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

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.


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 Binnyís. 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 (1257) - 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 Maxís 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 (2843) - 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 (5948) - 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, itís almost ridiculous, but in a good way, and like the aroma I love it. Medium to full bodied. Repeating myself here but Iíll say it again: I love it!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5253) - 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...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2645) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2010
20100213 At Maxís BBF10, 375ml bottle. Hazy pink color, slight soda fizz. Aroma shows lots of fruit, dusty, wine vinegar. First sip is shockingly, painfully sour. In fact, this may be the most sour beer I have ever had. On top of that, an earthy astringency further punishes the palate. Lots of acetic acid, acrid woodiness, tart fruit linger, continue into the next beer. Pretty fun for the small sample, but wow am I ever glad I didnít try to drink one of these on my own.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 375ml.
Clear medium to dark red color with a small fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy fresh raspberry and not frozen as many other fruit lambics, wood, barnyard. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy acidic with a long long duration, very dry dry and tart finish. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. Lovely thanks John for making use this lovely blend ;O)) [20090530]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Bottle @ Pauls tasting. Ruby pour with some lacing head. Huge tart flavor, vingear and lactic acid, some slight raspberry.


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