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Hanssens Oudbeitje

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


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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This unique, refreshing beer appetizer is the result of amalgamating fresh strawberries with lambic during summer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (753) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle with caged cork 37.5cl. Cloudy orange amber color, no head just some bubbles, no lacing; strong fruity aroma, barnyard, manure, strawberry, oak; medium sour taste, fruity strawberrie notes, no sweetness, bit woody; medium body, sticky texture, carbobation flat; finish fresh sour, woody, fruity, at the end even some light sweet notes. Very complex and special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (227) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy yellow amberish orange with no head. Sour aroma, barnyard, horse blanket, wood and strawberries. Taste is sour, fruity, strawberries with barnyard, woody, lambic. Oily texture, bit of spiciness in the sour aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle shared at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours hazy yellow-gold with a white cream head. Sweaty, with lots of dank berries, watery strawberries, acetic burn. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Burning acetic finish with further berry tang. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (7090) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
375 ml bottle. Lot B. BB 07/08/2027. From some webshop long time ago.
Hazy orangey brown colour with no head. Rose hips, red berries, leather, sourness and tartness in the aroma. The flavour is super tart and sour with red berries, vinegar and some mould. Very tasteful and rich.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
One of Hanssens’s most distinctive products, a young lambic with strawberries, traditionally made (i.e. with real fruit and no extracts, no sugar and consisting of 100% lambic). Beautiful pinkish orange colour, thin and unstable head (only coming forth from some bottle refermentation, it is after all an unblended lambic and not a geuze, so this is easily forgiven); wonderfully complex character which cleverly blends the funkiness, woodiness and ’barnyard’ character of their lambic with the delicate, gracious, refined sweetness of genuine strawberries. Perhaps not to anyone’s liking, but I consider this one of the most elegant of authentic fruit lambics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9149) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to Ed King for the pour. Hazed light orange with little in the way of a head. Nose is tarte strawberries, light smoke, straw, red berry fruit tang. Taste comprises tangy strawbs, tarte fruit rinse, light acidity, dank wood and must, light funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a sour edge. Refreshing fruit lambic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1657) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle, tenmindste houdbaar tot 07/08/2027. Hazy/unclear red orange with a tiny quickly disappearing white head. Strong lactic sour, fruity, red berries but I cannot single out oudbeitje. Light farmhouse, leather and lots of lemon as well. Medium body, medium sweet and heavy sour, near flat carbonation, oily texture. I find the flavour ok, but when making a strawberry lambic, why not make one that tastes just a bit of strawberry? Ok, maybe the finish has some very light strawberry once the massive lemon wears off, but still. A bit carbonation and less aggressive sourness wouldn’t hurt either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at GBBF
Hazy straw yellow with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma is tart, fruity and citrus. Taste is tart, citrus, Fruity and cheesy
Very good

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crlnts (306) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 23, 2014
WTF. This is old cheese - very old cheese - with strawberries. A bad joke, like the cod with strawberries from Gaston Lagaffe. The fruit is shining. Shining over a sea of rotten cheeses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1910) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle form the Belgian Bar at GBBF 2014. Hazy amber, very thin to almost nothing, white head. Nose is nice and tart and sour, rustic apple skin tannins, musty grain, farmyard/horse blanket, white apple flesh, apple vinegar, straw and very very subtle strawberry. Taste is tart, sour, vinous, musty grain, musty apple, tart white Bramley apple, white wine vinous, and malt vinegar. The strawberry is subtle but it’s coming through nicely. The malt vinegar and strawberry is a really nice palate combination.

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