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

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93 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
93
pDev:
15.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of blakelive784
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7 fl oz green glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a transparent copper color with a thin, 2 finger, off white head. Retention is poor. Looks highly carbonated and inviting.

S - Caramel, peach, candy, and a bit of bacterial funk. Simple and reserved, but pleasant.

T - Tart peach and funky yeast open. The malty body is present, but more reserved than the nose predicted. The natural sweetness of the fruit and malt are balanced nicely by the tart/sour notes. Built quite well.

M - Light bodied, crisp, and dry on the finish. Compliments the flavors nicely.

D - Doesn't suffer from being cloyingly sweet or overly funky. Fair quality and highly drinkable, but a bit pricey for what it is.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear gold with a puffy white head. This ale looks very similar to Lindeman's Peche, which I suppose it was modeled on to a certain extent.

S: Aromas of peach, minerals, and cream are readily apparent on the nose. There is little, if any, authentic lambic character here.

T: Fruity and sweet on the palate with the expected mix of peach, candy sugar, mineral, and cream flavors that remind me so much of asti spumante. The finish is short and confected with peach and sparkling wine notes.

M: Light bodied and dry with active carbonation. In some respects, this feels much more like a sparkling wine than a beer. Drinkable, but not all that appealing.

O: I suppose if one were looking to try a sweetened lambic, then this one would not be that bad in a pinch. It compares favorably to Lindeman's Peche Lambic, but is not as assertive on the palate. It's way too sweet for my liking, but I'm glad I tried it.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
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 AdamBear
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
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 peabody
4/5  rDev +14%
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 Brewmeist
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
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 Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev +11.7%
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 ptykozoon
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy, dirty orange. Thin cap on top with some lacing.

Extremely aromatic, one of those beers that you can smell right as you nudge the cap. Moving in closer it is nothing but peaches/apricot - ripe and candy like.

Too much peach in my opinion. The peach is so dominant in the taste, it is also cloying and a bit too one-dimensionally sweet for a beer.

Syrupy mouthfeel is not beneficial to this style in my opinion. Tiny bit of sour (I think) helps round things out a bit. Heavy carbonation.

Closer to a Mike's Hard Peach Lemonade than a fruit lambic. Not undrinkable but I won't be buying again.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.52/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12.7oz bottle poured into a stemmed glass. 10/2008 printed on the label. Thanks to jstilwell for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a fairly dark muddy blush color. Produced some off-white bubbles.

(S)- Lots of earthy overripe peaches. Some oaky tartness.

(T)- Sweet, not really even tart or sour, but peach juice. Some damp wood and earth.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A decent balance, though overall, just very sweet and muted characters with no acidity or sourness to speak of.

(D)- There are far better lambics out there, though I would compare this as a lesser Lindemans. Makes me want to have Fou Foune!

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Photo of DCon
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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 AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
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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Photo of beerwolf77
1.6/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for cracking this oddity to kick off one of our weeknight tastings.

A: Strangely the beer is clear cinnamon brown. Tiny wisp of dirty white head fades and leaves no lace.

S: Woody spiced fruit, a touch of sweetness and cough syrup. I imagine this is what a 1970's area basement reeked of.

T: Oh my this is not good. Sickly sweet fruit syrup with a tart finish. There's a distinct well water aspect that leaves a metallic taste in my mouth after every sip.

M: Thin and almost flat.

O: Well this one was a dud. I've had the St. Louis Raspberry and enjoyed it. Sadly this one does not even compare.

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Photo of aepb1
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
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 TheSupremeAJ
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
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 StormKing47
3.72/5  rDev +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 DaveHS
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
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 ArrogantB
2.64/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Well, I knew this was no traditional lambic going in and I got what I deserved. Clear orange color, guess all the yeast was filtered out, bummer. It smelled at first like it might have just a note of funk but no, it was not gonna happen with this "lambic". It tastes like peach juice and syrup and really not like lambic at all. It does not taste bad but its just a sweet beer that tastes a lot liek lindemans. not up my alley.

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Photo of GradyS1
2.43/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Dark golden color with a small lacing and quarter inch head
S- Very sweet peach, honey, peach and apples
T-Tastes like honey and peach juice mixed together, very sweet and fruity
M- light overall, slight syrupy finish
D- Did not like this, way too sweet and creamy, needed to be more carbonated to balance it out more

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Photo of Casey10
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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 TMoney2591
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
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 mmahut
2.71/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear and light yellow with no head and minimal carbonation.

S: Sweet peach smell, very sweet.

T: Peach, sugar, caramel. Not very natural feeling tho.

M: Light body with no carbonation.

D: Very sweet lemonade good for very hot summers. Although may be too sweet for some people.

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Photo of tigg924
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
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 drpimento
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
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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St. Louis Pêche from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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