Chapeau Framboise Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

Chapeau Framboise LambicChapeau Framboise Lambic
BA SCORE
49.6%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 119 ratings
Chapeau Framboise LambicChapeau Framboise 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 BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,351
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
119
Liked:
59
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
16.67%
Alströms:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
3
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12
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Photo of BourbonStreet
5/5  rDev +38.9%
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!

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Photo of Vera
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Al_M
4.57/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oak cask notes are huge

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Photo of taylorzeee
4.52/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminds me exactly of raspberry jam! The aroma is sweet and the color is a rich ruby red. When tasted, the beer is tart. I probably wouldn't be able to drink a whole bottle of this, but I love fruity beers and I really enjoyed this one. This would be great on a warm summer day with a salad or a cheesecake dessert!

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Photo of Dracook
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Rojada1988
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of BrandonWardlaw
4.5/5  rDev +25%
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.

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Photo of zymurgy4all
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This lambic has a truly dark red/amber color. It has a small but long lasting head and great lacing. Its clarity is cloudy to very cloudy depending on how it is poured, since their is a great yeast cake sitting on the bottom.

It has an almost overwhelming smell of rasberries almost like a rasberry candy.

The inital taste as it hits your tongue is full of distinct rasberries, however as it hits the back of your tongue you get the distinct sourness that only a lambic can offer.

Its carbonation is slighly low, but appropriate due to the high sourness flavor.

The only downfall I see in this lambic is the aftertaste is almost like you just ate a Vitamin C--very acid like. I found the best way to resolve this is to have another sip! :)

I highly recommend anyone to try this beer if they have never tasted a lambic.

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Photo of Tuckerster
4.34/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrSeth
4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an earthy purple-pinkish color with a pink head that rises about an inch and fizzles leaving an impressive 1/8" head that lasts a good while.

The aroma is wonderful! Winey rasberry, sharp, borderline pungent.

The taste is equally as nice a surprise. Huge fruit (!), so full in flavor that it qualifies as a complete dessert in a bottle. The mouthfeel has a heavy-ish body, sweet and very fruity with a slight malt edge and a hearty amount of carbonation keeping all the weight of this beer moving across the tongue.

Towards the end there is a slight musk.. it's not as forward as it can be in some examples of the style. It actually goes quite nicely with the sweet fruit flavors, backing them up more than competing with them.

I would love one of these after dinner. It is too far into the sweet and heavy side for a casual session. Very good for what it is though.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.27/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cofeeguru
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of scott2269
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of matjack85
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sal's Liquors in Addison, IL had a sale on all the Chapeau lambics, so I picked out 6 of them. $4.99 for each 12oz green bottle (reg price $5.99). No freshness date.

The beer poured a dark red garnet color but made only a thin white rim for a head, and even that dissipated in less than 5 seconds. There was absolutely zero lacing on the glass.

Wow! No doubt this is a raspberry beer. If there's anything in here besides raspberries you sure can't smell it. The raspberries are overpowering.

The label says they use fresh raspberries in here and I believe it. Fresh raspberry taste along with plenty of that Belgian lambic yeast for tartness. Tastes like a raspberry sweet tart or jolly rancher with plenty of puckering sourness. Very good.

Light, crisp, and refreshing with a welcoming medium high level of carbonation to help cut through the sweetness.

Finally a Chapeau lambic that tastes like a lambic. Not crazy about all the other Chapeau offerings, but this one is spot on.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: notes oak cask aging. When I pulled the cork, white carbonation bubbles seeped out of the bottom of the cork for a good long while, interesting.

Aroma: Rich fruit, mostly raspberry, raspberry seeds, some wet cork and a nice background Lambic funk gives a nice level of complexity.

Appearance: Very hazy red brown glass holds a tan/brown head.

Flavor: Tart! Great sweet-sour raspberry zing with a firm farmyard background to keep it from going cloy.

Mouthfeel: Almost creamy, good carbonation level, slight pucker

Overall Impression: Fruity dessert beer with a good lambic base. Even my wife liked it! Pick of the litter of the Chapeau beers.

Sampled as part of the “Night of Chapeau”, many thanks to Pegasus for assembling the 8 flavors.

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Photo of budgood1
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

in my attempt to introduce my girlfriend to the wide world of beer, i suggested she try a lambic, as she likes a variety of fruit beers and i also had never tried a lambic. i found this beer very satisfying. a very cloudy, juicy looking concoction that had a wonderful raspberry aroma. it tasted sweet like juice, with a slight tartness that was appealing. i wouldn't want to drink more than one or two due to the sweetness, but it would be delicious for breakfast. i look forward to trying others within the style and will occasionally buy different ones to experiment with.

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Photo of my_knew_craft
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into Lindeman's flutes.

A- Nice, natural raspberry color. Thin, retained white head does not fade.

S- Raspberries are evident as is a much more beer-y aroma, although however slight.

T- Very nice sour raspberry that is much more natural and satisfying than the alternatives. The sour shines through much more and this is a good beer to transition from fruity lambic to Belgian sours. Slight vinegar notes.

M- Lower level of carbonation is representative of the style and it is smooth on the tongue.

D- Very high drinkability and a nice beer for those who don't like beers.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rasberry jammy rust and amber. Very quick head that disappears right after the pour. One bubble a second. The aroma is a a great tart rasberry preserve mixed with some grany smith apples with just a touch of gypsum. The first sip is apple and pineapple tart with a very big splash of dark rasberries. The palate is just a litle wax and sticky. But that is just perfect for a fruit lambic beer.

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Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ScaryEd
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy ruby-brown color, with a small white head, thick glass-coating lace, and moderate carbonation.

Aroma: Profound aroma of raspberry hard candy, with a must and earth note, also, but definitely secondary to the raspberry aromas.

Taste: Opens with a sharp, sweet candy-like raspberry flavor, again, much like raspberry hard candy, later in the taste there is a tangy, sour note, along with some barnyard and horse blanket notes, as is entirely appropriate for the lambic style. Towards the finish, even a flavor of raspberry seed manifests itself.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and quite full, with slight, soft carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice example of the style. Comparison's of Chapeau Framboise Lambic with Lindeman's Framboise are inevitable. To me, Chapeau seems a bit more over-the-top than Lindeman's, but is, nonetheless, superbly crafted, and well worth a try. The only notable shortcoming is that the raspberry flavor seems a touch artificial, which I am sure it is not.

Sampled as a part of the "Night of Chapeau", with my friend and fellow BA HardTarget.

For BeerAdvocates seeking to interest ladies in craft-brewed beer, it should be noted that my fiancée and the lovely wife of my fellow BA HardTarget both liked this beer very much.

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Photo of Lantern
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Beer rating: 49.6% out of 100 with 119 ratings
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