j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2010
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Blah. Flat band aids mixed with garbage juice doused over silage. Gross. Very pretty blood red color though.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Jerre (3164) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With friends at Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 23.05.2010.
Deep red color, clear body.
Aroma wood touch, cherries, red wine,...
Taste good sour, almost no sweet, bit wood, berries.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.