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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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TSJ4000

Iowa

4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice beer. I think the ratings on this beer are lower than they should be because the beer has low alcohol. This beer is delicious and the banana flavor clearly reminds me of the banana Runts. It's not terribly artificial tasting but has that nice candy quality to it without being overly sweet.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 13:56:55 | More by TSJ4000
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6%

05-08-2012 23:47:57 | More by jaidenjb
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-07-2012 15:32:15 | More by bkrbdan
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color with an extremely thin soapy white head. The head reduces quickly to a ring at the edges of the glass. Very light lacing is observed.

S: The aroma is straight up banana - not the chemically fake banana but the really sweet fresh banana that you get when the peel is almost completely brown. There is quite a bit of sweetness present in the aroma of this one.

T: This beer has a real authentic banana flavor, not the chemically artificial banana that I have come to expect in beer, candy, etc. The beer is quite sweet but not cloying due to the underlying lambic sour notes.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is pretty easy to drink but is a little too sweet to be a session beverage for me. Kind of neat to sample and definitely not something you come across from a lot of breweries... Glad I have tried, would even have it again but not something I would go out of my way to find.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 18:57:19 | More by dbrauneis
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +56.7%

02-27-2012 17:52:22 | More by PaBeerLover
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit of suds on the top, no real head, pale straw.

Smells a bit like banana Laffy Taffy, not in a bad way.

Some mild citrus character, but obviously the banana character is dominant. It's really light and pleasant, not very tart.

Mouthfeel is pretty subdued-- it's bright but not super intense.

Pretty neat-- smell is a little artificial, but taste is nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 01:28:12 | More by zaphodchak
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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -6%

02-19-2012 19:05:20 | More by mdaschaf
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leinie13

Ohio

2/5  rDev -37.3%

02-18-2012 00:11:11 | More by leinie13
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a small hazy orange-ish color with a small white to no head. In the aroma, it smells of banana RUNTS. In the taste, a note of tartness, but it drinks like a mouthful of banana RUNTS. A small bite and light bodied mouthfeel, with a dry to sugary banana peel. Sugary and candy bananas, with a nice mellow and small tartness.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 15:16:52 | More by OWSLEY069
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.6/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear yeller with a bubbly white cap. Fair retention for a lambic. You don't see banana lambics around these parts too often.

Smells like banana runts and off-putting wet paint. Sweeter than I anticipated. Really, really, really sweet overripe bananas. More lambic-y funk or sour to combat the excessive sweetness is in order.

When I bought this I figured it would be either really good or really bad. I'm leaning towards the latter but I had to try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 20:47:25 | More by donkeyrunner
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 18:33:31 | More by tobelerone
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -37.3%

01-04-2012 01:12:15 | More by IdrinkGas
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +56.7%

01-02-2012 02:10:00 | More by waiting4lunch
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thagr81us

South Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one with me at a past tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a bright yellow with a minimal pure white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comrprised of sweet malt, banana, earth, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, overly sweet banana, subtle wood, and subtle funk. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this really wasn't that impressive. I had seen this one on the shelf for quite some time and always joked about trying it for the 'tick', but never got around to it. Leave it to my evil doppelganger to make sure I got the chance. And what a chance it was... Phew, this thing tasted like banana laffy taffy with some wood and funk added. WAY too sweet for me with these flavors going on as they didn't balance well at all. Worth trying though to say you have at least once, but drinker beware.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 15:33:50 | More by thagr81us
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Anacross

Texas

5/5  rDev +56.7%

12-15-2011 13:43:57 | More by Anacross
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metter98

New York

3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a very thin head that quickly faded away, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thick ring of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of bananas in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bananas and some hints of sweetness. It isn’t cloying because there is some underlying tartness from the lambic.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink compared to other banana lambics because it isn’t overly sweet and doesn’t have flavors that taste artificial.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:21:40 | More by metter98
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +25.4%

11-26-2011 00:41:36 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Exiled

Texas

2/5  rDev -37.3%

11-24-2011 18:11:34 | More by Exiled
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

11-22-2011 15:48:50 | More by wdarcy77
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6%

11-20-2011 01:00:18 | More by xnicknj
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +25.4%

11-15-2011 03:39:45 | More by JAHMUR
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Khazadum

Illinois

1.65/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

A- Very crisp and bubbly, lots of singular entities flowing from the bottom of my snifter. The bottle gave off the barest hint of a pop when it was decorked. The head developed was very minimal, if I can even call it a head. Some lacing, maybe decent stickiness on that.

S- Sickly banana sweet. Insanely cloying, nauseating. Behind that there is a light tart characteristic. Doesn't really come off citric, I'd put it closer to lactic.

T- BLAM! Candy banana flavor. Like runts. In fact this is the closest banana flavor I've ever had to runts that wasn't a runt. Perhaps thats the secret ingredient. Laffy taffy is another good representation of it. Minor tartness comes off the back end. Again, could be lactic, could be acetic but I lean closer to lactic. Finish is artificial banana.

M- Little bit fuller than I'd like it to be, creamy at times, bit crisp around the edges. Gentle tartness hits the cheeks. Low carbonation is not so bad because of this, although maybe it could have hidden some of the overwhelmingly sweet hits.

Like laffy taffy, runts, and white grape juice all force carbonated and topped off with a bit more sugar. Dissappointingly gross. Fiance was in love with it though.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 01:23:58 | More by Khazadum
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AleWatcher

Illinois

1.98/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

375 ml bottle into tulip
reviewed from notes

bright bright clear yellow. whitish head, minimal bubbles, some spotty lacing. Not too bad looking, but not super impressive. I'll give it the 4 on looks, but that's rounding up.

smells of dried banana chips with an oaky earthy funk.

The taste is PURE banana laffy taffy. I can't believe how much this tastes like banana laffy taffy. It is ridiculous. Synthetic banana flavor is huge with some oak and earthy funk as well.
Just a little bit of tartness, but a lot of artificial sweetness.

The body actually isn't too bad-- it could use a touch more carbonation, but it still works well enough as is.

Overall-- let's just say that I won't be finishing my glass... this just isn't good enough to compete with other fruit lambics that are out there-- I'll take Lindemans Cassis please!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 18:10:32 | More by AleWatcher
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The bottle states it is an Authentic Lambic Beer. 12.7oz into a flute. One of the lightest hued beers I've ever seen, has a dirty water appearance with a very small wisp of head.

Smell: Banana runt candy. Fruity and sweet smelling.

Taste: Interesting. Lots of banana flavor. Somewhat sweet like most of the Chapeau line, but has a hint of sour and mild tartness about it. Just a touch of oaky dryness finishes it out, but mostly sweet bananas. The flavor mimics banana candies, banana wine or syrup, though sour.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, carbonation is low. It comes off a little syrupy, and has a small lingering tartness and notes of banana.

Overall: A unique concept that succeeds in its design. A banana lambic beer, very bright, fruity flavor and alittle sourness to redeem it as beer. Would go great with waffles.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 05:02:48 | More by Stinkypuss
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer at the Belgian Beer Festival in Boston. Poured from a bottle into a two ounce tasting glass.

A. Light yellow body with a egg white head.

S.banana

T. Banana and some faint sourness

M.light

D.as advertised. Banana with a touch of lambic sourness to let you know its beer. Cute to try once. Don't know what else I would want out of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 03:31:27 | More by jneiswender
Chapeau Banana Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
74 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.