Dunt (297) - 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.
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep dark red with no head. Aroma is funky with barnyard, leather, oak and black currants. Taste is tart fruity, funky and barnyard. Quite heavily sour. Dry tart fruity finish.
wchesser (1352) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Feb. 2013 bottle in April ’15. Gorgeous ruby red with low carbonation. Nose is pretty simple, typical funk, some nondescript red fruits, perhaps unripe raspberry. Quite tart, too much on it’s own actually, but works with some fatty Scottish salmon to balance it out. Tart, funk, indistinct red fruit again, cranberry, light oak. Too damn sour to have without food.
Mortlach (1109) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle shared @La Tana (Rome) with ippopotamo36. Pours a deep violet (amazing!) color with a thin foam. Aroma is fantastic, so powerful and persistent, vinous, red grapes, blackberry, wow! Flavour is very sour, aggressive but pleasant, fruity, vinous, black currants, complex like a good wine. Medium body, medium carbonation. This is a real world class lambic!
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks! Very dark ruby red, small white head. Aroma is malty, apple cider vinegar, cherry. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is strawberry, jammy, blueberry, dried fruits, a little metalllic in the finish. Quite nice.
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a purple with red hint, bubble flat head. Aroma was musty berry with some funk. Taste was a mix of tart fruit, acidic, grape, and woodsy.
SlovakSniper (3647) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vintage 2013. Nez de colle à tapis, fruit, cassis. À la limite du recommandable. Liquide qui brûle mes papilles. En fait, une gorgée sur deux est tolérable. Assez bizarre comme sensation. Acétique à l’os. Citronnée x 1000. Très difficile à boire. Trop c’est trop. C’est une blague ou quoi ce truc? Où est la caméra? Merci à rodenbach99 pour le partage.
rodenbach99 (3466) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une bouteille botted in march 2013. Une robe rougêatre sans mousse. Un nez de «solvent» ce n’est pas de moi, de sauvage, de geuze avec un peu de fruit. Une bouche de vinaigre de framboise, très intense. C’est vraiment trop !!!
Nisse666 (4726) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ertre Gourmet cons 2015-03-27 Duved
AR: sour, tart, grape skins and grapefruit flesh - when poured cassis leafs
AP: woody dark red, we rost beige foam
F: sour tart, lemon flesh, cassis leafes, long and lasting flavors, wee bubbly carbonation.
witthatsbier (362) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is lightly sour fruit
Taste is bit sour but not much too sweet bit of fruit not much else
overall not great bottled 2013 , should be more sour
Hanssens can do much better very dissapointing
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks to Fin! Pours deep purple with a creamy pink crown. Funky nose, some raspberry and farts. Light sweet flavor, juicy and citric, quite funky, with notes of apple and musty berries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Tart finish, drying, with some berry skins and light acidic bite. Also, salty. Very good.