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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Cuvée de Pêche

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
Cuvée de Pêche

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Brilliant golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of peach soufflé, roasted root vegetables, minty spices, and herbal pizza crust with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that shows impressions of lemon peppercorn muffin, celeriac, and pickled orange zest finish. More of a peach-lemon flavored ale than a lambic, but a tasty choice for the table nonetheless or crushing on its own.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: peach soufflé, roasted root vegetables, minty spices, and herbal pizza crust
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lemon peppercorn muffin, celeriac, and pickled orange zest
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Seafood Gumbo, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: More of a peach-lemon flavored ale than a lambic, but a tasty choice for the table nonetheless or crushing on its own.

The Producer

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

The Producer
4465 Manchester Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63110
USA
1 314-222-0143

Lambic Fruit

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Serve in a Stange
Fruit lambic may vary greatly in color from pale golden to deep ruby red and range from 4-7% in alcohol. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels. In addition, the overall flavor profile of these beers is heavily influenced by a wide variety of whole fruit added during fermentation. These fruits are consumed in their entirety during the fermentation process and lend both supplemental flavor and color to the final beer. Similar to gueuze, fruit lambic is a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry) are the more popular and traditional fruits employed. Other exotic fruits are widely used in juice form in more commercial examples of this style. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Kriek, Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Hanssens Oude Kriek and Upland Raspberry Lambic.