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Chapeau Fraises

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

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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spontaneously fermented beer flavored with natural juice of strawberry and matured in oak casks.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gripweed57 (1199) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2015
375 ml corked and capped bottle. Pours a hazy light pink color. Small disappearing white head. Fragrant berry nose. Flavor is slightly tart with juicy berry notes. Light body and minimal complexity. Nothing special here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3984) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lightly tart strawberry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, candi sugar, light toast, hay, straw, light funk, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of strawberry juice, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big lightly tart strawberry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, candi sugar, light toast, hay. straw, light funk, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of strawberry, raspberry, green apple, red grape, candi sugar, light toast, hay, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of strawberry juice, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/tartness/spiciness balance and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and lightly crisp/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is a very nice sweetened fruit lambic style. All around good robustness, complexity and balance of strawberry juice, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (573) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle @ friends/the chef. Appearance: pours unclear red-brown with small soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: strawberry, unripe berries and hints of caramel. palette: light unpleasant aroma, average carbonation, medium body, notable sweetness, some acidity, medium duration and a watery texture. Overall: decent lambic, not as sweet as many others.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
375ml bottle. Just another sickly sweet fruit lambic, sweet strawberry syrup, all you need to know.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4594) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12.7 oz bottle as De Troch Fraise Lambic poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Hazy brownish orange with two fingers of off-white head. Aromas of funk, light strawberry. Tastes of big sweet strawberry juice, gummy candy, fruit jam, light tartness. Light body with a dry finish.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
Bottle shared with Deanso. Pours murky orange brown with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet candy strawberry and the normal dirty chapeau rancidness. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light medium bodied with a whole bag full of sugar. Gross.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
deanso (7438) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
25cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks ;-) Aroma of strawberries. Slight pink head. Murky pink red pour. Cant taste the straberries because it so sweet. Dreadful.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
Sampled from a 12.7 oz corked green bottle this beer poured a murky dark brown with a medium sized creamy tan head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was red wine, tart berries and vinegar. The flavor was sweet strawberry jam, bread, tartness and a hint of vinegar. Long finish. Medium body. Quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (7754) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle alongside the lemon from notes. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber brown with a medium sized, fizzy off white head. The aroma and flavor have tart strawberries, some sweetness, a hint of oak, still thin and not up to the standards of many other fruit lambics.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiedrzensky (561) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours is hazy amber nearly brown. Aroma of light strawbery, basement, sour, earthy. Taste is sour, light sweet, molasses. Dry, flat carbonation.


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