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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2006
Red-brown and hazy with a small head. Intense musty sour cherry aroma with some vinegar. The taste begins smooth and sweet before the spicy sourness hits the taste buds and then recedes to leave a final dryness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2006
Aroma:sour kriek... Appearance:Dark reddish,light pink head... Flavor:very sour flavor,kriek....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 10/17/2006 Bottled deep red in color with a sweet cherry and sour nose. The flavor is lots of sour cherries, rather sweet, with that nice oaky finish. Krieks aren’t my favorite but this was still enjoyable. 6/3/7/4/13 = 3.3

Rerate 12/30/07 from my SS. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Lots of hay and sour notes in the nose with residual sugars. Funky flavors. Hay and sour with must, a cherry fruityness, and a sugars straight out of the white packet. The sweetness had enough balance with sour tannins and funk to not bother me too much. The sweetness seemed to fade as it warmed. Enjoyable. 8/4/7/4/15 = 3.8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle: Hazy deep red colour, with a flat head. Aroma of sour,yeasty,fruity and a cherry nose. Flavor is sparkling,sour,sweet,with a champagne citruc mouth feeling.Thin to medium body, medium finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stouby (4418) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2006
Bottle at home. Red with a quickly disappearing head, no lacings. Aroma heavy malty (cherries). Flavor light sweet, moderate/heavy sous. Light body, normal carbonated. Not really a favourite of mine!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Deep red y color and a thin white head. Aroma of cherry and sour. The taste is very sour, distand sour cherry and red wine. Taste mostly like other kriek i drank so far . Bière de couleur rouge sang avec un mince collet blanc. Odeur de cerises et surette. Au goût, elle est vraiment très surette avec un goût subtle de cerise et de vin rouge. Elle goût sensiblement comme toute les autres Kriek que j’ai goûter jusqu’à maintenant.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Poured from 12,7 oz bottle. Pours deep orange/light amber with white wispy head. Offensive rotten sweet aroma. Stonger on the palate with ridiculously sour taste. This overpowers any hope of recognizing most of anything except a faint hint of cherries. Not that good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
Robe rose foncée voilée surmontée d’une mince mousse blanche. Arômes de cerises et d’épices. Saveurs acides et sures de cerises et de houblon amérisant.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2006
I am so sorry, but this is not very tasty. Looks great (reddish copper) but it’s extremely sour (meaning lots of acidity). Distant cherry taste and very carbonated. Sort of funky smell (reminds me horse droppings). If I would say one thing that this tastes like it would be carbonated rasberry vinegar. Again: Sorry! I’d love to like this but I can’t. It’s just too vile. I suppose this is ment to be served as apertiffe but I don’t think I would like as that neither.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2014 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 10/1/2006
37.5 cl bottle from Swedish Systembolaget.
Brownish color, white head. Strong sour scent, some horse droppings. Very sour taste. No bitterness. Acid, but nice, aftertaste. Unusually high level of CO2 for this type of beer.
6/3/7/3/14=3.3

Second rating
Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg.
Shady copper color, small white head. Extreme acidic scent with some sweet cherries. Acidic and marzipan taste, sour aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
7/3/6/3/13=3.2

Rerate
37.5 cl bottle at Akkurat Stockholm. 1998 vintage, sampled on August 6, 2010.
Hazy copper color, small white head. Phenolic, smoke, acidic, red currants scent. Sour, acidic, marvelous taste! Mouthpuckering sour mouthfeel. Very low bitterness. Un-ripe red currants, when green in color, aftertaste.
6/4/9/4/16=3.9

Rerate
375 ml bottle on January 8, 2011. BB 07/08/2030.
Thanks to Nisse666.
Hazy deep ruby red color, pretty much no head. Almost overpowering cherry pip scent. Acidic to sour taste, sour finish. Puckering sour mouthfeel, low bitterness.
8/2/7/3/14=3.4

Rerate
75 cl bottle, thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on Feb 22, 2014.
Hazy dark red color, smallish off-white head. Acidic to sour, cherry scent, also cherry pips. Acidic to sour taste. Puckering mouthfeel, very very low bitterness.

8/3/9/3/18=4.1

Rerate
Bottle 37.5 cl on March 14, 2014. BB 2024.
Clear dark red color, small off-white head. Very acidic and sour scent, a bit of berries. Acidic to sour taste, some Salubrin aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, no bitterness.
10/4/9/4/19=4.6

Rerate
75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet, sampled on September 23, 2014 in Ludvika.
Clear to light hazy reddish brown color, white head. Acidic, light sweet, sulphuric, gunpowder, vinegar scent. Vinegar, dry taste. Vinegar aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, no bitterness.
4/3/5/3/10=2.5


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