Chapeau Fraises Lambic

Brouwerij de Troch

Belgium

I have to say, I believe this is the first honest to goodness lambic that I've ever had. I've had fruity beers before, and never cared for them, so I always assumed that I would hate Lambics. Well, I have to admit, I was wrong. I wasn't head over heals about this beer, but I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, this is a strawberry lambic, so it had a VERY strong smell reminiscent of strawberry syrup or pancakes. As for the taste, it was very effervescent, almost champagne-like, with the fruit very prominent. I will say that this will take some getting used to, and I will never count Lambics among my favorites, but as the experience didn't kill me, I will give them an honest try in the future. It earns points for being good enough to open my prejudiced eyes. Might go down if I find better ones.

Reviewed: September 27, 2003

Rating: 7/10

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