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

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RATINGS: 747   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
Bottled. Red coloured with a small pink head. Acidic aroma of wood and lactic acid. Acidic flavour of wood, cherries and vinegar. Too acidic for my liking.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
Dark auburn colour with a light chill haze. There is actually very little head, almost none. A very tart aroma, light cherry hints with some barnyard inklings and a hint of leather. A mouthfilling tartness at the front with a semi-sweet cherry beginning. Hints of leather at the back - dries off with a mouthwatering finish. A great fruit lambic - top notch.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Cloudy burgundy color, paling to a golden at the edges. Modest carbonation, small to no head. Aroma strong, some leather, cherries, maybe even apples and cranberries. Flavor: acidic doesn’t even begin to describe this! Quite sour!! Easily the sourest beer I’ve had, puckering and eye watering. Dry tart bite in the finish; causes a little indigestion on an empty stomach. Fun but limit yourself to one glass! (I tackled most of the 750!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle. Pours a deep burgundy red, with very little CO2 and a quickly disappering head. The aroma is packed with marzipanlike cherry aromas, dried fruits and some madeira notes as well. On the palate the beer is extremely acidic, lots of horseblankett flavours and again madeira notes. An extreme kriek- not for beginners.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
(375ml unlabelled bottle with a red chalk mark, bought in 1996) Cloudy amber colour with a tiny fizzy slightly off-white layer. Acidic vineos aroma with traces of horseblanket and only a shy fruity nose; cherries are hardly detectable. Initially a very short sweetness that harms the sharp sourness a bit. Very sour taste but well balanced with its fruitiness of small apples (as used for Cidre or Applewine). Lasting tart and vinous finish. Better digestible as the Oude Gueuze from Hanssen. Thanks to pivnizub for sharing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
Bottle (bought 1996): Amber to red coloured; thin foamy off-white head; typical horse -blanket nose, acidic with a tinge of cherries; starts fruity and also surprisingly sweetish, but quickly arrives the heavy acidic flavour, some fruity notes (green apples?); tart aftertaste, only slightly bitter; the initial sweetness makes a highly quaffable, well rounded and well balanced brew. Very good stuff !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1896) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Cloudy orange red color. Sour aroma that tickles the notrils. Tingly mouthfeel with plenty of full flavored sour cherry. Very enjoyable. I shared this bottle with five friends and everyone enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Tan-red in color, sour cherries in the nose. Sour, wood, tart, cherry. Softly carbonated and smooth on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 13, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 I gotta say so far it is not going well. I have a pen in the bottle which is half way frozen from 40 min in the freezer for instant chill. Dark orange with no head, leather and dust pretty aweful. As another ratebeerian put it, "It smells like scary dick cheese." Aroma is rubbery almost burnt tire. Flavor is definately sour and tart.....cherry. Wait I must say highly sour and the palate is sour too like a warhead. I figured the aroma out. It is simply burnt vacuum no question about it. Oh god the aroma is aweful. Must have been the terrible start to this one. TART as shit!!! like mustard!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2005
(Bottled, 0.375l) Hazy red color with a smallish, tight head. Slightly sour, but also sweet cherry aroma. Sour and acidic, crisp cherry flavor. Medium-bodied, semi-dry, sour palate with medium carbonation. A crisply sour, fruity and quite well-balanced kriek.


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