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Brewed by Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.43   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spontaneously fermented beer flavored with natural juice of apricot and matured in oak casks.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
Orange with no head? Is this a beer? Really it looks more like McDonalds Orange drink to me. It’s sweet and smooth and certainly tastes of apricot but not really the dominant taste. Moreso honeyish. Maybe I got a really good bottle compared to others?

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Orange-amber w/ slight sugary glaze. Thin white head. Sweet candy-like, artificial apricot aroma w/ notes of honey & wet leather. Sugary feel. Sweet, cloying artificial apricot flavour w/ a mild tartness in the finish.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
Dark amber colour. Smells very bad; rotten apricot. Tastes a LITTLE better. Drainpour.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2004
Dirty-hazy brown with greenish shine; dirty brown slim head. Absolutely disgusting, off-putting nose like rotting vegetables in an equally rotting cardboard box. Faughhh! Thank God it doesn’t taste rotten as well. In fact, it’s like sugarwater flavoured with a slight sourish tinge that is vaguely reminding of citric acid. Nondescript fruity flavour, end is like very poor faro. Light bodied, slight slick texture. I would love (well...) to say that this might well be a bad bottle. Seen "Chapeau"’s reputation, I doubt it.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2004
Amber, golden colour. White head, instantly diminishing. Sweet apricot aroma and dito flavour. Typical De Troch beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
I would love to have access to market/consumer reports for this company. Like, what percentage of customers are repeat customers? And, what is the profile of their typical drinker? Amber/golden with a lasting ring of carbonation; far fewer floaties than other Chapeau beers. Woody, cork aroma, some lambic qualities, with a sweet fruitiness, not overwhelmingly apricot (a cheap port has some similarities). Sticky, sweet palate, with tons of sweetness the whole way through. None too graceful; flavors of lipstick, apricot, peach and wood. Not really very enjoyable--just too sweet, and that’s from someone who loves sweet drinks (port, etc.) Not sour in any remarkable degree.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2004
golden orange color with a white head. The taste is light fruity notes and water. Boring beer...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Taste like dried apricots more than fresh ones. most would call it a little on the sour side, i would call it more tart than sour. not bad but i am sure there are much better lambic out there. it was a little dry on the finish, i would have like there to be a hint of spice, but thats just me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2004
Light peach aroma, opaque amber/peach colour, pours a thin, off-white head. Mildly fruit flavoured, like a mix of berry and green grapes, with a metalic after taste. Sweet, syrupy, orinary.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 gag me with a banana, batman. sickly sweet apricot flavor... bleh. bleh bleh bleh. "don't drink this", i says. head for the raspberry stuff.


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