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


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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

henrikb's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle - Extremely beautiful deep deep black red body, with a very right big bubbled beautiful head; Extremely beautiful, very deep and clear nose, the very ripe sweet black currant notes mixes perfectly with the drier deeper baking yeast, dry oak notes, big and strict; Very very sour body, a strange mix that I have never experienced before, a strange mix of malic warm and tartaric acids, velvet soft textured and actually quite full, very interesting; The very long finish starts with this strange acid mix as well, here quite biting almost warm acetic and then not acetic at all, not the acid of sour currant either but properly an interesting mix of them all, the aromas lasts to and changes pleasantly from dry fresh oak to ink later with the ripe black currant added. Very interesting beer. Thanks!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (7755) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from "The Bottle Shop, London. Great tart sourish fruity nose with lots of funky horse-blanket, but no carbonation. Totally flat. The Lambic starts fruity tart and very sour. The cassis is in the back, the aroma is there, but the vinegar-sourness is dominating the picture. Long and sour sourish aftertaste, more vinegar-sourness than horse-blanket, cassis fruity in the back.
Nice, but not as subtle and fruity as I thought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (548) - ITALY - SEP 12, 2016
Imbottigliata a marzo 2015, aperta il 12 settembre 2016. Schiuma rosa chiara avara e poco persistente di aspetto fine che forma un anello in superficie, di colore rosso scuro tendente al fucsia, velata dai lieviti e probabilmente anche dalla gran quantità di ribes nero. Aroma di polvere e legno ammuffito, oleosa, sudore animale, lievi note di olive nere. Al palato attacca decisamente aspra, ovviamente per via del ribes, successivamente polvere e legno umido, in secondo piano sudore animale e frumento, oleosa, note terrose, finale sempre oleoso molto persistente che ricorda le olive nere, legnoso ed accompagnato da una nota aspra di ribes presente per tutta la bevuta. Retrolfatto caratterizzato da ribes nero e olive. Texture oleosa, quasi masticabile, carbonazione medio-bassa, corpo medio-pieno.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vjohans (704) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
vanilla, woody, basement aromas, earthy, currants, vinegar, deep purple, still, cloudy, no head, medium sweetness, medium sourness, medium body, long finish, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martythesmarty (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark red with almost no head. Aroma and taste has notes of vinegar and Cassis. Low carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Sweet and sour with high fruitiness. A bit earthy. Nice tartness in the end. Well balaned and drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (824) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle Red, clear, no head. Aroma of sour, cassis, Taste sour, vinegar, sweet, fruity, casics. Pickle juice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (3065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours clear red. Sweet and fruity taste of cassis and a lot of vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3056) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2016
Rating #2500. Bottle, bottled March 2016. Pours a murky purple color with a small but stable creamy pinkish-tan head. One can immediately smell the Hanssen-like vinegar acidity without even coming close to the glass. The aroma further includes wood, cassis notes, manure. Taste is some cassis, but also more wood, manure, dirty diapers and a bit lacto. The fruit is interwoven with the lambic character. Hardly any carbonation, but some foamyness noticeable. Dry and sour finish, but not as aggressively sour as I would have expected - it’s not mouth-puckering as most Timmermans is or some older Hanssens bottles I’ve had. It’s actually very confusing: You expect it to be extremely sour from the smell and flavour, but in the end, it’s tame. Very rural and dirty, but very good - as you expect from Hanssens.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1499) - SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2016
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 4/8-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity with black currants, also woody and acidic with notes of brett. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity and acidic with black currants.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2661) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2016
Tasting @ fillepolo 20160804. Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity, acidic and bretty with berries, woody, black currants, medium body with a watery texture. The finish is dry, bretty and fruity with berries (black currants).

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