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

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a bright, clear watermelon color with almost no head or lacing. Smell is raspberry and a good amount of lactic sourness. Taste brings good raspberry flavor; oddly sourness doesn’t come until the swallow. Leads to an odd mouthfeel. Strong drinkability given the fairly muted flavors. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-19-2010

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Deep clean red pour with no head. Lots of acetic acid and oak in the nose, with hints to oak and raspberry puree. Lots of vinegar like acidity in the flavor with juicy raspberry and light funk. Thin palate with puckering acidity and a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Where the Wild Beers Are, 2010. Pink color. Raspberry aroma and flavor, but the aroma promises sourness before the flavor. Flavor is sour with the fruit. A very nice raspberry lambic, but not as sour as I expect from Hanssens.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2010
375 ml bottle shared by lushawn- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a clear red color with no head or visible carbonation. Aroma of sour funk, ripe raspberries, oak, and balsamic vinegar. Flavor of sweet, tart raspberries, lemon juice, oak, lactic acid, and cherries. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and a tart, sour mouthfeel. Really nice raspberry character and not overpowering sourness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
bottle! pours a clear pinkish ruby red hue with no head to speak of. looks like some kinda fruit juice. aroma of is pretty straight forward sharp raspberries and lactic sourness. touch of balsamic. one note. not a lot goin on, but tasty, nonetheless. dry. moderate to heavy acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Marked Lotnr A; Sampled November 2010
Despite a hint of a pop when I pulled out the cork the beer pours quite flat, though it does manage to summon forth some larg bubbles. The beer is a pretty, almost brilliantly clear, light cranberry red color (my wife thinks this looks exactly like robitussin, and even smells something like it); I really like the color of this beer as it sits in my Lost Abbey Teku tulip. The beer smells of raspberry seeds (slightly tannic), secondarily raspberry pulp and a tart / sour finish. This is actually pretty clean smelling, and doesn’t have enough acetic character to be noticed (unlike the first batch). There is a soft funkiness to this brew; a touch earthy, musty, perhaps a hint of acetone and a light musky, barnyard character towards the finish. Really the bright fruit character is the dominant note in the nose; it is quite nice, but without being so amped up as to seem fake or cloying.

Very still and flat tasting as it first hits my palate, the beer finishes with a spicy sourness that I usually associate with a touch of acetic acid character. There is still a very soft sweetness to this beer that accentuates the raspberry fruit flavors that are found in this beer; the raspberry notes are noticeable aren’t quite as complex as in the nose as the seed / tannic character seems to be a bit reduced in the flavor. Still there is a solid fruitiness to the flavor that has a bright berry character to it and there is some chewy raspberry skin character here too. Up front the raspberries and lactic acid contribute a soft tartness, the finish does get a touch more tart, but this is still not an aggressively sour Lambic by any means. Light textured and quaffable, this beer does have a touch of viscousness to it that keeps this from seeming overly flat on the palate.

This is exceedingly quaffable, and the mid 50*F serving temperature was about perfect. I would like to see a carbonated Framboise version of this beer as I think the fizz would add a nice complimentary texture and would likely boost the aroma and flavor of this beer. This could certainly use some more funkiness, I do like the light touch of the acetic character (it is just barely there), but some more wild, funkiness would be much appreciate. Still, this is a beer that grows on me more as I work my way through my glass.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4788) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Clear red pour, fizzy pink head. Sweet raspberries, light oak, acidic vinegar, and light sourness. Not extremely sour, but the acid is astringent. I don’t like it very much, but it is better then the Cassis.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1179) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2010
375ml corked and caged. Pours a clear light yet bright strawberry pink with about 8 large bubbles that dissapear in seconds. Dry woody, bret, lightly poopie wool blanket, tart strawberry and raspberry with farm undertones. Light mouthfeel with basically no evidence of carbonation. A bit more fruity and acidic in flavor with light band aid, bret and wet wooly horse blanket. Enjoyed trying it, but nothing I would seek out again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Forgot wherefrom. Pours sort of pink/brown with bubbles. Lambic funk with raspberry for aroma. Flavor: marginally sour; raspberry. A smooth lambic. A touch of oak comesthrough. Light barnyard. Astringent. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy orange with no head at all and a funky raspberry aroma. The flavor is sour raspberry with a yeast chaser. A very pleasant drink.


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