Pêche Mel | Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

Pêche MelPêche Mel
BA SCORE
3.62/5
260 Ratings
Pêche MelPêche Mel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Belgium
br-dubuisson.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Travlr on 01-03-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,442
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
260
pDev:
16.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 260 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of GuzzLah
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A boozy, but smooth Belgian peach bomb. Nice peach aroma and flavor. The aroma is more peachy than the flavor. Despite the peach, it still tastes like a Belgian beer with some amber maltyness.

Substantial mouthfeel for the style. Oily. Slightly warm finish. Relatively sweet, but it seems right for a peach beer.

Overall, it was fun to try and I enjoyed it. The aroma was great. The flavor was a little rough around the edges, but still pretty good for a boozy peach beer.

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Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle dated 24/10/13 Lot #G242.

A: Pours a hazy peach with an initial 1" slightly off-white head which fades slowly leaving spotty lace.

N: Juicy peaches, sweetness, yeasty, grassy, perfumy.

T: Sweet peaches with odd yeasty notes and malts clashing with the fruit when served cold. However, on warming pick up some caramel from the Scaldis amber blend and lots of woody peach pits. The fruit mellows and balances out with the yeast and malts.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Faintly bitter with a mostly sweet fruity finish.

O: Initial medicinal flavor yields on warming to a refreshing sweet peach extract gueuze. Give this time in the glass to fully appreciate. Claimed as the strongest fruit flavored beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

Pours a murky, slightly dark orange. 2 inch head. Pretty good lacing. Really nice looking beer.

Smell is of pure peaches, both the actual fruit and the sweet juice.

Tastes incredible. Peaches, peaches, peaches, plus apricots, slight cloves, and Belgian yeast. Really tastes like real fruit, not extract. Slightly tart, but mostly just sweet, without being cloying.

Low carbonation which is good, because it would make this taste more like a fruity soda rather than beer. Full body, not too syrupy.

One of the best fruit beers I've ever had, just a masterful use of peach.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kuemmelbrau
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of raizin
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of desint
1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of grittybrews
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of homebrew311
2.38/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy peach color with very little clarity, a small layer of head and minimal lacing. The nose smells like artificial candied peaches/ Notes of sugar, syrup, fruit juice and caramel comes through. Smells like it is going to be sickeningly sweet. The taste is as expected, straight sugary sweetness with artificial peach highlights. Not much else to taste here. The mouthfeel is thick and mildly carbonated. This brew is a bit of a mess, it tastes artificial and the flavors are cloying. No thanks.

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Photo of 2neardead
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle. Don't know what Mel' means in French or Flemish, but my wife's name is Mel, and she's a peach, so I'm going with that.

This beer pours a hazy, apricot-tinged golden amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, bubbly off-white head, which leaves a very low ring of ebbing lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells mostly of sweet peach juice, a bit of bitter citrus, and some very faint grainy malt notes. The taste is still quite peachy (sorry, babe), but now with more visible (metaphorically speaking) sweet grainy, slight sour bready maltiness, a little bit of apricot stoniness, some musky white wine mustiness, and some slightly soused leafy hops.

The bubbles are prominent, but gentle with their imbued power, the body medium in weight, in that fruit-juice way, and mostly smooth, in a drying sort of manner. It finishes off-dry, and fruity, sure, with a semi-serious stab at balance from the turtling malt and ethereal hops.

Not too shabby a fruit beer, I would put forth, for it sure is peachy, in the literal sense now, but some consideration is at least given to the flip side, whose drying notes go far to make this actually more drinkable than a poorly-made smoothie. Oh, right - the 17-proof ABV sure does a number in its shadow impersonation.

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Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jessicapreuss
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep orange in color with some almost reddish highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall creamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of peach in the aroma (especially when you first open this beer) along with some fruit sweetness and very light amounts of citrus/orange hops.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of pale malts followed by moderate peach flavors and some lighter citrus/orange hop notes.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Easier to drink than expected with the higher ABV - the sweetness and peach flavors hide the alcohol well and the beer is well balanced with the citrus hops. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Jeffreytmoore
1/5  rDev -72.4%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Scotchboy
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle labeled "Peche Mel - Scaldis". 11.2oz bottle split into tasters with the wife...

A: Hazy gold body with a decent ring of off-white head.

A: Fruity as expected, with lots of sweet aromas...peaches, apricot, white grapes...pleasant tartness, and some malt breadiness.

T: Slightly more balanced taste with peaches mixing with the malty sweet backbone of the beer. Its a sweet beer but not cloying. Apricot and other stone fruits, sugary, with a sweet white grape/moscato finish.

MF: Well carbonated creamy mouthfeel with a medium body...a pleasant light tartness cuts slightly through the sweetness.

O: Great fruit flavor here with lots of sweetness, low bitterness. Notes of sweet wine and other stone fruit, plus a moderate malt base, make this an elegantly diverse peach beer.

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Photo of Blixa
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of Beeradelphia
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of adamette
4.67/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed by me on tap at Chef Paul’s Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, Illinois July 26th, 2012 in the presence of my brother in law Mat. I believe the place had been renamed simply “Bavarian Lodge” but I still refer to it as “Chef Paul’s.” By any name this is a world class BeerAdvocate place. Anyone reading this should seek it out.

A Strongly fruit nose…certainly peach. Nothing if not interesting. 4.0

S Huge, creamy head that lingered for minutes. 4.5

T Excellent, authentic sweet peach taste that might be the best tasting fruit beer that I have ever had. There is also a great sweet cream taste along with the peach. Really, really good. I would not change a thing. 5.0

M Smooth as silk and a real plus for this beer. 4.5

D/O Great drinkability and overall this is a great fruit beer. 4.5

Notes: Fruit beers are not my favorite but this is a great tasting beer. Rated based on its style, this beer is a winner. Another interesting selection from “Chef Paul’s!”

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Pêche Mel from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 260 ratings
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