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

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RATINGS: 750   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2006
2000 bottle consumed in í06. i didnít expect too much but this left me stunned. rose appearance, huge aroma of tomato vine and a touch of strawberry with a threat of some lambic rancidity. the sourness had mellowed significantly but was still mouth-puckering and showed some tomato juice and blood and suggested strawberry fruit tella and salted lemon. amazing

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Savad (58) - Den Bosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2005
Golden color. No head (lambic !), just fizzy bobbles - no matter how much you jolt the glass. Cask wood in the aroma, strawberry jam, strawberry bubblegum. 9 on the aroma. Would be 10, if it was a bit more persistent. Strong strawberry feeling as you take a sip and hold it in the mouth. And then a burst, a jolt! Cask wood and vinegar acidity suddenly pervades your body. Makes you shiver. Leaves a dry woody mouthfeel.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4990) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 2001 Vintage bottle@Kulminator: sampled, hazy orange colour, reminds me of peach juice/nectarine, smells surprisingly sweet with some jam & fruits (mainly strawberry), taste is very tart-like with strawberries (different in taste from both wild and regular strawberries, more like a mix of both), mint tea, definitely a lambic but not really sour or anything, some farm flavours, distant squeezed lemon juice, aging is amazing, very good //// Need to update my rating of this one Ė I simply adore this beer, have been having bottles of this one again regularly & it is simply outstanding, pure harsh, acidity, farmland, thick strawberry-like sour goodness Ė one of the best fruit lambicís out there and few seem to bother with this one //// tried some fresher bottles, this is hardcore sour now, just as good as always but way sourer, almost dressing, maybe they mellow out with age or they are brewed way sourer now //// this is still one of the best fruit lambicís around

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrunoSanchez (173) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 16, 2015
Lambic con aggiunta di fragole. Bellissimo colore aranciato senza schiuma. Al naso intensi aromi di fragole andate a male con note di legno e spezie. In bocca zero carbonazione, corpo medio e estremamente acida! Il sapore inizia dallíaceto di mela che pian piano lascia una scia di fragola alla fine. Buona ed aggressiva consigliatissima agli amanti del mondo acido.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Wow. This is an intense amazing lambiek. There is nothing sweet about this beer. Itís almost totally dry. It has the classical lambiek sourness without any sugar candy taste. This is not a beer for taste sissies. Itís a beautiful cider color. The nose is delecate with a slight hint of strawberry. The initial taste is grapefruit sour explosion that travels up your nasal sinus. The aftertaste is all strawberry. I found this in De Bierkoning in 2005. The bottle is, as far as I can tell, undated. Opened to celebrate the start of a new career.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MacBoost (1468) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2012 Bottle @ Tap and Mallet: Pours a clear light amber with no head. Flat. Aroma of strawberries, funk and oak. Very tart, very good. Blew me away. FUNKY! Awesome.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gary (1532) - Piss-ant Valley, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
375 ml Corked 07/08/2027.. oh my shit this is nice ...
The nose is subtle strawberry covered in funk, dirt , public toliets, sweat , and just a fucken kick in ass LAMBIC potency ...flat but bright looking orange . a mother of a tart palate , acidic , dry funky, with just a breeze on strawberry .. and even that is sour .. cheesy finish . god damn damn damn grate .

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2002
I would call this the beer that changed me. When pouring a Oudbeitje be prepared for the most complex smells and flavours you have ever experienced. The smells begin by reminding me of a barnyard, or a musty basement - but has overtones of fruitness. The taste is more complex than can be described, but the sourness joins hints of strawberry at the finish. The after taste is the best part, I couldnít drink anything else the rest of the night b/c I wanted the flavour to continue to linger.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
2000 edition.Hazy orange in color with no head.Fruity,strawberries,acidic,sour/tart,musty like grnadma's bsaement,an odd flavor reminscant of Lucky Charms,cidery,strawberry flavor,sweeter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2114) - 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 canít 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, itís marvellous.


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