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

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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%).


Feinschmecker's rating

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Straw color. low carbonation. off-putting faux banana aroma. super sweet. weak body. has little in common with beer. lingering awful aftertaste. the label reads lambic and banana.. nuff said


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3221) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
Apparently not entirely the same as Chapeau Tropical - I had both years ago, but never side by side, so I am a bit unclear as to what exactly the difference is. This one had a peach blonde colour and thin, off-white head, very sweet banana nose and frankly not much else, though a faint lemony touch is there (a distant echo of the actual lambic buried under sugar and extracts); same for the taste, blandly sweet, banana ice cream, sugary but fortunately no ascorbic acid, thinnish mouthfeel, little bit bready but the artificial banana taste dominates the whole palate, with a cloyingly sweet finish. Weird and not ’beery’, let alone lambic, but may have certain purpose to certain people, I guess.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Saeglopur (1043) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 1, 2015
330 ml bottle from Merkur Hoher Markt, Vienna.
Clear, light amber body, with a medim, unstable, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of sweet banana and not much else.
Taste is very sweet, a bit sour, a bit tart, with banana, sweet apples, yeast.
Medium, quite creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sweet, a bit sour, a bit salty, with apples and banana.

My first banana beer, not my cup of tea. Although also a bit sour, much too sweet for my liking. Tastes like a "Lambic Radler" to me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierridder_S (245) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2015
21/03/2015 @home, 25 cl bottle (best before 06/2014) from brother-in-law. Orange colour with no head. As like a fresh one, aroma has mostly banana and yeast. Taste has banana, grains and yeast as for a fresh one the taste is banana all-over and is sticky sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alusmamuts (1008) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
Golden with medium white head. Intenese banana aroma. In taste meixed lambic sourness with banana sweet - very good for its class (a a desert beer).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5490) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2015
Nice sourish-fresh banana nose. The beer starts sourish-fresh, smooth, nice natural banana taste. Fresh, slightly sourish, not too sweet. Nice fresh banana aroma, fruity, great sourish lambic in the aftertaste, wood, nice banana that fits in great, round and very refreshing. Great for a sweetened Lambic!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
BrunoSanchez (185) - Fermo, ITALY - FEB 14, 2015
Lambic zuccherata colore giallo chiaro un po velato senza schiuma. Sembra succo di mela. Al naso note fruttate molto artificiali con in tocco di "detersivo". In bocca leggera di corpo e bilanciata tra acido e dolce essendo questo ultimo predominante. Sapore di caramelle alla banana con sensazione leggermente frizzante. È più una bevanda rinfrescante che altro.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcartamdg (2432) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma Is dusty, funk, oak and a hint of bananas. Taste is sweet, slightly tart, bananas and oak. Aroma is great, taste not so much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3858) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2014
(bottle - corked & capped 750 ml) Orange pour with a fizzy white head. Tart but sweet and fruity at the same time. Nice earthy funk to it. Flavor begins with a sweet fake banana note but then moves to a dry and slightly sour middle and finish. I kind of liked it.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Syfher (194) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle of 25 cl, in a Trappist glass. It’s a good beer for those who wants limonade beer... Taste of artificial banana, nothing more to say. Try it if she’s free...

1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Pale gold color, fast dying bubbly head. The aroma should some promise and then went south very fast. Nose is ripe banana peels and candy sugar. And a Laffy Taffy candy note.

Flavor is artificial banana runts, sour lemon hints, sugar and saccharine with a cloying finish. So artificial it is simply bad, really gross.


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