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

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RATINGS: 784   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique, refreshing beer appetizer is the result of amalgamating fresh strawberries with lambic during summer.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2006 My girlfriend bought this for us to share. She didnít like it so I got to finish the bottle. Not at all sweet like so many of this style. Complex aroma. There is some strawberry; but it is light and I might not have noticed it if the label didnít tell me to look for it. There is also mold, barnyard, yeast, and citrus. The flavor is very sour, with grapefruit, strange yeast and funkiness. Some moldy cheese. Dry finish with even more horseblanket and barnyard.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 11, 2005
375 ml bottle (2000) purchased I canít remember where...Premier Gourmet maybe? Soft pop when the cork comes off, and a beautiful barnyardy scent lightly softened by berries erupts quickly....in the glass itís light amber with a smallish lasting head, quite clear and bubbly...a second nosing offers ripe strawberries and cream, light brett sourness and hints of apple....tasting, itís remarkably refreshing, lightly sweet at first but bursting with sourness after a few seconds in the mouth, quite dry and cobwebby, with a leathery characteristic showing up in the retronasal after a few minutes...the finish is all sharpness, raw and unrestrained bitterness with fruit just lightly apparent, sour sour grapefruit much more than the sweet strawberries, almost an afterthought just there for extra complexity in this worthy effort...carbonation fairly low, and a slight syrupy quality is developing. Now I need a fresh one, and a 10-year-old to compare. A delight as it is though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Limited edition 2000 release. 375ml. cork finished bottle. Orange gold color, very cloudy. Small to no head. Aroma is fruity and funky barnyard and must. Touch of berry. A medium bodied fruit lambic. LOTS of funk, must and barnyard flavors are sort of balanced by a sweet berry fruitiness. Little to no carbonation. Lots of fruitiness, lots of funk and they sort of donít mix to well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is tart.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy amber coloured with a small white head. Acidic aroma with notes of barnyard, woods and berries. Acidic flavour of barnyard with notes of wood and strawberries.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. 2000 Vintage (says limited edition, but arenít all beers). Copper colored with no head. Light fruitiness (berry) and tart aroma with some dustiness - at least it starts out ok. Some strawberry flavor then a harsh tart/vomit/chemical flavor. Just not drinkable. It has a mouthfeel showing some chucnkiness. My guess is a bad bottle, and wow was this one bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2005
This is probably a beer you either love or hate. I tended to like it. Chalky, berry nose though not overwhelmingly fruity. Gold color with no head. Sweet juice-like tastes give way to a powerful sting of tartness in the back of the throat. Itís like someone is reaching into my stomach and pulling bile up my throat. Very unusual effect. Maybe thatís why I like this. Interesting, sour and unbalanced, really, but in a controlled unbalanced. The brewerís intent is clear, I think, and overall this works.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Deep orange color, no head. Bubblegum strawberry nose - also a very intense strawberry taste, sour like berry vinegar. Very odd - the strawberry taste wasn+t off my likeing as it tasted like molded strawberries. Dry and chalky finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottle, St Albans Beer Festival 2005. Copper colour. Sour beer, quite nice fruit and a bit of rubber. Nicely sour and intense lambic

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
seamus77 (31) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2005
very pungent nose, tad bit sour and earthy. a pinkish gold appearance with a head roughly the same thickness as a peice of paper. flavor much like the nose, tart, sour, earthy, but little to no strawberry anywhere to be found, save the faintest (though enjoyable) finish on the back of the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2005
Hazy golden colour. No head at all. Sour, yeasty and fruity aroma with some rubbery notes. Grapefruit, strawberry, bubblegum flavour. Sparkling mouthfeel. Very fruity rasp/strawberry finish. Long aftertaste that just wonīt leave your mouth.


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