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Chapeau Peche - Brouwerij De Troch

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BA SCORE
73
okay

37 Ratings
THE BROS
50
awful

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 22.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 12-19-2002)
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Photo of Jason
2/5  rDev -34.2%

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.

Jason, Sep 19, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of kaimcm
3.38/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

kaimcm, Apr 14, 2006
Photo of Mora2000
2.58/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

Mora2000, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of Brenden
2.63/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

Brenden, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -1.3%

mdaschaf, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of PaBeerLover
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

PaBeerLover, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
2.73/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

bluejacket74, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.13/5  rDev +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.

metter98, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Gusler
2.38/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

Gusler, Dec 19, 2002
Photo of ritzkiss
2.95/5  rDev -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.

ritzkiss, Apr 05, 2009
Photo of BenZ
3.78/5  rDev +24.3%

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.

BenZ, Sep 24, 2007
Photo of Pegasus
3.95/5  rDev +29.9%

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.

Pegasus, Nov 20, 2006
Photo of smcolw
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

smcolw, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of womencantsail
1.83/5  rDev -39.8%

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.

womencantsail, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +31.6%

yergermeister, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +48%

waiting4lunch, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Exiled
2/5  rDev -34.2%

Exiled, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Bandi, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Drank out of a 7-11 coffee cup in downtown Vancouver in the summer sun.

Ok, this is no competition to Boon or any other serious Lambic producer. What this is is a sweetish very fruity beer that happens to have a lambic back note. The beer is quite drinkable with a slightly funky lambic kick to the finish. The main body is mainly peach but I enjoyed the fruity ride to the finish. A fun beer not to be taken too seriously

canucklehead, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of allengarvin
3.4/5  rDev +11.8%

Muddy brown color, with a surprisingly long-lasting frothy, lace-white head. Smell reminds me of freshly-skinned apples and pears, as well as dusty, dry dirt just as rain starts to fall on it. Flavor, though, is not as interesting: artificially sweet beer with little real pear flavor and little lambic funkiness. One-dimensional. Chalky mouthfeel, somewhat thin.

allengarvin, Jul 06, 2006
Photo of biegaman
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Sampled on a beautiful June afternoon at Michelle's Beachouse, in the Toronto Beaches. While my expectations were low, this selection was in part inspired by the advice of a close friend: "when life gives you lemons... #$%* it - eat peaches". Touching words.

Pours completely flat with a sullied appearance, which resembled a marmalade or pear jam. The aroma was less than favourable, boasting a 'funk' that, while not unusual for lambics, simply didn't carry any charm or intrigue that others do. Hardly any fruity notes either. Mouthfeel carries a cloying sweetness as the body (although refreshing) borders being syrupy due to a low carbonation. The taste is a 'guess that fruit' game, with hints of pear, apricot, mango, orange, and perhaps least of all - some peach. It certainly was not an artificial flavour (I may of been expecting something of a "fuzzy peach" candy, like I've tasted with other beers). Especially with the low level of both alcohol and carbonation, this was received more as a juice.
There are far better fruit lambics out there, even from the De Troch family...

biegaman, Jun 19, 2007
Photo of HardTarget
3.88/5  rDev +27.6%

Aroma: Mild Belgian yeast note with some citric flowers

Appearance: Murky orange amber glass holds a collar that leaves some mild lacing

Flavor: Light honey, mild orange rind, hint of peach nectar, almost a lager flavor overall. Tasted very “mainstream” which struck me as odd.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium light body

Overall Impression: Easy drinking beer. Comes across as a lightly fruited lager, not very lambic at all! Guess that’s a pro and a con.

Sampled as part of the “Night of Chapeau”, many thanks to Pegasus for assembling the 8 flavors.

HardTarget, Oct 30, 2006
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

beernads, May 08, 2013
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