Dunt (301) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received as an extra from a friend on BA. Thanks a bunch Phil! Pours a complete flat deep purple in color with an aggressive pour. It’s completely opaque in clarity. Nose is heavy funk, decadent black current, sharp lemon, horse blanket, and wet dog. Flavor is overtly sour lemon off the bat, then it falls back on the black currant. It has some backing funk and vinegar, but this is almost entirely lactic in sourness. Light mouthfeel, no carbonation, moderate to heavy acidity, and a long finish. Wasn’t much of a fan of hanssens prior to this weekend, but after having the Oude Kriek and now this, I think I am becoming a convert. This is crazy sour, but has really nice black currant character as well. Interested in seeing how these are with age on them.
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks jeremiah, appreciate you sharing this and not a 2 year old ipa .. . bright fruit, hay, sour old water, and raspberry .. . full and twisted, great great beer .. another great one from this brewery .. . . you better watch it Moon, or I’ll be all over you like a nun sandwich.
Nocturne (1380) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Dark red shade. Pink/orange tinged head. Blackcurrant, red grape, cheese, funk. Quite a soft mouthfeel, slightly thin, dry and oaky and not particularly acidic at first. Similar elements to the aroma in the taste. A decent lambic.
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Bordeaux colored, almost no head. Typical Hanssens nose (great blending), lambic, horse blanket, red fruit, powerful and very nice. Thin mouthfeel, but nevertheless nice flavor, remarkably smooth, tradtional fruit lambic but with pretty mellow sourness, quite some fruit, and even some bitterness in finish. Eventhough it may not be their best beer, it’s still very nice stuff.
milo91hd (175) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia. Colore rosso scuro senza alcuna schiuma, aroma pungente molto acido, con aggiunte di frutta rossa, legno è una nota di stantio, sapore molto simile all’aroma qui però l’acidità (come tutte le Hanssens) si fa sentire davvero tanto.
markoijelena (1429) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.375l at JefVerstraete place Gent Belgium.03.08.2015.Thank you Jef for sharing this bottles.Pour it red clear color with small white head.Aroma of black currant. Taste no carbonation at all, sourish feel, salty on the back, black currant, not bad.
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice rich ruby red almost purple pour with fizzy pink head. Aroma is grape explosion with lemon and typical lambic funk. Taste is extremely acetic with heavy sour vinegar and tons of lightly sweet jammy grapes that cant overtake the extreme sourness.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Purple red with a small froth. Lots of wood aromas, funky notes, the blackcurrant take second role to begin with. Very sour, hints of lemon, dry wood, especially towards the finish, blackcurrant playing a mellow backbone role. Great experiment.
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 03/2015.
Pours beautiful dark red color with a small head. Kind of sweet blackcurrant aroma, mild raspberry notes, earthy and slightly woody. Surprisingly sweet flavor, blackcurrant, juicy notes, mild rowan berry stinginess, very dry wooden aftertaste. Pleasant sweet palate at first, turning towards dry and sour towards the end. Refined but maybe a tad too sweet.
Aniela (4198) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy deep redish beer with a small head. Sour blackcurrant citrus aroma with some earthy hints. Sour cherry and blackcurrant flavour with some barnyard and earthy notes.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Timos Summer Tasting 2005-08-15. Hazy deep red beer with a small head. Sour black currant aroma, grapefruit, citrus, earthy notes. Sour cherry and black currant flavor, tart, cherry seeds, some barnyard. Quite nice.