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Chapeau Banana Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch
Belgium
detroch.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 08-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,847
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
162
pDev:
26.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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8
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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden yellow color with a small dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of ripe banana, pineapple, mango, melon, pear, 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, bananas, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of ripe banana, pineapple, mango, melon, pear, 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 banana, pineapple, mango, melon, pear, 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, bananas, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with a good malt/tartness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Minimal dryness. Light-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, bananas, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; very smooth and refreshing to drink, with the mildly tart/tangy/drying finish. The bananas are more pronounced in the aromas, but they don't feel overwhelming or artificial overall. Authentic fruit flavors. Very well balanced in the taste with sweetness, fruity yeast complexity, and a touch of funk. A very enjoyable offering. A lot better than I expected. Very pleasing to drink.

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.96/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
2.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zorro
2.12/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear yellow colored beer. No real head formation, just a few large bubbles.

Smells of toasted grain and wheat brain and very slightly of banana. Additional scent of apple.

Starts out very sweet and tasting of apple juice. Faint banana flavor and some wheat bran. Doesn't taste much like lambic or bananas.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall this is a glass full of crap. Not going to finish the glass, nasty stuff AVOID!

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Photo of beavpwr99
3.69/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.63/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. No head.

Smell - Amazingly, it smells skunked. It has the aroma of an imported European pilsner. And some banana.

Taste - Tastes more like banana. Not sour. Quite sweet, in fact. Still has that stale pilsner tastes to it, but much lighter.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Overly sweet.

Overall - Not good.

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Photo of djrn2
2.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of deapokid
3.71/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of simoen
1.08/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

niet te drinken dit, veel te zoet

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1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of AdamP
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of a77cj7
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
1.76/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
2.5/5  rDev -20.9%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
3.46/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice fizzy yellow amber with a fuzzy faint head that quickly dissipates like champagne. Smells like a typical lambic and tastes very sweet. To me there was not much of a banana taste or smell at all but I really enjoyed the beer. Typcial lambic funkiness and the alcohol is very well hidden. A really good beer if you like the sweetness.

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3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

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Chapeau Banana Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 162 ratings
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