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Lindemans Peche by Brouwerij Lindemans

25 miles on bike on the Lehigh Gorge Trail (a rails to trails effort) from White Haven, Pennsylvania to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania makes this man hungry and thirsty.  Off to the balcony at the Inn at Jim Thorpe for pizza and…hmm…what should I drink?  Why beer of course.

Beer #194 is Lindemans Peche by Brouwerij Lindemans from Belgium.

Stats – Fruit Lambic with an ABV of 4%
Appearance –  Honey colored with a trace of a white head
Nose – Fairly light with that familiar Belgian yeast, peaches
Taste – Peaches, peaches and more peaches, more like the canned variety instead of fresh peaches, sweet, a bit tart, a funky aftertaste
Mouthfeel – Medium body, almost syrupy, nice amount of carbonation to make it kind of fizzy

This was very drinkable with the alcohol not noticeable at all.  It was a quite a refreshing drink on a hot summer day.  I did take my time with this as the sweetness can be a bit much at times but I do like these Lambics quite a lot.  Not too shabby…

Rating: B+

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Lindemans Cassis by Brouwerij Lindemans

Beer #86 is Lindemans Cassis by Brouwerij Lindemans.  This is my first Fruit Lambic so I am looking forward to this.  A Lambic is a unique style of beer only brewed in the Pajottenland region of Belgium that is spontaneously fermented, this particular version is brewed with fruit.  The ABV of this Lambic is 4%.

It poured into the tulip glass a very dark purple with a light purple or pink head.  The appearance strongly reminded me of grape juice.  It had a concord grape like aroma, probably the black currants (never tasted or smelled them before) along with an earthy aroma.  It tasted to me like carbonated grape juice, nice and tart and a bit sour too.  It was a tad bit thick with very fine carbonation.   This was a refreshing beer very easy to drink.

This was another my wife really enjoyed.  I thought it was quite good too.  If you like grape juice, the dark variety, I don’t see how you couldn’t enjoy this.  Looks like I can add another style of beer to my likes list, Lambics for the win!

Rating: B+

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