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

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
375mL thanks to CanIHave4Beers! Aroma-crazy funky. Tuna. The aroma is very potent. From afar you get mainly fruit, but get way up in that bitch and it’s all manure. Very funky, very sour. No head.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (1972) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours a murky purple from the bottle with no real head or lacing, no real carbonation. Aroma is awesome barnyard funk with sour and sweet dark fruit notes. Taste is more sour than funky, but amazing all around. Definitely a very well done lambic, just lacks all carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cernjoh (39) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
Aroma is olive oil and berries. Appearance is a cloudy dark cranberry color with no head. Taste is yup ... sour but a good currrant berry fruity sour. Palate is pretty smooth with virtually no carbonation. Overall a good sour.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zvikar (2800) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours hazy like plum juice. Aroma of sulfur, cassis, olives, nice acidity, leather, flavor of acids, fruits, raspberry, cork, wood, lemon, dry and fresh, medium bodied, great

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Deep red & blood orange tinted body with absolutely no head! Just a few stray bubbles that rise to the top... Looks like a still mead. Despite the lack of head, the color is lovely. Aroma is loaded with musty, moldy cork notes, dust, subtle "berry" fruits (not explicitly "currant") with an overture of vinegar & acetic acid. The taste is lightly tart up front, not as sour as the gueuze or kriek, that’s for sure. I get heavier reminders of raspberry (or "berry" in general) & lemon more than I get currant. Acidic & vinegar forward with a mild lactic burn as it hits your stomach. Sourness grows in the finish, still not reaching the levels of Hanssen’s other offerings. Somewhat dry, really flat mouth feel - needs some bubbles, here! It’s not bad, but it would benefit from a more prominent fruit character & some actual carbonation. The Oud Kriek blows this out of the water (& it’s cheaper)!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpongeRuiner (561) - Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a vibrant strawberry color with essentially no head. Very funky and weird smell. Very clean refreshing taste upfront. Vinegar and tart flavors on the back of the tongue. Puckering at the end with a dry finish. Very soft and smooth feel. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
375mL bottle, pours an opaque pink-tinted ruby red with just some bubbles as head - usual flat carbonation for Hanssens. Aroma is hugely funky, with notes of barnyard, loads of black currants, and horse blanket. Flavour is hugely funky as well, with loads of barnyard funk, horse blanket, and pungent black currants at the same time. Extremely complex stuff and wonderfully blended. The funk is so lovely on this and almost overtakes the fruit, despite the fruit being very prominent as well. Wonderful stuff from Hanssens here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle (375 ml). Thanks to cparles for this one! Hazy pinkish-red with a small quickly disappearing white head and no lacing. Aroma is of berries, herbal notes, phenolic presence, acetic and wood. Taste is more acetic and less fruity than aroma with herbal notes and wood. Light to medium body. Low carbonation. Slightly vinous mouthfeel. Not very complex, nor really drinkable. I thought it would be fruitier (especially the taste). Decent, but far from the best of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (984) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Hanssens’ bottles shared by tom10101, thanks! Pours a clear red at first with head and looking completely still (which it is supposed to be, good). Subsequent pours get hazier and hazier. Aroma is really acid and not too fruity, at least not in the "fresh fruits" sense. Taste is dry and acidic with a little annoying acetic presence. Body was light, carbonation absent (true to style). Unfortunately, the impression I get is of a fruity water. Nothing extraordinary.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3781) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro. pours cloudy dark golden-orange with a very small off-white cap, little retention. fruity notes upfront - berries, raspberries, cassis, very phenolic (perhaps the most of all hanssens’ fruit lambics), very citric, herbs, grass, hint of cheese, pepper, cinammon and few spices, slightly vinous. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily, not puckering but seriously citric and herbal-grassy finish. nice but clearly not outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Nice hazy red color. Wonderful berries aroma with oak, leather, lemony notes and a medicinal note. Very sour flavor with a faint sweetish hint in the back, lots of berries, oak, a leathery touch, lemon and a puckering finish with lemon and a bit of vinegar. Medium-bodied. Lovely.


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