Cuvée De Pěche Peach Lambic | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sour was a blended peach lambic and gueuze that had aged in wood oak barrels for 5 months. With a base of German pilsner malt and local raw wheat we added over 500lbs of peaches and aged hops for a secondary fermentation.

Added by LambicPentameter on 01-23-2014

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with excellent clarity. No head, but there's plenty of carbonation bubbles erupting from within. Aroma is a combination of apples, peaches, champagne, and light crackery malt. The taste is a blend of peach, pear, and lactic acid. The mouth is very heavy, dry, and highly carbonated.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Quetzolcotl
1.99/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Got bottles from the brewery. Pours with a 1 finger head that dies in 10 seconds; not carbonated enough and even swirling glass doesn't help. Smell of peaches, malt, medicinal facility and old folks home. PH isn't low enough and doesn't have that sharp tongue tingling bite the style normally has. I really want this beer to be good but it isn't. It is not even "OK" and is simply bad. Flavors are muted and nothing shines out well. Peaches are in there but the beer is a mess and ends up tasting like piss. Will pawn off remaining bottles to unsuspecting people. Not worth drinking

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drahodo
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of peach, bacterial funk, pale malt, slight alcohol, hint of lemon, and a hint of floral. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, peach, clove, slight bacterial funk, hint of yeast, hint of earthiness, slight hop, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, more malty than I'm accustomed to for a Lambic leading to a complex body and aroma. The aroma and body are so dissimilar as to be astonishing. Poor appearance, but great body and aroma.

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Photo of MasterPenguins
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A completely clear, bottle fermented beer...golden yellow in hue with a negligible head. The smell has a chardonnay-like wood and char scent, backed with very subtle fruit. Peach. Refreshingly tart....bordering on sour, with a little bret and belgian yeast flavor. Bitter in the finish, and enjoyable.

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3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright clear crisp gold. Similar to the color of peach flesh. Thin white head dissipated almost as quickly as it appeared. Effervescent appearance as you drink it with tons of bubbles coursing upwards throughout.

Smell is funky with some wood character coming through. Some peppery yeast on the nose. Very dry on the nose with almost no hints of peach or fruit.

Taste has some immediate funk with some tart not sweet at all peach flavor. Mild peppery yeast is present on the finish. Not a ton of peach flavor in this one, its there, just not a lot. No sweetness in this and its very dry. has a bit of a metallic aftertaste. The malt really shines through - lots of bread and cracker malts - perhaps a bit too much.

Feel is mild carbonation up front, bone dry finish, so dry its almost bitter.

Overall a good beer, but nothing special.

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i am always caution of yet intrigued by american breweries throwing around terms like lambic and gueuze, its either super bad or really amazing. this is good, but it isnt stellar, i dont love the wild profile of it, seems a little rushed and one dimensional, more sour than funky, not clean at all, a tiny bit cheesy, especially in the nose, and lacking the wood and funk you see in the best examples of the style. that said, its a pretty cool platform for peaches, which are the focal point of the flavor and easily my favorite element of this interesting and ambitious brew. they are ripe and sweet and juicy, and take over much of the delicate wild nature of the base beer, but it seems to almost be for the best, really summery and fleshy, very forward. the beer is thus quite sweet for a wild ale, but the long lasting peach flavor is super authentic and really nice in this, so i dont mind. the wheaty base and the fresh peach go well together, and the wood on that is nice too. i would like a little more sourness here to balance it, but it a lot nevertheless, and it grows on me as i work through the bottle. good carbonation, long finish. cool to see these guys taking on a beer like this, and i hope they keep pushing with the blends and the wilds, this is a great step in that direction, far more evolved and process intensive than anything else i have had or heard about from urban chestnut.

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Cuvée De Pěche Peach Lambic from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
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