St. Louis Premium Pêche | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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St. Louis Premium PêcheSt. Louis Premium Pêche

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 10-08-2005

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.53/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a golden/brown/peach/orange color with a decent 2 finger head at first that quickly dissipates into a thin film over the brew. the lacing is good on this one, as there is a mountainous ridge of foam that clings to the side of my glass! As for the carbonation, much like the premium Framboise, this one too has champagne like bubbly goodness that is easy to agitate upon swirling ever so slightly....a decent looking lambic for sure!

S- I really like the aromas found here.....yeasty biscuit, gentle peaches and cream, malt and candied sweetness, fresh fruit and just an ever so slight bittering finish.

T- This is nice! Flavors follow the aromas fairly closely, but with a tart accent! Refreshing peach fruit/pit, and creamy, mild flesh. The funky wild yeast/bacteria add a zingy flavor that is very rustic, but pleasant, and this reminds me of a revved up spritzer! The finish is relatively clean but does have a bit of a lingering aftertaste that keeps my palate wanting more!

M/O- Light and refreshing, with a funky sour zest that only enhances the fruitiness! Highly drinkable and I could enjoy many of these in a sitting....I enjoyed this with a peach tart and boy was it wonderful! The sweet and sour characteristics of both just blended so well! I recommend this one and will buy again!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.47/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Auburn, peach colored beer, looks the part so far. Aroma reveals a sweet, fruity essence, peach if you say so, no funky aroma or brett feel to it.

Taste, sweet and sour come closer to balance, would like to see more sour though. Too much of a syrupy sweet feel instead of sour in this one.

Seems like it fits under the fruit beer category more than the lambic, too much thick viscosity and not enough sour and dryness to it. Not a bad beer per se, only $5 a bottle, but still. . .

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jcubz
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

smells great.. thats about it. tastes like a mix between a fuzzy peach and a sour patch kid candy mixture

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of k47k
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.13/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pokal, the appearance was a soft semi-glossy semi-transparent bronzed color. It had a quickly dissipating finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off fairly quick to leave some spotty lace sticking to the sides of the glass.
The aroma plays with a fine blend of sweet peach flesh and a little bit of clean sour to tart skin. Light clean funk (somewhat grassy with a touch of lactic character).
The flavor brought the sweet peachy flesh forward toppling the funk to brighten some of the sour and tartness. Light sticky sour to tart peachy aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium bodied with a fine sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected. Finish was quite refined pulling the sour to the sweet side of the stickiness and playing with some acidic character that felt really nice.
Overall, very nicely done lambic with authentic peach character telling me that I would love to come back to this preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of sunofneurot
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of TruePerception
4.18/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

St. Louis Peche Lambic: medium head, steady fade;

Appearance: peach color;

Smell: decent acid, peach skin;

Taste/Mouthfeel: bright acid, nicely sweet, peach/nectarine, active tiny carbonation; very short peach bitterness on the finish; good/really good

Poured into a pint glass.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.2/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle: Poured a clear light copper color beer with a small fuzzy head with minimal retention. Aroma of peach syrup is totally dominant. The peach syrup, which I am not too fond of to begin with, and some very subtle sourness also dominate taste. I would have Lindemans pêche any days over this, which I guess says a lot about my fondness for peach based beer.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12.7 oz bottle split and poured into a Bruery tulip.
07-2007, no info available on the bottle.

A - Odd, this pours a dark burnt orange color with almost no head. Loose tan bubbles rest on top lightly. A bit cloudy, it's still mostly see-through.

S - Smelling this is like stepping into a Micheal's store. Undertones of potpourri, wood-paneled basement, and a bit of peach fruit. Funky but not wild yeast funky. Not bad though, just very different.

T - Heavy peach syrup with sugary sweetness that's not offset very well, this beer has a surprising lack of lambic notes. Faint wild yeast on the back end.

M - Low carbonation and high sugar makes for a thicker-feeling, medium body with a sweet finish with a lingering trail of dryness.

O - Purchased for $4.49, I paid $4 too much for this. It's odd, not very drinkable, and certainly not a good example of a fruit lambic. Given it's age and it's alcohol percent, I suppose I can't dock it too much.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Peach colored peach beer in here. Mild 1/2" white head. Aroma is sweet fruit, nothing in terms of lambic bugs in here. Darn.

Taste has a little sour, too much sweet though, going into Lindemens territory here. Too much viscosity.

Below average lambic, average to slightly above average fruit beer. Decently priced.

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Photo of davey101
2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 ml bottle. The cork reads 08-2005, but the bottle says 08-2007. I'm assuming the former is the bottled on date, and the later the best by date? I purchased this bottle that has sat on a store shelf in the light for far too long at a discounted $3 off, making it $7.99. The foil was stuck to the bottle and crumbly, the cage was heavily oxidized and created powder when I unscrewed the twist, and finally the exposed portion of the cork was rough and looked like ants had chewed on it. Off to a great start!!! Surprisingly enough it created a light popping noise when opened. Poured into an over sized wine glass.

A - Darker than I was expecting. An opaque dark brown/light red body with some swirls of light brown foam resting on the top. Looks....dirty? Looking up the glass through the beer is like looking through contaminated pond water.

S - Funky peach juice. And not in the pleasant way that fou' foune has that funky apricot aroma. No, this is like leaving a peach in a dirty sock for a few months and then straining it into a juice concoction. Maybe throwing it into a bag and adding some bread to let it ferment ala prison wine. Its not horribly offensive, its just not pleasant at all.

T - Certainly better than that aroma. Peach syrup, bread, and a chemical finish. This is like an expired peach soda or something. Its not bad, but I don't find my self wanting to take that next sip. Did I mention this was a 750 ml? Thats about 25 oz of a fluid that I really don't want to be drinking...

M - Effervescent yet syrupy. Has retained a decent amount of carbonation after these 7 years. 2.6% abv? Whyyy?

O - I won't be refilling my glass to finish the bottle. I recently tried a similar beer of the same vintage, a 2005 De Boomgaard Peche. It was absolutely abysmal, This was a hair better as I actually found it somewhat drinkable. I keep buying these old sweetened lambics for some reason, its not even fun to experiment with them anymore. Perhaps I'm being harsh on a product that has been retired for a while and had no business being aged, but whatever. Avoid!

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.26/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12.7 fluid ounce green glass bottle which has a dimpled base. Thin but clinging bronzed-orange foil wraps the neck and covers the large crown cap. Main label has the words “Premium Peche” above a pair of juicy peaches. Recommended to be served at 5°C (that’s 41°F). Allegedly this stuff is the regular St. Louis Peche (3.5%) but with more Peach juice/extract. Best Before 10-2006. No strength listed but research tells me that this is a massive 2.6% ABV...oh my, do Belgians understand the word “Premium” I wonder!?

Appearance: Rising carbonation supported with streamers. Copper-orange body with some peach flashes. Finger thick white head is resilient and easily supported. Light off-white lacing with Asti Spumante conditioning.

Nose: Boiled sugars soaked with thick syrup Peaches. Candy-like with some distilled apricots.

Taste: Sweet sickly peaches and apricots run in the front and never go away, though it does fade a little. Sticky and syrup like the peaches are way too concentrated. Fruit beer with more extract than anything else. One-dimensional and way too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Cloying throughout. Sticks around on the teeth and lies way too heavy on the tongue with a sugary residue. Awful.

Drinkability: Low key beauty. Peachy in the worse possible sense. Not very nice at all.

More Standard… than Premium.
More Beer with Fruit Extract… than Fruit-Lambic.

Overall: Uurgggh, totally unappealing.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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