Lindemans Pêche | Brouwerij Lindemans

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,171 Ratings
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
Ratings:
1,171
Reviews:
469
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
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53
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143
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, brass tinged orange robe topped by a short creamy white head. The head drops shortly but keeps a creamy collar and whispy surface covering, as well as leaving some nice lace. The aroma combines a very nice, authentic fresh peach that's not overly sweet with minor flashes of lambic character (light lactic sourness, very mild mustiness). The body is light/medium with a very fine and restrained carbonation that gives it a creamy mouthfeel and adds to it's smooth fruitiness. The flavor is, again, quite realistically peachy with a ripe, juicy, sweet fruitiness that's backed by a tart edge. Some minimal lambic character becomes apparent in the long finish and adds to it's complexity. Of the Lindeman's fruit lambic line-up, this one seems a bit more delicate and a little less sweet, and therefore has more versatility. I works equally well as an appertif or dessert beer, and would be splendid at almost any time during the summer (think sunset on the beach)! And although I normally lament the lack of more aggressive lambic character (acidity, mustiness, barnyard) in the Lindeman's beers, I feel that actually works here. Quite refreshing and highly enjoyable. It's well worth seeking out and should not be passed over for the Kriek or Framboise.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/gold color, with a short but dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of peaches along with some Belgian yeast, wheat and light malts

T: The taste starts out very sweet with a strong peach flavor as you would expect. The some breadiness comes in from flavors of wheat, wild Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. There's a decent balance for a beer so sweet. Likewise the after-taste is quite sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty especially if you're into peaches, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, while it's a little on the sweet side, it done much better than most regular fruit beers.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of vfgccp
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Small head; cloudy light orange color.

Crisp, fresh dry peach aroma--reminds me of apricots.

I enjoy this combination: lots of peach, not as sour as some lambics. Very sweet. Full body along with a high level of CO2. I think Peche is my favorite lambic style. This may be my favorite Peche.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce corked, capped bottle - $5.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Delicately hazed, orange-gold body with a smallish, thinning, near white head.

Smell: Mildly tart, fruity (peaches, natch) aroma jacked up sweet-smelling sugars. It's a Lindemans.

Taste: Sharply candyish with an artificially-sweetened peach flavor, leaving any tastes of the barley, wheat, and hops far behind. Light tartness, light acidity. A little bit like that old Jones Peachy Keen soda or maybe a peach-flavored cider. There's a very small hint of mustiness leaking out around that heavy sweetness. Finishes fruity and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: For a peach-flavored libation, I'd rather opt for a bellini. Still, it's decent enough to split with the girlfriend on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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

Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that does not last long. No lacing at all.

S: Reminds me of peach ring candy. Lots of peach and candied sugar, extremely sweet.

T: Tart peaches, lots of candied sugar. Slight funk to it, but the sugary peaches dominate.

M: Light to medium bodied, on the sweet side, and more like a soda than a beer.

O: Really, not that bad. It tastes good, and in the end, that is what matters most, but not something I would seek out often.

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

I don't like peaches. In elementary school, a kid named Billy (who loved them) set out on a personal crusade to get me to change my mind. He failed. An unfortunate incident with a bottle of peach schapps in college only added to my distaste. Why, then, am I drinking a peach beer? Because I've enjoyed the other Lindemans fruit lambics that I've tried and because this is beer and deserves a chance. Hope springs eternal.

Nearly clear orange-amber that isn't quite orange enough to be considered peach. A few bubbles make their way up to an intensely bubbly cap of manilla colored foam. The head is impressively sticky and is beginning to deposit thick sheets of BB-riddled lace on the upper reaches of the glass. It doesn't look very peachy, but it does look good.

The nose smells like peaches. Not entirely though, to its credit. I know Lindemans's lambics aren't considered true representations of the style, that many find their bona fides lacking, but this beer doesn't smell like a simple, sweet, peachy mess either. It has an underlying exotic funky yeastiness that makes me think the flavor will have at least some degree of complexity and interest aside from the fruit itself. At least I hope so.

This is enjoyable beer. It may be nothing more than my imagination, but this version tastes sweeter than the other fruit lambics I've had from this brewery (Cassis, Kriek, Framboise). Thankfully, my peach schapps gag reflex is nowhere to be found. It isn't overwhelmingly peachy and is at least as complex as I had hoped... although not all that complex in the grand scheme of things.

The sweetness fades a little on the finish, allowing a tangy sourness to present itself and take the edge off what could have been a sticky, cloying, insulin-spiking, tooth-rotting beer. Needless to say, it falls into the category of 'panty stripper' even if it isn't as efficient as a few Fuzzy Navels. The Lindemans website gives the helpful suggestion that 'it's not to be despised with pancakes and ice cream'. Thanks for the tip.

The mouthfeel is as one might expect given the high sugar load: full and syrupy. It's a major mouthcoater and the several minutes that I'm taking between sips are needed for the stickiness to at least partially clear. I like this sort of mouthfeel, though, in the right circumstances.

Lindemans Peche is pretty good beer if one enters into the experience with the right attitude. I doubt that I'll ever buy another, but this bottle has brought me back a step or two from my peachophobia.

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

Presentation: Corked, capped and foiled in a sleek mini 12 oz magnum. No freshness date though most lambics have an extended shelf life.

Appearance: Dull cloudy orange amber with a creamy off white lace.

Smell: Fresh cut peachs in the nose with a slight tartness ... hints of horse blanket in the backround.

Taste: Quite tart with a mimosa like quality. Crisp with an elegant body, bursting with peach juice and a well placed tartness that lingers for a long time. Light on the hops as well as any funky spontaneous fermentation by-products. A touch of beer comes around in the end with trace grain and malt flavours.

Notes: Simply superb ... a wonderful beer to have at a Sunday brunch.

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

So I finally got my wife to drink a bottle of beer, granted a lambic, but good none the less. he actually really enjoyed it, but here are my views on it...

A - Poured a very hazy, light golden yellow, lots of visible carbonation coming up throughout the session. Nice two inch white fizzy head graced the top and was very slow to recede, in fact it never did fully. Lokked pretty damn good I must say.

S - Very very sweet, lots of peach and sugar, like candy. A good amount of yeast was evident as well. Very light aroma, lots there but nothing that overwhelmed you.

T - Very very sweet. I thought this was like a kids candied drink. Tons of peach flavors, but just sooo sweet, almost too much. But taken in light sips, very enjoyable actually.

M - Super smooth with lots of carbonation. Had that light silky quality to it. Really easy to go down.

D- Very nice, good drink it all night in the right setting. Low abv, you really could do a 12 pack before feeling any, the only thing that could get you after a while would be how sweet it is, but these are not really meant to be downed in that way.

Overall this was very good, and she enjoyed it alot, which was even more important. I now have a jumping off point for her to get her into some of the bigger beers. This was a damn fine lambic, and I will keep a few around in case she wants some more.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Slatetank
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of mdfb79
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this at a cafe in Paris, France. 37.5cl bottle, best by 02/05/15, poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy, murky bright orange color with one inch of bright white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet peach juice, sweet fruity malts, musty notes, oak, tropical fruits, sugar. Nose is super sweet, but it smells very good; like their other lambics but with peaches, obviously.

t - Tastes of sweet peach juice, swete fresh peaches, sugar, fruity malts, bread. Too sweet of a taste for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Easy to drink, like juice.

o - Overall a decent Lindemans; basically like all their other beers but peach flavored, so just depends which fruit you like best. I like peaches and while I liked the nose, the taste was too sweet for me to handle...split a 375 with my girlfriend as she loved it and I couldn't handle the whole thing myself. Worth checking out if you like their other stuff, but don't expect a sour lambic.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden orange color with a couple fingers of white head.

S: Smells like what you would expect from Lindemans. Lots of sweet peaches and peach candy. Underneath it all, there is a slight acidity, grass, and wet oak smell which helps to combat the sugary nature of the beer.

T: Like with the nose, there is a lot of sweetness. The peach flavor is quite intense, which is what I do like about it. Again, there is a subtle acidity and mustiness to it, but overall quite sweet.

M: Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.

O: Certainly quite sweet in terms of the flavor, but not the worst of the Lindemans products.

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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

This happens to be the only beer my wife will drink on a regular basis and she frequenly requests I purchase it for her.

Pours a partially cloudy orange color that forcefully produces little to no head. Really only a penline of white lace is visible around the perimeter of the glass reminiscent of a head. Lots of carbination in this beer with a light mouthfeel. Sourness dominates the taste both upfront and in the finish but also has quite a bit of peach sweetness as well. The nose of this beer is both sour from the yeast and sweet from the peaches.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Lindemans Pêche from Brouwerij Lindemans
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,171 ratings.
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