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Chapeau Kriek

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


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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Disclaimer: This is the sweetened version of Chapeau Kriek. In 2007 a new version was released, which can come with the same label as Chapeau Kriek, but which is a different beer. This new version is in the database as Chapeau Oude Kriek and it is not sweet. If you had a sweet beer, then you should rate this one. Otherwise, you should rate the Chapeau Oude Kriek.

Description: Since many decades, the brewers of the Senne valley are brewing Lambic. In the 19th century they have created several fruit beers. The cherry beer on base of Lambic was the first or one of the first. The Chapeau Kriek is made on base of Lambic, a artisanal traditional product which ripe on oaken barrels. The Chapeau Kriek is a fresh and delicious beer for delightful moments.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
HuldgaardRJ (174) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
(1) Never again. I love cherries - I did not taste cherries in this one - almost like the cork had ruined the lambic. What a shame.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mstrcrwly (784) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle poured into a stem glass..reddish/violet with no head..aroma of cherries,grapes..sweet, thin..not very good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2015
slight pinkish head. murky mauve colour. aroma is candysweetness, syrup cherries and then some paint thinner like smell, like terpentine or resin from pineneedles. taste is the same as the aroma, sweet, weird taste and afterteste. i had to try it, it was a strong urge, but is this stuff toxic? unlike any other kriek, thats for sure :) bottle 33cl

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle split with my wife. Murky reddish pour with some small lacings. Cherries, syrupy, sweet and pretty one dimensional.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2015
Another one I had many years ago (at Waagstuk in Antwerp, apparently) of which I found old notes on a beermat - but forgot to enter it here. Deep cherry red, pinkish head, sweet cherry jam, marzipan and sugary lemonade nose, very sweet and cloying in the mouth, sugary but not too ’unnatural’ or industrial tasting, sourish lambic touch far away but drowned in an equally sweet cherry candy aftertaste, though some faint lemony sourishness creeps through. Too bad De Troch had to turn to this type of ’beers’ in order to survive, but if this is what it took to keep this lambic brewery alive till our present day, why not. Not suitable for my palate, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
375ml bottle. Just another sickly sweet fruit lambic, sweet cherry syrup, all you need to know.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
25cl bottle bb05/2016, Geers. Pours dull ruby-mauve, not that much head. Aroma of Haribo Kirschen diluted in half-fat yoghurt, funk all blanketed by artificial sweetener. About the same in taste, bit sticky in mouthfeel. Well-chilled this is still enoyable as a dessert or Radler on a formerly cultivated lamic base.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy dark cherry amber color, beige rim head, lace that slides back into the drink. Nice aroma of cherry and hay. Taste starts with grain, but is taken over assertively on the swallow by semi-sweet cherry. The cherry drifts through a long finish. This isn’t exactly a Lambic - far too sweet, but the lingering finish comes close.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVBEERbE (37) - BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
At bierkaai from bottle with Luc Like eating a bowl of cherries. Very good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (3909) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle. Red dark hazy. Oaky, slight vinous dark cherry nose. Some marzipan, dark cherries, clean finish. This seems a bit off. The other two Chapeaus this evening were pretty fruity nice, this seems a bit stale and old. Sweets, with some acidity to make it drinkable. The flavour bothers. Old bottle perhaps.

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