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

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RATINGS: 740   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.


1.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
How on earth can strawberries taste so acidic? This beer may very well have the worst aroma of any beer I have ever encountered...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Year 2000 edition. pours a deep gold with a touch of copper, clear, with virtually no carbonation. Nose is pure funk, loads of cottage cheese, a touch of cheddar, and a piercing tartness, almost like doing a line of pulverized lemon sours. Puckering sourness in the mouth carries a faint fruit note, perhaps the strawberries trying to make their presence felt. Descends into a finish of cottage cheese and musk. I don’t mind flavors like these, but this seemed to lack any refinement or balance between the sourness and the cheese notes. Challenging and interesting, but not really completely enjoyable in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Cloudy copper color with hardly any head at all. Taste was sour strawberry, which I wasn’t expecting at all. Really sour grapefruit flavor to go along with it. I couldn’t finish this. Way too sour for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Poured a hazy reddish orange color with no head at all. no lacing either. Aroma of strawberry and horseblanket. The aroma was very strong and funky. Tart and sour, lemon taste. Taste was very sour, lots of grapefruit. A decent lambic, thanks Eyedrinkale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 At the Brugs Beertje,Outstanding fruitbeer on a lambic basis. Oudbeitje has a great golden-orange color and no head. The smell is fresh and lively. It has this tipical lambic aroma’s with a hint of fraise de bois.It smells allmost like a great burgundy wine. The taste is fresh and sour, a little out of balance but still a great beer in its own style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7188) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
This lambic ale poured with no head and elicited a sharp fruity aroma. The flavor was dominated by the unmistakable lamibic base and the taste of sweet strawberries was not as subtle as with most good fruit-flavored lambics. Not quite on par with the other Hanssens lambics, but was very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13538) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2004
Bottled, thanks oakes (BB 08/2018)
Hazy bright orange, no head. Very sour apple (and strawberry) aroma. Very earthy, fruity, some strawberry. Sour but same time fruity and sweet. Gives nice strawberry aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2004
hazy golden orange color, no head, yep, there’s strawberry in the aroma, plenty of hot asphalt, and plenty of sour, but also has an interesting candy sweetness to the aroma. Flavor is not nearly as sour as one would expect from the aroma. flavor has some strawberry, some asphalt, mildly astringent. mouthfeel is fairly light..a very nice lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2004
Warm orange-golden colour. No head, no carbonation. Strawberry (plenty!), apples, sour, woody-grapefruity bite. Very good - especially after the first few mouthfulls...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3754) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2004
Bottle says Limited Edition Year 2000. Pours mostly flat, with some bubbles on the side of the glass but otherwise still. Amber-rose color; hazy with the yeast poured in. Attractive aroma that revealed strawberries later on but otherwise had a noticeable cheese aroma (Cheshire or a crumbly Wensleydale cheese, in particular); noticeably sour. The first sip attacks the palate with a wonderful edge of sour, some fruit and tangy lambic flavors, though muted by the fruitiness. As acidic on the throat as almost any lambic, perhaps not the best version of sourness, in that it mimics the stomach-acid-in-the-throat feeling that you get when throwing up. But don’t overstate that; on the whole it has a very nice bite to it and otherwise has a good mouthfeel (smooth, low carbonation). Fun beer to drink.


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