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


on tap

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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2011 Poured from bottle. Ruby in color with little head. As expected aroma is currants, funk, and wood notes. Flavor follows suit with a tartness. Solid sour that I wish I didn’t spill half of : (

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Clear purplish color, small fizzy red head. Fruit, sweet currants, and acidic sourness. The flavor is muted, and seems a bit watery, but the acid bites the throat. Not very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a bottle poured a ruby color with a small amount of head. Nice light tart fruity flavor, a bit watery, with a quick finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2010
375 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a cloudy ruby color with an off-white head. Notes of lactic acid, tart cherries, plums, balsamic vinegarette, oak, and a little pepper. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sour, acidic mouthfeel. Very cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of ultra dry leather and sharp lactic plums low carbonation. Heavy lactic sourness. Not overly complex, what one might expect, awesome

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2144) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
375ml bottle from Winooski shared with MartinT.
Appearance : Dark red with no head, only small "raisin juice" bubbles.
Aroma : Very sour with awesome barnyard and funky notes, nice fruits, notes of grapes. Very tannic.
Taste : Sour and tannic. A bit woody on the finish. Quite fruity. Finish is dry, sour and fruity. Nice barnyard also.
Overall : Carbonation is dead flat. Palate is surprisingly not so thin even if carbonation is non-existent. Still would be better with a bit more carbomation. Quite intense like the Hanssens Kriek but not as much. Still a bit too sour and a bit too tannic for my taste. Very enjoyable brew but half a bottle was enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2010
2008 vintage bottle thanks to David. Deep purple pour, no head. Aroma is big horseblanket, cheese, some currant, lemon. Taste is big tart with the black currants, lemon, touch of barnyard, touch of oak, very dry finish. While a bit one dimensional, it was big, tart, and tasty. My kind of sour!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
10/9/10. Thanks, Coleman (I guess?)! Whoa. This smells like straight up shit. Baby poop to be specific. A road apple from a horse. Tastes like flat vinegar with horse poop and vomit. Nasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Thanks to David for bringing the bottle, 2008 vintage! Poured hazy, deeper garnet with very little going on for head. The aroma was very assertive with sour currants, lemon seeds, and wet, older oak leading.. a touch salty as it warmed.. on the back it reminded me of picking blackberries as a kid. The flavor found sour currants, lemon, and oak the whole way.. wet, funky, and delicious the whole way through.. balance was nearly perfect.. loved it! Tart and acidic on the palate, near-bracing.. almost no carbonation evident.. the berries provided interesting character.. not especially complex, but it was certainly engaging.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2008 vintage. Thanks Dave. The beer pours to a murky maroon lipstick colored body with no head. The aroma is really nice. Lots of black currants. Deep cereal grain. The flavor is dominated by sour black currants with sour generic sour. The pH must be about 2. Really damned sour. This beer is right up my alley! Heck yeah! Thanks for a great beer.

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