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St. Louis 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): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 07-03-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
20.63%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 91
Photo of TMoney2591
4.23/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lindemans lambic flute.

Warning: Inside Joke: It's peche! Nice. Anyway, this guy pours a clear ...well, peach color, topped by a little over a finger of white froth. The nose comprises medicinal peach and not much else. Simple and straightforward. The taste is very similar, though thankfully less medicinal than the smell. There is a slight tartness involved, but nothing major. Just good, ol'-fashioned peachiness. The body is quite light, with a light moderate carbonation and a thin syrup feel. Very tasty, but still not the height of peachy lambics. Get some regardless!

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Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Tea coloured, heavily carbonated, slightly cloudy but no visible chunks or particles, no head only a slight yellowish foam.

S: Peach, tea, honey, slight mildew, fruity.

T: Fruity sweet, sour, tea like quality, some peach but finding its somewhat unpronounced. Much like a peach fruit tea, but weighty with sour and sweet notes, definite lambic qualities with some funky sourness.

M: Syrupy, acidic, heavy body, highly carbonated with fine bubbles.

O: Delicious. Very similar to St Louis Peche Premium. Light on alcohol, a masterpiece. Found it in Rimping Market Chiang Mai. Great by itself on a hot day.

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Photo of BrotherBenny
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep golden with a hint of pink or even slight red tint, a champagne carbonation that is almost constant. Almost brilliant in clarity

S- Peaches, rose, pond

T- Again Peaches, it starts sweet, almost like a juice or nectar, but that fades, almost in layers and reveals the tartness that underpins this Lambic. Very nice transition. No lingering aftertaste.

M- Medium body, wonderful carbonation dancing on the tongue, coats the mouth and tongue but does not overstay the welcome.

D- This is a great Lambic to get your feet wet on, not overly sour/tart, not a whole lot of 'funk' (yet) 2009 bottling, lower alcohol content, overall very nice.

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Photo of drpimento
4.1/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

yummmm. Not the refinement of some Belgian fruit lambics, but a great price for a very drinkable beer. Poured with a large foamy frothy cream colored head and a bit of lace. Aroma was the peach and some bread, crackers malt and bare hint of spice. Flavor is killer: like aroma but with a slight metalic tart tinge. Great body and excellent carbontation. Finish is clean and like flavor. A rare case when I could have two or three of these

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Photo of tigg924
4.09/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, minimal head, orange/brown in color, small carbonation, sediment

Smell: peach and vinegar

Taste: peach and sour mix.

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied, high carbonation, crisp

Drinkability: This one was a lot more sour than some other St. Louis beers, but still very good. I could have two or three and is certainly worth buying again.

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Photo of aepb1
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Peach-colored body with a small white head

S- Peach and yeast

T- Sweet peach and a little malt too. Really like a peach tea sweetened with sugar

M- Creamy medium body with moderate carbonation

D- Very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Will certainly return when able!

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Photo of davexisxrabid
4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice clear amber color with a huge frothy 2 inch head. Good lacing.

The aroma had a fruit forward hint followed up by the funky yeasty wet matress mildew aroma.

Flavor was tart; a nice sour peach flavor all the way through.

Flavor clings to the palate without becoming cloying. Feels a bit thin due to the carbonation.

Easily drinkable due to low abv and the fact it doesn't taste sickingly sweet. A bit too gassy though, this lambic makes you burp a lot!

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Photo of AdamBear
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-dark amber, slightly transparent. somewhat sticky thin white head

S-smells pretty good. peaches and some funk. a tad malty as well. fresh smelling. not a strong scent.

T-comes in with a super sugary and sweet taste of light peaches. there's a slight puckering after the initial hit. the after-taste is faint of belgian funk and syrup. not as fruity as other lambics, but the tastes are still great.

M-medium carbonation with feels weighty despite the low abv. there's a syrupy finish

O-i suppose this might not be as sour and intense as other lambics. the peach is present, but fainted. With all that considered...this is a great tasting beer. this is extremely tasty and enjoyable, and if it were cheaper...i'd be buying this all the time.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Bottled on 100120, which I'm guessing is January 20th, 2010. That or on my 34th birthday (I'm 25).

3.5 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is a little below average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Well, this is definitely backsweetened. The most aggressive aroma is a peach ring candy-like peachiness. The underlying aromas are hard to get to due to the peachy sweetness, but if you try hard enough, you can pick some out. A touch of barnyard with a lot more apple orchard. Acidity is low, but there are hints of tangy lacic acid. Grassy as well.

4.0 T: The taste is about as sweet as it gets without getting cloying/annoying. Again, peach ring peachiness with watermelon flavored lollipops. Some apple orchard funk, but barely detectable due to the sweetness. Very, very light tartness and some grassy notes.

4.5 M: Lighter body. Good amounts of super spritzy carbonation. Incredibly smooth.

4.0 D: I have a reduced respect for backsweetened fruit lambics, but I think they are generally really tasty. Anyway, this hits the head as a peach soda type drink with a touch of real lambic character. Infinitely quaffable. I wish I got the 750.

Disclaimer: I rate backsweetened lambics to the style of sparkling fruit juice, not actual lambics.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian lambic ale brewed with peaches.

A: Beautiful copper-orange color, moderate tan head.

S: Aroma bursts with fresh peaches and is very fruity and sugary sweet.

T: Big peach sweetness for flavor, very clean overall. Some slight acidity and tartness sneaks in but is covered mostly by the sweetness of the peaches. Extremely well balanced and rounded out from start to finish.

M: Light mouthful, fruity complexity, extremely smooth and silky on the tongue going down effortlessly.

D: Good drinkability, refreshing, and thirst quenching on a hot summer day. On a last note, I really liked this beer, flavorwise and drinkability but for some reason did not favor well in reviews.

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Photo of peabody
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out really clear like applejuice with small bubbles coming up from the bottom and making a slight ring around the top of the glass.
Smell is peach and alum. Mostly peach skin adorns the aroma on this one.
Taste is mellow peach. Not too candyish and not too sweet. Really, just right.
Mouthfeel is clean with just a slight stickyness.
Overall , this is another great beer from St. Louis belgium brewery. Very good.

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Photo of Greggy
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with some nice sediment. Not much head to speak of.

S- Peaches.. what a shock. You can tell it's going to be sweet.

T- This bottle has a little age and the sweetness was a bit less form a previous bottle I have had. Nice sweet peach that turns slightly tart/funky, then finishes sweet.

M- Light carb, smooth and sweet.

D- I would like to bump this one down to a 3.5 drinkability because a whole bottle is pretty damn sweet, but it is drinkable at 3.5% ALC so I must go for a 4. This would be a nice intro into finer beers for those that despise beer.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours the color of fresh peach juice, with almost no head. A thin ring of off-white bubbles.

S-Musty earthiness, peaches, fruit sugars. Smells very sweet.

T/M-A little tart at first, but then intensely sweet. Much sweeter than I prefer for a lambic. But the peach flavor is full and rich. The mouthfeel is soft and a bit thin, with minimal carbonation.

D-I prefer more traditional lambics, but this type has its place. I went to a Belgian beer dinner once where it was blended with the Gueuze Fond Tradition, and it was very nice. With the right food pairing, I would revisit this one again.

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Photo of DCon
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought from Whole Foods Market in Town & Country, MO for $6.99 in a 12.7 oz Bottle. Poured into my Schlafly Tulip Glass and enjoyed thoroughly with fellow advocate, Ralph. Ale has on back... Bottled On: 100120.

Appearance- Pours a Amber, Semi-Cloudy color with a Golden Hue (Family Guy term...). No retention, No Lace, but then a Bubbly Carbonation.

Smell- Strong Peach but then there is a Maker's Mark Whiskey scent at the end. This was very interesting!

Taste- Over-sweetend for a Peche Lambic. A huge tartness is present at the end of the the drink. Same old, Same old...

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied and WAY over carbonated. There is a puckering once again in the end like many of these St. Louis Lambics.

Overall- This is definitely one for the fruit Lambic beer drinkers (in other words, for the Ladies!) but one of the better ones from this Belgian Brewery. This was the second time having this one (first time @ iTap House, Chesterfield).

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Photo of ccrida
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, date stamped 07/05/2011, poured into my large Duvel tulip. Appearance is a pale orange with a small white head that leaves scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is peach and a some funky, dusty barnyard.

Taste is also loads of peach juice. Not nearly as musty as the nose, just a hint. Rather tart, presumably mostly the fruit, but sweet too.

Mouthfeel is dry, light, a little sticky.

Drinkability is pretty good. The peach is Delicious, if rich. A good desert beer, with just enough acid to cut the cloyingness. Still, it's a slow sipper, and one is plenty.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a golden orange color with a thin white head on top. No lacing here which bums me out. The smell of the beer is very strong with Peach and plenty of sugars on the nose. There is a very minimal amount of tartness on the nose. The taste of the beer was like drink peach soda of some kind. It was very carbonated and very sweet. Overall this beer was drinkable in moderation.

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Photo of Casey10
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really nice brew more of a sweet lambic if you are to label that as a type.

I don't think this would be a traditional lambic by any means but a nice taste and reaches for what is going fo a sweet peach lambic. Can really taste the peach here and it is good.

A great gateway for some one looking to try lambics. This is more like a lindemans than a cantillion. Just saying for a comparison. Still should be tried nonethelesss.

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Photo of alexanderplatz
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this to be light and refreshing. Sweet -- reminded me somewhat of hard cider or lemonade. Quaffable. Never had a peach beer or lambic before. Liked it a lot. A great summer drink.

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Photo of Brewmeist
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into st. Louis 10 ounce pint style glass

A - golden amber in color, plenty of microbubbles. With barely a head and no retention.

S - heavy of peach, pinch of sour. Nothing that lingered or that was strong.

T - peaches, and a dry chapagne like aftertaste. Flavor didn't hang on long, but it was very tasty.

M - chanpagne like, very sweet and much less bitter sourness that are typical from beers of this genre. Still has a nice carbonated bite that deserves an honorable mention.

D - entirely. Would pair well with multiple food items. A refreshing geuze that i will be enjoying in the future.

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Photo of mhewes
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: clear golden color with minimal head and no lacing

S : Peach with a little sour aroma. Definitely going to be able to taste the peach

T : Sweet and peachy

M : lots of carbonation but light

D : I really enjoy this one. I'm not one for the sour lambics and this is definitely not one of those. Reminds me more of a lindemans.

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into a fluted champagne glass from Abe's in Bethlehem, PA. Bottled 09/08.

A- Average amber color with thick white head fading quickly.

S- Evident peaches and a clear Belgian yeast aroma. My wife thinks it smells like "candles."

T- A very sugary peach flavor with a semi-sour peach profile.

M- A creamy mouthfeel with appropriate, medium carbonation.

D- Very high drinkability, and a nice traditional lambic flavor considering the 3.5% ABV.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark copper/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head. There's also a few yeastie floaties noticable. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet peaches, yeast, and a little bit of vinegar. The taste is mostly sweet peaches, but there's also a little bit of sugar, funk and tartness noticable too. However, it is a very sweet brew (and seems to get sweeter as the beer warms). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit syrupy and has moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's easy to drink for the most part, although the strong sweetness of this brew does hurt it a bit. I think it's a decent overall brew, but if you don't like sweeter lambics then you might want to stay away from this one. I do like sweet peaches, so I did enjoy this brew!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

one of the better fruit lambics going these days I think. very genuine, made with real peaches that mush have been at the oeak of ripeness. there is not artificial sweetness to this, although its still very sugary, it feels fresh from the orchard. orange and glassy clear in color with just a short white film for a head. the nose is like a home baked peach pie, bursting with the essence of summer. there is some caramel candy sweetness to this, but it dissipates quickly in the finish, making this a little more drinkable than some others. there is also a tartness to balance out the sweet, its yeast and almost wine-like, and it works very well with the peaches. upbeat carbonation helps wash down the sweetness too, and the low abv makes this beer more of a special thing to share than something you sit around and pound. overall a nice example of the style, and perhaps the best use of peaches ive seen in a beer to date.

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Photo of StormKing47
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared by Jwiss22 and reviewed from notes, why is reviewing such a pain in my ass?

A- A nice looking amber color with a rich golden hue. A surprising light amount of carb leads up to a thin white head. I would have thought there would be a little more carb, but it's a quaint looking little lambic.

S- A very pleasant aroma of musty peaches and earthiness. Also a slight warming and the underlying wild yeast brings out the earthy mustiness more. It doesn't give off a lactic smell, but more of a musty old peach smell with some earthy oldness.

T- A surprising sweet and succulent burst of juicy peaches. It has a sweet and sugary quality with a nice tartness and some sour pucker. A light warming and a little of the woody undertones show up to mix in with the succulent peaches.

M- Has a slight tingle, but more of a sweetness and a tartness from the peaches. Surprising that it is not more acidic and puckering, but more tart and causes some light salivating.

D- It's a little on the sweet side and more tart than sour or puckering. The sweet sugariness would get old and the peaches are more juicy and succulent rather than old and musty.

Not exactly what you expect from a lambic, but it's pretty good. Love the peach taste, but wanted more sourness.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Peach colored beer, really about what you would expect from a peach lambic. Small white head.

S - Smells like peaches! I mean, really, some nice peach smell, but not really a whole lot going on.

T - Actually a very pleasant taste, I like it better than Lindemans Peche. Peach taste does taste like peaches, although it is a little lighter than I would like.

M - Slightly on the light side, medium carbonation.

O - Prety refreshing and easy to drink. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

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St. Louis Pêche from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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