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

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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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.


Abijen's rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from 2007 I guess. Pours a golden slightly unclear beer with no head at all. Smells sour, candy. Tastes very sour. Tarted. Green apple. Too sour for me. Dont think I will finish this one. Low carbo, thin body and a sticky texture.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6817) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
375 ml bottle. Lot B. BB 07/08/2027. From some webshop long time ago.
Hazy orangey brown colour with no head. Rose hips, red berries, leather, sourness and tartness in the aroma. The flavour is super tart and sour with red berries, vinegar and some mould. Very tasteful and rich.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2014
One of Hanssens’s most distinctive products, a young lambic with strawberries, traditionally made (i.e. with real fruit and no extracts, no sugar and consisting of 100% lambic). Beautiful pinkish orange colour, thin and unstable head (only coming forth from some bottle refermentation, it is after all an unblended lambic and not a geuze, so this is easily forgiven); wonderfully complex character which cleverly blends the funkiness, woodiness and ’barnyard’ character of their lambic with the delicate, gracious, refined sweetness of genuine strawberries. Perhaps not to anyone’s liking, but I consider this one of the most elegant of authentic fruit lambics.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to Ed King for the pour. Hazed light orange with little in the way of a head. Nose is tarte strawberries, light smoke, straw, red berry fruit tang. Taste comprises tangy strawbs, tarte fruit rinse, light acidity, dank wood and must, light funk. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a sour edge. Refreshing fruit lambic.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (1607) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle, tenmindste houdbaar tot 07/08/2027. Hazy/unclear red orange with a tiny quickly disappearing white head. Strong lactic sour, fruity, red berries but I cannot single out oudbeitje. Light farmhouse, leather and lots of lemon as well. Medium body, medium sweet and heavy sour, near flat carbonation, oily texture. I find the flavour ok, but when making a strawberry lambic, why not make one that tastes just a bit of strawberry? Ok, maybe the finish has some very light strawberry once the massive lemon wears off, but still. A bit carbonation and less aggressive sourness wouldn’t hurt either.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle at GBBF
Hazy straw yellow with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma is tart, fruity and citrus. Taste is tart, citrus, Fruity and cheesy
Very good

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crlnts (294) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 23, 2014
WTF. This is old cheese - very old cheese - with strawberries. A bad joke, like the cod with strawberries from Gaston Lagaffe. The fruit is shining. Shining over a sea of rotten cheeses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1870) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle form the Belgian Bar at GBBF 2014. Hazy amber, very thin to almost nothing, white head. Nose is nice and tart and sour, rustic apple skin tannins, musty grain, farmyard/horse blanket, white apple flesh, apple vinegar, straw and very very subtle strawberry. Taste is tart, sour, vinous, musty grain, musty apple, tart white Bramley apple, white wine vinous, and malt vinegar. The strawberry is subtle but it’s coming through nicely. The malt vinegar and strawberry is a really nice palate combination.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle pours slightly hazy gold orange with rapidly settling white head, no lace. Aroma is funky and huge buttery oak, strawberry, and vinous. Flavor is mildly tart, funky, tart strawberry, acidic, with an oaky, big sweet strawberry finish. Tasty and drinkable, unfortunately expensive. Very soft carbonation, medium-light body, and smooth texture.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3205) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Best Before 07.08.2027. What a nice suprice. Piwo nalewa sie jak wode z kranu, zupelnie bez piany. Metne i to bardzo i to juz od samego poczatku, zamglone mocno, brudno pomaranczowe. Pachnace przedziwna konska skora, butami ze skury, rozgrzana guma i asfaltem. Lekki aromat poziomek i truskawek tez wyczuwalny. W smaku ciezkie do przelkniecia za sprawa lekkiego smrodu, ale to zawadjackie troche jest ze przyciaga i po chwili przy ciezkich pierwszych lykach jest ciekawie fajnie i naprawde cudownie, dochodza posmaki owocow lesnych i zwlaszcza tej truskawki ktora zastosowano w 30%. Wytrawny i dlugi finisz pozostawiajacy posmak wedzonego sera w ustach. Ciekawe i szokujace miejscami wrazenia. Ale warto sie przelamac.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - Very tart and funky citrus acidity. Strawberry is lightly present in the finish. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Funky up front with strawberry in the finish. Nice and well balanced.


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