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

bottled
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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
375mL bottle. Pours completely flat out of the bottle with nary a bubble to be found. The body is as a fairly murky ruby red. The aroma is seriously funky with tons of barnyard aromas in addition to some vinegar. There is more than just the funk though as the sweetness of the fruit successfully fights through the funk. The taste has a completely lip-puckering vinegar sourness up front with the earthy funk holding off until the finish. Honestly, there’s more fruit than I was expecting from the aroma and the brown sugar and currants form a solid backbone under the brett. The mouthfeel is extremely wine-like with a very dry and refreshing finish and almost no carbonation. A very good lambic with a serious funk and acidic punch on tongue but with enough fruit to pull it off. Good stuff and extremely refreshing.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Corked bottle from SoLan. Thanks, Alan!
Pours a muddy, murky cranberry juice red with a nose-punching aroma of sour cranberry and overly ripened sour strawberry. Hints of raspberry soaked in cedar vinegar are in there as well. Flavor is a punch-in-the-mouth rush of bittered and soured cranberry and cherry, with dark fruits left in oak rounding out the flavor. Thin yet lingering mouthfeel. Wow. This isn’t a beer; it’s an experience. AWESOME.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JackT (71) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Pours is cranberry red with a thin head. Flavors are extremely tart raspberries. The mouth feel very thin and water-like. The finish is very sour and acid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
My bottle [12.7oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus. Pours a murky deep red/purple with a spare bubbly head. Aroma’s funky, earthy and very lemony along with plenty of tart fruit -- wow, this is intense! Flavour’s quite fruity, tart (but not as much as expected after that aroma), funky and citrusy -- delicious really. Acidic finish. Medium bodied. I loved it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2010
20100213 At Max’s BBF10, shared by Ryan, 375ml bottle. Beautiful bright maroon color, mostly flat. Aroma is nutty with leather notes beneath waves of barnyard funk, twiggy detritus. Flavor is smacking with vinous, tart currant, blackberry, and not a lot of sweetness beyond some soft wood notes. Bracingly sour. Really enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Lateral cassis tasting, with Kuhnenn to smooth the tongue. This one is vinegary and woody, the cassis is there, its a sipper but very good for what it is. Pours dark berry colour, with no head whatsoever. Nice winter night beer.Above average mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39393) - 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 (2437) - 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 (4559) - 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 could’ve certainly benefited from some carbonation. My second Hanssens lambic and, again, I just didn’t 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 (9410) - 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.


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