Chapeau Banana Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch
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3.85/5 rDev +20.7%
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.
05-15-2012 22:28:33 | More by hackmann
4/5 rDev +25.4%
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.
05-11-2012 13:56:55 | More by TSJ4000
3.63/5 rDev +13.8%
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.
03-31-2012 18:57:19 | More by dbrauneis
3.7/5 rDev +16%
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.
02-25-2012 01:28:12 | More by zaphodchak
4.08/5 rDev +27.9%
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.
02-13-2012 15:16:52 | More by OWSLEY069
2.6/5 rDev -18.5%
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.
01-21-2012 20:47:25 | More by donkeyrunner
3.15/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
01-18-2012 18:33:31 | More by tobelerone
2.83/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
01-01-2012 15:33:50 | More by thagr81us
3.43/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
12-15-2011 02:21:40 | More by metter98
1.65/5 rDev -48.3%
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.
11-07-2011 01:23:58 | More by Khazadum
Chapeau Banana Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
74 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.