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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Chapeau Banana Lambic is a clear, golden beer with no head. It is made from water, malt, wheat, hops, yeast, sugar, flavor, and banana (20%).


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
Bottled. Pours cloudy yellow. BIG Banana aroma. Flavor is rock candi and banana. Super sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Bottle, Passage Cafe, Brugge, Belgium. I like lambics, and I like curiosities like banana flavor. Why not? Smells and tastes like banana syrup. I like the tart stuff better. Still, not awful or anything. Kinda fun.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2005
Como cerveza muy mala, como zumo esta bastante bien ;) saba a platano y tiene aroma de platano

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (3993) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle, at beer festival. Yellow with little head, aroma and flavor of fruit and banana. Nice.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled. Golden/copper colour, almost no head. Banana and fir needle aroma. Very, very sweet. Taste includes banana, cork, fir needle. Almost no tartness, cloyingly sweet. Normally, I hate weizen mixed with banana juice, but now I´d say it´s better than this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2004
Banana and citrus in the aroma. Thin. Sweet and a bit sour. Strong banana taste Very sweet, a bit artificial, but with a decent lambic as a basis. Quite different thats for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2004
Before opening the bottle, I was doubtful: a Lambic can taste awful, matching fruits with beer is not always successful, and banana taste and smell can be quite sickenig. But I was wrong on this one : no head, pale yellow body, not fizzy at all, but nice to drink. But here is the catch : it shouldn’t be called a beer at all ! Call it a summer drink; a shandy, a fruit drink, but not a beer ! Other wise nice drinking, but I shouldn’t be rating this one on a beer site.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2004
Copenhagen beer marathon 2004, Golden color, banana aroma and taste, light body, watery finish. WHY?

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2004
Bought in the bottle from the excellent "Beers of Europe" shop near Kings Lynn. Quite a nice Bananary flavour but way too sweet. A bit like drinking a fizzy banana Smoothy with extra sugar. Pretty weak in alcohol, couldn’t really tell it was beer at all

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2004
Bottled. Pale yellow with big fizzed head. Well I suppose you ask for it when you buy this one, overwhelming sickly sweet banana flavour, yuk.


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