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Chapeau Fraise Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 11-16-2002)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy ruby-brown color, with a small dusting of white foam, and scattered, fine lacing.

Aroma: Juicy ripe strawberry notes are prominent, beneath this there is a strong earthy, barnyard note, with fairly assertive horse blanket and wet straw.

Taste: Tangy strawberry notes open the taste, followed by earthy horseblanket and barnyard notes. These typical lambic notes carry to the end of the taste, and even linger on mildly, well past its end.

Mouth feel: Smooth and soft, pleasant, very full.

Drinkability/notes: A very pleasing example, and rare as well, considering that few have attempted to brew a strawberry lambic. Well done.

Sampled as a part of the "Night of Chapeau", with my friend and fellow BA HardTarget.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2006 00:26:34 | More by Pegasus
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2014 17:51:31 | More by brittanylicious
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2014 14:54:51 | More by heysuz
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

06-20-2014 20:59:05 | More by barryjg
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

05-19-2014 14:39:37 | More by PaBeerLover
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

05-18-2014 17:44:07 | More by dcmchew
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South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle at Lexington Beerworks (KY)

Medium orange-amber, clear. Decent head and lacing

Very clear strawberry aroma, but more cooked, frozen or jam than fresh but appealing nonetheless.

Flavor: as with the aroma, various forms of strawberries with little else. Sweet but with some tartness. Sweetness seems appropriate to other aspects of the flavor profile.
Near medium body; well-set medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 04:40:12 | More by chinchill
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

01-03-2014 05:30:48 | More by brandon911
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 20:42:59 | More by jheezee
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-09-2013 04:28:18 | More by alisatns
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

09-08-2013 01:07:15 | More by Bandi
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New York

3.44/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is essentially clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving a bit of acing in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate amount of strawberry aromas are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and is dominated by strawberry flavors that don't really seem that artificial.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice and easy drinking lambic. The favor is quite simple, but I liked it because its not sweet.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:25:39 | More by metter98
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-13-2013 17:42:54 | More by DavidRose
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

06-23-2013 08:06:33 | More by Poupae
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

04-14-2013 22:02:42 | More by Michigan
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2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

01-15-2013 20:38:49 | More by jadams11
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

09-02-2012 19:40:50 | More by t0rin0
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3.1/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12.7 oz bottle poured into a flute

A- A hazy/murky red/light brown with a small off white head.

S- Strawberry jam, fairly sweet, a little tart, touch of vinegar.

T- Sweet strawberry jam, vinegar, kind of messy, tart.

M- Crisp, light body.

O- This is average and pricey. If it was cheaper I would pick it up, but it would have to be a lot cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 00:18:24 | More by larryi86
Photo of RickS95


3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Looks like watered down port wine or a light cherry wine cooler...a faded red color. The head is thin and fleeting with the slightest hint of red.

I don't care for lambic, but I can work with the smell. It's a combination of strawberry and vinegar.

Surprisingly good. I expected a serious pucker but it never happened. It simply tastes like tart strawberries, no offensive vinegar flavor.

No carbonation and no alchol, it really tastes like strawberry juice. No hop presence, no malt backbone, it's simply fruit juice.

Nothing to write home about. It's not good and it's not bad...it's barely a beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 03:23:26 | More by RickS95
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-02-2012 02:47:24 | More by fiedler84
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-28-2012 14:49:03 | More by closisinthehouse
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3.18/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chapeau Fraise Lambic

LOOK: Pours a mostly lifeless pale reddish color with very little head but some carbonation rising.

SMELL: An inviting aroma of strawberry marmalade or puree. There is little else to note.

TASTE: Sweet strawberry flavor, twang of tartness, sherry, mild soggy oak. Manages to get just enough of a tang to remain a lambic and not soda, the strawberry flavor is there.

MOUTHFEEL: Light bodied, slightly syrupy and carbonated enough.

OVERALL: A pretty fair lambic. I enjoy strawberry flavored things particularly so this was alright.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 20:02:11 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

They were having a Chapeau sale at Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL so I picked up a bunch of flavors to try. $4.99 for all their 375ml corked and capped green bottles (reg. price $5.99). No freshness date.

This one poured a cloudy pink lemonade color with zero head and zero lacing. Not much to look at.

Smells like strawberry jam, but not too overpowering. It is a strawberry lambic, so it''s supposed to smell like strawberries, but I can't smell anything else.

Strawberry jam flavor with sweet tarts added. More sweet than sour, but not syrupy. Enough puckering sourness to make it drinkable, but it could have benefited from the use of more of that funky Belgian yeast flavor.

Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.

Certainly won't get much of a buzz from this at just 3% alcohol, but can't really drink more than one at a time due the sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 07:28:35 | More by matjack85
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

11-24-2011 18:12:02 | More by Exiled
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2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the vegetables with some strawberry notes mixed in. The vegetable notes are something I get from a lot of the Chapeau lambics. The flavor is heavy on the sweet, sugary strawberries with some grass and vegetable notes. Light tartness, but overall the beer is still pretty sweet. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 22:31:37 | More by Mora2000
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Chapeau Fraise Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
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