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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1,126
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
19.24%
 
 
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Photo of bark
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is deep yellow. The minimal head (more like a ring) is white.

A flavour of peach marmalade dominates the smell. There are also some sour notes of sweet apples.

The taste is almost all apricot jam/marmalade. There are also some feeble earthy notes of cloudberries and honey melon. The aftertaste is sweet with minerals and some saltiness below the apricots.

The carbonation is strong with lots of small bubbles.

An OK fruit lambic, but maybe not one of the most complex ones.

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

Pours a clear and clean golden yellow with hints of orange. Pure white head that bubbles up and away quickly. Scent of fresh peaches with hints of hay and must. Taste is slightly tart peach, which the nose did not hint at. Faint hints of hay and must, minor candied sugar background (to offset tartness?). Thin body, crisp, carbonated slightly less than champagne, somewhat dry and little tart aftertaste. Pretty drinkable, wish i had a Dogfish Head Festina Peche for comparison purposes, but alas it is out of season.

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Photo of Brad007
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden blond color with minimal head. Aroma is similar to smelling a ripe peach. Succulent and juicy on the nose. Taste is similar. Tart, ripe and very much like a peach. Smooth aftertaste that makes me wonder where the peach fuzz is.

Maybe I gush too much over beers like this. However, it's not often that you find a fermented fruit beverage that beats the pants off of hard cider. Lambics are almost not like beers to me. Definitely drinkable though!

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle the other day. Paired with a strawberry, mango and peach pie for dessert

Pouring clear orange with a thin, wispy, white head that falls off to a ring leaving minimal lacing, this looks pretty decent. The nose is moderately sweet in a fruity way, with plenty of peach character present. In some ways, this is like peach juice, with a little bit of lemon and just a wisp of barnyard present. Surprisingly complex, IMO. The palate, though, is a lot sweeter. That aspartame sweetness is prominent, rather artificial and takes away from the fruit character. It also hides any lambic character that's present. Sweet on the finish, this medium-light bodied beer is moderately carbonated and finishes sweet. Decent, this is better as an accompaniment with a dessert where it's lack of complexity can be hidden.

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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 IdrinkGas
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I see this at every bottle shop but I've never bought a bottle. I love peaches so I'm not sure what took me so long.

Pours golden with a fizzy bright white head.

Taste and smell are almost identical. Reminds me of those overly sugary gummy peach rings. A faint tartness on the back end. Not much else.

Carbonation is right on point. Keeps it light and crisp. But it drinks like a sparkling peach wine cooler. Decent peach flavor but not my cup of tea.

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

Neat well, peach colored pour, white head on the top, 1", looks nice. Aroma of peaches and sugar. Nothing really offered up in terms of tartness or sourness from this. Pretty much every lindeman's I've ever had with the exception of the cuvee rene gueuze works out this way. The peach is a nice juicy aroma.

Taste, appreciable peach, but also significant sugary content. A little bit of tartness develops on the palate. Wheat is perceptible. Peach is strong, like the pimp hand. The downfall is just the massive sugar content, and it is oh so prevalent in the mouthfeel, like you're drinking a peach lemonade or something, but without even the tartness of something like lemonade can bring. I like it more than the other sugary lambics lindeman's offers, but I think this would just be so good if they cut down on the sugar and amped up the tartness in these.

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

Aroma smells like peaches with an underlying exotic funky yeastiness. Not straight juice which is a good start.

The tastes begin obviously quite 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.

The mouthfeel is full and sweet but not cloying or syrupy as some of the other Lindemans offerings. I like this sort of mouthfeel, though, in the right circumstances and this warm day is one of them.

Overall, 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 jrallen34
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I drank this from a 12oz bottle into a flute.

The beer pours for lack of a better word a clear peach color, a dark gold lightened by honey. The head is white rises about finger than falls quickly leaving behind a soaphy covering over the beer and sides of the glass that lasts several minutes. The lacing is great.

The aroma is super and light and subtle, wish it was a bit stronger but its very nice with a sweet peach smell throughout.

Its tastes exactly like it smells a very subtle peach flavor from start to finish. The end is a little bitter but overall very drinkable despite a little watery.

Overall, this is a very good lambic just because the flavor and aroma are very nice. I would LOVE this beer if both aroma and taste were a little stronger and pronounced and there was a tiny bit more complexity overall.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I split a bottle of this (corked, capped, and foiled) with my better half. The beer is hazy gold color with a wet foam that coats the glass while fading on the liquid. The aromas are fruity and yeasty, it smells a little like Koningshoeven Tripel but with some peach. The taste is just a little sour, a trace of bite with the first sip but there's a lot of sweetness to balance the tart. The taste becomes a little addictive, this is really a better beer than I expected. The body is full with good carbonation. I've passed on this beer for years, periodically getting the kriek or framboise, but really the peche is the best of them so far for me.

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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 Darkmagus82
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance –The beer pours a crystal clear light amber color with a peach like hue, as it is tinted with colors of orange and a bit of red. Upon pouring there is one finger of fizzy pure white head and tons of champagne like carbonation bubbles seen streaming up through the brew. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of fizzy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and sweet with tons of fruity peach aromas and lots of Belgian candied sugar smells. Along with these aromas are some other lighter fruit aromas of apricot and apple as well as a hint of a sour and funky smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a huge sweet taste of peach, candied sugar, and apricot. As the taste advances the peach grows even stronger in flavor, really taking on the bulk of the sweetness of the brew. A lighter level of tartness and a hint of a grassy and herbal flavor develop more toward the end. In the end a massively sweet peach juice flavor, with just hints of a grass and tartness are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is quite high consisting of tons of tiny little carbonation bubbles. The thin body and prickly carbonation are fantastic for the sweet peach and lightly tart flavors of the beer, making this beer very refreshing and enjoyable.

Overall – While very-very sweet, the peach flavor is quite authentic and really is not all the cloying. With the tart and light grass flavors as well as the fantastic mouthfeel, the flavors end up making for a rather refreshing peach flavored sweet lambic.

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Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Nice glowing amber-orange. Clear with a half finger white head leaving a little chunky lacing.

Smell. Over-ripe peaches in a horse barn. Just a little alcohol.

Taste. Sweet and tart peaches dominate. A little white vinegar and a hint of funk and wood. Nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with some nice prickly medium carbonation.

Drinkability. A great drinker. Quite surprising for such a sweet lambic.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peach colored liquid, drops an inch of white head on the top, aroma was sweet peaches. Overly sweet.

Overly sweet becomes a theme for the beer, as the taste is largely sugar. Peach in the background, sugar sweetness dominates. The peach is there, just damn, why you need so much sugar? Get this bad boy going sour, not sweet, it would greatly improve.

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

Pours a hazy, bubbly honey-amber with a decent white head. Rather strong aroma is sweet and mainly of peach. Flavor is peachy and quite sweet, more like nectar or schnapps than beer, with an undertone of malt. Texture is very smooth and rather fizzy. A good dessert beer.

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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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Photo of tectactoe
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lindemans Peche pours a color somewhere near burnt amber and copper with a decent amount of clarity, save for a bit of haze in the middle of the glass. The head pillows up quite large; eggshell in color and crackling as it quickly recedes to a mere skin that blankets the peach brew.

I've gotta say, the aroma of this one is much funkier than all of the other Lindemans fruit lambics that I've tried. Huge rounds of yeast, cork, must, damp cellar, barnyard, and just overall funk invade the nostrils with a surprising poignancy. The peaches come through pretty strong as well; juicy, tart peaches and apples skins mix well with the funk.

Some underlying sweet malt and soft wheat outline the rougher edges of the aromatic profile and balance things out just a bit more. I'm pretty excited to finally bring this one to my lips, as I love peaches, and this definitely has the best nose of all the Lindemans lambics. The funk really surprised me, and I can't wait to finally try it.

Unfortunately, I'm a bit let down by the flavor. The strongest thing I taste is not the funk of the yeast or the tart of the peach - it's a residual-like, sugary sweetness that immediately breaches your palate and confiscates all other flavors. It still tastes like peaches, but sugar-coated, exceedingly-sweet peaches, rather than tart and sour peaches, which is kind of what I was hoping for.

I guess there's a light tartness at the start, but it's VERY light and gets quickly overtaken by the sweetness. Funk is much less noticeable, although some vinous oak and tannin notes pop out that weren't relevant on the nose - so that's certainly a plus. The aftertaste is full of sweet peaches and a touch of oak. I really wish the funk was as heavy on the palate as it was in the aroma, but sadly - it is not. Crisp mouth feel, dry, heavy carbonation.

If this thing tasted closer to how it smelled, it would have been awesome. A tart, funk peach-fest, but by aroma only. The taste lead on to a much sweeter, sugary style of peaches that still tasted fine, but could easily wear down a palate (or even a sweet tooth). More funk, more tart, and less sweet is the key. For some strange reason, my nose was pleased but my taste buds were not.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375 mL bottle with no freshness date. Pours a hazy, light orange color with a tall column of white foam that fades very rapidly to a nice sheen. Does not leave much lacing on the glass.

Nose is very strongly full of peaches and sweet cream. It leans toward sweet, but there is a bit of lactic sourness and some semblance of grainy malt. It smells pretty good, but not very lambic-like.

Not a whole lot of flavors here that make one think of beer, but it is fairly tasty. Sweetness is waaay too much and the mouth puckering sourness that I enjoy so much in lambics is toned down quite a bit. Carbonation is very high, almost to the point of champagne. The peach flavors are very prevalent, and I am guessing have some artificial boosting additive. It tastes pretty decent, but a bit too sweet and a tad too expensive for me to want to buy again.

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

Notes from Saturday's tasting:

The color is a hazy light orange. A white puffy head has light to moderate retention and leaves some lacing.

Sweet, tart peach is straight on the nose with a hint of something earthy and grassy just underneath.

Very sweet and tart right off the bat. The peach is pure and natural. The tangy bite lingers nicely and a very light hops flavor lurks. The sense that this is a beer is by no means overshadowed as some grains are evident and there's a nice, pure malt flavor in the finish.
This one is very crisp with a very nice full body. Carbonation is at a great level.
I've never had anything that so well appealed to people who don't drink beer and yet could so well appeal to those that do.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Williamsburg Winery wine glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color, with a 1.5 finger white head, featuring average retention and good lacing.

S: Very strong peach, some funk, and a bit of a noble aspect.

T: There isn't much to the beer apart from peach and tartness. Despite only consisting of a couple notes, both flavors here are pulled off well. Very easy to drink.

M: Light bodied, with an incredibly smooth finish. Lots of carbonation and very refreshing.

O: This is great for someone who doesn't like beer. I don't love this, but it's pretty good.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Is this really a beer? It makes a great sparkling wine. Very fruity (peach, duh) and sweet flavor. Lively and sparkling. I hate that I liked this so much because it's such a sissy drink, but what can you do. I typically do not like fruit beers but this is a great summer drink. At $5 a bottle I could only afford to drink it one season anyway.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. In the aroma, sugary, tart peach skin. In the taste, quite sugary and small tartness of peach skin. A small tart bite, but mainly smooth and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry tart peach skin in the aftertaste. Kind of like a gummy peach ring, and it is line smell, taste, and aftertaste all the way through.

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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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