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


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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours matte red with a small redish head. Nose of cherry and sour apple. Aroma and taste of the same. No depth, very sweet, not balanced, and the aroma is quite synthetic. Still enjoyable, although not so much for lovers of beer. This is glorified pop/soda.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (676) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2016
bottle @ home, 3 years. Cloudy pink color with a tiny pinkish head. Aroma is moderately sweet and dry with notes of sweet cherries, syrup, red berries, dust. Taste is dry with sweet cherries, lemon, syrup, red berries. Lemon sour mid taste. Slightly tart finish with lingering lemon and almond.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
deanso (9032) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
bottle shared at the June THT. No head. Murky pink/red pour. Smells like cough medicene. Dreadful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maakun (3932) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle at THT. Murky dark pink with no head. Looks like tomato juice. Massive sweet cherries, sour red berries, dough, light puke, soft balsamico. Over medium sweet and light sour. Medium bodied with barely any carbonation. Weird and bad, but better than most Chapeaus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mariuspoenari (1532) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
Sampled at THT June tasting. Hazy purple with no head. Cherries in the nose, cherries and some cabbage in the taste. Tons of sugar. Medium body with no carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersncomics (14) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2016
Strong essence of Cherries clearly coming though on the nose Pours Deep Red and cloudy much like a Wheatbeer One dimensional taste of Cherry syrup, but enjoyable... I call this a Jewsons beer... Does what I says it does on the tin!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
vtafro (6679) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle, old. Ruby brown pour with white head. Cherry, well cherry cough drops, floral, greenhouse dirt aromas. Flavors are cherry cough drops, some herbal and off notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2016
24/XII/15 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 20/V/16 (2015-1772)

Pretty cloudy reddish brown beer, irregular off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: very artificial cherry candy, yeast, bit dirty. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sweet sugary start, artificial candy, syrupy. Aftertaste: sweet, syrupy, candy.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - 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 (987) - 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 (1566) - 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

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