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


on tap

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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Had this at BCTC after the fest, back at the campsite. Pours a ruby and garnet crimson with a medium sized pink head. Acid and vinegar, fruit and berries. Tart acid and fruit, a bit thin. Lots of vinegar and acid. More acid and fruit on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle at Hopleaf. Pours brownish purple with no head, just a few bubbles, and a funky fruit aroma. There is a sour black currant flavor with a dry finish that sticks to the palate. The currants are a bit musty, but this is a unique brew that is worth drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
375ml, 2nd batch. stenchy rotted wood and water-logged limp vegetables in the nose. something akin to sour smoked blackberries and spackle-coated currant comes to mind.. med-thin body, zero head, very low carbonation, mild to medium acid, mild tartness. weak structure overall. strange sour and wet/soggy wood barrel and dishsoap peat come to mind. not exactly enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. No pop to the cork pours flat with a nice slightly hazy ruby red, almost raspberry colored body. No head. The flavor is pretty faint. A bit of acidic fruit qualities (seem more raspberry oriented than current) with a weird mustiness... not like any mustiness I have ever encountered with a lambic before. The flavor is very dry and one dimensional. Its fruity, but a weird fruity. The acidic sharpness is not on part with other Hanssens. Meidum bodied with only a very slight hint of carbonation. Overall: not what I expected. The first hanssens lambic to underwhelm me, ESPECIALLY at this price. Maybe at 3-5 dollars a pint I’d be knocking these back at the bar, but not at $14/12.7oz. I really hope this is just a weird bottle because I absolutely love every other Hanssens lambic I have tasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Blah. Flat band aids mixed with garbage juice doused over silage. Gross. Very pretty blood red color though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
A-pours a dark purple colro with barely no head, of what comes up it is a light pink color. S-the nose hits with a lot of funk, cheesy barnyard funk, notes of acetic acid, sweet fruits, currants, vinous oak, winey oak aromas. T-the taste has much less funk but the cheese is there, light barnyard notes, quite acidic with notes of metal, sweet currants. M-light body, not thin, soft smooth feel, barely any carbonation and a little dry in the finish. D-this is funky but not great, a little metallic, lots of acetic acid and quite cheesy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3164) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2010
With friends at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 23.05.2010. Deep red color, clear body. Aroma wood touch, cherries, red wine,... Medium body. Taste good sour, almost no sweet, bit wood, berries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Shared with sflpunk. Gorgeous red plum colored pour with minimal head. Aroma holds absolutely beautiful acidic funk, meat and bread, currant, golden raisin, oaky tannin, and excellent vinous notes. Flavor is also delicious- fantastic red wine character, along with more funk, a touch of vinegar, black cherry, and currant, and a touch of vegetal presence, like okra. Almost no carbonation, but it is slippery smooth, and drinks incredibly nicely. Really excellent lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2010
The pour is extremely dark garnet with virtually no head. The aroma holds huge sour funk, vinegar, and a prevailing currant and cherry note. The flavor is abrasively sour with tons of oaken funk, currant, grape, cherry, and raisin. The finish holds a curious bubblegum note. The palate is extremely acidic and dry with huge puckering funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
UPDATED: APR 15, 2011 Pours a muddy purple. No head. Nose is musky oak, cassis and red wine. Taste is very sharp sour currants, oak, blackberries, cranberries and wine. Excellent beer.

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