Chapeau Peche | Brouwerij De Troch

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76
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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch
Belgium
detroch.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.02
pDev:
22.19%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of djrn2
2.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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 olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -58.6%

Photo of dcmchew
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.93/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours out a an orange-gold body with a smattering of scattered, distraught bubbles.

Smell: Smells of the corpse of somebody who died from drinking far too much peach schnapps. Not a bad way to go, really.

Taste: Jarringly sweet from the get-go and with a jolt of peach flavoring. Plenty of moldy, musty, rotted wood. Far, far too much sugar dumped into a poor lambic. Unclemattie asked if I was crying afterwards. I definitely choked up when he asked that.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Trust me, there are plenty of other far better lambics out there today. This, however, is an undrinkable mess. Why do I continue to engage in this ridiculousness?

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Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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 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 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 feloniousmonk
3.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz. green bottle, corked and capped.
Appearance: clear, pale orange color, with a fine, fluffy head, that dwindles away with marked urgency.
Aroma: sour peaches and candy sugar.
Big sourness on first sip, which leaves almost immediately. Nice texture, though, good lip-smacking tang, long-lasting tartness, decent finish.
Light body, light everything, but this is no hefty brew, nor a swigger or a gulper.
Peach flavor is adequate, if unspectacular.
For the price, it's an okay after-dinner sipper, to slowly while away the digesting time. Later on, we'll move on to a barleywine, or Imperial stout...
Forgetting the financial factor, no contender for Lindemans, at the least.

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Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -33.8%

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 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 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 biegaman
2.75/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

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Photo of PEIhop
3/5  rDev -0.7%

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 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 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 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 canucklehead
3.5/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +49%

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