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Chapeau Apricot Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

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BA SCORE
77
okay

52 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 20.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-16-2002)
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper orange with a small head. Significant lacing.

S - Sour notes of a fairly straightforward lambic. Some funk and fruit, with a solid sourness in the smell.

T - Too sweet, not enough sour. Hits with a wallop of sugary fruit notes. Apricot generally is not terribly distinctive. What is missing here is a full sour note that balances off the fruit; it is there, but just not robust. As such, the beer does not taste distinctively lambic, despite the nose.

M - There is not enough sour, so the carbonation is not up to the task of scrubbing the syrup feeling off the tongue. So the beer becomes cloying.

O - I like my lambics on the sweet side, but this is a bit too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 00:12:11 | More by Tsar_Riga
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2014 12:55:07 | More by dcmchew
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.39/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle at Lexington Beerworks (KY)

Medium amber (like apple juice); excellent clarity; Decent head and lacing.

Moderately fruity aroma without a specific apricot tone; light oak/farmhouse character; a bit floral.

Flavor: Apricot? Certainly fruity. apple and pear juices. Hint of banana. Moderately tart and slightly sweeter. Mildly funky.

Medium body; medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 04:28:30 | More by chinchill
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +43.9%

01-19-2014 13:31:45 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-22-2013 22:24:04 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apricots are present in the nose.
T:The taste has light to moderate flavors of apricot syrup along with a dash of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Out of all of the Chapeau beers I've tried, this beer has flavors that taste the most artificial.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 22:04:27 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation and some peach + apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweetened apricots and light hints of oak.

T: There is a moderate flavor of sweetened apricots upfront with some lighter hints of oak. Overall the beer is moderately sweet with some light hints of tartness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: I enjoyed this beer like I have the other Chapeau beers but it is definitely something I need to be in the mood for... I could not drink these all the time because they are just a touch too sweet. Great flavors of that naturally sweet apricots.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 22:38:22 | More by dbrauneis
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pknyc

New York

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-20-2013 19:56:11 | More by pknyc
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2013 03:37:32 | More by NickyDee21
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

05-02-2013 23:09:30 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.1%

04-28-2013 20:04:22 | More by acurtis
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

03-27-2013 14:21:33 | More by harpus
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

02-24-2013 23:21:47 | More by kjkinsey
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

02-16-2013 03:33:02 | More by mendvicdog
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-06-2012 14:29:24 | More by PaBeerLover
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-02-2012 19:39:35 | More by t0rin0
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zvanwink

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-10-2012 17:16:33 | More by zvanwink
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1p5v

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

04-16-2012 21:30:15 | More by 1p5v
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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-19-2012 19:05:15 | More by mdaschaf
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aasher

Indiana

1.3/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This bottle has to be at least three years old. The cork was half soaked and smelled of vinegar. This beer pours a bright pumpkin orange in color with moderate carbonation and no head. The nose is strange. It smells of steamed carrots with butter and brown sugar with a slight metallic tinge. Pretty bad in my opinion. The flavors are sweet and artificial, almost like a chewing gum. It leaves the foul carrot like, vegetable after taste behind which is unsettling. It's sweet and syrupy and undrinkable. This is a horrible introductory lambic. Lindemans puts this brand to shame.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 17:41:18 | More by aasher
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amcmaho1

New Mexico

2/5  rDev -39.4%

01-13-2012 04:02:36 | More by amcmaho1
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

01-02-2012 02:09:45 | More by waiting4lunch
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-26-2011 00:47:56 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Exiled

Texas

2/5  rDev -39.4%

11-24-2011 18:11:18 | More by Exiled
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Mora2000

Texas

2.17/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain, grass and steamed vegetables. Not the least bit appetizing. Against my better judgment I decided to go ahead and drink the beer. The flavor is heavy on the sugary, sweet apricots with some grain and vegetable notes. The beer is extremely sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 22:28:20 | More by Mora2000
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Chapeau Apricot Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
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