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


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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
(Hanssens Experimental Raspberry (Frambozenlambik)) Bottle 375 ml, corled and caged served into a tumbler, ABV 6% Light orange colour on a mostly clear body, some bubbles forming on top but not a real head. The aforementioned bubbles burst at once, eventually leaving a thin line of white foam around the glass. Fruity aroma, berries, candy sugar, gummy bears. Wow, very sour taste. Raspberries, traces of candy sugar on the finish, some wood. Medium thin body, light carbonation, mildly tart palate. Good one, its sourness is the big plus here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle, at the strike of 12, newyears 14/15. Reddish golden color with tiny white head. Aroma is tart, sour and acidic, wood, fruit, citrus, zest and various funky notes. Taste has high acidity, fruit, raspberry, granate apple and grapefruit. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at La Tana pub in Rome-Italy with huge thanks to mortlach for sharing it. Grazie! Pours pinkish red, minimal bubbling no-foam. Nose is pungent of esters and cellar. In the mouth this beer blasts the drinker with the most adventurous tartness (up to your taste like it or not, I did like). Raspberries in the background, dusty notes and a tart mouthfeel which stays long enough to let you recall this gem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (7000) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Pours a reddish orange with a ring off white head. Aroma of tart raspberry, citrus, a light bretty funk and a touch of wood. Flavour is heavy acidic. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2015
Pour starts tangy yellow in the air, ends with golden red sunset glow in the glass, no head at all. Highly translucent! Very soury aromas, oak followed by tangerine, citrus, lemon, zesty, dark fruits a bit, horsesadle and earth mud full on. Low carb is allowing the flavours to emerge; sour grenadine, flat pediococcus lingers on slightly, dims out and sticks to the teeth, granate apple and lots of grapefruit... Thank god the world has experiments like these, but too sour for the faint hearted. X

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8332) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Thursday 22nd January 2015 Pours a washed out pinky red l with little or no head, other than being a different colour, its not exactly gonna turn heads at the beer beauty pageant. Taste wise it was too cold at first (my fault) but 3/4 of the way through it warmed a little and improved hugely. Fresh raspberries on nose, tart, zappy sour raspberries in mouth, a little challenging but perservere and you will be rewarded. Jolly pleasant. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2139) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle in the Craft Beer Co Clapham. Clear red to pink, no head. Nose is fresh raspberry fruit, lactobacillus sour, tart berry, slight volcanic rock minerals, slight Brett funk. Mainly clean and fresh tartness and berry fruit. Taste is nice hit of clean crisp fresh raspberry, mixture of the tart berry fruit with lactobacillus sour. Finish gives a lovely lingering raspberry fruit hit, then into moderate sour and tartness. Clean, fruit forward lambic with eery fruit sweetness and tartness and then moderate sour yeast. Easy drinking lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (552) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottled in March of 2013. Thanks, notches on the label! It’s hazy, golden orange, small head of foam that shrinks ever so quickly. Yet, the lacing is decent. Sour nose, to be sure. Mixed with the oak; I cannot say what the source of the sourness is from without reading the label. Raspberries, eh? Very sour taste, noticeable oak flavour, fruit wise, again, I could not for the life of me, identify it. Tastes good though. When it comes to Belgian sours, Hanssens is the only one to show up in Casper and I am thankful for that!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1890) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Pours raspberry soda Aromas of raspberries, sour grapes, bicarbonate, flour Taste has raspberries, sour green apples, citrus. Sour as hell and nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Backlog rating. Colin Brings The Goods tasting at Kernel tap room, London. Procured from the Grote Dorst, Brussels. It pours a deep ruby purple color with a small pink head. Aroma is intensely fruity, quite sweet, light citric acidic notes and barnyard funk. Taste is again medium sweet and medium acidic with notes of raspberry jam, ripe peaches, tart lemon juice, bread dough and hay. Finishes citric and tart. Overall, I was expecting more from Hanssens.

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