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

bottled
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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle traded by MaxxDaddy, very appreciated. Pours hazy reddish with a almost not existing pink head. The aroma is quite sour with lots of phenols and vitamins, but also raspberries and a hint of oak and dirt. The flavour is a better but lags complexity and characteristics. It its sour with notes of raspberries, phenols and hints of wood and dirt. There is none of the characteristic Hanssens flavours present, it most of all remind me of a non-lambic brewers lambic experiment, which almost never turns out great. The Experimental Cassis is absolutely fantastic, but this one Ill never buy again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6993) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy pink with a small bubbly white head. The aroma is very tart and citric with notes of raspberry. The flavour is sweet raspberry, acid, light barnyard and citrus. Quite easy drinkable for a Hanssen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle. Zero carbonation, no head, pours deep pink. Aroma is fruity with some funk. Great fruit flavor, dry and acidic. Deeply sour, which I like. I rather enjoyed this.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
A: Pours a bright pink-red color with no head and no carbonation. S: Definitely lots of raspberries here, but also a lot of just about every kind of vinegar and acid you can imagine. Intensely sour on the nose. I love sour beers, but this is making me scared to drink it. T: This is the epitome of puckering. The sourest beer I’d had at the time and now only rivaled by Trinity Old Growth. Raspberry is still there, surprisingly, but the intense lactic acid along with an excess of white vinegar overshadow it completely. M: Slick and flat on the tongue. Medium in body, I suppose. D: I like sour beers, really sour beers, too. But this was a lot to ask of someone. I’m still afraid to try the new batch.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2011 Was recommended by saleman at Julio’s. Was looking forward to it and was sitting in back of shelf for a long time. Nose of feces. Lindemanns had this too, so this must be normalish, not my style. Tartness was full speed, which im a fan of, raspberries were present for the first few seconds and disappeared for tasting. Not recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
Pours clear pink with no head. Very sour smelling with very strong fruit aroma. Sour with a strong fruity flavour. Very nice brew sour bold and well balanced. Yhis is a great beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours pink, no head, no lacing. Soft lacing. nose is sweaty horse, raspberries, some earth. Flavours of raspberries, vinegar. The weakest Hanssens.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle thanks to mtjoseph. Scary lack of a pop when this bottle was open. Pink in color with sparse bubbles that constitute the head. Pungent aroma with some hay, lemon, barnyard, and light raspberry. Flavor isn’t as pungent. Taste mainly consists of what would be an acidic raspberry cough drop. With a little more carbonation this would probably taste less medicinal.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pungent aroma of persimmons, not really raspberries, some light must. Clear red, between rose and ruby, no head. Sour with a definite raspberry character, some must. Notes of rose petals are also present. No oak. Really not all that impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3500th Rating! Corked and caged bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. The cork pops with nary a hiss and there is absolutely no head when poured. Aroma of tart strawberry and raspberry notes, citrus, and an earthy funky finish. The taste is tart raspberries, strawberries, cherries, citrus, a cheesy note and faint toastiness. Medium bodied. Nice beer.


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