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

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RATINGS: 749   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Bottle - Vintage 2000. Pours a cloudy amber/orange with no head at all. Looks like apricot juice, but similarities end there. I like the Lambic style, but this one may be a bit too sour for me. The aroma is of strawberries, sour apple and wood. The sourness hits hard on the first sip. It’s very dry on the finish and not much of an aftertaste. This is a sipping beer for sure. I hardly even tastes like a beer. I should probably try more of these and see if I warm up to the style.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
23Skidoo (11) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
No head, no carbonation. Looks like apple juice. Quite pleasant tones of wild strawberry in the aroma, but also some burnt polyethylene. Really sour, but not too strong for me. Taste is similar to the aroma, but the burnt polyethylene is much stronger, especially in the aftertaste; there’s also some resinous quality to it. I’m sort of two minds on this - strawberry notes are very pleasant and unlike anything I’ve tried before, but the burnt plastic really kills it. A defective batch/barrel? Or maybe I can’t just handle the funkiness?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
375ml bottle from beermerchants.com. Fascinating lambic with captivating sour strawberry flavours, some flan, funk and a soft lingering fruitiness. Hugely enjoyable.

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 dall’aceto di mela che pian piano lascia una scia di fragola alla fine. Buona ed aggressiva consigliatissima agli amanti del mondo acido.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (295) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
37,5 cl bottle. Semi-clear orange/light reddish, zero head. Aroma is tart funky, slight barnyard, very apparent fruity/strawberry tone, oak, jam. Taste starts tart, with a fruity musty tone of strawberries, citrus, wood, slight flourish/bubblegum hint, going into a more vinegary tart state, with a defined dryness in the finish. Medium to full body, zero carbo, sticky texture. Perfect on the spring evening.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (574) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
375ml green corked and caged bottle, with a label picturing strawberries, poured into a Rodenbach Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy orange with no head, just a few bubbles that quickly dissipated. Aroma of overly ripe strawberries, barnyard and a hint of vinegar. Flavours of slightly unripe strawberries, green apples, lemon and oak wood notes. Taste is light sweet and medium-heavy sour. Palate is light-medium bodied, slick texture and flat carbonation. Hanssens Oudbeitje is refreshing, the strawberry is noticeable but not dominating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (137) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
375ml bottle. Light, slightly strawberry tinted rose with no head. Lightly sour funky barnyard typical lambic aroma with a sweet overtone of ripe strawberries. Sour and funky taste with sweet, and slightly salty mineralic, strawberry going over to a taste of sweet and sour strawberries and a light dry earthiness. Completely flat and with a light mouthfeel leaving lasting impressions.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3370) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Tart funky barnyard, light oak, and earthy strawberry aroma. Brassy gold with a minimal head. Tart funky lactic, sweet strawberry, and earthy floral vanilla flavor. Light body, soft carbonation. The sweetness of the strawberries balance the tartness nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (774) - GREECE - MAY 4, 2015
From 375ml bottle. Golden color small off white head that quickly disappears. Funky aroma, wood ,light barnyard notes, fruity. Sweet taste, light acidic, tart citrusy. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DenMicke (4) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
The most striking feature is that it should be more carbonated. Almost no head at all. A complex taste with strawberries and citrus, and a slight bitterness like grape fruit. After a while will the sourness dominate. Nice balance in tastes.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franzen (384) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Aroma is mostly strawberry jam with some lime in background. Tastes like strawberries but more like dried strawberries than fresh. The strawberry taste is soon overtaken by the sourness. Should have been drier and more carbonated. Pretty nice summery lambic.


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