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
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
15.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cyrushire
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is brown and dark in color. Not much head. Smells like apple cider vinegar and a slight hint of peach. The flavor is loaded with peaches. No sourness. Sweet peaches. No apple cider vinegar flavor even though that is all you smell in the nose. Thin and not very carbonated. A little bit goes a long way.

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

Photo of acurtis
2.57/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

250ml bottle, another day, another flavour from this prolific Belgian brewer.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with one skinny-ass finger of weakly puffy, and mostly just bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a bit of spectral coral reef lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of musty, kind of yeasty peach cobbler, more free-range light and dark sugars, some other sort of muddled orchard fruitiness (cherry, I suppose), and a twinge of earthy drying bitterness. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy caramel malt, a mixed peach/apricot/cherry sugary fruit joint, a softly sour yeast/bacteria collaboration, and more understated leafy, earthy hop bitters.

The carbonation is adequate in its tamped-down frothiness, the body a sturdy, saccharine middleweight, and smooth, sure, but with too much interference from nasties and hop alike to be all that proud about it. It finishes still sweet, but increasingly afflicted by said yeast, bacteria, and off-seeming fruit esters.

Lambic? Wait, whut? Yeah, if this is a (fruit) lambic, then it is among the most disjointed, fettered versions that I have yet come across. The peach isn't all that bad, but recedes a little too readily into the shadows, as it were, and lets the other less agreeable characters have the run of the house. Nope.

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Photo of Premo88
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

10 oz. on tap at Hay Merchant, Houston
(Aug. 31, 2015)

L: clear copper, brilliant, creamy head of white/off-white foam that won't dissipate; slight lacing, keeps a nice collar

S: cherries and peaches, just a hint of tartness but mostly sweet

T: sugar ... super sweet, like cherry syrup, slight toasted malt that turns into a bit of peach pie flavor; over time the palate tries to adjust to the extreme sweetness, but it's still super sweet

F: soft, light, watery ... not much carbonation

O: way too sweet ... the flavors are nice, but it's almost like drinking out of a bag of sugar; in fairness to this beer, I might have tainted my experience by not drinking this first to lead off a session.

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Photo of JothHu
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 jsh420
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PostRockandCats
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Jhansengranger
3.84/5  rDev +10%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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St. Louis Pêche from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.49 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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