Pêche Mel
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Pêche MelPêche Mel
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From:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #153
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,390
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 15.89%
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
296
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 26, 2023
Added:
Jan 03, 2010
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  40
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from France

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Fridge cold 33 cl bottle poured into a snifter in Toulouse, France.
Low-to-no beer foam. Artificial in every way, but tastes.,. alright. Thick in the mouth, sticky, tastes like something Gallo or Smirnoff should be pimping.,
Overall, a chicky cross between a mixer and something teenagers would go mad over.
Dec 26, 2023
 
Rated: 3.71 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Oct 18, 2023
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on:

A - Dark golden peach colored pour with nice clarity and soapy light peach colored lacing.

S - Aroma is light yeasty peach along with a slight apple character.

T - Follows the nose big time with all peach and apple from start to finish while ending on the sweeter side. and a little bit of tartness underneath.

M - Big soft, silky body with gentle carbonation that goes creamy and finishes wet. There is no warming on the way down which is impressive.

O - If it weren't for the well-hidden ABV, I'd say this is bee juice.
Sep 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light copper with a 1/2" light tan head, which slowly fades. light lacing. Suspended yeast particles.

Aroma of peach, apple.

Taste is peach, wine-like, slight tartness.

Medium body, lively carbonation. Semisweet finish.

Docked points for excvessive yeast particles.
Jun 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

May 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Kgoldsbe from Colorado

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very peach forward. It tastes more like peach syrup flavored than the sweetness of ripened fruit. It would still go down quickly on a hot day. A beer for those that don’t really like beer.
Apr 07, 2023
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Rated by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
It's a dessert beer. A modest amount of sweetness along with a peach flavor that didn't exactly seem real, but still tasty.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a semi-clear, rusted orange with a nice two finger, slightly off white head that slowly bubbles down into a thin white cap.

Nice aromas of peach, backed up by a very nice malty and wheaty backbone. Pleasant peach smell, not medicinal. Very sweet, however. Some caramel as well.

Taste follows the nose fairly strictly. In a bit of a twist, the malty cereal grains are absolutely up front on the palate, before a very sweet peach syrupy flavour follows through. Sticks to the tongue before being washed away, leaving what is an incredibly pleasant finish. Finish is slightly doughy with nice yeasty esters on the tongue with an essence of peach sweetness in the background and general cereal grainy, bready like flavours. Hops are low to nonexistent, but be aware I’m in possession of a very old bottle, it’s likely the hop aromas and flavours have mellowed significantly. Still, there are nice earthy qualities to the flavours listed above. The sweetness and peach added with the grains gives some unique flavours on some sips, like vanilla. Gentle tastes of Palinka and general fruit brandy, even a little bit of the aftertaste of a Unicum or triple sec mixed drink.

Lightish body with lower than average carbonation, this creates a tightly packed foaming action in the mouth that is less of an effervescent feeling and more like a bubbly, smooth foamy feeling. Sips down very smooth with the abv% not noticeable whatsoever. The body is slightly slick and adds to the smooth feeling. Sweet finish.

Little surprised this beer is ranked so low, but I’m going to preface this by saying if you do not enjoy sweeter beers, this absolutely won’t be your thing. If you don’t like brandy, fruit spirits like Palinka, or even stuff like Jager or Unicum, you also probably won’t like this. I find there is a certain European proclivity to certain higher alcohol, fruited alcohols that you can probably tell before buying the beer if you will enjoy it or not, so fair word of warning.

That out of the way, I’ll say this was pleasant and enjoyable. Easy drinking and smooth, tasty with a nice finish, and reminds me of different aperitifs and digestifs I was served through my travels in Germany, France, Hungary, and so on. The high ABV% was an excellent choice for the beer, I feel it would’ve suffered without it. Definitely deserves a bit more praise, I think those who like these beers will find themselves enjoying it very much.
Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by TerryW from Canada (ON)

2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Rusty gold with great lace. But I'm afraid that the look of it is the high point. Candy on the nose and to taste. Too sweet without any redeeming fruit. Artificial peach flavour. Briefly bitter finish before the sugar charges back in. I don't generally mind a sweet beer, but this is borderline unpleasant.
Jan 14, 2022
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Reviewed by scott451 from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. A one finger off white head on a hazy orange. The head soon diminishes to a thin layer. Some patchy lacing.
Lots of fruit in the nose.
Peach aftertaste.
Light body with moderate carbonation.
A boozy but appealing fruit beer.
Sep 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by Gkruszewski from New York

Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by captainshanks

5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
The concept of adding fruit juice to beer is new to me just like the sight of your wife's hairy armpits. I don't know if I like it or hate it but just like the later it is a first for your beer advocate captainshanks. I'd have to try Bush Ambrée without the peach before I can really make a recommendation and tell you if this combination really works. Life is short so just buy yourself one, two, twelve or a case and decide for yourself :) Unlike your wife's hairy armpits this smells fruity and pleasant. ABV of 8.5 coupled with the sweet fruity mouthfeel makes it easy to knock back afew without noticing you've had too many. Go easy and this beer is a refreshing summer treat. Ps. Cadet wei squats like a girl, my mate phelan has hand writing like a two year old and josh still hasn't caught a fish :) Drink responsibly!
Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Review is for Scaldis, not Bush, not sure if they are the same beer they might be.

Faint khaki colored head, real big fine and milky like retention, but large at three fingers with lots of staying power and fine bubbles. Whipped cream like topping sits on a muted dark rusted orange and opaque body. Slight glow to this around the edges also. Very nice looking beer, and a hint of aggressive presence here.

Peach aroma is big on this, but smells more like Del Monte in a can. Hints of syrup sweetness, even pineapple like character also. This is really right out of the grocery store shelf. Its fine, not horribly sweet, but also blocks any other beer like aromas getting through to enjoy.

Palate is a pleasant improvement. First sip is a spicy, and playful carbonated dry yeast and mouthfeel flavor on the tongue. Big dry earth followed by a touch of peach like flavor in the mid palate that is balanced nicely. Hints a little creamy vanilla as well, even in the swallow. Finishes with light earth and sweet peach quality.

It's a mass market peach flavor on top of a real good beer. Works pretty good, but gives impression of spiked beer, then something that was crafted together. Still the result is pretty solid luckily in the end.
Dec 20, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Old bottle

peach juice, caramel malts, mild hops balancing, fruity, not too sweet, nice balance, fresh peach fruit flavor, abv hidden well, medium bodied, creamy and slick
Dec 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.37 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation

May 26, 2020
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Cellar diving - I’ve had this for how long - date on bottle June 2017 - the Best Before date...
Noon time share on another day of COVID19 social isolation.
Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange amber with short lived off white/cream coloured head.
Aroma of Belgian yeast, a bit of spice - clove, nutmeg and a wallop of peach - peach not my favourite adjunct (but I bought this) - comes across as a little medicinal.
Taste moderately sweet - strongly peachy, again Belgian yeast, bready/doughy malt, bubblegum and a touch of hop bitterness; every once in a while seems to drift to syrupy peach and almost medicinal but not consistent or overbearingly so.
Medium full mouthfeel - again quite sweet but 4 ounces was quite fine - peach and a bit of booziness finish on brisk carbonation - decent - perhaps should try a fresh one...
Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 mL bottle from the LCBO; labelled as Pêche Mel Scaldis in this market. Best before Jun 19 2020 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear, deep golden-amber colour, topped with one finger of smooth, creamy white head. Excellent retention; it hangs in there for roughly ten minutes, leaving a fine coat of lacing behind as it gradually seeps away. Peach juice, peach pit and alcohol come through on the nose, which is definitely on the sweet side. Hints of red licorice candy and cherry only exacerbate its lack of balance, but in the end it's still an appealing aroma.

Not bad at all - the peach juice is prominent, yes, but there's also hints of cherry, pear, bubblegum and apple, as well as a fair bit of bready malt and honey sweetness. The ethanol makes its presence increasingly known as you near the finish; hints of peach pit, syrupy juice and honey tie things up nicely, lingering into the aftertaste before fading from the taste buds after a few moments. Medium in body, with moderate carbonation levels that briskly prickle the palate at the start of the sip, but soon transition to a softer, very smooth mouthfeel. Too boozy to be very drinkable, and too sweet to be refreshing, but I finished my glass without a fuss.

Final Grade: 3.96, a B+. Pêche Mel is one of those beers that I'd like to love, but somehow falls just short. Don't take me the wrong way - this is still a well made peach beer with no flaws (major or minor) for me to home in on... it's just not my thing. Sugary, syrupy fruit sweetness and booziness don't usually do it for me in a beer, but if that sounds at all intriguing to you then by all means don't hesitate to pick this one up. I'd probably pick up another bottle if it came back to my neck of the woods in the future, but it's not something I'd deliberately look for.
Aug 30, 2019
Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 296 ratings