Pêche Lambic | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Pêche LambicPêche Lambic

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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 9
Photo of womencantsail
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is not very attractive. A muddy golden color with little to no head.

S: The nose is lightly lactic with a nice funk component and subtle peach aromas. There's an unfortunately pronounced vinegar component.

T: The peach is much more noticeable on the palate than in the nose. There is a fair amount of oak and tannin to the beer which I found to be overwhelming. There's also an abrasive, solventy flavor which just seemed to ruin the flavor.

M: The body is light with a moderate carbonation.

D: This was just an odd beer, nothing really seemed to work together quite right, unfortunately. Hopefully their other lambics are better efforts.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml capped and corked bottle, purchased at BBC St. Matthews. Bottle is about 6 or 7 months old. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a hazy light orange color with a half inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is sweet and sour peaches, and a bit of funk and apple (well, peach) vinegar. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of of some lemon peel and an earthy taste. It starts off a bit acidic, but it mellows out once the beer warms up some. Has a nice lingering tart finish. Mouthfeel/body is light, and it has good carbonation. Drinkability is OK enough. Not a bad beer at all, it's certainly better compared to the BBC Quad/Lambic. I'd revisit this brew in the future.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.82/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid Lambic with intense tartness and the follow up of fruit and malt bends give a non-descript and bready pillow. Not a bad start for the Bluegrass sours.

The fiirst impressions are of over bearing sourness and astringency. Somewhat salty, minerally, and metalic up front, but the beer quickly settles into a lemony acidic taste and feel with revolving notes of lactic, citric acids and musty, barnyard notes. The beer then show an imptessive higher gear that reveals a firm wheat malt taste and texture that supprts the fruits. Strawberry, kiwi, appricots all come to mind despite the obvious peach additions.

A nice beer that is sill young, a bit disjointed, and one-dimentional at times.

Thanks Clvand0!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 that ditmier brought over to a small tasting a few weeks ago... reviewed from notes... poured into my small La Trappe glass.. I had seen a little bit about this brew in the forums and spaced trying to score one... big thanks Eric.. again... ;-)

very hazy golden with a big white head and little lace and a descent cap..

nose is peach and what I would guess peach cider vinegar smells like... any bit of expected and hoped for funk is blown out of the water by burning acetic notes.

flavor is better... definite funk at the beginning.. tannic bitterness... the peach fruitiness is more than there, but again, waaay too acetic and really a drying tannic element lays waste on the finish... is better when I revisit it hours late.. but now a lactic element comes in and is too much.... this brew is sooo far all over the map I don't know what to think.. good carbonation and mouthfeel.. but I don't have alot good to say.

Thanks eric for providing an interesting brew... I would like to score a couple of these if Bluegrass ever revisits this recipe and hopefully dials it in... the only advice I would have is, just adding peaches to a sour doesn't make it a lambic... Eric says the acetic elements could take the chrome off a bumper.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rating #1300!! Bottle thanks to moejuck. Pours a cloudy light orange with a small, thick white head. Aroma of sweet peach, sour barnyard funk. Flavor is sweet initially with tart sour notes and a bitter finish. Light peachy notes but mostly just in the background. A touch of diacetyl initially but it went away. Definite minerally character. Flavor doesn't live up to the aroma, but I thought it was decent anyway. It seems as though I am one of the few to enjoy this beer...maybe I got lucky with the bottle?

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Pêche Lambic from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.32 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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