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

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
Cloudy orange color, no head. Aroma of strawberry and sourness. Flavor is very sour, citrousy and strawberries

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nick35 (12) - USA - APR 19, 2003
No head, typical lambic Brett odor on pouring. The fruit is subtle, slightly sweet, and extremely balanced. The acidity of this beer is fantastic: a blend of citric, acetic, and lactic. Titrated to 1.5% tartaric, pH of 2.8. The most balanced and best fruit lambic I've had.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
thedm (5006) - 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 (2583) - 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 (11898) - 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.


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