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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!


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5748) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Bottle: The aroma is incredibly funky. It contains notes of berries, dirty diapers, and sweaty feet...a little too funky for me with the dirty diaper. It pours a hazy reddish-orange with a minimal pinkish ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with berries and sour grapes. The finish is moderately sour with some mild vinegar. Itís nowhere near as sour as the raspberry, but still pretty sour. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation and an almost flat mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3902) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 bottle big thanks to kan! pours murky red with no head. the nose is canned tuna!, vinegar, and currants. taste is extremely metallic, vinegar, and currants. this was pretty gross.2.8 1/15/10, acidic bomb, rasp bomb, harsh but good in the steal ur balls and stuff them down ur throat sorta way. 3.6

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Pours reddish purple with no carbonation. Barnyardy brett aromas get you right in the thyroids with a little cassis in there. Flavor is straight up tart cassis. Overall a very excellent lambic but would be better with a little carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1394) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2009
Bottle. Pour is a brilliant hazy purple with no head and no evidence of carbonation. Aroma is lambic funk, wood, strawberry, and gym sock. Flavor is tart up front with loads of raspberry, cassis, and blackberry. The middle. The middle is more berries and the finish is a bit sour and a bit bitter with the lingering berry flavor. Leaves the mouth dry and wanting more liquid. Very dominant flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - 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 (2138) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle shared by Chris at Ebenezerís. 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. Iíve 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, itís quite the tasty brew. Great little rarity here.


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