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

bottled
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RATINGS: 310   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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours an almost clear deep red with no head. Aroma is rich on Barnyard, horse blanket and Brett with a light whiff of black currant. Medium body, completely flat, Brett accents, light black currant accents and some acetone making me cough. 270609

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 375ml bottle from briank... Pours mostly opaque dark raspberry red with a thin film of white head... Aroma of canned tuna, green young fruit that fades to red fruit. Some metallics involved.... Aroma of tart vinegar red fruit and sour berries. Quite puckering. Lighty carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1956) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle shared by Chris at Ebenezer’s. Dark red with ring. Dark red sour fruit and hay barn aroma. Sour tart dark fruit wood hay barn with tart puckering finish. Nice internal effervescence. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 38cl, exclusive brew, from Geers Oostakker, complex sour fruit brew, not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew, yet expensive!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Wow. I’ve been very much looking forward to this beer. Tasted at toncatcher T3? Bottle from Wee Heavy? Cloudy red color. Sourness is light. Very easy to drink. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2009
375 ml corked and caged bottle. The first pour is mostly clear, though the subsequent glass shows a nice haze. Ruby red in color, the lightly carbonated body has just a thin rim of foam that circles the surface. Thin sheeting shows on the glass, though no lacing remains behind. The aroma is musty and very woody, with old, wet, cave aged oak asserting itself considerably. Cassis lends fruitiness, while dusty wildflowers and stone-like minerals bring a distinct earthiness. Flavors are similarly wild, with sharp citric acidity and bold cassis, with minerals at the midpoint and a lemony, oaky finish. The palate is semi-dry and very lightly carbonated, refreshing but lacking the little bit of fizz that I like in a lambic. Overall, it’s quite the tasty brew. Great little rarity here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4214) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle @ SDBF’09. Ruby reddish brownish pour with little carbonation. Very sour flavor, funky slightly acidic of black currants, and finishes nice. Nice beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
375mL bottle shared by jw77. Pours a murky ruby with an off-white head. Tart currant, some funk and acetic acid hints. Fruity, tart puckering, more light acetic in the mouth, with a long dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle - Extremely beautiful deep deep black red body, with a very right big bubbled beautiful head; Extremely beautiful, very deep and clear nose, the very ripe sweet black currant notes mixes perfectly with the drier deeper baking yeast, dry oak notes, big and strict; Very very sour body, a strange mix that I have never experienced before, a strange mix of malic warm and tartaric acids, velvet soft textured and actually quite full, very interesting; The very long finish starts with this strange acid mix as well, here quite biting almost warm acetic and then not acetic at all, not the acid of sour currant either but properly an interesting mix of them all, the aromas lasts to and changes pleasantly from dry fresh oak to ink later with the ripe black currant added. Very interesting beer. Thanks!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12.7oz bottle, courtesy of ryan (who trucked this all the way down to Costa Rica!). Thanks, dude. Pours a very murky, red-raspberry color with oddly white edges; small head formation. Lots of tart red fruits, acidic citrus, touches of vinegar in the nose; definitely shows fresh fruit notes. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of vinegar, sour dark fruits, citric acid, and lemon juice; good fresh fruit, pitty and pulpy, but slightly odd and overly vinegary; reminiscent of DDC’s lambic experiments, but better.


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