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

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RATINGS: 708   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.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew poured a very little white head of large bubbles. Its body is an appealingly nice amber brown with bubbles clinging to the side on my mug. There is some lacing evident as the head disappears before I can taste it. It has a burnt wood aroma, not fruity as I expected. It tastes as bad as it smells. I took one sip and poured the rest. Too bad it was an $8.00 bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2003
Cheese and bung hole in the nose. Lots of earthy barnyard notes present. Quite sweet with the berries only peeking out. A little too sweet but also packs a nice tart punch. Very complex and interesting; a great lambic.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Pours a hazy, golden color with virtually no head. The aroma is strongly sour and dry. Horseblanket, cheese, hay, oak, and a touch of fruit. The flavor is strangely inticing. The first drink started a bit off in my eyes. Sour, but in a bad way, like stale. However, it soon moved to a very pleasant and tart fruit flavor underneath a dry, sour lambic base. The fruit is really subtle, but also quite refreshing. Not my favorite lambic--fruit, gueuze or otherwise--but a rather tasty beverage nonetheless.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2003
The label promises strawberries but don't get your hopes up. Extremely oaky smell of barrel aging and with a strong indication of sourness. Pilsener colored with low carbonation. Flavor indicates a fruit and you have to really hunt to noice the strawberry. Not terrible but not overly amazing for a lambic either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2003
Barnyard, hay, earth, cream, and strawberry candy in the nose. Golden color with a thin struggling head. Flavor falls a bit flat with a faily present copper charactor, light lambic tartness. Some strawberry charactor comes in incongruently with the rest. Lacking the punch that I expect with a lambic, needs life.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Bottle. Orange color, no head, a slow beer. Highly citric, sour, tart, lemon and orange. I couldn't find the strawbery; instead, I just found a tart sour challenge. I had to milk this down over a long period of time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Hazy golden liquid topped by minimal white head. Aroma is primarily vinegar and cheese, but there's also barnyard and a hint of strawberry -- while I recognize the overall smell may be desirable for this style of beer, there's a limit to how high I can rate this component given my own preferences. That being said, I very much enjoyed the taste -- it's very sour and acidic, but the strawberry underneath lends a nice balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Tart, lemony nose with hints of strawberry. Moderately sour flavor, some notes of dry hay, with hints of strawberry, lemons, and grapefruit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2003
Beautiful sticking yeast. Peach coloured beer, no head. Sulphur compounds in the nose, a little "horseblanket" and oak, but dominated by a fine fruitaroma, hesitating between raspberry and strawberry. Taste is strawberry -yes- but maybe because I know. Along with a lemony aroma, it results in an exotic fruit flavour, not readily touchable. Very subdued acids, but there is some acetic with warming up. Some sulphur back in the mouth and a retronasal flavour of blue cheese first, warming into less pleasing solvent. Mouthfeel is rather refreshing like carbonation would give, but due to something else as virtually no saturation. Nice (oak)wood finish; tart but not acid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2000: Sweet berry and tropical fruits lie beneath the pungent vinegary cider and smoked gouda aroma. Brief initial sweetness is striking but quickly surpassed by the sourness. Flavors of rose petals within a puckering dry sourness. Mild acidity and cheesiness in the finish with sour lingering aftertaste and a fruit candy sweetness that you know is there but never really pulls through.


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