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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is the result of blending black cherries lambic of different ages followed by a second fermentation in the bottle. Storage is similar like geuze. All bottles are champagne corked and can be reserved, in normal conditions, for more than thirty years. It is obvious that an amazing taste evolution takes place.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (424) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
37.5 cl bottle. Pours murky red with a small, pink, short lasting head. Aroma has wild cherries up front, dry leather, dark, ripe cherries, and it seems like the tartness comes from elsewhere than the cherries. Slight vinegar. Very funky as well. Taste has a really pleasant tartness up front, fades over to more funky, bitter, wooden dryness, cherries, both sweet and sour, vinegar, some sour candy. Fizzy body and carb. Really nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (256) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy red with thin white edges. Aromas of strong clean cherries up front, some earthy and stable-like notes, slight vinegar and tartness. Taste is tart but mature, sweet cherries, english jelly sweets, leather, dry woody notes and vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1451) - Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Not going to lie, I liked this one. Nice balance between cherry and sour flavors. In my book this is a good substitute for cantillon.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
375ml bottle served in a flute glasd. A: Pours a dark red to violet clear color forming a minimum rose bubbled head with low retention and only few lacings left S: Sweet and fruity. Strong notes of cherries and Lambic yeasts. Tart in the nose with some light notes of oak T: Slightly sweet upfront with strong notes of cherry, grapes, vinegar and oak. In overall, a wuite dry and fruity taste. Lambic yeasts. A little bit metallic M: Light body. Good carbonation. Fruity and tart aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good Lambic Kriek [ BA Review @ 2/12/2013 ]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"nice cherry tinged brick red, but no head though not flat. aroma of both sweet and sour cherries and some barnyard funk. feel is tingly and acidic. flavor pops, lip smackingly tart and sour, but the cherry is not to be a background player. nice balance and close to a 10 flavor wise."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5038) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Sampled at pinball. Amber. Big malt and cherry in here. Some sourness. Tart cherries. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5777) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from notes. Pours a nice ruby red color with a small creamy pink hued head. The aroma has sour cherries, barnyard funk, wet wood, lemon citrus, herbs, and a hint of yogurt. The flavor has sour cherries, oak, tannic notes, lemon, lactic acid, yogurt, and vinegar. Sour cherries linger with a hint of vanilla sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (268) - GREECE - SEP 27, 2014
375 ml bottle bought from Systembolaget. Dark red color with small beige head that quickly disappears. Funky and sour aroma of tart cherries, barnyard notes, wood. Taste is light sweet, tart fruity acidic. Light to medium body, almost oily, soft carbonation with nice bitter spicy fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (148) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Sweeter fruitiness than 3 Fonteinen. Lovely dark cherry-ruby color with a small pink-red foam. A bit of spices in the aroma, complex tartness, sweet-sour cherries. Great taste. A good Kriek!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (387) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 16, 2014
$11.55 for the 375ml bottle, bottled in January 2014. It pours a murky dark red, reddish head of foam, reddish lacing. I can sure smell the sour cherries and oak. Delightful. Sour cherries and the woody oak in the taste with some hints of vanilla, I find a near perfect level of sourness. If I want a tad more, I simply swish the beer in my mouth. I reckon some time in a cellar could do even more for this brew. About medium bodied, light carbonation. This is very good indeed.


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