Lindemans Pêche | Brouwerij Lindemans

very good
1,162 Ratings
Lindemans PêcheLindemans Pêche

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-12-2002

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Photo of baseballrock
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright orange with a bleach white head. When the glass is held up to the light, the color is almost the same as that of a peach.

S - Fruity amost like a sparkling wine. Some malt aromas are aparent undertone scents.

T - It is like drinking juice. It has a sour flavor like that of grape juice. Up front there is a malt flavor but it quickly disapates as the sweetness finishes the taste and overpowers any other flavors.

M - Light and Sweet

D - I was able to finish my part of the bottle that I had split with my girl friend. I enjoyed it but after i wanted something more fimiliar.

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Photo of doubleipa
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Frothy, white head and clear. aroma has hints of herbs and grass, light yeast, peach (duh). Dry texture, with a very fizzy carbonation. Heavy sweet innitial flavor and finish. Peach is, of course, the dominant flavor, but it's not too overpowering. Very refreshing.

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

12oz. corked and capped bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a clear pale orange color that produced a 1-finger sized white head that stuck around for awhile.

(S)- A ripe peach/apricot fruit aroma in front of a lightly sour/tangy hay.

(T)- Ripe peach and apricot fruits that turn into a sweet yet lightly sour background.

(M)- A good carbonation level that lightly spritzes to life on the tongue. Lightly sour with sweet ripe fruits; a solid acidity to it that is lip smacking good.

(D)- I realize that many bash the lambics that Lindemans puts out, but I rather have enjoyed them thus far. Fruity and lightly sour with good acidity. What I like about them is that they tend to be a more fruit-driven take on the style rather than a face melting sourness. Very food friendly and just plain easy and enjoyable to drink. I look forward to trying the other flavors they offer.

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Photo of korguy123
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy yellowy amber hue. Zero head, tiny lacing. Carbonation dancing vigorously inside my goblet.

S- Peaches, apricots, honey dew melon, sugar cane, faint marmalade.

T- Peaches of course, sugar cane, vanilla. Like drinking a Fuzzy Peach candy.

M- Tart! Sweet! Both feelings confuses my tastebuds and I like it!! Makes my cheeks tingle.

D- Could probably do one or two in a sitting, the sweetness might get a little tiring.

Overall another solid intro into my delving into Lambics. I think they are starting to grow on me.

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Photo of berpwillie
4.62/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light hazy copper yellowish color with spare white fizzy head, spare lacing and average carbonation. peach boozey smell and strong fizzy peach taste. very sweet and tart and finishes the same. light bodied with a long flavor duration. very very sour. amazing brew, taste even better after sex.

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

Going to the country going to eat a lot of peaches. Or drink a lot of peaches. Im not sure what else to say about this beer except its a lambic and tastes and smells like peaches. So if you'd had the other flavors, just substitute peach for whatever other fruit you've had. This one is tasty.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Yellowish orange color with a small white head. Hazy look makes it fairly opaque.

S - Peachy. Nice tartness and very peachy.

A - Shockingly, I think this is fantastic. There's not tons to it, but it has a very rich and non sugary natural peach taste. It is complimented by the tartness of the brew. Great stuff, could drink a lot of it.

M - Lighter bodied, with a nice touch of carbonation that helps with this beer, above average, but nothing great.

D - Really easy to do for something that is sweet, it's helped by the tartness. It's pretty straight forward, but I enjoyed this a lot.

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

Appearance - Pours a cloudy tangerine color into my Bell's tulip. About a finger of white head that dissipates at a moderate speed leaving slight lacing.

Smell - Tart/sweet peaches, and more tartness.

Taste - An immediate sweetness covers the palate. A slight tartness follows but overall, heavy syrupy peach sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, just a hint of syrupy consistency, low carbonation.

Drinkability - Not so much in my opinion. Very, very sweet.

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Photo of MNJR
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very sweet. Tastes of refined sugar, orange, lemon, and lime. Peach flavor is clearly present, but the flavor is overall sweet citrus. There is an abundance of carbonation and a terrific head and lacing in the glass. This is an unusual offering for the beer drinker. It may technically be a beer, but it drinks like Lancers wine with less alcohol. One bottle is probably enough; a second would cash out your taste buds with the overwhelming sweetness. Definitely worth a try, and if you like sweet, fruit beers you will love this.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is strong peaches with some light tartness. The flavor is strong syrupy peaches with a little bit of tartness. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. This has nothing in common with other Belgian lambics but as far as fruit beers go, this is a good one.

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Photo of Zekezilla
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I only tried this because I've never tried a lambic and it was recommended by the Naked Pint. It was definitely worth a try, but frankly, doesn't taste at all like "beer."

I was hesitant to try it, as my first experience with a peach beer was Dogfish Head's Festina Peche, which I absolutely loathed.

My girlfriend says it tastes like a peach bellini, which is apparently a mimosa with peach nectar instead of orange juice. I guess I agree. It is bubbly and sweet, with just a hint of tart. Very drinkable - low alcohol, and a it would be a pleasing dessert drink if you are into that sort of thing.

Anna says: pair it with a nutty cheese like parrano.

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

355ml, scaly gold foil-capped and corked bottle, enjoyed on Mother's Day, in the afternoon after all that brunch stuff, with, well, who else?

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium golden straw hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which renders some nice layered and streaky cloud lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet barley grain, candy sugar, earthy peach pulp, a further hint of apricot fruitiness, and a mild, musty yeastiness. The taste is much more sweet orchard peach, a soft barley and wheat graininess, a bit of applesauce, and an echo of dusty, yeasty funk.

The carbonation is low, barely a perceptible frothiness arises, the body medium-full in weight, syrupy, and smooth just like juice. It finishes off-dry, the tart/sweet fruit and back seat grain mixing well to the end.

A pleasant fruit lambic, where, once again, a nice balance is struck between the fruit, grain, and yeasty funk. Something nice to sip on after a big meal, and somewhat dessert-like, inspiring thoughts of revisiting the 'local' (10-hour drive for me) orchard-strewn sunbelt strip ASAP.

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

Pours orange with a small white foam.

Aroma is just peachy. And a bit sour too.

Full on peach flavors here. Very tart too. I don't get many beer like qualities from this, minus the malt that comes through.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Very carbonated, but in a good way. This amount of carbonation works well with the tart flavor profile from the peaches.

Drinkability is very high. Doesn't have any boozy elements to it, its very low in terms of its ABV, and it tastes fruity. Not really a beer I'd have too often, but for its style, a very good example. I'd have it again.

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Photo of Josievan
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lindemans Peche pours the pale pinkish orange of peach flesh, with a champagne-like bubbly head.

Smell: The aroma is of peaches, both tart and sweet. I can tell from the smell that a syrup or extract is added after fermentation, but it's pleasant nonetheless.

Taste: This tasted much sweeter when I had it previously. This time, tartness takes more of a front seat. The peach flavor doesn't exactly taste fresh, but I'm a sucker for that fruit anyway.

Mouthfeel: Peche has a thin-to-medium body and is slightly sticky. The beer seems to coat the tongue with a sweet residue.

Drinkability: My glass empties quickly, but more than a bottle of this would just be silly.

Notes: I'll admit it, I think all the Lindeman's fruit lambics are delicious. There are some I prefer over the Peche (Cassis, Framboise), but this one isn't my least favorite either (that would be the Pomme).

In regards to which of the Lindeman's fruit lineup you'll enjoy the most, it really just comes down to what fruit flavor you prefer. Or, as is the case with me, what mood you're in. I thought I was in a peach mood, but now I'm not sure I actually was. No matter, with summer fast approaching, I'm sure a peachy mood will soon strike me.

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Photo of drperm
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

(Cellared for 10 months before consuming)

A: Dark-golden pilsner color, nicely spritzy.

S: Wheat beer with tons of fresh peach aroma. Also notes of hay, horse pasture, and malt sugar.

T: Sweet-and-sour with emphasis on the sweet. Malt and peach - almost like peach pie filling. Twangy, tangy finish with some nice funk.

M: Almost too syrup-sweet, but some funk comes in to rescue it at the end.

D: PERFECT with homemade coconut cake. I'll get this one again, easily.

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I've pretty much enjoyed every lambic I've had and this was no exception. The Peche pours a cloudy dark orange. It smells very sweet and you can definitely detect the peach flavor. The taste is similar. Very sweet peach flavor with just a bit of a sour finish. I highly recommend this lambic.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lindemans Pêche. 12. oz. 4.00% ABV

On the back label:
"Lindemans Pêche is a lambic made from local barley, unmalted wheat, and wild yeast. After spontaneous fermentation peaches are added, creating a secondary fermentation and yielding a beer of exceptional flavor and complexity."

A clear light honey orange with a small frothy white head. Bubbles steam upwards. Looks a bit like apple juice. Nothing remarkable.

Sweet and soft peaches with a slight tartness.

Immediately tart fresh peaches come through along with some lemony citrus. The tartness quickly intensifies, but ends as abruptly as it came in a nectar-like sweetness. A touch of beer and alcohol properties come through towards the end. There's complexity in it, but it's quite subtle: a little spiciness towards the middle and some juicy funk towards the end.

Medium-bodied with about the consistency of fresh apple juice -- there's a succulent, juicy body. Carbonation feels spritzy and just about right.

It's very tart, so I'd recommend pairing it with some sunday brunch fair. Altogether a fantastic brew that is sure to surprise people unfamiliar with Lambics. The peach tastes fresh, which was a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Lazerlobe
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 mL bottle generously split with Stella

A: Transparent gold with a rapidly disappearing head

S: Some peach yogurt and acetic cider

T: The peach starts off mouthwateringly juicy then as the carbonation swirls around and bubbles out, the wild tart finishes dryly.

M: Again, a large amount of carbonation and a very dry finish

D: I'm not a huge fan of fruit in by brews but this is a refreshing drink. I'll probably split this bottle and be content.

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Photo of metter98
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured clear light orange with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. There's a light amount of carbonation.
S: The aroma is of sweet peaches.
T: There's a big, sweet flavor of peaches, although it's not overly sweet.
M: The mouthfeel is very light and refreshing; it feels smooth on the palate with a perfectly matched level of carbonation.
D: This beer is very easy to drink and would be perfect to pair with dessert.

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Photo of diamondc
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Score of the year (so far) ... found a 12 oz bottle in a box at the local supermarket for $1.50.

A: Slightly dull golden hue .... lots of bubbles, with nice lacing and a cap of foam lasting until the end.

S: Canned peaches mostly, with some funk & vinegar way in the background.

T: Peach syrup, a chalk like taste in chewable vitamins, & a faint Nutrasweet flavor lingers on the aftertaste. No hops to be found. Needs more funk to balance out the sticky sweetness.

M/D: Not as great as the other fruit flavored Lindemans lambics. Still, a refreshing treat of a beer.

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Photo of Dawkfan
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- 1 finger of bright white head atop a clear golden body. Nice lace left behind. It looks very inviting.

S- Funky farmhouse smell and sour peaches.

T- Sweet peaches that starts to turn slightly tart towards the end. Peach taste lingers for awhile. This is all about the peaches, you can't really pick up anything else.

M- A fairly full body, almost syrupy. Carbonation is zippy, but it remains smooth.

D- The peach flavors are quite strong, the sweetness can become a little cloying near the end which limits me to just this one bottle.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, no head, orange-brown in color, high carbonation

Smell: peach, a bit of sour mix, and straw

Taste: sweet peach candy, a bit of sour mix and straw

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, sweet and tart, very light bodied

Drinkability: I really like the sour and fruit mix. It is reasonably complex for what it is. This is a great dessert beer that I could have several of.

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Photo of VWBuggirl
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three law students drank this beer prior to attending class, and it is the only thing that has gotten us through thus far.

If you like ciders or hefewiesens even, it is definitely the way to go. Great for those who don't like beer.

Good times had by all!

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy peach-orange, really looks like a non-fruit beer, as is the colour of peach fruit, good long-lasting head, spotty lace.

S: Artificial peach, not horrible, one-dimensional and not a smell I could go nuts over like the Framboise.

T: Peach candy, definitely not over the top with sugar though. The flavour is well integrated with the acid, some sourness and malt in the finish.

M: Mildly acidic, sweet but not cloying though, moderate aftertaste.

D: A good beer, anyone who likes peaches will like this. Not overtly fruity and sugary as the Framboise.

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

Golden orange, with a decent head and good lacing. Smells like fuzzy peaches, but subtle and slightly dusty, not bad. The flavor is heavy on syrup and sugar with a bit of peach, like the stuff canned peaches sit in. This is way too sweet for me but I like peaches so I wanted to give it a fair shot. Lindemans needs to add some peaches to Cuvee Rene, that would be awesome.

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Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,162 ratings.
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