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

bottled
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RATINGS: 318   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (37873) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 375ml.
Clear dark red color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy tart - sour fruity - beery, black currant, wood, oak, barnyard. Flavor is moderate sweet, heavy acidic and vinegar notes with a long long duration, and very dry dry finish. Body is medium, carbonation is flat. [20090530]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to davinci! Pours a murky bright rich purplish raspberry color with a small white fine froth. Aroma is quite sweet, pool water, cassis, horse blanket, light formaldehyde, seemingly some raspberry. Flavor is strong syrupy sharp tart sour, seemingly raspberry again, a very earthy cassis flavor, tangy, more tart than sour, very acidic, just a hint of vinegar. Medium bodied, thinner, not sticky, no carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Appearance: Pours a light burgundy-hued body with, despite a heavy, hearty pour no real head formation. Smell: Fairly funky. Rotted, molded, decayed oak wood barrels filled with skins-on black currents and pickling salt. A tad phenolic and sweaty. Taste: A true, albeit mild taste of black currants, skins and all. Tiny pinch of sea salt. A small handful of compost soaked in vinegar. A rattling jolt of lactic sourness that instantly puckers the mouth, followed by an uppercut of astringent oaken tannins. Flat, acidic finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Sans carbonation. The typical puckering mouthfeel one would expect. Drinkability: Well, it couldíve certainly benefited from some carbonation. My second Hanssens lambic and, again, I just didnít really dig it. Such is the way with beers and experiments, I suppose.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9184) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 11, 2010
From DC Local tasting. Pours a clear light pink with a small pink head. Aroma is cranberry, currants, must, funk, raspberry tart. Taste is like RR Consecration but with less oak character and a bit more lactic. Very intensely sour. Some band-aid shows through in the aroma and taste and is a bit off-putting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
375ml bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Murky dark purple body topped by minimal off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, currant, some funk. Taste is medium sweet, currant, some funk, light cheese. Low carbonation, light-medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5498) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 10, 2010
375ml bottle sampled at the DC Local tasting. Pours a Translucent purplish red, with a thin, circling white head. Aroma is peppery, funk, cheese, grass, hay, cranberry, cherry. Flavor is very tart, white pepper, cherry, cranberries, grass, hay, lactic acid, lemons. Flavor has a lasting tartness. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
(Sample Date: 8/1/2009 Source:Other) Bottle courtesy of Dkatchur. Horsey Brett. Cheesy. Spicy and sour. Cloudy ruby red with small white head. Very earthy sour and acidic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5087) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2010
This one poured almost a purple color with an off white head. Aroma was of deep funk, wet dog, some citrus fruit and dark fruit, and spice as well. Flavor was amazingly sour, barely balanced by the black currants, very funky. I now see where the term sweaty gym socks comes from.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2774) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2010
Many thanks to Blankboy for sharing with HogTownHarry and I. Appearance: Ribena purple with the tiniest almost non existent head. Aroma: Poopy blackcurrant, sharp, bitter, almost tingles the nostrils, I donít know about you lot - but I like it! Flavour: Lovely tangyness, under-ripe blackcurrants, like when we were kids and were too eager for them to ripen on the bush (thatís what she said) really sweet and salty, a lovely long bitter finish. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle ( 375ml - green, corked & caged ). Deep ruby-red, pretty much no head, slightly murky-looking. SOUR; thatís pretty much it - lemon, unripe berry, massively funky. The taste is remarkably restrained - compared to the aroma; sour but not overpowering cassis, a little sticky and sweet underneath, a little alcohol, and plenty of dry, funky yeast - really tasty. Thick, acidic, mildly carbonated, a long dry yeasty-sour finish; simple, but quite a lot of fun.


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