Lindeman’s Peche Lambic

Brouwerij Lindemans – Belgium – 12oz.

Peche Lambic

“Lindeman’s Peche is a Lambic made from local barley, unmalted wheat and wild yeast. After spontaneous fermentation, peaches are added creating a secondary fermentation and yielding a beer of exceptional flavor and complexity.”

First of all, we should establish the definition of a Lambic Beer:

A Lambic Beer is a wheat beer exclusive to the Pajottenland region of Belgium that uses wild airborne yeast instead of cultivated yeast. It also goes through two fermentation cycles. The wild yeast often results in a strong acidic character that tastes sour or tart. Other derived beers include Geuze (pronounced Gooz) and Kreik (rhymes with Creek).

I purchased it for the wife, but I figured I’d “put it through it’s paces”.

It is a honey colored Lambic with a ½ inch head and aggressive carbonation.

The aroma is a bit yeasty with a wonderful sour note. Very tart on the nose. There is a mild hint of peaches. It actually smells pretty good.

Unfortunately, the tartness is under-represented in the flavor. It’s very sweet – like 8 on a scale of 10. The peach flavor is right up front. It fades quickly to malty sweetness and finishes with a very mild alcoholic bite. It reminds me of a wine cooler – and the wife nods her head in agreement as she reads this over my shoulder.

It’s not bad, it’s just not great. It would be much better if they could cut the overpowering sweetness and bring out the tart and sour undertones. But I’m sure the sweetness is what they are going for.

It’s great for someone who doesn’t like any bitterness at all in their beer. Zero bitterness- totally sweet. No hop flavors at all.

According to the bottle, the ingredients are water, barley malt, hops, yeast and fresh peaches. At least the ingredient list equals beer. Well, what can you do…  At least it looks nice in the photo…

Final Score = C+

Published in: on August 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm  Comments (2)  

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Cut it with Hoegaarden! Half and half. Good stuff..

  2. This is Erika’s favorite #beer

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