Cuvée De Pěche Peach Lambic - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Was lucky enough to get a preview of this new offering from Urban Chestnut on tap at Bier Station in Kansas City before they debut it "officially" at their three year anniversary party and new bierhall opening on January 26th. Served in a small Belgian-style tulip glass.
Appearance - Body pours a hazy saffron yellow with brighter golden highlights, bringing to mind bright sunshine on a fogg day. Atop the body is a fairly minimal head, less than a finger thick and the color of bright white. Dissipates rather quickly into a rim of white foam around the edge of the glass and a slight wafting of film across the top of the liquid. Lacing is visible but subdued, with some places where there are noticeable spots, then other parts of the glass that are pretty clear.
Smell - Nice mix of jammy, fruity characteristics like peach, nectarine and apricot, alongside a nice musty wood funk from the barrels that I presume this beer is aged in. Some fainter notes of vinegar as well as a pleasant hint at the forthcoming tartness of the taste. I also get a hint of the spiciness like you expect from Belgian yeast.
Taste - It does not disappoint after the preview of the aroma. A nice presence of tart peach and some hints at citrus and lemon zest, along with a slightly puckering sourness. The wood continues to provide a fantastic backbone for the more sweet-leaning fruit phenols like ripe, fresh-picked peaches. I taste this beer and it makes me wonder how peach lambics aren't more common, because peach is a fruit that seems to fit well with the style, much like cherries do for kriek lambics.
Mouthfeel - Light-bodied overall, with a low-to-moderate amount of carbonation and a dry, slightly puckering finish.
Overall, this is the second offering I've had from Urban Chestnut and it's the second time I've been really impressed. This brew manages to be tart without overpowering, but not sweet and fruity, exhibiting great balance. I really hope they decide to release this one in bottles, because I could see it becoming a regular go-to beer when I'm in the mood for something on the sour end of the spectrum.
Serving type: on-tap
01-23-2014 06:46:53 | More by LambicPentameter
Cuvée De Pěche Peach Lambic from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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