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Chapeau Framboise Lambic | Brouwerij De Troch

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3.6/5
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119 Ratings
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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:
#36,123
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
119
pDev:
16.67%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Photo of kitch
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 375ml bottle with a best before date of 30th December 2017. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: A clear brownish colour with a slight red tint and a just less than one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sweet raspberry jam and grape juice.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, it was very sweet, on the verge of being too sweet for me. Lots of raspberry jam, with hints of grape juice and apple.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: The aromas are nice, but its taste is on the verge of being too sweet in my opinion. Don’t think I can drink more than one small bottle in a single sitting.

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Photo of byronic
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of VeganUndead
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 redfish2942
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 twiggamortis420
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle pours a murky brown with a small cap of white head.

Raspberry, of course, leads the way but there is an interesting hint of funky cheese - in a good way - like raspberry jam on top of some nice chevre!

Taste is a sweetened lambic - ala Lindemann's, but it has some tartness to it along with a good raspberry flavor. If you want a sour, this isnt for you, but a sweetened fruit beer, this hits the spot.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 nmann08
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours a light brown color with a hint of red, translucent with a thin wispy head.

The smell is all rapsberries, a little cheese, a little syrup. It has this chemical smell to it, like fake raspberry.

The flavor is sweet, syrupy, raspberries, goat cheese. It isn't overly tart, but sugary going down. Overall, this is ok. A hard style to really knock out of the park, but its decent.

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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 slipperysoup
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millelacsmark
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 djrn2
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of Roguer
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost negligible head, more some bubbles than any proper firm head. Brew is a reddish-brown, fairly light yet earthy in color, hazy, and active.

Huge raspberry aroma, more so than any other Framboise lambic I've had (an admittedly small sample set). Pits and seeds, a bit of syrup, and wheat round out the aroma. And wild yeast aromas elude me.

Flavor is spot-on, although as the nose implied, this beer is much, much heavier on the raspberry flavor and much lighter on any lambic funkiness. Almost syrupy in fruit representation, the raspberries tend toward the sweeter side, although there is a pleasant tartness, including a lingering finish.

Fairly light in body with a syrupy stickiness. Somewhat flat in the mouth, but yet not dead, either. Refreshing, with a long, sticky, tart finish.

I have less experience with lambics than most other styles, so I can only somewhat rate to style. The flavor is excellent, the ABV low, and the drinkability high. That said, for a lambic, there is virtually no yeast presence - no funkiness, no mustiness, nothing. The beer is so low that there is little real malt presence in the body. The emphasis is almost entirely on a syrupy raspberry profile, and while that comes out pleasing, it also comes out lacking.

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Chapeau Framboise Lambic from Brouwerij De Troch
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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