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Chapeau Kriek Lambic - Brouwerij De Troch

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BA SCORE
78
okay

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 1
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: brewdlyhooked13 on 11-24-2002)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes...
fizzy white head that dissipates quickly, red to pinkish hue with some cloudiness, some carbonation streams up, a pretty typical looking kreik.

nose...
at first huge sweetness but underneath is a rich aroma of black cherries, also there is a definite earthiness added by wood tones, way in the back is a tartness as well, this smells tasty.

taste etc...
the wood is first, which almost has a chemical flavor, then you get the big rush of cherries and a finish of sourness/bitterness (along with some more wood), carbonation is subtle sort of "just active" enough. This is light drinking and the body is a testament to that. This is almost like drinking Hawaiian punch with a more tart twist.. and I dig it...

verdict....
not the best kreik on the block but enjoyable. not too aggressive in any category.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2007 02:41:46 | More by Ego
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New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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Thailand

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

05-18-2013 03:05:00 | More by hotsudge
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-08-2013 03:57:22 | More by dalepryor
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machalel

Australia

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Murky and hazy ruby/rose with a minimal white head. No lacing down the glass.

Aroma: Glace cherries, strawberries, and a slight sweet flowery note. Not a huge amount else going on.

Taste: The cherry is really at the forefront of this, but in a glace / candied way, rather than fresh tasting. A little "cherry medicinal" on the aftertaste, but also some hints of strawberry and raspberry. A nice sour tartness to it, however it tastes a little too sweet. There is a little bit of the Lambic style rustic character, but only in the background.

Mouthfeel: Thin, light, spritzy, and refreshing. A good amount of carbonation, and quite clean.

Overall: Quite nice if you are ready for a tart, sweet, fruity Lambic. That being said, it was slightly too sweet (and I like sweet drinks!), and could do with a little more sourness & funk. It will never win awards, but not too bad for a 'cheapy'. The bottle that I tried was very close to its Best-Before, and judging from the other reviews, I think that it may have helped. It also didn't come with a cork (normal bottle cap only), and had almost no wood aging flavours.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 04:16:22 | More by machalel
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Izzybone

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11%

04-22-2013 01:43:15 | More by Izzybone
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North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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tln13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

10-18-2012 01:32:52 | More by tln13
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%

10-12-2012 01:22:00 | More by RandyKemka
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-24-2012 03:15:14 | More by IdrinkGas
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-02-2012 19:41:54 | More by t0rin0
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-19-2012 13:49:14 | More by yergermeister
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-22-2012 00:48:38 | More by jrohrbacher
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy dark rosé in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thick ring of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of cherries in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, flavors of cherries dominate the taste; these are somewhat tart and no sweetness is detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a very light amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has a good balance between fruity flavors and tartness. It’s a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 03:14:00 | More by metter98
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -11%

11-26-2011 00:44:24 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Exiled

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

11-24-2011 18:12:28 | More by Exiled
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Bendurgin

Maine

1.4/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Bottle poured into a challice. This one pours a dark ruby with two fingers of light pink head that settles down almost immediatly to nothing.

Smells bad. Sweet cherry cough drops is really what it comes down to. I'm afraid to taste is now. Really sweet flavor. Cherry cough drops again with a lot of sweetness. Maybe some honey in there. Tastes like someone made Kool-Aid and dumped a whole bag of sugar in it and got some bubbles.

Light feel with lots of carbonation. I hate that I have nothing good to say about this. Maybe I don't get this one but I figured it would be like some of the other fruit lambics Ive had. Unfortunatley this is a sugary mess. I snagged this on a whim because it was cheap and the BA average wasn't bad. However this was a drainpour for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 00:33:32 | More by Bendurgin
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gyllstromk

Belgium

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright red, with a relatively light carbonation. Aromas of a cranapple juice blend. Taste has more sweetness than an old lambic and makes this lambic more reflective of the commercial styles. There is a slight tartness on the finish. Not my favorite kriek but certainly worth trying, and can be refreshing given the right mood.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 17:48:15 | More by gyllstromk
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a flute)

A- This beer pours a deep slightly dense clear cranberry body with a fizzy white head that has a slight pale pink hue to it. There is a sea of microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The aroma has an earthy cherry nose with some fresh cut cherry wood branches to follow that impart a green quality and a cherry blossom floral finish that grows as the beer warms.

T- The taste is a bit different than the aroma with a strong cherry throat lozenge favor taking me back to when I was a kid, that coats the mouth. There is a medicinal finish that is a bit acidic and the cherry flavored cough syrup lingers.

M- This beer has a thick mouthfeel with no alcohol heat but a very light pucker to the medicinal mouthfeel.

D- The pleasant aroma is quickly shot down with the cherry medicine in the taste and mouthfeel. It wasn't a drain pour but one is all I will need to drink. I will just resolve to sniff this beer from now on.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 20:23:22 | More by rhoadsrage
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Bung

Michigan

2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very red pour, lighter red head. Doesn't really last too long or lace.

Aroma is yeasty cherry.

Taste is fruitcake, cherry. Not really sure what else there is supposed to be to these simple beers.

Goes down fine, obviously no alcohol. I can't imagine why anyone would want more than one of these though.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 19:38:59 | More by Bung
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Chapeau Kriek Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
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