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


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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This unique, refreshing beer appetizer is the result of amalgamating fresh strawberries with lambic during summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2006
375 ml bottle (2000) but the store put an 02 sticker on it so not sure. Hazy yellow light orange that has a glow to it. Particles throughout and when looking close before all settles, it has a trippy lava lamp/milky wayish thing happening. No head, just whispers of dying foam here and there. Acidic nose, strawberry for sure, barnyard, sour apple and others. Medium bodied, moderate sweetness up front, fairly soft in mouth, very little carbonation. Strawberry rides all the way through but can be missed if not attentive, balanced by the acid sourness which is not oppressive but gets your attention quickly. Oaky and lemon notes show up as well. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (8694) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. White quickly disappearing head. Hazy orange body with lots bubbles. Fruity acidic sweet, in other words, complex aroma. Flavor sweeter than expected but still acidic grapefruit like freshness. Pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 375ml bottle year 2000, tasted summer 2006.

This is a very special beer. The cork releases with a soft whisper; the beer pours like golden-amber apple juice with virtually no head. The aroma is wonderfully rich in everything a lambic should be - leather, heavy musty, barnyard and a sweet Flemish-sour sort of vinegar and the faintest hint of strawberries - without being aggressive or biting in any way. I can’t wait to taste it, and I force myself to savor instead.

The flavors have melded together beautifully, a lovely tartness accented by the smallest strawberry flavor, sweet on the front and sour right after is laid down above a beautiful leather-and-horseblanket lambic base, lemon but more grapefruit (grapefruit sour, not as in c-hops) in the tartness, a small hint of butter as well, beautifully balanced through. The aftertaste is exceptional; instead of turning bitter, the beer sweetens on the tongue a few minutes after a sip, and one gets a lovely blend of caramel and - finally - soft strawberries.

The beer is almost uncarbonated, and I guess I would appreciate a bit more sparkle on this very hot (for Seattle) Friday evening. But it makes up for any deficiencies in the smooth, rich-without-being-syrupy mouthfeel.

I am extremely impressed with this one; at six years old, it’s marvellous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14120) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle. Orange colour with no head. Aroma is fruity yeast and srrawberry. Flavour is strawberry, yeast, citrus and cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 7/15/2006
Sampled from 37.5 cl bottle, courtesy of rickgordon. (From Swedish Systembolaget.)
Shady orange color, no head what so ever, part from a few bubbles. Extremely complex scent. Sour, fruity, sweet chewing gum, it just goes on. Taste is sour, metallic, sweet chewing gum. Sour and sweet after taste. Very high palate. Very mature, most likely stored for a long time. It feels balanced in the taste.

375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. BB 07/08/2027
Thanks to Nisse666.
Hazy straw yellow color, very small white head. Acidic, sour, stable scent. Acidic, strawberry taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

37.5 cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on May 31, 2015.
BB 07/08/2034.
No pressure when opening the cork, no hizz, no head build up. Hazy golden color, no head. Acidic, fruity, funky scent. Tart, thin, glue, yeast, fruit peels, wheat dough taste. Really lacks in taste from missing CO2. Very flat mouthfeel, total absence of CO2. No bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2006
[Bottled. 2018] Knowing Hanssen as big, chewy beers I was pretty amazed by this lifeless, thin-ish Oudbeitje - with strawberries. This has to be more than 5 years old since the bottling. Did this ferment in stored Italian Cheese? The aroma is fantastic. A stunning aroma from old cheese hits you, behind that - a vague suggested strawberry touch. No foam whatsoever. Completely still (or lifeless) in texture. Not as sour as expected, yet acidic. Loads of sauerkraut in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2006 Aroma: sourish, vinous, strawberries, summer, vaguely limestone, cask. Appearance: dim, winegum orange, no foam. Flavor: sour, acrid, some sweetness, oxalic acid, slightly soapy, berryish, afterharshness in the throat. Palate: slender, soft, SMOOTH, almost lacking carbonation, soapy. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2011 Bottled, 0.375ltr. Golden, lightly hazy beer, with just some white bubbles around the rim. Tart and sour on the nose, with cellar, yeast, green apples and a delicate hint of strawberries in the background. Sweet and sour on the same time when you taste it. It also has cellar, some citrus and strawberries. Unripe strawberries it feels like. Medium, astringent body. In a strange way, this was pleasant, and quite palate-cleansing and refreshing. Rating: 7-4-7-3-14-3.5. 060704

Bottle, 375ml corked. An unclear, golden-orange beer without head. Some strawberries on the nose, but only a faint hint. It’s much more in the front in the flavor, sour strawberries, not that almost sweet ones. Tart, citrusy, almost vinegarish and rather funky. Lasting funky, sour and vinegarish finish. Overall, probably the best strawberry beer I’ve tasted, and I doubt I’ll taste any better as strawberries seems to be hard to combine with beer. 110722

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 (Bottle at home) Pours with hardlly no carbonation and no head. Looks like orange applejuice. Smells lemon and strawberries. Fresh wood, sour. It tastes of strawberries and grapefruit. A bit salty. Sour with no carbonation. Some sweetness in the beginning that turns to sour as soon as you swollow. Long sour aftertaste. Herbs (oregano). Green apples. 5/4/7/4/14 Rerate:(Old bottle) Pours orange with no head. The aroma holds boatloads dirty brett (sweaty horse and barnyard), aggressive tart citrus acid and a whisper of red berries. Undertones of hay/cracker-like malt, cheese and bloody meat. The flavour is mega super bone dry and near heavily acidic with notes of citric lacto, dusty crackers and a touch of cheese. The mouthfeel is tart with no carbonation. Long citric finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a small white head. Barnyard aroma with hints of strawberries. Sweet malty strawberry flavor with some sourness. Sweet strawberry aftertaste.

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