Chapeau Gueuze Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

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Chapeau Gueuze LambicChapeau Gueuze Lambic

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Troch

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Quafftastic
2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevehagy
3.72/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
1.81/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
2.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

0,25l bottle.
Pours not very clear orange, no head, only a bundle of bubbles on a top.
Smell - strange, sweet, lollipop, syrup, rotten apple, pear, candied fruits.
Taste - sweet, apple.
Light body, low carbonation. Weird and not good.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours yellowish. This is not good Smells and tastes very sweet. Tangy and fruity and a bit cheesy. Sweeter than it needs to be. Lingering sugary feel. No real tat or sour notes. Impostor.

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Photo of fostachild
3.14/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DaftCaskBC
2.72/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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1/5  rDev -60.8%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +56.9%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of 77black_ships
1.19/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Notes from 2011: 375 ml. [email protected]: tastes really sweet, so sweet even that labelling this a faro would be a much better indication of how it tastes especially since this seems to have nothing in the way of a gueuze, taste is that of candy sugar (lots & lots of it) with juice & chlorine, which is not something that I wish to taste.

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1.25/5  rDev -51%

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -51%

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour is a pale yellow with a thin white bubbly head. The nose has a faint note of dust and some light apple juice, maybe some golden fruit. Taste is the same, almost no funk, apple juice, golden grapes, a bit syrupy and fairly sour. Medium to full body, syrupy and coating, a bit viscous with a dry finish.

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

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2/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of womencantsail
1.94/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this.

A: The pour is sort of dark for a gueuze, a darker amber color with an off-white/khaki colored head.

S: Oh boy, this is rough. Lots of funk, but not in a good way, tons of cheese, and an almost methane aroma. It's as though there's something decaying in the bottle.

T: Things don't improve much in terms of the flavor. Intensely sweet, which is not what I expect from a gueuze, and a strong chemical/solvent flavor. Luckily, not quite as much rotting vegetable character.

M: The body is light but sugary and grainy with a moderate carbonation.

D: This beer brings shame to the name of Gueuze. Stay away from this.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
2.73/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Best By February 2012; Sampled July 2010
A solid pour produces a three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, amber color in the light. The aroma smells quite funky, not quite as sweet as I was expecting, and the fruitiness takes on some weird connotations of kiwi, oxidized melon, fermented raisins as well as a sort of green, unripe fruit like character that I can't quite place. Doesn't remotely smell like a Gueuze in any way shape or form, I can't even pick out any acidity in the nose.

Ouch, this is quite sweet, though it is not as sweet as the Chapeau Faro, it is sweeter than many of the other Faros I have had. Fizzy textured from the carbonation, though not enough to keep the sugars from lingering on the tongue in the finish. This has a medium body to it as well. This tastes fruity up front and reminds me mostly of sweet apple cider, though there is an oxidized fruitiness in the finish that reminds me a bit of browned pears and / or raisins. There is a light tartness here that is pretty much the only tie in that this was Lambic; though having said that, I do get the sense that the sugar is hiding a lot of funky Lambic flavors.

While I could drink this if someone made me, it is definitely the worst travesty I have ever experienced from a bottle labeled Gueuze; though I must admit that I have a bottle of Chapeau Christmas Gueuze (with added flavor, what ever that means) still coming up. These fake De Troch Lambics are made that much more interesting by the fact that they can make a good, traditional Lambic when they put there mind to it; I really hope they make more of the traditional products as I have been able to try some very good examples from this brewery.

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4.2/5  rDev +64.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've noticed some bad reviews which may be attributable to the age of the product. This bottle was purchased at ABS drinks in Winksele, Belgium, and consumed within a month of purchase.

Pours cloudy copper, almost still. By design, or is my bottle too young in the bottle? Carbonation issues aside, the beer is nice. Nose is a blend of pineapple and elderflower with some citrus and mild funkiness. Flavor is orange, apple, strawberry, with a pucker-inducing sour finish. Certainly one of the most sour and fruitiest gueuzes I've had. If you had blindfolded me I would have guessed a framboise or kriek lambic.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige/orangey color lambic with a small bubbly head with no retention and no lacing. Aroma of funk is more dominant then expected with some light lingering sweet notes. Taste is also more funky and tart then expected though sweet notes are not too interesting. Body is full with limited filtration and low carbonation. More interesting then I would have expected though lacking some green apples notes and some acidity.

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