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Chapeau Banana Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

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BA SCORE
74
okay

140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 26.65%
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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kkmiller76

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

05-10-2013 00:38:41 | More by kkmiller76
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

04-26-2013 23:31:02 | More by randylangford
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adamcthomp

Spain

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-13-2013 23:08:38 | More by adamcthomp
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +25.4%

04-12-2013 03:39:35 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Brenden

Ohio

3.64/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a deep gold, somehow very bright even with quite a bit of haze in it. It develops an off-white head that reaches just a little over a finger to cap it. Retention is good, and fairly ample lacing clings mostly in spotting but with light patching as well.
At first, this beer brings the funk. When the bottle is first opened, that's the first thing that pours out of the nose. Interestingly, the barnyard/horseblanket funkiness fades to a very light note, with a pure banana sweetness pulling out strongly. There's a little bit of spiciness underlying it. The funky, yeasty notes let me know it's a lambic for sure, at least before that fades away, and the banana's definitely ample.
In the flavor, the funk only shows up very lightly underneath, though spicy and mildly phenolic notes tell the yeast's tale. The major issue becomes how cloyingly sweet the banana tends to get. Definitely a sipper, but a pleasure if you're into banana.
The body's a firm medium but on the lighter edge and carbonation is moderate, lending itself to a firm, crisp bite that's sustained well. It gets a little fluffy in the smoothness, but it doesn't detract much.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 16:21:56 | More by Brenden
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PtypeNtype

Nevada

1/5  rDev -68.7%

04-06-2013 05:58:39 | More by PtypeNtype
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harpus

Alabama

2.25/5  rDev -29.5%

03-27-2013 14:22:23 | More by harpus
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spycow

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

03-09-2013 22:42:02 | More by spycow
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bigred89

Maryland

2/5  rDev -37.3%

02-25-2013 02:34:50 | More by bigred89
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

01-20-2013 23:04:55 | More by LambicKing
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

01-06-2013 16:54:59 | More by pearljam118
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

01-05-2013 20:51:49 | More by brez8791
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rarbring

Sweden

1.85/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A hazy straw colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of artificial banana, sweet and disturbingly acid, a banana belch whiff.

Tasting very sweet, banana soda, no beer wibes to talk about.

Low carbonation, a sticky texture. A small body with a watery finish.

This was entirely an soda-gone-wrong experience. "Interesting".

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 20:06:18 | More by rarbring
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Unchi

California

3/5  rDev -6%

10-03-2012 03:34:46 | More by Unchi
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darktower

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you have a woman in your life that you want to try to get them started on craft beers, I'd recommend this. My fiancee' dislikes most traditional craft beers, even most of the fruit beers, lambics, etc. However, we were visiting some friends in Liege, Belgium and we came across this little gem. She loved it! We haven't been able to find it here in Pennsylvania yet but we continue to look. I've had multiple other 'banana beers' and this is by far-and-away the best, it literally tastes like you're drinking a fresh banana. A lovely after dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 18:30:26 | More by darktower
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RuthL

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

09-23-2012 18:56:05 | More by RuthL
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-02-2012 19:39:49 | More by t0rin0
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selator


1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

08-14-2012 17:24:50 | More by selator
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

06-22-2012 02:45:40 | More by fiedler84
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

1.75/5  rDev -45.1%

06-12-2012 10:16:09 | More by HardyGeneraL
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Pandaflute

Missouri

4/5  rDev +25.4%

06-09-2012 16:53:35 | More by Pandaflute
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -6%

06-09-2012 03:53:53 | More by smartassboiler
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turtlemead


3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-02-2012 05:38:49 | More by turtlemead
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev +25.4%

05-18-2012 00:59:01 | More by Rempo
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hackmann

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: honey amber with golden highlights and a thin white head.

Aroma: you know it – banana! With a honey oak background.

Flavors: candied banana but, it is not overly sweet. A light honey oak tone underneath the banana.

Mouthfeel: smooth and slightly creamy banana feel, lingering banana and honey oak. Light, very light carbonation which helps with that slightly creamy banana feel.

I am not a lambic slappy but, this is very nice. Plan to have this at your next Hawaiian party.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 22:28:33 | More by hackmann
Chapeau Banana Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
74 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.