Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Dworp, Belgium


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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Experimental brew w/ black currants; Version 1-2008: only 10 special cases made; 6.0%
This listing is for BOTH the bottled version, as for the draught cassislambic, as they are essentialy the same beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Pours clear and dark purple with the faintest of white heads that’s gone instantly except for a small circle of bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. The aroma is quite tart with some vinegar traits and lots of cassis - the fruit is still very vibrant even though I’ve held on to this for at least a year. There are hints of oak and a bit of funky yeast. The body is smoother and thicker than most lambics and there is not trace of carbonation. I don’t know if this lambic is supposed to be still, but this one is. The taste starts off with a sour cassis, earthy wood, some of oak aging and a hint of green apple. The finish is a bit muddled with the flavor blending in an odd way. Nice lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3233) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Pours dark purplish red color with no head. Aromas of sour currants and barnyadr funk. Very sour currant flavor. Mouth puckering sourness. Light to medium body with no carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle, 375ml corked. A reddish orange beer, quite clear, and with a little rim of off-white bubbles for head. Sourish, vinegarish aroma with a good dash of berries, although more reminiscent of raspberries than black currants. Some cellar hints. The flavor is citrusy-sour, with berries dominating, finishing lemony and berry-sour. Dry, medium bodied and puckering. A quite lovely one, even for me who don’t care much for black currants. 110204

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italarican (1521) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle at Eulogy. Pours a shiny straw color. Aroma is sharp of acetone with plenty of lemon. The flavor is 65% funk and barnyard, 35% mouth-puckering tart peach, lemon, and raspberry. Sharp acidic bite with an awesome funky dryness. Slightly syrupy body. Overall, wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011
Small white head. Hazy deep purple body. Deep earthy funky blackberry aroma with barnyard notes. Dryish rounded deep earthy fruity taste is simple and short. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry raisiny watery port aftertaste with raisiny waxy notes. Loong aftertaste. Really unusual, and highly drinkable. (Taster at the brewery.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12439) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 21, 2011
Wenig säuerlich, dafür um so fruchtiger präsentiert sich der Antrunk sowie der weitere Verlauf. Im Mittelteil wässrig, meist aber verdeckt durch die angenehme und leicht süßen Fruchtnoten. Dies kann aber nicht über den sauren Grundcharackter hinwegtäuschen. Im Abgang aber dann doch wässrig. Leckeres Fruchtlambiek, das zwischenzeitlich zu scharf wirkt. /11/12/12//12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4782) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pours bright ruby into a tumbler. Pink head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour black currant aromas. Soft and tart with currant front to back and lasting bitter ground seed finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2011
This cassis on lambik smells nice! Taste is less fine, a bit flat at the end. Had it one the tour the geuze (may 2011)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
The pour reveals a cloudy dark red color with almost no head. The aroma is what I expect from a Hanssens fruit lambic, lots of funk reminiscent of manure, and a good dose of fruits. While I like the aroma a lot, the flavor is kind of a let down, the funk is milder than what I expect from a Hanssens, it’s not very acidic also, the fruit is there though. The body is light with a moderately dusty texture and low carbonation. Overall, it’s a good fruit lambic, but it doesn’t have the caliber of Hanssens’ more widely known lambics such as the Oude Kriek and Oude Gueuze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a dark red color. Not much in the way of carbination. Has a cherry, black current, and a slight vinagar smell. Taste is about the same. Not horrible but not great either.

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