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Chapeau Banana Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

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BA SCORE
74
okay

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 26.33%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-08-2002)
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3/5  rDev -6%

rob133, Jun 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

mdaschaf, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

WynnO, Jun 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6%

jaidenjb, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Chingringo, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6%

Unchi, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.08/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The pour is a hazy golden color with some floaters in it and a mild white head.

S: The nose is of banana candy, but it's not all that intense. I wish I had more to say, but that's really all there is.

T: This beer tastes like the banana flavored Runts candies. A weirdly sweet and intense banana flavor that I cannot quite decide if I like or note. Only a hint of sourness to this beer.

M: The body is on the light side of medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: Sort of a love hate relationship with this beer. I enjoyed the intense banana flavor, but it just seemed way too artificial at times.

womencantsail, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of allergictomacros
3.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear yellow... not much head on this.

S - Yep smells like bananas.

T - Sour. Bananas. A touch of apple in the back as well. Very candy like and sweet of course.

M - Fizzy and light.

D - OK I guess. My girlfriend says it tastes like the dollar store, and that the pineapple one is better... Anyway, it is what it is. Drinkable, sweet. Not very beery.

allergictomacros, Jul 26, 2007
Photo of tobelerone
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very little in the way of a head, just a thin band despite a fairly aggressive pour. Totally clear, pale gold color; looks like a ginger ale. Lacing is extremely minimal – almost none there at all.

Aroma is sweet candied bananas, with faint Belgian yeast and spice notes underneath. Taste is also sweet but short of cloying; like a lightly alcoholic banana cider concoction; or a banana/apple soda. The faintest hint of tartness and tang is overwhelmed by the sweet banana flavor. Simple taste; nothing complex or subtle here.

Finishes fairly clean and dry; just a touch of lingering banana sweetness remains. Hard banana cider? Ultimately it’s tasty if you like soda and bananas but I can’t really say this is a “beer experience” in any way.

tobelerone, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of UncleJimbo
3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sampled from a bottle at The Sunset Grill in Boston.

This "lambic" poured a clear, light yellow color with creamy, white foam that persisted fairly long. The smell was banana, followed by a sour, wild, lactic, horseblanket, brettanomyces aroma. This was a somewhat odd juxtaposition of smells. The taste was lightly sweet with the flavor of banana bread or baked bananas followed by a tart and somewhat wild sourness. A note of coconut was detected as well. The mouthfeel was tart and mildly sweet and wild all at once. The body was medium-light with moderate carbonation. This was an odd beer. It was a bit too sweet for my tastes (and I presume for most hardcore lambic fans), but yet it was not so sweet that the lambic flavors and feels did not come through. You do need to be a banana lover to like this beer.

UncleJimbo, Mar 22, 2005
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3.18/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

250mL bottle from LCBO. Pours a pale light straw. No head. The first taste assaults the tongue with a profile like apple juice. There's a bit of banana in the middle, but the sourness prevails. I'm actually happy this isn't the light, bland experience I was expecting. I'm certainly drinking something - I'm just not sure it's beer.

sstackho, Aug 18, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

adamcthomp, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

emerge077, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

krome, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

nmann08, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bkrbdan, May 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

LambicKing, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Troublebar, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
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3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I've never had a Chapeau, another candy like lambic from Belgium. Instead of the effervescent champagne head I'm used to with Lindeman's I barely got any bubbles even after a pretty hard pour. The Banana Lambic, I've seen the beer a hundred times over the years, and never even thought once that I need to try this, until now. Looks like a mild carbonated cider thin white head, aroma has some tartness and hints from the oak barrels along with the candy like banana natural banana flavor additions. Slightly tart underneath, with a Wonka candy, Runts like banana flavor. Very sweet more than one would give you a stomach ache, this is not true lambic but definitely good for moderation or dessert. Overall mouthfeel is cloying residual sugars build up on the palate with each sip, low carbonation doesn't carry the syrupy texture very well either. Overall an interesting take on a Belgian inspired classic style like Lambic.

WVbeergeek, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange, it looks like a very tasty beer very attractive too...
It has a very thin white head that makes a perfect ring around the glass with medium lacing and partially covers a medium blonde body with some very active carbonation. The banana aroma is very strong, in fact that's about all I can smell and it reminds me of banana pudding mixed up with soy sauce. Well, thank god it doesn't taste like that, but it is sour, refreshing and crisp but it taste like Welch's grape soda and a life-savers, very sweet, a banana flavor is present but is not over powering and is mildly tangy in its aftertaste. It's good but the sweetness in this one is too strong for me, but it would go great with some desserts or be great in a dessert either which way it would be tasty.

vickersspitfire, Jul 16, 2008
Chapeau Banana Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
74 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.