Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Before going in, Iíll admit Iím a sucker for this style, or used to be, for I havenít had this variety in 2-to-3 years, if memory serves rightly. After trying so many others since, what do I think now, hmmmm?
Clear, light, peachy hue, with a nice showing of milky white foam on top, dotted with bubbles, softly skimming down to a faint ring, very attractive.
Lift to the nose, and:peachy as can be, sweet, yet also tart, like a Jolly Rancher, by gum. Very fruity, but not overly sweet or cloying in the least, tastefully balanced.
To drink, soft and sweet, juicy and fruity, with a limited texture, but very pleasant flavor. Happily rings the mouth with deliciousness, you canít stop from sipping, thereís just the right, in this case, balance of sweet vs. tart, and here the peachy sweetness has just a slight edge, but not so much that itís a treacly mess in the mouth. Lively mouthfeel, excellent carbonation, full-bodied, delightful finish.
Screw champagne, move over, Mimosas, or, damn, whatís th one at with peaches? Bellinis! Forget about íem, take on one of these tasties as a nightcap or toast to your sweetie.
Nice to know I can still appreciate the stuff, though it will remain a special occasion only kind of selection.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
im not even sure i would say this is "beer"
dont get me wrong its damn good.very nice peach taste,and easy to drink.but again.....beer?i dunno.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle picked up in Belgium. So comes to the end of my marathon 4 tastings. This is probably the best of the bunch, but that is hardly saying much. Not quite as sweet as the rest, but still far too sugary.
Kevin (2118) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, smells of rusty tart peaches. has an orange color and is very effervescent. taste is very sweet with a strong enjoyable peach presence. very refreshing.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy brown/orange. Tastes sweet with a heavy peach flavor. Tastes very much like hard peach candy. Very enjoyable. this would make a good dessert beer.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Apricot Coloring. Medium White Head. Aroma is Sweet and Peachy. Perhaps a Small Amount of Yeast. mmm... I donít Normally Care For Peach, but Lindemans did a Great Job! Very Balanced Lambic...Peach...Bittersweet Flavors.. Very Fresh Tasting. Excellent Lambic!!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Out of all the sweeter lambic makers, Lindemans seems to do it the best. Quite low in alcohol, but doesnít taste like it. Pretty much tasted like biting into a fleshy peach, with a slightly sour skin. Yes, of course their was some peach syrup type flavours, but to me, this was pretty good.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2005 First ever lambic. I thought Iíd ease into the style with a fruit one, first. I was expecting something more like vinegar, to be honest, but was nicely surprised. Color was that of ruby red grapefruit juice with a nice effervescene, similar to a fruit soda. The smell instantly made me think of cherry fruit snacks, with hints of peach sneaking in, as well as some yeast and musty malt. Very sweet/tart in the nose, and on first taste the same. There were some bold malts sneaking through. It came across as really quite sweet, with a sugar candy taste, but also like a mixed drink that uses peach schnapps. Like another user said, it could stand more of the tart in order to balance the sweet. Tasted a lot like Chinese sweet/sour sauce or duck sauce. Rather interesting and fruity.
Holdwine (1097) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, so it doesnít really taste like beer, but who is complaining? This the perfect after dinner drink. Peaches everywhere, nose, start and finish. Awesome fruitiness, but not too sickly sweet.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 17, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal orange with very fine bubbles. Yeast, wood, peach and sweet/sour aromas on the nose. Sweet start witha sour finish. Fuller mouthfeel with a beautiful light peach flavour though I think it would benifit from some more sourness to balance out the sweet.