Lindemans Pêche | Brouwerij Lindemans

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans
Belgium | website

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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458
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1,128
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
19.24%
 
 
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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 PorterLambic
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

After having the Framboise from this brewery, I was a little taken aback by this beer.
The same lack of head as on other lambics I've had, slightly cloudy, a golden orange-ish color.
The smell is very pronounced peach/apricot with some subtle others I still can't identify.
Taste is the biggest surprise to me with this beer, much more sour than I expected based on above mentioned experience and the wonderful sweet smell I was getting.
Mouthfeel was fairly smooth, a little hoppier than I expected, but good. Very effervescent on the tongue, much like a champagne.
Not a bad beer by any stretch, but quite different from in the mouth versus the Framboise. Well worth drinking or sharing with friends looking for something different, a dessert type drink.

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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 necoadam
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out an orange color with not that much carbonation to it. Smell consisted of well..peaches. The smell was somewhat sharp. Taste was very tart. Peaches rule the palate the entire way with the tart mixing in every once in a while. Not bad. Some of the other lambics from Lindemans were better than this one though.

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

Lambics are quickly becoming one of my favorite styles, and this is no exception. This one is a hazy gold with an extremely thin head that actually keeps. Inviting champagne-like aroma with hints of peach and yeast. No traditional barnyard lambic aromas here really. Flavor is better than I expected. It's just so damn crisp and tasty. Sweet peach flavor is subtle. It seems there are other fruity flavors going on here as well. Very lightly malty and just the right amount of tartness. Simply delicious, a very nice lambic.

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

Before going in, I'll admit I'm a sucker for this style, or used to be, for I haven't had this variety in 2-to-3 years, if memory serves rightly. After trying so many others since, what do I think now, hmmmm?
Clear, light, peachy hue, with a nice showing of milky white foam on top, dotted with bubbles, softly skimming down to a faint ring, very attractive.
Lift to the nose, and:peachy as can be, sweet, yet also tart, like a Jolly Rancher, by gum. Very fruity, but not overly sweet or cloying in the least, tastefully balanced.
To drink, soft and sweet, juicy and fruity, with a limited texture, but very pleasant flavor. Happily rings the mouth with deliciousness, you can't stop from sipping, there's just the right, in this case, balance of sweet vs. tart, and here the peachy sweetness has just a slight edge, but not so much that it's a treacly mess in the mouth. Lively mouthfeel, excellent carbonation, full-bodied, delightful finish.
Screw champagne, move over, Mimosas, or, damn, what's th one at with peaches? Bellinis! Forget about 'em, take on one of these tasties as a nightcap or toast to your sweetie.
Nice to know I can still appreciate the stuff, though it will remain a special occasion only kind of selection.

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

Appearance – This one poured a beautiful, hazy, peachy orange with a modest head that went down rather quickly.

Smell – The peach aroma is big here, but it’s more like candy peach than fresh off the tree peach. I can also pick up some kind of yeasty base that is very nice.

Taste – Wow! The flavors came together lovely here. The fresh peach comes out much more at the taste. There are also some sugar and sour notes to this one, making it a burst to drink.

Mouthfeel – Very tart in the mouth and medium-bodied. The sticky finish will leave you smacking your lips.

Drinkability – This was very good and I enjoyed sipping it away.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can you say Peach?

This beer pours a transparent (with slight haze) honey yellow color with a moderate to large head of moreate size bubbles. There is a lot of carbonation coming off- the head looks "ragged" (not as pretty) as some I've seen because of it. The aroma is peach soda like, with a rich, syrupy smell, including a slightly organic (wet earth, mossy) aroma hidden below the surface. The flavor is dominated by a very fruity soda-sweet with honey backflavor. I had a Peach Cobbler dessert the night before, and there were a lot of similarities in this beer. It's not really very beer-like- more cider/fruit juice (Hansen's) than beer. It's a nice change of pace to have, but I couldn't drink it often. Note: my girlfriend hates beer of all types, but she actually likes this stuff (and the Framboise too).

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

Poured from a bonus points earning gorgeous 12 oz. foil topped bottle, this was an attractive offering from the get go, into a pint. The label adds "unmalted wheat" aged in oak, with peach added.

The countenance was partially cloudy, somewhat, yet still see-thru in the glass. Awfully appetizing.

Now for the Obvious Award winning part of the review: Peach nose, duh! But to be more specific, I detected Washington Apples, pears and two of my favorite combined words: fruity esters, in the nose.

My waitress forewarned me about the freshness date, and steered me to Framboise, but I was in a peachy mood. This Peche was alive with cidery, peach flavor, but not too much! Ginger ale carbonated body with a sticky sweet, not overly complex freshly peeled orange flavor. Cloves are hinted upon the tongue. Despite the Peche's peachy designation, this is Apricot all the way. Pardon the slight distinction.

Exceptional drinkability, like Minute Maid Orange soda. Last swigs: This is like a rouge wine, clear and crisp fruit flavor.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.12/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks much more like a regular beer than Lindemans Kriek. Peachy orange color with a cloudy body and a thin short lived head. A bit too sweet and smooth for the style. No yeasty flavors and only mild sourness. A bit dumbed down for mass consumption in my opinion.

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Photo of ngandhi
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ginormous fruit with no earthiness, no tartness, and no lambic character in general. This is my guilty, guilty pleasure. Eternally drinkable, this is fantastic after a meal or in the summer. I'm sorry, but Lindemans Peche is gorgeous and there's nothing we can do about it.

Relax, relax.
ng

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

Capped, corked and foiled bottle, standard for Lindemans products
No freshness date

This beer poured an apricot color that was hazy in appearance. Still visible were the carbonation bubbles, not much carbonation, but just enough. The head that was produced was white in color, not very dense, I would say that the bubbles were “hollow” in appearance; the foam did last for some time before it fell to almost nothing. There was lace present full in places and spotty in others. The aromas that came from the glass were all faint, not too overpowering, peaches, hops, and a sprite soda kind of aroma tickled my nostrils and finished with a light yeast hint. Kind of sour and kind of dry, just what I would expect from Lindemans and a lambic. The flavors that I tasted were peaches up front, in the middle and as the end, some sweet malts, wheat grains mixed in through out, hops, a light hint of alcohol, became present as it warmed, and it finished with that light yeasty wheat flavor. Tart aftertastes of peaches were present. The body was on the light/medium side. Over all this beer was a pleasure to drink, crisp, clean, tart in places, and over all nice and peachy. This is a fine dessert beer, and will keep a few on hand.

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Photo of WesWes
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pure gold color with a thin white head that fades to lacing. There is a lot of carbonation around the outside of the glass. The aroma is decent. It seems a bit dry, but the majority is of sour peaches. The taste is good. It is rich and very tart. It has an intense sour peach flavor that is quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This drinks very well. I love lambic beers. Lindemans has the best that I've tried.

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Photo of Mangus
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first lambic I've ever tried and I'm quite pleased. I have to say though, that this particular peach lambic tastes much better than it smells.

It pours a very nice looking light amber with a jolly old white head that settles down.

Smells light and somewhat fruity however, I find that its not as an attractive smell as other beers I like. Usually the smell is a tease indicating how nice a beer will taste. At least for me it is.

The taste is light, fruity with a hint of peach. Kind of champagny-winey, almost like a wine cooler, really nice. I shared this with my wife on Sunday night after the New England Patriots won the Superbowl. Patriot blood - it's in us no matter where we are!

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

This beer poured a cloudy light amber color and formed huge off white bubbly head that left latticed lace as it slowly subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of peach, yeast and other lambic elements I have never been good at placing. A flavor of peach and some slight bread elements/yeast. The finish is sweet and a bit tart, which is pretty much what I expect from this style. While not my favorite style of Belgian, I have slowly been gaining an appreciation for them. This one is quite good.

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Photo of Zorro
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bubbly orangish gold.

Smells strongly of peaches and a bit of oak.

Tastes intensely of peaches. Very sweet tart flavor with a slight woodiness to it too.

Mouthfeel is good, the acid and carbonation mildly sting your tongue.

Drinkability, this is definitely a special dessert beer, it is to sweet to drink in quantity.

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

A golden brew topped in a small white head that is very bubbly and dies pretty quickly. The aroma is very sweet and fruity. The peach smell is not too intense.

It is very nicely carbonated and it is a nice crisp drinker all the way down. Peach flavors are more mild than those of other fruits in Lindeman's other products. It is a nice one, but it does not seem to have any tart character to it at all. It is a bit boring, but still enjoyable. I will stick with the framboise from these guys.

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Photo of stegmakk
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep gold with some bubbles on top
Smell was of sweet peaches
Taste was good. It was sweet but not sickeningly sweet. There was a nice amount of peach flavor. Like a peach pie not like a raw peach if that makes sense.
Mouthfeel was a bit too carbonated but not enough to make it bad...just mediocre
Drinkability was ok... i liked the flavor and even though it was not overly sweet the sweetness might get to you after a few of these and the carbonation definately detracts.

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Photo of stoutman
3.37/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Do they really call these beers? Tastes like a lite wine. Smells like a peach cobbler without the cinnamon with a spice and yeast nose. Hazy orange color a lacey head. Sugary sweet that tastes much like a hard candy. Peach taste dominates here. Yeast aftertaste is strong causing a dry, chalk-like finish. Good mix of sweet and sour, but perhaps a little too sweet.

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Photo of oggg
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This lambic pours orange and fizzy. Definitely have to warm it up or it just tastes like peach soda.

There is a nice peach aroma that improves with warming.
The first thing you get is the sweet peach taste. Not nasty sweet like a dessert wine, and not quite as sweet as orange soda, but it's sweet. There's no hop bitterness, as you would expect. There is a obvious tartness and then a mild sourness that cuts the sweetness off. Really tastes like soda or cider. The sourness at the end really saves it from being one-sided though.

I had a wine and beer party where I offered tiny tastes of different wines and beers. There were a bunch of girls there who just don't drink, haven't developed any taste for tannins or hops. Just a drop of this peach lambic and they all loved it. So, in summary, nice sweet fruity drink that may be especially appreciated by the uninitiated. I have no doubt that less mainstream lambics must have more complexity, though I have not tried any.

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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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