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

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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Tap at WOSF’10. Fresh tart raspberry malt aroma. Pale ruby color with no head. Smooth, lightly sweet raspberry flavor up front with a sharp tart finish. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle purchased from Oaktree Buyrite. Appearance: Pours a deep raspberry red with no crown or lacing. No pop when the cork is taken out either. Smell: Loads of tart raspberries and sour acidic lambic notes. Quite pucker inducing but comes off kind of medicinal and unnatural if that makes any sense. Taste: Now this is a BIG sour lambic. Tart and puckering, sour and acidic, with just a touch of funk. Not as extremely enjoyable as some other raspberry lambics (hommage comes to mind) but an intense experience none the less. Mouthfeel: Way under carbonated. Drinkability: The mouthfeel and boldness of this sour keeps it from scoring higher. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-26-2009

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Evil looking clear copper color. Huge big spicy aroma with a distinct acidic twinge. Flavor is scorchingly acidic with a spicy raspberry character.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
375ml bottle from Orland Park Binny’s. Pours pinkish red with very small head. Aroma is extremely sour with raspberries, lemons, and some oak. Flavor is very sour and lots of vinegar. There is some berry flavor this was really hard to drink. Almost like a raspberry vinegairette.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
Beautiful deep red orange body; Pleasant nose with some fresh fruit but most of the aromas is of overripe raspberry like the aroma of cheap jam; Very soft textured quite filling body with a sharp acid; Even sharper acid in the finish where it both warms and burns your trouht , some fruit aromas. Not bad at all, but quite far from the best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Poured an almost clear copper color with a pink hue and off-white head. The aroma was doughy and tart and the fumes burned my nose. Very tart and acidic flavor. Some fruit if you can deal with the acid burn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle shared by ryan at the 2010 Max’s Belgian fest: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin ring of off-white bubbles. Very tart oaky raspberry nose has good complexity and fruitiness. First sip is full of tart acidity and raspberry fruitiness with some seed flavor before a drier puckering finish. An interesting but very sour lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2865) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle from SL, "Hanssens Lambic Experimental Raspberry." Pour was a grapefruity pink to light ruby. The head was weak, no pfffssst upon opening the cork-cage bottle. The aroma was strong raspberry, funk, lemons. The flavor was excellent raspberries with some sweetness, strawberries, light tartness, not a funky foul beast, like many a "true" lambic. The mouthfeel was moderate for the style, a little flat, but not out of the style typicals. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle [12.7oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogtownHarry. Looks like cranberry juice, simple as that. Aroma is big-time sour and I love it. Also funky, acidic and vinous. Flavour starts juicy fruity and then -- KAPOW! -- a sour monster! The finish is so sour, it’s almost ridiculous, but in a good way, and like the aroma I love it. Medium to full bodied. Repeating myself here but I’ll say it again: I love it!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Murky red brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of wood, raspberry (skins), red wine vinegar, and wild yeast. Taste was quite sour, with fresh raspberry, tannic wood, light vanilla, more vinegar, and lengthy sour finish...


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