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Cherish Peach Lambic | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-01-2002

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of ViveLaChouffe
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden hue with a light head ringing the glass. Smell is of peach and nothing else.

Taste is lightly sour, just a touch puckering but mostly this taste of overwhelming sweet peach. Fizzy in the mouth with a lightly sour aftertaste. Not very pleasing to me. The kriek and framboise Cherish are miles better than this.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Small bottle, just as well cuz this is some fairly nasty stuff. Bright nose of flowery fruit aromas, pours cloudy, almost greenish, putrid light amber. Strong notes of artificial tasting peach, quite sour/tart late. Not my all time favorite lambic, the sweetness/sourness/overly floral and artificial thang cannot be recovered from. The finish is long and quite try, it stays on you teath for a long time, too long IMHO. Better lambics are out there....

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Photo of jcalabre
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Originally sampled on 13 November. I am writing this review from my notes. I had this at a belgian tasting at Hi Time Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA. Cherish makes some pretty average, in my opinion, beers. This lambic has a nice peachy nose & a sweet peachy taste w/ a clean finish.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

8.4oz bottle

Pours a hazy pale peach color with a small white head that recedes.

Smells peachy with a tangy tartness.

Light peach flavor upfront with a puckering tartness that kicks in and rides through the finish.

Thin body, light carbonation.

It's drinkable, but underwhelmingly mediocre.

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Photo of scottoale
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an 8.4oz little skinny brown bottle, into a wine flute, a very pale peach-gold with a tiny bit of lace head. Low in carbonation with rather large irratic bubbles.

Smells of peaches and apricots with some sourness to it.

The taste starts off on a sweet peach note that becomes quite tart and even sour immediately after. It seems a little more sour than I had expected, but not overly.

Light body and tame ABV make it pretty easy to drink...if you like peaches. I really like peaches and would like to try lambics to compare. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

05/18/05- Purchased at Whole Foods in Sacramento, CA

Presentation- 8.4oz bottle with no dates. Poured into my Lindemann's flute.

Appearance- Peach-orange colored pour with a light head and streams of bubbles running up the side.

Smell- A peach-esque scent. Maybe a canned peach juice scent. Not of fresh peaches like a few other better lambics I have had.

Taste- Well, like the scent, a manufactured peach flavoring. No fresh peaches here. They made a decent attempt, but it still tastes like those gummy peach things you buy at the candy store.

Mouthfeel- Not as carbonated as I thought. Was expecting a champagne consistency, but it's a bit less than that. Fairly sugary which creates a thicker mouthfeel.

Drinkability- I'll probably pass over this brand of lambics in the future. Not horrid, but many more that are better for the same price.

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of beerguy101
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color. Small head. Aroma is peachy. A light bodied lambic. Malts are sweet. Intense peach flavor. Not very sweet. Slight tart/sour taste in the middle. Somewhat apple ciderish in taste. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer poured into the chalice slightly hazy pale golden amber with a low white head which fell like a rock but did try to lace at the glass.

The aroma was syrupy sweet peaches, very much like a Peach liquer in aroma, very artificial, but still very alluring. Behind that powerful aroma was a slight lambic aroma, but only very slight.

The flavor was less than stellar. Practically no flavor of any kind save a slight sourness that was not pronounced and a light peach fruit flavor that was prominent on the palate at first and then dries out over time.

The finish was dry with a saccharine flavor that lasts long into the aftertaste with a slight fruity peach flavor. The body was medium light and a bit watery.

8.4 fl ounce bottle.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Small looking 8,4 fl.oz. brown glass bottle with a white crown cap. Brewed & bottled by Br. Van Steenberge and Imported by Globalbeer. The main black label has a provocative looking pair of Peaches (is this intentional?) aside a goblet of the brew which has a white outline of a young pair of lovers kissing. Labeled as “Cherish” and described as an “Authentic Belgian Peach Lambic” on the top and a “Malt beverage brewed with Peaches” on the bottom. Only hint of a freshness date is a code “31 JB” on the back label, front label states this is 5% ABV.

Appearance: Soft hazed light golden body that looks a wishy-washy when held to the light. Thins white head quickly forms and disappears just as quickly. I used a tall thin glass for the Cherish Peach but even so the flat limpid look once the head vanishes is a little disappointing. A few streamers here and there but very low conditioning and no lacing whatsoever.

Nose: This has a lovely nose; freshly washed peach skins and the juice of tinned peaches are consistent and high in strength.

Taste: Soft start, the peaches are very attractive, light sweetness builds with a solid Peach profile which is balanced with a delicate astringency and a nice tart dry finish that rises with a succulent lingering peach fuzz.

Mouthfeel: As with the Cherish Kriek, the Peach has a rasping carbonation which defies its low conditioning. Once in the mouth the CO2 leaves quickly and fizzes hard which blends nicely with a gorgeous fleshy peach texture. Puckers a little.

Drinkability: A nice Peach brew, hints of lambic character are middle of the road but not totally suppressed like they were in the Kriek. Still, I couldn't drink any more of this one. An Aperitif rather than a session brew.

Overall: Much better than the sickly Cherry version, but nothing more than an above average offering. Nevertheless, this has a nice peach taste, a fleshy body and a lack of sweetness tempered by a frazzling tartness which benefits this one.

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Photo of mantissa
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of indiapaleale
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Cherish Peach pours very light and clear with little head, its very much like a cider or even a white one in the way that it pours and settles.

The smell is very strong of gummy peaches, which I guess I half expected. A lot of the fruit lambics tend to be on the too sweet side in my opinion. There is also a faint bit of mustiness or earthiness as well as the smell of granny smith apples.

Taste is tart, a little peachy but much more of sour apple. Its also got a bit of a tanginess as well. Its quite a blend of flavors, sour fruit, earthy yeast, white wine and hard dry cider. It has to be experienced to fully appreciate the myriad of flavors. Its very dry and not overly sweet thankfully.

This is a very crisp and refreshing beer. Its not the best example of the style by any means but at $3 a bottle its worth giving it a try if you've not experienced traditional lambics.

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Photo of Brian700
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a semi-clear blonde color with a tiny white head that disappears to a small ring around my wine glass.

The aroma is like a pungeant peach. Not as pleasant as I imagined it would be. It was more like an apricot aroma.

The flavor is a little bit dry and it consists of heavy peach/apricot flavors. There is some sourness to it. Similar to a piesporter but a little fruitier.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This one is not as drinkable as I would have guessed. The aroma is a bit pungeant for a peach flavored beer.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orange color, strong peach nose, easy to drink but the dinky 8.4oz bottles don't give you enough. Slight head and carbonation - leaves no lace, clean mouthfeel with a peachy :) taste.

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Photo of sponberg
3.83/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light amber, with a meringue-like head. Aroma: PEACH!

Ever go to Pennsylvania and get one of those big peaches? You know, the ones that are sweet, a little tart, and you have to wrap your elbows in towels to catch all the juice? They must have imported a supply of them to Belgium, because that sweet-tart peach flavor is screamingly loud in this brew. Underneath lies an acidic, round, background maltiness that rounds the flavor a bit. The finish is slightly tart and sweet peach. Did I mention this tastes like a peach? Just enough tartness to keep it from being overly sweet, but nowhere near the degree of character exhibited by either Hanssen's or Cantillon.

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Photo of Gusler
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A presentable translucent gold color with a middling head, the lace minimal, both an off white color. Sweet over ripe peach aromas, light malt and very appealing, quite sweet at the start, the top lean in feel. Finish is "Peach", astringent; scarcely hopped, dry and very peach like aftertaste, yummy for the tummy but to me strictly a “Desert” beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The first thing that I noted when I popped the cap was the sweet peachy smell coming from the bottle. It poured without any trace of sediment and what little there was of the head dissipated immediately. The color is nice, sort of a golden-yellow, but there is absolutely NO evidence of effervescence, which seems a little strange. The nose has a slight horsey scent of brett, but the overlaying smell is strongly of peach, which is pleasant. There is a nice tang in the mouth as the tartness of the lambic and the sweetness of the peach seem to do battle for supremacy of my palate. The finish is really dry, almost vinous, like a white grape wine. This is a good, but not great, peach lambic. I like it and might have another if I were chiefly in a lambic mood and no other brand of peach lambic were available.

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Photo of ADR
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just slightly cloudy bourbon orange color. Champagne bubbles fire up a ring of lace on the margins. Nothing but peach to the nose, thankfully not too sweet. Good flavor for style, no doubt plenty of peach and slight apple, but not sugary or sticky like a Chapeau. Some tartness and deeper bittering is suggestive of the pits. Lots of aftertaste and good freshness. This is one that actually would make a good dessert beer< I can imagine it as a good topping to a quality vanilla ice cream.

Source: Liquid Solutions

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Photo of RoyalT
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is very light in color. It’s a nice peach with a bit of orange and a decent head. The head went down almost instantly, though.

Smell – The big, beautiful peach aroma came out wonderfully. This smells like fresh, ripe peaches straight from the market. I could pick up the smallest malty backbone with hints of barnyard, but mostly this is about the terrific peachy nose.

Taste – The lovely fresh peaches came up big at the taste as well. I didn’t pick up any of that nasty candy-type of sugary tartness that you find in many Fruit Lambic pretenders.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with some mild but tingly carbonation. It is naturally tart and very refreshing.

Drinkability – This was a refreshing break from the phonies that have been flooding the market.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.59/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear. Golden with an orange cast. Very thin white head that holds throughout the serving but leaves no lace. Bold, sweet, almost candyish peach aroma at first, but this receeds to a more basic peach aroma throughout the glass (be it through sensory overload or what not). The flavor starts with a jolt of sweet peach flavor, immediately backed by a light tartness - mainly at the front of the tongue but following to the middle of the palate. Some maltiness is revealed toward the swallow, combining with the fruit for a long lasting and somewhat sticky finish. The peach flavor is surprisingly realistic, and the tartness restrained, making this an enjoyable appertif or after dinner drink.

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Cherish Peach Lambic from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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