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

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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!


Dunt's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (299) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (14386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2153) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Red/purple colour, almost no foam, no carbonation. Barnyard, funk, lemon and lots of fruitiness. Red berries and black currant. Light bitterness. Easy drinkable. Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Very hazy purple, no head. Deep funky barnyard, horsey nose. Deep vinegar. Very little fruit. Very dry, vinegary sourness. Fairly effervescent, medium body, medium long finish. Decently balanced, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1810) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Dark red color, some light red bubbles. Sour punch on nose, berries, apples, very fruity. Sour apple and berries on taste, low co2, pretty light body. But I like the taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
NBird (513) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2015
Looks..dark mahogany berry red Smells..old sock dank, black currants, oak Tastes.. Danky sweaty, Leather, earthy, black currants.. A lovely pungent sour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ekstedt (6032) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle (375 cl). Murky brown/ruby, no head. Very unclean aroma with barnyard and manure. Medium bodied, flat. Dry, low to medium acidity. Weird.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Many thanks to Fin. Nice purple / pink coloured pour with a bright pink coloured head. Aroma is nice sharp tart raspberry, , baby sick, horsey. Flavour is composed of funky tart raspberry, blackberry, horsey, musty, tart.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3401) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
Fresh bottle from an online shop. Looks like a ’flat’ fruit lambic: almost no head, but the limited amount of refermentation in the bottle has produced a thin, milky, light lilac rim of irregular bubbles; colour is a deep, hazy, reddish purple. Funky, pleasant lambic aroma of indeed cassis, as in cassis jam, embedded in impressions of moist wood, medium dry sherry, dusty cellar, dried leaves, stewed plums, lemon peel but softly so, roses, dry red wine and even old port wine - lambic indeed, but in a very vinous and fruity way rather than sharply acetic; wood plays a dominant role. Crisp, sour onset with very clear presence of blackcurrant, in a kind of ’spicy sweetness’ typifying the flavour of this fruit; lemony acidity shows up and accompanies the rest of the palate, nowhere really puckering, but very refreshing. Mouthfeel is soft with, evidently, very low carbonation, but the body is a bit oily and fulfilling enough. Lactic yoghurt tartness appears too, some soft wheat underneath, evolving into a delicious finish of the persisting puckering sourness further dried with woody tannins, but equally balanced with a beautiful retronasal blackcurrant flavour, which even provides a vanilla- and banana-like sweetness in the final stage, much to my surprise... A brief leafy hop bitterness buried underneath all this provides sufficient structure. Blackcurrant does it here: it adds a wonderful creamy fruit sweetness to the acidity of the lambic, resulting in a truly mouth watering fruit beer. Deserves more publicity!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber ruby colour without a head. Aroma is rather unique: blackcurrant leaves, wood and sea water. Flavour of tart blackcurrant juice and the leaves, mint, dry wood, green tea like bitterness and cherries. Medium bodied. The blackcurrant notes (especially the leaves) are very authentic and strong. Not very strong on sourness. The raspberry version is from a different planet. This one is easier but much more juicy.


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