Chapeau Apricot Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

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78
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64 Ratings
Chapeau Apricot LambicChapeau Apricot Lambic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch
Belgium
detroch.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
23.01%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2016 Boise stone fruit bottle share on 8/27. Not everyone liked this, but I thought it was pretty darn tasty, Full apricot aromas and flavors, almost tasted like a can of apricot nectar. Very juicy, sweet.

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2/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Sweffin
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of souvenirs
3.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Felt like I was pouring champagne. Okay, maybe not quite that much fizz. Smell is pretty funky - like rotting vegetables. Sweet without being syrupy. Sour, funky finish.

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Photo of LennyBound
3.89/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A less rich lambic than I am used to, however this is the first apricot lambic I've had.

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Photo of IanSpindler
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
1.25/5  rDev -61.7%

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1/5  rDev -69.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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4/5  rDev +22.7%

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3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper orange with a small head. Significant lacing.

S - Sour notes of a fairly straightforward lambic. Some funk and fruit, with a solid sourness in the smell.

T - Too sweet, not enough sour. Hits with a wallop of sugary fruit notes. Apricot generally is not terribly distinctive. What is missing here is a full sour note that balances off the fruit; it is there, but just not robust. As such, the beer does not taste distinctively lambic, despite the nose.

M - There is not enough sour, so the carbonation is not up to the task of scrubbing the syrup feeling off the tongue. So the beer becomes cloying.

O - I like my lambics on the sweet side, but this is a bit too much.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle at Lexington Beerworks (KY)

Medium amber (like apple juice); excellent clarity; Decent head and lacing.

Moderately fruity aroma without a specific apricot tone; light oak/farmhouse character; a bit floral.

Flavor: Apricot? Certainly fruity. apple and pear juices. Hint of banana. Moderately tart and slightly sweeter. Mildly funky.

Medium body; medium carbonation.

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4.75/5  rDev +45.7%

Photo of Bandi
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of metter98
3.15/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apricots are present in the nose.
T:The taste has light to moderate flavors of apricot syrup along with a dash of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Out of all of the Chapeau beers I've tried, this beer has flavors that taste the most artificial.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation and some peach + apricot + orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweetened apricots and light hints of oak.

T: There is a moderate flavor of sweetened apricots upfront with some lighter hints of oak. Overall the beer is moderately sweet with some light hints of tartness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: I enjoyed this beer like I have the other Chapeau beers but it is definitely something I need to be in the mood for... I could not drink these all the time because they are just a touch too sweet. Great flavors of that naturally sweet apricots.

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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Chapeau Apricot Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
3.26 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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