1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Chapeau Framboise Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

Not Rated.
Chapeau Framboise LambicChapeau Framboise Lambic

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (16) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 51
Photo of DavidHume
1.64/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Vivid red, with a rapidly dissipating head. Chemical raspberry aroma, with strong notes of nail polish remover. The taste is sweet, with more of the same chemical notes. Vile.

Photo of slipperysoup
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millelacsmark
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Al_M
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oak cask notes are huge

Photo of djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of Roguer
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost negligible head, more some bubbles than any proper firm head. Brew is a reddish-brown, fairly light yet earthy in color, hazy, and active.

Huge raspberry aroma, more so than any other Framboise lambic I've had (an admittedly small sample set). Pits and seeds, a bit of syrup, and wheat round out the aroma. And wild yeast aromas elude me.

Flavor is spot-on, although as the nose implied, this beer is much, much heavier on the raspberry flavor and much lighter on any lambic funkiness. Almost syrupy in fruit representation, the raspberries tend toward the sweeter side, although there is a pleasant tartness, including a lingering finish.

Fairly light in body with a syrupy stickiness. Somewhat flat in the mouth, but yet not dead, either. Refreshing, with a long, sticky, tart finish.

I have less experience with lambics than most other styles, so I can only somewhat rate to style. The flavor is excellent, the ABV low, and the drinkability high. That said, for a lambic, there is virtually no yeast presence - no funkiness, no mustiness, nothing. The beer is so low that there is little real malt presence in the body. The emphasis is almost entirely on a syrupy raspberry profile, and while that comes out pleasing, it also comes out lacking.

Photo of GMan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Rybarra
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Element1290
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Jack_Tripper86
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle at Lexington Beerworks (KY)
Dark red-brown color with a decent head and lacing.

Strong raspberry aroma with hints of cherries, jam and cooked rapberries plus a very slight funk.

Flavor: Follows the nose. Strong and dominant raspberry flavor. Mildly sweet, with a near perfect level of sweetness given the limited tartness.

Light body; medium carbonation.

O: excellent raspberry flavor despite a less promising aroma.

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TubaDan
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours with no head at all, this beer also has very, very little carbonation. The beer itself is a very light reddish brown with lots of lightness in color around the edges of the glass.

The nose is probably the best part of this beer, it smells exactly like ripe, fresh, raspberries. There is also just a hint of funk around the edges, not much, and its largely crowded out by sweet raspberry, but its there.

This beer is very, very sweet up front, it tastes like super ripe raspberry. After this initial burst of sweetness there is just a hint of acidity and funk, its not much and it doesn't linger on the aftertaste the way many good lambic beers do, but it is there buried under the initial sweetness.

This beer is ok. I enjoyed it, but it was much, much sweeter than I was expecting. I don't know how this particular beer is created, but it is much more towards the sweet side than the funky. I would give it a 1/10 on the sour scale.

For the price ($7.50 for a 530ml) it was a pretty decent beer. I probably wouldn't buy it again though.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Chapeau Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.