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

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31/5   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%).


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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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (7641) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
1/IV/16 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 17/IX/17 (2016-300)

Clear blond beer, small irregular white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of ripe banana, baked banana, sweet, little funky. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: surprisingly sour start, citric acidity, bit artificial banana flavour, very sugary sweetness. Aftertaste: citric, banana candy, lemony, little bitter, some green banana. Way better than expected. Was really fearing the worst, here.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zilb (84) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2016
Arôme chimique type Banane Bam’s. En bouche, douceur et banane (moins chimique que l’arôme). Final légèrement acide et laisse un gout de peau de banane bien mûre (le côté chimique a disparu) : agréable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chromeotaphor (140) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Voor de gein dan.. Zoetige bananengeur, doet ietwat snoeperig aan. Lichte troebeling maar vrij helder. Nauwelijks tot geen schuimkraag. Teleurstellend zacht nauwelijks sprankelend en zacht van smaak. Maar al met al heerlijk drinkbaar als het koud is. Geen diepgang. Lambic achtig.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
(5) Average at best. I had it after the cherry lambic - and this was much better, maybe that is why I am giving it should high rating. Fruitful and fun.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xXbaptisteXx (215) - - SEP 18, 2015
Bière de couleur blonde légèrement dorés avec une mousse casi inexistante On est on va bien sûr sentir la banane à planer mais aussi avec des petites notes d'acidité(bonbons à la banane) En bouche elle va Être acidulé et très sucré toujours sur le goût bonbons banane Le problème c'est qu'elle a quand même un sale goût de chimique

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arnold931 (1189) - Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with not much head. Nose and taste is those banana taffy-type candy. That’s about all there is.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DroolYeast (863) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma of some tart banana, old banana. Hazy golden, no head. Heavy sweetness, very little sourness. Oily texture, light carbonation, sweet finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
angel77 (2163) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2015
Botella 25 cl en el momento el 05-08-2015 en el irlandés Trobajo. Lote ilegible hasta 08-04-2018. Color amarillento algo turbio sin nada de espuma. Suave ligera facilísimo de beber y nada de alcohol con ligeros sabores a banana. Un refresco sin más.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (4148) - 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 (1597) - 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.


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