Chapeau Framboise Lambic
Brouwerij De Troch

Chapeau Framboise LambicChapeau Framboise Lambic
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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #164
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #40,209
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 16.44%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
120
From:
Brouwerij De Troch
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  12
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by kjkinsey:
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Oct 15, 2012
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle at Lexington Beerworks (KY)
Dark red-brown color with a decent head and lacing.

Strong raspberry aroma with hints of cherries, jam and cooked rapberries plus a very slight funk.

Flavor: Follows the nose. Strong and dominant raspberry flavor. Mildly sweet, with a near perfect level of sweetness given the limited tartness.

Light body; medium carbonation.

O: excellent raspberry flavor despite a less promising aroma.

Apr 04, 2014
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spycow from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Apr 28, 2013
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chapeau Framboise

12 oz bottle. Served in a lindemans flute. Pours a deep reddish color with a pink head and lacing down the glass. Aroma of sweet raspberries. In the taste, sweet fruity raspberries with a small tartness upfront and a touch of sourness in the finish. Fairly sweet lasting the duration, but the aftertaste leaves a more-ish sour note. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated and light bodied with a slightly syrupy feel. Overall, not a bad Framboise. A little sweet. The nice fruity tang and modest ABV make this an ideal breakfast beer.

Sep 10, 2011
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womencantsail from California

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this.

A: The pour is a dark reddish color with an off-white head that has some decent retention, actually.

S: Reminiscent of Lindeman's Framboise, but maybe a little bit less sugary and a little bit more tartness. Raspberry jam and a hint of vinegar.

T: Again, thoughts of Lindeman's come to mind when I taste the beer. It's sweet raspberry jam and a hint of cranberry juice, too. Some slight vinegar tartness and a bit of a corky mustiness.

M: The body is medium with a sugary stickiness and a low level of carbonation.

D: Eh, this was a beer that is not bad flavor-wise, especially compared to the other Chapeau beers, but the sweetness can become overwhelming.

Sep 10, 2010
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davidwhatshisnam from New York

4/5  rDev +9.6%

May 03, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

2.51/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

375 mL bottle. Brown body with a very small white head. Smells of raspberry and some sugar. Tastes very sweet. Sweet raspberry. Just a bit of tartness. Sugar flavor has some depth, like brown sugar. Medium body. Way too sweet, but nothing unpleasant besides the sugar.

Aug 23, 2016
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millelacsmark from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 03, 2015
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litheum94 from California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Mar 30, 2013
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2dogbrew from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jan 01, 2012
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BrandonWardlaw from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! What a beer. I've been really disappointed with previous fruit beers I've tried, so this was quite nice.

A: Pours maroon, with thin lacing. Could easily be confused for juice, if not for the lacing.

S: A bit of malt, but mostly raspberry.

T: Awesome. Lots and lots of fruity raspberry, finishing with a note of malt. Sweet and refreshing.

D: Medium carbonation and body. Highly drinkable on its own. Probably would be appreciated even by individuals who don't generally enjoy beer.

Feb 20, 2010
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Exiled from Texas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Nov 24, 2011
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BourbonStreet from Georgia

5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great raspberry lambic. One of my favorite brands. Poured with a beautiful deep color and nice head. Didn't love the little bits of raspberry floating around, but at least I know they used raspberries and not artificial flavors. The smell and taste did taste fresh. The lambic has a wonderful tartness, although it might be too tart for some. Nice sweetness, although again, probably too sweet for some. Try with a piece of chocolate. Like the best dessert you've ever had in your life!

Feb 14, 2010
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SkunkWorks from New York

3.09/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first lambic aside from the Sam Adam's "Lambic" so take the review with a grain of salt. From notes:

Poured into a wine glass.

Thin, red head. Body is dark red, appearing like red wine. Head retention is very weak and it leaves behind no lacing. The aroma is all raspberry and nothing else. The taste is intensely raspberry with a lot of sweetness up front and some sourness in the finish. Overall, way too sweet and way too much raspberry for my tastes. Its fairly medium bodied, lightly carbonated (almost no carbonation) and fairly unbalanced as there's no bitterness to balance out the sweetness. The drinkability is high on this one since it basically tastes like a wine cooler.

Dec 22, 2009
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scott2269 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Mar 09, 2013
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Rojada1988 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Jul 20, 2013
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calcnerd from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Jun 02, 2016
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FeDUBBELFIST from Pennsylvania

2.09/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz green bottle, corked and capped. Served in a Cantillon wine glass. $7.00 for the single.

A: A small bright head practically fizzes out before it can even sustain itself. A slender white ring of tiny bubbles remains as the collar. The body is a medium dark yet faded plum color and it is 100% opaque. Minimal lacing.

S: Raspberry followed by, umm, plenty more raspberry. Luckily the aroma come off very natural and not artificial like some less successful lambics. Slightly one dimensional but light scents of lime come through beneath the dominant raspberry. A long, sustained inhale brings about some very clean alcohol, starfruit and something stale.

T: Overly sweet. Again, one dimensional.

M: Sticky sweet with not enough effervesence to cut through the syrupy texture. Moderate tartness and mildly acetic.

D: Tasty at one sip and tiring after a few more. Too sweet for my tastes.

Mar 01, 2011
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 02, 2015
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Hugh37 from Tennessee

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Aug 21, 2013
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mdaschaf from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Feb 19, 2012
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gtermi from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Feb 11, 2014
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hotsudge from Canada

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

May 18, 2013
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superspak from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, skin/seeds, red/green apple, red grape, honey, candi sugar, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/light funky yeast, raspberries, oak, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, skin/seeds, red/green apple, red grape, honey, candi sugar, wheat, and bread; with lighter notes of hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang; and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy/tart/tangy raspberries, strawberry, fruit jam, skin/seeds, red/green apple, red grape, honey, candi sugar, wheat, bread, hay, straw, grass, oak, funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, raspberries, oak, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; with an awesome malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from fruit tang/tartness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/acidic/tangy/tannic, and slightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is an awesome sweetened fruit lambic style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/light funky yeast, raspberries, oak, and pale malt/sugar sweetness; very smooth and easy to drink with the the modestly lactic/tangy/tannic/drying finish. One of the best sweetened lambics I have had. Insanely jammy fruit with balanced sweetness, and adequate tart/tangy dryness. Mild levels of funk. A really enjoyable offering.

Jan 20, 2018
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zaphodchak from Virginia

3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cork was soaked through.

Even a relatively high pour yielded minimal white suds. Body is very dark hazy red-amber. No lace.

Aroma is spot-on, tart, mellowed raspberry.

Sour, pretty funky, and raspberry that doesn't beat you over the head. Nice clean finish despite being quite sweet and sour; this doesn't coat your mouth or demand to be chased with water.

Minimal carbonation, very fine-grained. Given the state of the cork and absence of head, I'm not sure this is normal.

This is what it sets out to be, and it's pretty good. The wet cork is worrisome though; not sure what's to blame for that but thanks to the cap, all remains well.

Dec 07, 2011
Chapeau Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 120 ratings