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Lindemans Pêche | Brouwerij Lindemans

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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:
1,137
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
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Photo of JackTheRipper
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first lambic review, so bear with me.
A: Pours a clear orangey gold color. No real head seen, no lacing. Clear, no sediment noted. Tiny bubbles (sorry for the Don Ho moment, but that's what they are) rise in the glass.
S: Fresh real peaches. The fruity smell tends to overwhelm everything at first, but some faint traces of malt come through after this one warms a bit. Smells a bit sour.
T: Wonderful real peachy flavor. Doesn't taste artificial or overly sweet at all. Sour taste underlies everything but isn't too overt. Mellow sweet sort of aftertaste.
M: Astringent, just a bit on the dry side. Feels more like a wine than a beer.
D&N: I had to actually ask the barkeep if this was a beer or not, it's quite different than anything I've had so far. He assured me that it was, so there you are. Not something I would have expected. There aren't the classic "beer" things here. Maltiness, hoppiness, this is just plain different. In a completely wonderful way. This is incredible. The only reason I withheld a perfect five was the price. Ten bucks a bottle is quite steep.

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

Lindemans Peche
750 ML green bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

Pours a cloudy, light yellow with a thin lace for a head that provides spotted trails of sticky lacings. Looks awesome in a flute or pilsner glassware.

The nose is incredible. Very stimulating to the senses. Obvious strong whiffs of fresh peaches and a unique, funky yeast.

Ripe and sweet peach fruitness. There are flavors that remind me of a peach cobbler; blending the juicy quality of fresh fruit and enjoyable dessert qualities. Sour, tart and sugary all together. Minimal hop presence.

This lambic is just way too drinkable. Perfect any time and any day of the week. I might be a tad subjective because I really like peaches, but this is one great beverage.

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

This brew pours an orange/copper color with a two finger head which dissapates inside of five minuets. Minimal lacing stays on the glass throughout. Fair amount of carbonation.

The smell is strong with peaches, which is what this brew is about. There is also the smell of apples and wet hay/straw.

The taste is heavy on the peaches. Sweet malts and the Lambic tartness which reminds me of a Granny Smith apple. There is also a slight yeast taste near the end of the brew.

The mouthfeel is crisp, clean and tart. Just like most Lambic's it makes the mouth pucker as you drink it.

Overall this brew answers the call of being a summer fruit Lambic. Light and easy to drink. Strong on the peach flavor and Lambic tartness.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Lots of thick white foam with crystalline carbonation. Very murky yellow-orange almost like a wheat beer. Just an attractive beer.

Smell: Peaches, peaches, peaches with biscuit-like maltiness. Just a hint of (piney?) hops in the background. I like the balance in this beer.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Extremely peachy. That's pretty much it. Tastes very good. Mouthfeel is plenty thick but does not just feel like peach juice. You can definitely tell this is beer...a very creamy beer.

Drinkability: Exceptional. The perfect combination of fruit and beer is like none other.

Overall: Basically to recap, Lindemans Pêche balances much better than Framboise. Tastes just as good, but the appearance, feel, and drinkability do not compare.

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Photo of xymyl
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Here is a lambic almost everyone seems to love. This has all of the elements you would expect in a great lambic, but the sweetness allows pretty much anybody to understand the concept of the beer. It still is a light to medium bodied beer (although the added sugars are what make it more viscous), and the sweetness doesn't completely overpower the barny and sour notes, and it certainly enhances the fruit flavors.

We have shared this with all manner of misguided snobs and know-nothings, as well as with pals, folks, and dudes, and every man jack of them has loved this beer.

The only probem I can see is that the sweetness sets some people up with the idea that all lambics are sweet. Since the Lindemans sweetened lambics are far more prevalent than pretty much every other style of lambic available in the U.S. this happens far too often, and people don't want to try a more traditional (dry/sour) styles.

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Photo of NHGrafx
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz green bottle.

Pours a nice cloudy darker shade of orange. Not much of a head which dissipates rather quickly, not a lot of lacing either. There is a small amount of sediment in the bottle, but not as much as the larger 750ml bottles which seem to have a lot more.

The aroma is very nice. Sweet and sour. There is a nice sweet peach smell, and also a smell of sour and tartness.

The taste is delicious. Starts out sweet with a nice taste of peaches which quickly turns to some sour tartness with the peach flavors still there. There is also some very slight malt and yeast flavors that seem to be hidden very well. The finish is peachy and tart. The peach flavors are present throughout. Very nice mouthfeel, and very drinkable.

Overall this is a delicious beer. One of my favorites from Lindeman's.

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Crystal clear wheat color. Not overly carbonated in the flute glass.

S: A real tartness comes through. Hints of peach. Some sweetness. A good balance.

T: Really great balance of tart and sweet and peach flavors. The tartness overtakes a bit much near the end but not bad.

M: Great flavor development here. This really lets the peach come through while having a perfect carbonation. Again, sweet and tart.

Overall a great showing. I dare say this one is a little too sweet compared to other Lindemans but the balance is great as always. Highly recommended.

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Photo of travolta
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, capped and corked

Apperance: Minimal head retention, but a nice foamy lace. Color is a cloudy peach and golden yellow.

Nose: Obviously I got a lot of fresh peaches. It isnt the outside of the peach, its the inner scent. Its tart as well.

Taste: It's wierd, this brew, and most fruit lambics taste like flavored fruit soda. This was no exception. I obviously got a lot of nice peach flavor. So i dont know if this means the soda makers have the taste of peach down to a tee, or if Lindemans actually used real peaches. Its basically sweet, peach, beer, sticky aftertaste.

Notes: Awsome, but only by heritage. I love the drink, hate the price.

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Photo of Shultzerdugen
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

75 cl green bottle with no freshness dates.

Poured clear golden straw with a minimal white head.

Peach right from the top in the smell. A barnyard, earthy, musky vibe. Slight peppery spiciness.

Light, crisp, and refreshing. Peach flavors throughout. Very tart. Dry finish. Beer-ness almost perceptable.

A very pleasant drinking experience. Super refreshing. Maybe a bit more malt flavor would make it go over the top.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, the lambic was a golden color. Giving a generous head, the lambric has a champagne-like level of carbonation. A bouquet of fresh cut peaches erupted from the glass. It does not really smell like beer, but that is how lambics are supposed to be. The initial taste is tart peaches with honey and a hint of cinnamon. The peach hits the sour buds on the tongue making them tingle with the sour sensation. My great disappointment with this beer is that the flavor did not last long as the carbonation brushed the peaches away quickly, leaving a somewhat watery aftertaste. The tart peach notes are present, but not with the same level of intensity.

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation - Corked, capped, and foil in a very nice 12oz bottle. Poured into two Lindeman's flutes... one for me and my other half!

Appearance - Very bubbly with a consistent stream of bubbles to the top! Clear golden yellow color. Creamy white head with minimal lacing.

Smell - A little funky, peachy, and grainy! Surprising for a Lindeman's... I am used to the Raspberry my wife usually likes.

Taste - Balanced blend of funky lambic, peaches, and traditional beer! Not too sweet or bitter.

Mouthfeel - Heavily carbonated and nice acidity. Not too sticky or overwhelming. Just peachy.

D- Very high drinkability with a nice, average 4%ABV and great taste.

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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 gabedivision
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 750 ml to a tulip glass

A- Pours a nice light golden, hazy with yeast particles and visible carbonation, big soapy head that sticks and slimes all over the glass.

S- Funk baby! Funk all over, some touches of sour apples and vinegar and sweet sugar

T- Sweet tart peach, jolly ranchers, sugar, delicious

M- light bodied, full of carbonation, sweet & sour, and finishes dry

O- great lambic, love this f'n beer!

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Photo of santoslhalper
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours a bright peach color with a thin, foamy white head.

Smell: The smell is peachy but also has huge woody and oaky notes.

Taste and Mouthfeel: An overwhelmingly tart peach flavor greets the taste buds with joy, and finishes with more subtle wood notes. The mouthfeel is thin and incredibly sticky. This is a tart, sour, puckering tasting beer. The peaches are powerful yet very real tasting.

Drinkability and Overall: Good stuff for sure. I have loved each and every lambic I had before this, and I love this one. I guess if you don't like the style, you wouldn't like this as it provides nothing unique. It's still a great beer that can (and will) keep me sipping all night long.

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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 monkeybeer
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours golden amber orange with a little white head and okay lacing

S- Smell is very sweet with hints of yeast

T/M- Taste is very strong of peaches, very good carbonation and smooth. Taste a lot like a cider

D- This would be one for desert or just to drink beer, but not with a meal. It is very tasty and I would defiantly go for it again. It is very sweet and I probable would not be able to drink a number of them because of the sweetness

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Photo of seedsofchaos
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml / 12 oz poured into a pint glass

L: Very light straw color with orange hues. Decent starting head: fluffy and creamy white. Dissipates down to about 1/4" and then down to just a covering in no time. Was a little disappointed with the head.

S: Oddly, the smell of peaches are not over powering: more so a smell of wheats and yeast. Decent smell but not a whole lot of complexity.

T: This might be way too sweet for many but I LOVE it. Super sweet with a rich fruity taste. Fresh peaches mated with a smooth beer and this is it's offspring! Peaches! Peaches! Peaches!

MF: A nice mouthfeel that is light and not too acidic. Carbonation is right on.

D: This is an awesome beer if you are in the mood for dessert... and I always am! Decent look and smell with a GREAT taste!

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Photo of cubedbee
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a Lindeman’s flute, this is a light copper color, active carbonation evident, a finger of white head without much retention. Slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is all peaches, fairly strong, not overly sweet, very nice. Taste is a nice smooth peach, sweet but never cloying, finishing just slightly tart, very nice lingering peach aftertaste. This is a one note beer, as most of these fruity Lindeman beers are, but it really hits that note wonderfully. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, not as fizzy and bubbly as when served from a bottle, this makes it better IMO. This is probably the best of the Lindeman beers that I’ve had.

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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 MisterClean
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a 355 at Bonn Lair last night. Bartender poured it into a pint glass (woops).

A - Deep, hazy, golden yellow, with a nice bit of head. Leaves slight lacing.

S - Peaches, malts, and the slightest amount of hops.

T - Peaches, Belgian candi sugars, and malts.

M - Very good. Very sweet, but not too tart from the Belgian yeast. Well-balanced.

D - Overall, a very good beer. Very easy, drinking, but a little slightly sweet.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in the fridge for 6 months, so wasn't sure how it would fare... quite well, in fact!

Poured with decent 2 finger lacing into a Duvel glass, and had some nice lacing on down. Golden orange, slightly opaque, with noticeable champagne sized bubbles ... but enuf about the appearance...

Smelled like tart peaches, with a woft of yeast. Inviting!

Taste was terrific - fresh peaches, touch of orange juice.

Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, with a nice cut of light carbonation.

Very drinkable in my book. Could easily have 2-3 before it gets old.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an orange colour with quite a bit of cloudiness to it. No head and almost no carbonation. Moderate consistent lacing. Wine-like fruitiness with moderate peachy smell. The taste was, of course, very powerful of peaches. The lack of carbonation makes this quite easy to drink. I still like the framboise better. As of my writing this, it is the only other lambic I have tasted. The peche is still quite tasty, however, and I would certainly buy it again.

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Photo of jph424
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange blonde with a white head which disipates quickly

S - Peach, funky belgian yeast

T - Delicious sweet peach flavor (My beer hating wife even likes this one!)

M - Light bodied and highly carbonated

D- Very drinkable but the sweetness would eventially get to you

This beer is the first that I have ever gotten to share a substantial amount of with my wife after many many unsuccessful attempts. Therefore it is a huge winner in my book. Thanks Lindemans!

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this ale. Pours hazy golden color with slightly off-white head that fades away. Nose is peachy with funky farmhouse aromas in there too. Palate is very tart, peachy of course, and has a pleasant sweet/sourness to it. Finish is very long and peach lingers.

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Photo of twi1609372
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Another great offering from this great brewery. This is a great lambic. There is no mistaking it is a peach lambic. the peach is moderate to strong in flavor, somewhat sweet, a bit tart, but it balances well. this is a refreshing beer that happens to have a sweet taste and is a fruit based beer. again not all fruit beers are bad, were not talking about smirnoff or bacardi crap here, this isnt something sweet just to chug and get wasted, this is a beer to drink fo rthe enjoyment of drinking it, not just the buzz.

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