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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Sampled on 10/8/2010. This fruit-lambic pours a raspberry color from a 375ml coked and caged bottle. Little to no head. The aroma is raspberries, malt and tart. A medium to light bodied fruit lambic. The malts are fruity and sweet, with lots of semi-sweet raspberry flavors. A nice tartness to this one, not overpowering, but just enough to let you know its most definitely there. No carbonation at all, which is kind of sad, because this beer would be so much better with some carbonation. As it warms it get a little more tart and a little more juice like. Mouthfeel is full., Finish is clean. Aftertaste is tart.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdskinns (203) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle. Pinkish, amber color with no carbonation, no head. Aroma is very good, heavy on the sour. Taste is funky with a slight raspberry note. Nothing overwhelming. Very acidic, left a burning, tickling sensation in the back of my throat. Very thin, light body and mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Nameless red fruit peruse through this Lambic’s dusty farmhouse signature, evolving into juicy sourness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Apart from the fact that it’s headless, the pale red hues of this lambic also disappoints because they do not recall raspberries at all. This looks like diluted pomegranate juice.
-The aroma could have been from any other fruit; raspberries don’t appear to have used in sufficient quantities.
-Carbonation was nearly absent, which increased the ressemblance to fruit juice.
-The Hanssens personality was apparent in the nose, but strangely not as much in the flavor profile where tannins took over.

Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle. Pours like Kool-Aid, pinkish red. Nose of tart raspberry, grass, oak and farmhouse funk. Taste of tart raspberry and grassy farmhouse.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle. Enjoyed on a beautiful 70 degree sunny day. Pours with no carbonation. Amber reddish color. Aroma is musty, some faint tartness, raspberry sweetness, and oak. Flavor is big time tart! Nice berry notes, nice acidity and somewhat dry. Great flavor. Hurt by being undercarbonated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2010
From bottle 37,5 cl with friends at festival Lambikstoempers 28.08.2010. Light roze color, clear body, no head. Aroma lambic, sourness, soft fruits. Medium body. Taste good rapsberry not too, sour, lambic, pure fruitbeer ! Like it .

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle pre-phish in noblesville, in. Pink still pour. lactic and sour berry aroma. Dry and sour

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle - 12.7 oz corked and caged. Pours rose colored with only spotty bubbles for the head. Aroma is extremely sour. Strong, tart berries, lemon juice, vinegar notes, sour fruit, salty sweat, and funky yeast. Taste is surprisingly not as sour. Raspberries, sour fruit, tart, unripened berries, funky yeast, damp earth, and wet wood. Ever so slight sweetness in this. Body is light and essentially uncarbonated but still bone dry and very acidic. Ends with more raspberry notes, tart , unripened berries, funky yeast, damp earthiness, wet wood, sweat, and sour fruit. Yummy but I wish this had some carbonation to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Huge thanks to daknole!!! Bottle pours brilliant red with orange tint. Aroma is huge funky raspberry, with mouthwatering lactic acidity. Flavor is extremely well rounded with sweet raspberry being countering by excellent lactic and acetic balance. Even some light bile. Damn good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Very small pop from the cork and the beer is pretty much flat. Syrupy amber / rose pour; no head. Aroma is some tart fruit and bacteria. Flavor is the same, pretty tart once it was warm. Without carbonation, the palate is pretty wrong, and the bacteria finish almost tastes like it is infected.


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