Chapeau Abricot Lambic
Brouwerij De Troch

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From:
Brouwerij De Troch
 
Belgium
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #145
ABV:
3%
Score:
76
Ranked #29,736
Avg:
3.24 | pDev: 22.84%
Ratings:
66
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 27, 2020
Added:
Apr 16, 2002
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  0
SCORE
76
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3.62 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Sep 27, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy and lightly tart/tangy apricots, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red apple, honey, candi sugar, wheat, and bread; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/light funky yeast, apricots, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy and lightly tart/tangy apricots, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red apple, honey, candi sugar, wheat, and bread; with light notes of hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness. Light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of apricots, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, red apple, honey, candi sugar, wheat, bread, hay, straw, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, apricots, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with a good malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing tart/tangy fruit dryness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/syrupy/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very good sweetened fruit lambic style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, apricots, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; very smooth and refreshing to drink, with the mildly tart/tangy/drying finish. Big juicy fruit flavors and balanced sweetness; with a good mix of fruity yeast complexity, and a touch of funk. A very enjoyable offering. Met my expectations.

Sep 30, 2017
 
2.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jun 21, 2017
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3.46/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

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.

Aug 30, 2016
 
2 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2016
 
3.53 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on May 23, 2015
Photo of souvenirs
3.39/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by souvenirs from Canada (BC)

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.

May 08, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by LennyBound from Illinois

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

Apr 18, 2015
 
3.06 by IanSpindler from Canada (AB) on Mar 08, 2015
 
1.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 04, 2014
 
1 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania on Nov 20, 2014
 
4 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2014
 
4 by AudioGilz from Pennsylvania on Jul 21, 2014
 
3 by Schlafly33 from Missouri on Jul 14, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

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.

Jul 07, 2014
 
3.25 by dcmchew from Romania on May 17, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

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.

Apr 04, 2014
 
4.75 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Jan 19, 2014
 
3.5 by Bandi from New York on Dec 22, 2013
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3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by metter98 from New York

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.

Dec 22, 2013
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3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

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.

Aug 11, 2013
 
3 by pknyc from New York on Jul 20, 2013
 
3.25 by NickyDee21 from Pennsylvania on Jun 24, 2013
 
2.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey on May 03, 2013
 
3 by acurtis from New Jersey on Apr 28, 2013
 
3.25 by harpus from Alabama on Mar 27, 2013
 
3.25 by kjkinsey from Texas on Feb 24, 2013
 
3.75 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Feb 16, 2013
 
3.25 by PaBeerLover from Pennsylvania on Sep 06, 2012
 
3.75 by t0rin0 from California on Sep 02, 2012
 
3.75 by zvanwink from Kentucky on May 10, 2012
 
4.5 by 1p5v from Pennsylvania on Apr 16, 2012
 
3 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Feb 19, 2012
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1.36/5  rDev -58%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by aasher from Indiana

This bottle has to be at least three years old. The cork was half soaked and smelled of vinegar. This beer pours a bright pumpkin orange in color with moderate carbonation and no head. The nose is strange. It smells of steamed carrots with butter and brown sugar with a slight metallic tinge. Pretty bad in my opinion. The flavors are sweet and artificial, almost like a chewing gum. It leaves the foul carrot like, vegetable after taste behind which is unsettling. It's sweet and syrupy and undrinkable. This is a horrible introductory lambic. Lindemans puts this brand to shame.

Jan 26, 2012
 
2 by amcmaho1 from New Mexico on Jan 13, 2012
 
4.5 by waiting4lunch from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2012
 
3 by Rochefort10nh from New Hampshire on Nov 26, 2011
 
2 by Exiled from Texas on Nov 24, 2011
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2.14/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Mora2000 from Texas

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain, grass and steamed vegetables. Not the least bit appetizing. Against my better judgment I decided to go ahead and drink the beer. The flavor is heavy on the sugary, sweet apricots with some grain and vegetable notes. The beer is extremely sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a good beer.

Sep 18, 2011
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3.62/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Appearance. Pours a clear yellow gold with a little bubbly white head.

Smell. Over-ripe sweet apricots, some spicy belgian yeast and just a little horse barn funk.

Taste. Sweet apricot nectar. A little bit tangy and a little bit funky.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with low carbonation. Kinda syrupy.

Overall. Sweet and fruity. Perhaps some age would reduce the sweet and bring up the tart? Maybe not...

Jun 07, 2011
Chapeau Abricot Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 66 ratings