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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 10-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
16.61%
 
 
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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.2/5  rDev -31%
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 dcmchew
3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

August 2005 Cork Date; Sampled June 2008
As I pour this a floral note of peaches mixes with a lactic tart aroma. A reasonable pour produces an almost two-finger thick, light tan colored head that sits on top of a clear, amber colored beer that shows a brilliantly clear, full copper color when held up to the light. A fuller inspection of the nose yields more lactic sourness, more than I was expecting from this beer. Floral peach notes are here as well, but they actually play less of a role than the tartness; a peach flesh floral note becomes a bit more noticeable as I get used to the tartness. This really is quite floral smelling.

Quite sweet tasting, more than I was expecting given the tart leaning aroma. There is some tartness here, but the sweetness does a good job of drowning it out at first, luckily it is substantial enough that it cant be repressed and it does help to balance the ample sweetness. While this is sweet and fruity tasting, in fact amply so, this does not scream peach; this makes sense as I have found that peach is more floral than being a distinctive flavor in and of itself. This has a fairly viscous body and heft to it. Thicker than your typical soda, but probably at least as sweet as one. There is a prickly carbonation here as well that probably helps to lighten this beer just a touch.

Not really beer, even the noticed tartness doesn't make this seem any more like a Lambic.

Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -9.4%
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 Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.68/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is peaches along with a background of funk. The flavor is peaches, fruit, malts, mild earthiness/dirty and a mix of tart and sweet in the finish.

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Photo of Bighuge
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear copper. Small dirty beige head. Barely laces at all. Big sweet fuzzy peach aroma. Very sweet beer. Nothing of note as far as lambic chacteristics. It's sweet, but the peach flavor isn't all bright and everything. It's just kind of drab. Mouthfeel has a bit of a spritz to it. But it's not overcarbonated. Just a little fizzy. Medium bodied. They shouldn't call this a lambic. Very sweet overall. O.K. for a "fruit beer." But nothing I'd need to revisit soon.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -5%
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 GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.65/5  rDev -16.9%
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 DanGeo
3.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.26/5  rDev -29.2%
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 patre_tim
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of Beginner2
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Believe it or not, I had this in Singapore... a Muslim country that does not import a lot of beer.
Its effect on me was much better than the ratings... maybe because Singapore was hotter than hell.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured the bottle into a Lindeman's flute. Pours out a hazy, turgid brown. Nose is very lightly fruity, but not identifiably peach. Can't detect any brett character either. Flavor is nicely peach, though, much more tart than sweet (unlike the cloying Lindeman's peche), though a lot of residual sugars do remain. Lack of brett funk is still notable. Finishes sour.

Overall, a disappointing lambic.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the glass clear golden amber with a low white head which lasted to coat the glass.

The aroma was acidic sourness with a fruity peach presence with a bit of diacetyl buttery character mixed in.

The flavor was sweet with a strong peach fruit flavor followed by a light sourness that was acidic and complemented the peach character very well. The flavor being sweet and sour was very tasty, yet not very complex in nature.

The finish was dry with a lasting peach fruit flavor and light acidic sour character into the aftertaste. The body was medium and the carbonation made the beer lightly effervescent. The beer had no real complexity, but ding dang it, I liked the flavor. It could be a favorite for some since it drinks very easily.

37.5 cl bottle, 01-2003 on cork, 03-05 on back label.

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Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
3.77/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into flute.
Clear orange beer, nice off-white head, good retention.
Sweet peach smell, somewhat tart, funky and earthy.
Taste - peach, tart, slightly funky.
Light body, good carbonation.
Delicious fruit beer.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev +25.4%

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