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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3059) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2006
Sour aroma with some bread and strawberry essence. Orange-amber color with a wonderfully sour taste of strawberrys. Just enough tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2006
2000 <P> Sour aroma that never even gets in the vicinity of sweet. Quite tart. Golden/amber color with no head at all. Fore is vinegar and then sweet strawberries and then vinegar. Mildly creamy as well. Curiously the tart vinegar flavors make the strawberry side seem unripe as if they used green strawberries. It’s interesting, but it is also failry narrow flavor wise and that can get boring quickly.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Wow. This is an intense amazing lambiek. There is nothing sweet about this beer. It’s almost totally dry. It has the classical lambiek sourness without any sugar candy taste. This is not a beer for taste sissies. It’s a beautiful cider color. The nose is delecate with a slight hint of strawberry. The initial taste is grapefruit sour explosion that travels up your nasal sinus. The aftertaste is all strawberry. I found this in De Bierkoning in 2005. The bottle is, as far as I can tell, undated. Opened to celebrate the start of a new career.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6004) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange. Really sour in both aroma and flavour. Notes of some berries. Extremely fresh, dry and almost flat. Notes from a non-lambic-lover:" It smells like latrine. Could it be sulphur? Is it supposed to smell like this? It´s impossible to drink!"

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2006
translucent yellow urine color whipy white head, first smell is rotten hay and leather then some light peanut butter and very light strawberry. Light palate not much to it. Sweet flavor strawberries and cream w/ a tart finish. Odd balance of sweet & tart, not very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Very strong sour fruit smell, smells like stinky. Has a decent hazy golden color, with very little head. Very sour, and very sweet and tart. Decent body. Overall, this one is quite odd.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2000 bottle thanks to Kevin. Clear amber body, no real head. Freeze-dried strawberry, pig shit, grapes, and some acid in the aroma. In the flavor there’s sour apple, the same freeze-dried strawberry, composted grapefruit rinds, and sweet grape underneath. There’s tartness in the flavor but it’s just not that enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 Thanks Kevin! 2000 vintage. The beer pours a lightly hazy copper/bronze color with a no head. The aroma is strawberries, peaches, and grapes with some notes of barnyard when you let the aroma settle in the glass. The flavor is strawberries, dehydrated strawberry seeds, and is conflictingly sweet and sour. The palate is middle of the road. 7, 3, 7, 3, 13 = 3.3

Ok, so I had this vintage again last week. PHENOMENAL! Nice barny strawberries all around. Near perfect sour palate that worked really well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Hazy orange/gold body, not much head, just a bunch of large bubbles on one side. Strawberry syrup, caramel, peachy sweet urine aroma. Awkward sweet taste... white grape juice and concord grape skins. Kind of weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2006
Thanks a lot for sharing Mike! Yellow body, with no head to speak of. Looks like a white wine. Sour strawberries in the nose, with grapes, wood, and yeast.Sweet-tart strawberries, grapey, icewine-ish. Dry, smooth finish. A good beer.


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