Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish limonade colour, light pink head. Aroma of raspberries, quite light. Tart fruity flavour, lots of raspberries, raspberry jam, light sweet. Decent carbonation. Tart finish, raspberries, raspberry pips. Quite balanced. Nice.
(From 37,5cL bottle @ De Nacht van de Grote Dorst, Eizeringen)
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First time trying this one, served alongside the kriek and gueuze.
A - Pours murky pink with no head what so ever, it is dead from the start and never gets better.
S - Smells of raspberry jam and TONS of vinegar sourness. Some dry earth tries to cut through the sourness but it fails, this one is gonna be painful.
T - Starts off with a bit of pithy raspberry skin and some nice light sweetness quickly being enveloped by the intense lactic sourness that dominates the taste for the duration of the experience. Finish retains quite a bit of the sourness, leaving the pallet dry long after consumption.
M - Slick body with intensely sour flavors and no carbonation what so ever. When I gave it a swirl it got a tiny bit better but that faded all too quickly.
O - I heard that this one might be a bit of a letdown and boy was it. Dead from the start, way too much vinegar flavor. At $14 a 375ml, I won’t be buying this one again.
hopdog (11035) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with no head. Aromas of berries, oak, some funk, and fruity. Tastes of berries, funk, and some vinegar.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle opens with no pop. Pours a golden color with no head. Aromas are tart with a little berry and funk. Taste is super sour with barnyard and raspberries. Overall very sour and tasty.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold with very thin white head. Aroma is funky and fruity. Flavor is somewhat watery but full of funk, especially on the tail end.
yngwie (16391) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. Under a small, off-white head is a clear, pinkish orange beer that smells of berries, lemon and funk. Nice, but a bit weak. The flavor is lemony, with a touch of berries. Tart and puckering on the palate, maybe a bit thin. Lasting flavor, with the berries quite evident also in the end. Well, not my favorite Hanssens beer, but I wouldn’t mind having it again. 110916
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 The light body suggested a light beer. The aroma was full of vinegar and raspberries with a hint of vanilla. With flavors of premature raspberries, bittercress and wood, this one caught me by surprise. All in all it was light, but a definite sipper.
gunnfryd (13925) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, fruit, berries, raspberry. Flavour is sourness, raspberry, dust, funk, fruit. medium body. Nice beer.
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thanks bu11seye]
Pours light murky orange-amber with practically no head. Aroma has raspberries, oak, vinegar, tartness, light funk. Very low carbonation, fat and kinda oily mouthfeel. Flavour is super tart, very citric and fruity, very little lactic sourness. The fruit is both subdued and prominent. Some orange zest. Lovely oaky dryness that makes the beer sticks to my teeth. Not as complex as other examples of the style.
MacBoost (1727) - Penfield, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Complete silence when I removed the cork - no "pop" at all. Pours an orange soda color with no head. Flat orange soda. I actually giggle when I put my nose to the beer and smelled it - I can already tell this one is gonna be completely off the wall. Nose of berries and extreme funk. I mean really, really funky in the nose. Taste is way off the charts funky and sour, with a slight berry bite. Brutal - in a good way. Sip after sip keeps your tongue and mind twisted together like a sour twizzler. Wow. Another absolute gem from Hanssens, but... if this beer had carbonation it probably would have scored a perfect 5.