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Chapeau Peche - Brouwerij De Troch

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23 Reviews

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Reviews: 23
Hads: 48
Avg: 3.02
pDev: 32.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-19-2002

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Photo of Jason
2/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

375ml green bottle with no freshness date. Sweetened with natural juice.

LOOK: Flat, golden peach.

SMELL: Cloying sweet, simple syrup, peach juice, oak.

TASTE: Intensely sweet, flat, peach hard candy, musty, dried grass, yeast, faint cork.

Damn ... sooo sweet. Did someone dump a kiddy juice box into my glass? Pretty far from what a beer is let alone a lambic ... a stretch for sure.

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Photo of kaimcm
3.37/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tart tang in the nose, though I cant really find peach. Interesting acidity and yeast character in the aroma. Body is full and rich, pretty sweet. Nose is pretty deceptive as the acidity doesnt present on the tongue. Just a bit of tart on the finish but sweet all over. Soft. Peach flavor is not quite ripe. Lindemans-esque lambic, little to no authentic lambic funk. Decent.

Interesting as long as I dont have to drink more than 3-4 ounces.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very strong on the peaches. There may be a little bit of funk hidden in the background, but it is stomped on by the sweet peaches. The flavor is more of the same. The beer tastes like the syrup that you get with canned peaches. It is way too sweet and hard to drink. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This was the worst of the three Chapeau beers we had recently, with the other two being the Kriek and the Banana.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -58.6%

Photo of Brenden
2.59/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

It's the color of peach if not tilting a little to the lighter side. It's got complete calrity...in fact, it looks a little flat. The bottle has instructions on how to tilt the glass and pour slowly to control and create a healthy head. Not a problem, as it goes down as quickly as it came up. All that remains is a thin and wispy bit at the edges. Very little lacing is left in tiny spots.
It actually doesn't smell too sweet, but they're definitely off-track on what they think a Lambic ashould be. Instead of tartness and funk, it's wild, uncontrolled and less coordinated funk that also smells of cork. What's going on here, exactly? It's not the worst, but it's just not right.
In the taste, the cork funk returns and the main difference is that it's quite sweet. I don't ind it to be cloying, as some do, but it's up there as far as sweetness goes. It's kind of a sugary peach. It's actually pretty pleasant as pure, fresh peach juice taste comes in.
There's a little crispness starting it off, but it doesn't last. It's quite syrupy and sticky and a little thin in the body. Eh.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of PaBeerLover
3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of bluejacket74
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12.7 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a clear gold color with about an inch white head that didn't stay around for very long. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is peach syrup, bready malt, and a bit of earthy aromas, too. It tastes mostly like canned peaches syrup, sugar, and a bit of grainy malt. It's very sweet tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and syrupy with low carbonation. This is a one and done for me, I wouldn't buy it again. It was getting hard to finish this brew after a while! Worth a try if you've never had it before, but this is certainly one of the sweeter lambics I've had recently, too sweet for me. $5.99 a bottle.

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Photo of tommy5
3.58/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.13/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of peaches are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of peaches, although they don't seem fresh and seem a bit syrupy.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink, but seems like it could use some more carbonation.

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Photo of Gusler
2.38/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, here goes bottle two from a box of six, the beer pours a sediment filled lightly hazy amber color and the head visible, after it decays, it leaves patches of lace. Very ripe peach nose, the top cadaverous and the finish tart, with a quite sweet aftertaste. Acidity tolerable, the hops sparse.

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Photo of ritzkiss
2.94/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

37.5 cl bottle, capped and corked, pours a dark apple juice color with a bit of haze, faint rim of bubbles that quickly disperses. Reminds me of apple cider.

This really isn't so much a beer as a nice, sweet fruity drink. All peach (they say 20% peaches on the label), with the slightest of lambic notes in the back. Some esters in the smell.

At 3.5% this is barely more than a juice, which is what one is reminded of. Just a bit of tang to make you think something like peach cider. It's not that it's not drinkable but, certainly nothing to seek out or enjoy as more than a passing oddity.

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Photo of BenZ
3.79/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Peach-colored

Smell: Smelled like peaches(!)

Taste: Just too syrupy...lambic was overpowered by the taste of Del Monte canned peaches in heavy syrup. Lambic tastes come forward if you let it relax in your mouth for awhile. Quite metallic.

Mouthfeel: Thick and syrupy; little carbonation.

Drinkability: Would have been even easier to drink had it not been so sweet.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.95/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy light golden color, with a moderate white head, and scattered, beaded lacing.

Aroma: Slight barnyard and sour hay aroma, quite understated, the peaches manifest themselves more as peach rind, rather than the flesh.

Taste: Very sweet, juicy peach note, with slight hints of peach skin, late in the taste, a sour hay and barnyard note appears, as well as a slight medicinal note, which lingers on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, soft on the palate, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, understated example of a lambic with fruit.

Sampled as a part of the "Night of Chapeau", with my friend and fellow BA HardTarget.

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Photo of smcolw
3.19/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from a very thick green corked bottle. No head, even on the initial pour. Interestingly, there is a slight ring of tight bubbles on the rim that leaves the slightest of lace. Orange color and cloudy.

Sweet plum-like aromas. Reminds me of Japanese Plum wine.

Tastes like Japanese Plum wine! Very sweet, with none of the typical sourness from most peches. Very rich body and light carbonation.

In many ways, this is an extreme beer--I cannot remember a sweeter offering. Probably closer to a soft drink than a beer.

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Photo of womencantsail
1.88/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this.

A: The pour is a dark golden-orange color with a few haphazard bubbles popping up.

S: The nose is uninspiring if nothing else. Not really much, if any, peach aroma, but plenty of cork and an earthy, mushroom mustiness.

T: Like on the nose, there is a lot of just moldy, musty, earthy character to this beer that is not at all pleasing or enjoyable. Rotting peaches and sugary sweet with hardly any acidity or any bright spots at all.

M: The body is light to medium with a limp sort of carbonation that does not do this beer any favors.

D: This was pretty bad, even by Chapeau standards. No thanks.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Chapeau Peche
Brouwerij De Troch

Appearance: Clear golden in color, lots of active carbonation showing. Small white fizzy bubbly head forms.

Smell: Very peachy, sweet, some grains, unripe apple. Cidery.

Taste: In the taste, peach preserves upfront, followed by a mild vinegary acidity. Mostly sweet peach juice, with a little tart. A very faint note of musty oak.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, low-medium carbonation, in the finish, sweet peach and muted funk.

Overall: This peach lambic is somewhat tasty, though not as lambic like as some other great examples of the style. An excellent drink to enjoy with an early brunch, not really a complex sipper.

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +32.5%

Photo of JackieKu
3.36/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zach136
3.52/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear, smells like funky peach, but tastes like peach champagne. Not sour and far too much residual sugar. Not even close to a traditional lambic.

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Photo of oldn00b
3.38/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very sweet, lot of fizz. Not a lot of substance. Comes across mostly like a sparkling peach wine. Not bad, but not my normal style. It was fine for a hot day but won't be buying this regularly.

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Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +49%

Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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Chapeau Peche from Brouwerij De Troch
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