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


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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2006
2004 bottle (I think). I was going to save this for a while, but after reading an article posted here regarding drinking this particular lambic with a steak, I had to try it. Pours out a red color without much of a head. Smell is mostly cherries with hints of oak. Taste is very similar, thick with cherries and rich with oak. Very good Kriek actually. And the article was right, it went with the steak very nicely, the salty steak balanced out the tart sour flavor of the lambic. Nice pairing, that I would have never considered had I not read this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2006
375ml corqed bottle. This on e really had to open up. Majorly musty. After some time, it is now good. Ruby garnet with little bubbles. Yeasty, grainy, tart, fruity. Apples and citrus, Of course, tart cherries. Tart and sour. Cloying yet easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Very sour, slightly funky and just a hint of cherries. As it warms up, it becomes a little more drinkable but still very acidic on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
From a 750ml corked bottle. Pours a deep reddish coppery brown with a thin ivory head. Head goes away quick and the beer is very still. Smell is strong brett. Aggressive funkiness. Some tart cherry in there but quite frankly itís hard to find. Just big sour barnyard funk. Taste assaults the tongue with a tangy fruitiness. Very sour. Some light funkiness. Some fruity apples in the tongue. Shockwave after shockwave of sour. Medium bodied with a tart and funky aftertaste. Not that drinkable but a quite interesting beer to say the least and it grows on you nicely. Iíve had this bottle in the cellar for almost three years and Iíve had it fresh. I donít remember it being this agressive. For fans of sour lambics, I can say this seems to turn into a beast in the bottle if you lay it down for a couple years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Not sure how old this bottled was, but Iím guessing it was aged for some time. The cork came out with almost no pop. The pour brought out only a few tiny bubbles. The aroma was horseblanket, slightly cheesey, with lots of lactic acid. The flavor was very dry, dull lactic acid that became very bright at the end, with some dull muted sour cherries. The mouthfeel was light with nearly still carbonation. I will try to find another bottle and rerate. 7/2/7/3/12 = 3.1

rerate, 4 years later, after having this a number of times in between... shut it, better late than never.. Nice fresh cherry note in the nose, just a tad medicinal. Starts of sweet, but quickly dries out, lots of very tart cherry, some cotton candy sugars, cheesy, yogurt funk and a touch of almond. Finish is extremely dry. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
microakes (159) - CANADA - JUN 21, 2006
Wow. this one even SMELLS sour. Light red colour, with a well carbinated look. Sour in the refreshing way you expect from lemonade. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (15664) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
Bottle from Utobeer. Reddy orange colour with no head. Sour cherry lambic farmyard aroma. Really good integrated fruit and tart lemon/cherry finish. Very nice, if a little (i.e. a lot) tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Reddish pink color with no head. Blast of sour cherry aroma with a little bit of horseblanket funkiness. Tangy cherry flavor is ultra sour with no fake sugary sweetness added. Most of the cherry is in the middle, sandwiched by sourness at the start and finish. Sour taste lingers for a couple minutes after every sip. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2761) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
Aroma: Vinegary, horseblankety, cherry-strawberry with malt coming in late along with barely perceptible noble hops. As the beer warms the cherry aroma becomes more prominent. Almost clear, raspberry juice apperance with only a bubbly head that formed from the pour and not from the almost non-existant carbonation. Flavour: like biting into a sour strawberry; vinegary cherry with little sweet tingles that sparkle on the tongue. Very dry and mouth puckeringly sour. This is a bit of a young bottle. Light body and not enough carbonation (barely any, in fact).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2006
[bottle from beers of europe] Aroma is cherry skins, horse blanket, woody, acidic. tickley carbonation with a dry and very sour finish. Great Stuff.

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