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

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RATINGS: 738   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (245) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into sample glass (Kriek-off): Pours ruby red with a decent pink head. Aroma is nasty, it smells like sulfur and feet. Taste is the second best of the eleven we sampled tonight. Very tart, very cherry. Medium body, perfect carbonation, slightly sticky palate. Great beer if you can get past the horrible smell.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Corked bottle from Luekens in Oldsmar. Deep red pour with pinkish white head. Aroma is big funky cheese, bandaid and berry. Tastes are jammy cherry, lemon, wine, oak, barnyard, acidic, light vinegar, good even sour, little salty, green apple. Lots going on. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AJswimmer (1) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 17, 2014 does not count
Muted nose, very sour but big cherry flavors. Opens up as it warms and becomes very tasty. Great for a warm summer day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (333) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2014
2014.05 - Gentse Biervereniging - proefavond ’bieren met tarwe’ - (al eerder gedronken, en net als voorheen slaat dit bier in als een BOM omwille van zijn zuurgehalte) - donkerrood, geen kraag - neus : krieken, iets ’vuils’ - smaak : ZUUR en krieken

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit pinker Schaumkrone. Geruch stark nach reifen Kirschen. Geschmack sehr säuerlich fruchtig, reife Kirschen.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (353) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy deep pink reddish brownish color with a thin fizzy off white head with pinkish hues. Aroma is nose tingling, dry, lightly tart, cherry, syrupy. Flavor is instantly very sour, light cherry sweetness. Oily body with a lingering cherry tartness on the back of the tongue. Quite delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (2224) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Loved it. Pour is a ruby red with light pink head. Aroma is cherrys, vanilla, very light sulfur, almonds, and lemon. Taste is dominant cherries with a light pickle juice acedic character that doesnt bother me. Tart and tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1485) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to hornydevil. Pours a dark purplish red color with a pinkish head. Aromas of tart cherries. Taste is similar to the aroma. Sour tart taste. Some sweet cherry at the finish. Thick syrupy mouth feel. Medium high carb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2014
Wow this won the kriek off overall, excellent balance of cherry and funk, some sulfur on the aroma, great stuff

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (1875) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Old rating rerated 23.04.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly mild, thinner, oak, grass, paint, red berries. Taste is very acidic sour, sorrel, raw rhubarb, soda powder, lemon, sour cherries, red currants, unripe sour berries, hints of thinner. Medium bitterness, lovely dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.


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