Chapeau Banana Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

Chapeau Banana LambicChapeau Banana Lambic
BA SCORE
3.16/5
162 Ratings
Chapeau Banana LambicChapeau Banana Lambic
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 08-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,197
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
162
pDev:
26.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer is a deep gold, somehow very bright even with quite a bit of haze in it. It develops an off-white head that reaches just a little over a finger to cap it. Retention is good, and fairly ample lacing clings mostly in spotting but with light patching as well.
At first, this beer brings the funk. When the bottle is first opened, that's the first thing that pours out of the nose. Interestingly, the barnyard/horseblanket funkiness fades to a very light note, with a pure banana sweetness pulling out strongly. There's a little bit of spiciness underlying it. The funky, yeasty notes let me know it's a lambic for sure, at least before that fades away, and the banana's definitely ample.
In the flavor, the funk only shows up very lightly underneath, though spicy and mildly phenolic notes tell the yeast's tale. The major issue becomes how cloyingly sweet the banana tends to get. Definitely a sipper, but a pleasure if you're into banana.
The body's a firm medium but on the lighter edge and carbonation is moderate, lending itself to a firm, crisp bite that's sustained well. It gets a little fluffy in the smoothness, but it doesn't detract much.

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Photo of PtypeNtype
1/5  rDev -68.4%

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of bigred89
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of LambicKing
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rarbring
1.86/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A hazy straw colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of artificial banana, sweet and disturbingly acid, a banana belch whiff.

Tasting very sweet, banana soda, no beer wibes to talk about.

Low carbonation, a sticky texture. A small body with a watery finish.

This was entirely an soda-gone-wrong experience. "Interesting".

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Photo of Unchi
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of darktower
3.92/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

If you have a woman in your life that you want to try to get them started on craft beers, I'd recommend this. My fiancee' dislikes most traditional craft beers, even most of the fruit beers, lambics, etc. However, we were visiting some friends in Liege, Belgium and we came across this little gem. She loved it! We haven't been able to find it here in Pennsylvania yet but we continue to look. I've had multiple other 'banana beers' and this is by far-and-away the best, it literally tastes like you're drinking a fresh banana. A lovely after dinner beer.

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Photo of RuthL
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of selator
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of HardyGeneraL
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Pandaflute
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of turtlemead
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of hackmann
3.82/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: honey amber with golden highlights and a thin white head.

Aroma: you know it – banana! With a honey oak background.

Flavors: candied banana but, it is not overly sweet. A light honey oak tone underneath the banana.

Mouthfeel: smooth and slightly creamy banana feel, lingering banana and honey oak. Light, very light carbonation which helps with that slightly creamy banana feel.

I am not a lambic slappy but, this is very nice. Plan to have this at your next Hawaiian party.

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Photo of TSJ4000
4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice beer. I think the ratings on this beer are lower than they should be because the beer has low alcohol. This beer is delicious and the banana flavor clearly reminds me of the banana Runts. It's not terribly artificial tasting but has that nice candy quality to it without being overly sweet.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

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