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Chapeau Framboise Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

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3.6/5
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,552
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
119
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
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3
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Photo of DavidHume
1.64/5  rDev -54.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Vivid red, with a rapidly dissipating head. Chemical raspberry aroma, with strong notes of nail polish remover. The taste is sweet, with more of the same chemical notes. Vile.

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Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
2.09/5  rDev -41.9%
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.

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Photo of hotsudge
2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of calcnerd
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of litheum94
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.51/5  rDev -30.3%
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.

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Photo of ArrogantB
2.65/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

375ml bottle, hope I'm putting it under the right listing. Dark red, muddy. Smells like raspberry jam. Flavor is straight sugar and raspberry jam, where is the lambic. I noticed before I opened the bottle it said "raspberry juice". This was a red flag that I should have caught when I bought it. Lame.

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Photo of mjc410
2.74/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hazy, near opaque, purple red. No head formed, just a ring around the glass. In the nose, it's wholly sour-sweet raspberry. The fruit smell really comes through, though. The high point. Taste is very acidic, with notes of oak, slight horseblanket, with of course an extreme raspberry flavor. It is sweet, but not to the point of cloying. Leaves a sweetness on the lips, but an uncomfortable acid burn in the throat. It's smooth an relatively light. More carbonation would be a plus. Overall, the high acidity just kills me, and makes even 6 oz more of a fight than a pleasure.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of PEBKAC
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

The exact same alcohol content of Robitussin... interesting.

First off, a pain to open. Capped & corked Juicy Juice justifying it's price tag.

A strong sizzle on the pour & then it rushes back down. A murky rusted brown, it's full of floaters ...chewy.

Raspberries steeped in simple sugar, with a touch of tartness & vinegar. I smell cherry Lifesavers too. It smells wonderfully juicy.

Cider vinegar up front, but then a bum rush of cherry grape Juicy Juice that's just loaded with sugar. After shaking that off, the raspberries come through with a good blend of tart & sour & sweet, in that order of concentration. A dry woody finish helps wipe the initial horrible impression from my mouth, but not my mind.

Almost, but I just can't get past those traumatizing juice box summer camp memories fast enough.

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Photo of Satchboogie
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of smcolw
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Good head and excellent lace. Very red and nearly brown. Cloudy with a lot of sentiment!

The overall smell is mainly sweet. The aroma reminds me of sour raspberry jam.

The flavor is very sweet. Reminds me of a cherry lifesaver. Frankly, it's too sweet to me, I think it could use some sour counter-balance. The sourness shows up only in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Bamabrew22
2.89/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was my first trip into the world of lambics, and I gather that they are an acquired taste.

Cap and cork to open it up. Poured pretty thick into the glass with a murky brown color and little to no head. Smell was of fresh raspberries with an acidic bite. Tasted like fruit juice with alcohol in it, really acidic and effervescent fruit juice. Could definitely perceive the sourness of the lactic yeast coming through which seemed to fight with the pectins and acid in the raspberries. This one was a tough one to drink for me, but I'd like to try others before I give up on the style. Won't be my last lambic.

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Photo of Hugh37
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I can't see through the "Purple Haze", little purplish head and some lace. Ripe raspberry nose, sweet, the front cloyingly sweet, the top skeletal, finish is sour chased by the sweetness, light acidity, but the best I've tasted from this brewery, I can at least drink this one. As not to appear totally negative in relation to this breweries beer, I think they would make decent “Desert” beers and many might like the fruity sweetness.

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Photo of Exiled
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Latarnik
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jack_Tripper86
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SkunkWorks
3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle from Beertopia in Omaha, NE
No visible bottled on date
Poured into a fluted glass

De Troch's Chapeau Framboise is a fairly typical, sweet-style take on the fruit lambic style. The sweetness of the fruit and the flavor of the raspberry is over-emphasized by the natural raspberry flavoring, and the sour and wild qualities of the lambic base are largely ignored in favor of these characters. Perhaps a good introduction for those wading into this style, but as someone who prefers more sour, vinegar, and other lacto- flavors, I see no need to revisit.

Pours a 1cm head of small and medium-sized bubbles, whitish-pink in color. Head descends rather quickly, leaving no lacing or residuum. Body is pinkish red with a tinge of purple. I chose not to pour the dregs in, so the body remains clear; carbonation is easily visible because of this.

Aroma is high on the raspberry, or "natural raspberry flavor," as the case may be. Overall presentation is sweet and raspberry-like, a bit like a liquid raspberry "hard candy." No detection of sourness or other "wildness."

Taste follows smell, with dominant flavor being of raspberry. Reminded, several times, of a sugar "hard candy" with raspberry flavoring, which is essentially what this consists of. Mild tartness in the back of the palate on closing out each sip, reminding you that this is indeed a lambic base.

Beer's body is medium-light to medium. Mouthfeel is very pleasant, soft: the carbonation creates a gentle foaming on the palate, rendering this quite smooth and pillowy. Finish is rather dry, slightly sticky.

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