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Chapeau Apricot Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

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54 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 20.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch visit their website

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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Reviews by Fatduck:
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3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another beer picked up on a whim. Gotta love cash in hand...

Poured from a pretty green bottle, into my Duvel goblet. Very little carbonation which surprised me when I popped the cork. Pale in color, with very little apricot nose, more of the typical lambic sour than fruit. that apricot comes out much nicer in the flavor, I think this one works well, a good tartness from the fruit and sour from the wild yeast.

Looks like I'll have to try the rest of the Chapeau line.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2009 23:42:13 | More by Fatduck
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4/5  rDev +20.8%

07-21-2014 20:16:45 | More by AudioGilz
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

07-14-2014 12:11:32 | More by Schlafly33
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3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-17-2014 12:55:07 | More by dcmchew
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3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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New York

3.15/5  rDev -4.8%
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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North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +13.6%
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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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

05-02-2013 23:09:30 | More by djrn2
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1.3/5  rDev -60.7%
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

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Chapeau Apricot Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
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