Where the Chapeau brand deserves due credit is in their
variety. Try to imagine the sour background
tastes caused by the wild yeasts of a lambic mixed with a
faint banana flavor. A sour banana if you will.
Is that something you'd be dying to try?
Avg price/liter: USD 10.80
ABV %: 3.0
De Troch, the craft brewery
in Belgium behind the Chapeau line of beers, is probably a
brewery and brand you never heard of before. Like many
other breweries around the world, De Troch tries to stretch
out, with very loose interpretation, just how old they are.
They cite a 19th century land-use plan which mentions a
brewery owned by a female De Troch, then go further and
mention how a generation before, there was a brewery on the
same site owned by the father. There are holes in the
story I won't waste my time unearthing here.
As far as you need be
concerned, no De Trochs are running the show now. Jos
Raes and his wife ran the brewery from 1974 to 2012.
Their son Pauwel took control in 2012.
Where the Chapeau brand
deserves due credit is in their variety. Like this
Chapeau Banana lambic beer. With a plethora of breweries
sprouting up all over the place and lambic becoming a more
acceptable style outside Belgium, fruits from other
universes will, I am sure, be utilized for future lambics.
For now, banana isn't one of the primary lambic fruits.
Peach, strawberry, cherry, and raspberry are.
There's probably a reason for
it, too. Some fruits impart their fruit flavors better
to drinks than others. It's easier to juice a cherry,
strrawberry, raspberry, or a peach than a banana.
Bananas work texturally in cocktails and smoothies.
How well does banana work in
Based on this one, not
exceptionally well. Try to imagine the sour background
tastes caused by the wild yeasts mixed with a faint banana
flavor. A sour banana if you will. Is that
something you'd be dying to try?
I've yet to try a banana
fruit beer, but I think that would be an easier task to pull
off because you could control the yeast used to get the
flavor profile you want.
Banana splits are fantastic.
Have one of those. No need to get consume your bananas via a