sip. Mouthfeel is thick and juicy with a refreshing amount of active carbonation. This is a delicious brew that would make for a nice after-dinner drink or as an afternoon cocktail on a warm summer day.

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Photo of ellman
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my first Lambic. And let me tell you it not what I expected.
First not sure why but the bottle is both corked and capped.
After remove the cork I got a great big burst of carbonation. Then on the first smell I was really confused is this beer or wine. Don’t get me wrong that’s not bad, once again just not what I was accepting. Defiantly could smell the peach also I caught a green apple smell.
Then the Taste, my mouth is so confused sweet, sour but very little bitter. Almost like candy or a sweet wine. It has a good body.

I will surly have to try some other fruit Lambics to determine if this is part of the style or just a fluke

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Photo of ADR
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Fuzzy", hazy orange, nice white head that settles to a tiger eye maple burl pattern in an open chalice. Laces in big dots of foam. Tart aroma, some sense of acrid cheesiness (see below) -- not overly peach at all. The flavor, on the other hand starts very peachy and with lots of musty yeast but finishes with acidity and a better than expected sourness for a Lindemans Lambic. This was better than I expected, more like what I believe is a true Lambic sense, not as sugary as it could have been.

Note: On looking at the copyright of Merchant Du Vin (importer) on the label, it said 1992 -- older than the other copyright 1999 Lindemans bottles I have at home. This may be quite an old bottle, though I'm no expert on the aging flavor profiles for Lambics.

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Photo of AudioGilz
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After recently trying the Kriek and Framboise, I expected some seriously strong sour peach flavor out of this lambic. Surprisingly, nothing was overpowering about it. Served at room temperature, it pours out to what looks like beer, not a wine like appearance that the others have. It's a fairly clear golden color, and some wonderful lacing occurs all the way down the glass. The aroma is a sour peach, but it's not pungent. The mouthfeel is very smooth. This beer is wonderfully pleasantly sweet, sour, and peachy. It isn't puckering like other lindemans lambics, making it more drinkable and refreshing. I highly recommend this lambic to anyone who is just getting into them.

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Photo of Suds
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours with a hazy, cloudy orange color and a soft, medium head. The aroma is distinctly peach, with also what seemed to be floral blossoms or garden flowers. Not sure where those smells came from.
Familiar tartness of a lambic, and not quite as sweet as I expected. Soft, light mouthfeel. The fruit is certainly there, front and center, but it isn't as over-the-top as it is in many fruit lambics. In fact, I really enjoyed the contrasts between the sourness, yeastiness, and the peaches.
Interesting, exciting, and worth having again.

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