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


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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2006
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head that wholly dissipates, atop a hazy red body. Aroma is mild sweet, sour cherry, vinegar, leather, light wood. Taste is quite sour, vinegar, cherry, some cheese. Light sweetness sneaks in there, but the vinegary sourness is what dominates, particularly in the swallow. Acidic light-medium body with light stickiness. Remarkably unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
Bottle. Reddish in colour with a pinkish head. Wow! Moldy and cherries and sour. Notes of oak. Very nice. Pretty hardcore though. Could feel prickling in my throat as I was finishing it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle from NachlamSie. Pours a pinkish copper with only a wisp of carbonation at first. The aroma is sour cherries, petting zoo, and a little bit of an herbal tea note. The flavor is extremely sour, almost puckering. Very sharp in the back of the mouth. Mostly grain and sour cherries dominate, and a more robust fruity sweetness becomes detectable as I acclimate to the sourness. Yay lambic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Bad bottle rate below. Need to re-rate.

Bottle. Pours with lively carbonation and a slight cherry hue. Aroma is lunch meat. Taste is vinegar with cherry and a finish similar to Swinginí Door bbq sauce. Palate spreads the filth. I bet this would be really good on fish and chips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Slightly hazy light cherry color with a small frothy white head. Sour aroma with some cherry hints. Puckering sour flavor with some light cherry in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2006
HOLY CRAP! $10 for a magnum/50 oz bottle. Iíve never paid so little for lambic before. Hazy reddish orangish amber body with a small to moderate head and blah lacing. Cherryish barnyard aroma. Some sweetness to go with the acidity. Good, but could be better... more complexity. It was getting old after having 1.5L of the stuff. But at that price, this is a steal.

   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.

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