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Chapeau Tropical


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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Troch
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ternat-Wambeek, Belgium


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Spontaneously fermented beer flavored with natural juice of banana and matured in oakcasks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4536) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2015 Again a weird concoction by De Troch, this time banana-flavored (and the only lambic-based fruit beer with banana apart from the closely related Chapeau Banana, as far as I know). Thin, off-white head, dirty yellow blonde colour; aroma and taste one-sidedly dominated by banana, cloyingly sweet, lambic hardly noticeable. Totally bizarre but I can understand there is an audience for this kind of ’beer’. Fortunately I kind of like banana flavour so this suited me better than the peach, mirabelle or lemon versions.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2013
Clear golden colour, slight white head. Oxidised aroma, glue, banana and sweetener. Sweet flavour, banana, light malts, sugar. Finish banana, oxidation, sweet banana. Though the oxidation in itself isn’t bad, it isn’t really a good beer. Well, it was gathering dust in my cellar, and it is a rare lambic tick, so might as well share it, right?
(From 25cL bottle shared @ decadent symmetry tasting, Wilrijk. BB 2007)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Drink by 2006. Pale gold with horrible black floaties! Nose of oxidized banana syrup and vinegar. Nasty. Sweet, syrupy fruit flavor, vinegar and oxidation, like a banana and pineapple salad dressing. Anything for a rare lambic tick…?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (8120) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
Courtesy of Martinus. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. BBF 11/2006, so what 2003 Vintage presumably? Appearance is amber, orange with no head, lots of dark brown UFO”s floating akin to wood chunks. Nose is very sweet, oxidized akin to a good way in a BE beer but only combined with a sickengly sweet banana smell, white sugar concentrate & sherry, very, very weird. Taste is huge white sugar, slight corn, big banana, huge candy, white sugar, syrupy,.. Flat, hint syrupy body. Man this is beyond weird, very hard to drink a lot of, I understand why even these guys took this one of the market.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
I had this a few years ago in a bottle and as with the other Chapeau beers I have tried i didnt like it very much. Too sweet, too syrupy. If you are looking for a beer for an 7 year old to enjoy...this would be one!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 6, 2007
Bought this in Belgium and brought it with me to Poland, shared with Agnieszka and plenty of other polska piwa. Bottle, bright yellow-brown colour, no head. Sweet artificial flavour of candy banana. Flavour is very sweet and sour with banana. Like a like banana syrup with lemon. Why cant cough syrup taste like this?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2007 (Bottle 25 cl) Comes as "Chapeau Tropical" at 3% ABV. Another bizarre fruit beer from De Troch, so far the pineapple beer has been the most weird, but this comes a close second. Hazy yellow, not much head. Weak body, sweetish. Banana flavour is present but not overpowering. More soda pop than beer, but not really unpleasant though. 260499

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