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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lindemans Pêche Lambic Belgian Beer

Lindemans Peche Lambic, from prolific lambic producer Lindemans in Belgium, poured a pale, cloudy orange with multiple levels of lacing but not much of a head to show.  The nose carried through a mostly-sweet, slightly-tart peach scent that smelled mostly natural and a hint of pleasant yeast funk.

Lindemans Pêche Lambic opens sweet, with the soft caramel malts acting as the background for the fizzy, fuzzy peach flavor.  Lindemans Pêche was syrupy in the mouth and had a sweetness that miraculously managed to never overtake the fruit.  The lambic funks up and sours a bit at the end, lending authenticity to the peach flavor. 

Lindemans Pêche Lambic is my favorite of their offerings, and manages to satiate a sweet tooth without getting too far into realm of soda and avoiding the artificialness of the dreaded wine cooler.  It’s still a sugar bomb, but most people will be able to appreciate the balance Lindemans brought to what could have been a disaster.

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