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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Intense stale musty sour aroma, some light sour cherry as well. Super sourness to the point of mouth-puckering. Not my idea of fun. Carbonation helped but not much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2005
Pours dark read with a thin pink-ish head. Sour, fruity cherry nose with a little hint of sulfur. Fresh, sour cherry flavour with some notes of vanilla. Somewhat leathery. Has a nice, dry green apple finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Pours a deer red/amber color with a small pale pink head. Aroma is fantastic including cherries, sugar and raspberries. Flavor is delicious with a strong cherry taste through-out and hints of raspberries and a slight bite. Not over-powering with the fruit flavors which makes it more enjoyable in my opinion!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Simiply a lovely beer. I tried this beer when my sweet tooth took over. Standard kiek, a nice fizzy dark red with a lovely nose of cherries. The beer was sweet , full and not particullary overdone. Not jaw dropping good , but close. I do love myself a Kriek

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5193) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2005
375 ml bottle, corked champagne style, at Plan B, Copenhagen. Red / "pinkish" / brown colour, moderate pale pink head. Sour cherry and funky barnyard aroma. Flavour is very sour cherries and red wine vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
Bottle vintage 1999. Deep red coloured with a small light pink head. Powerfull nose of sour cherries, oak, horseblanket and sweet fruit. Lots of sourness and cherries in the flavor with notes of earth, wood, peaches and horsestabel. Finishes with a dry mouthfeel. Good one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Vintage 1999. Very complex nose, sour and tart along with notes of cherries. Deep red body, with a small white head. Mellow sourness in the flavor, and quite tart cherries. Very good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2005
I am assuming that this 750ml bottle is about 3 years out of Belgium. I wish I could say that it were finely cared for by someone with great respect for the beer but unfortunately I believe this bottle to have been sitting in a cooler in a single file line with its traveling companions for a couple of years now, I’m assuming. I was truly expecting this beer to be pretty damn beaten up, lackluster and kind of dead…. However, a pleasing surprise I have just encountered.

The bottle is shaken up a bit… Pours a tawny amber body with a fluffy then diminishing light tan colored head. The aroma is surprisingly sweet! Big notes of ripened cherries lay beside the rather malty objective. I am having a difficult time putting this beer into words… so I will just throw out some thoughts: - Aged balsamic vinegar overtop vanilla bean ice-cream, cherry cobbler with whipping cream, almond oil, oak cask, hint of cognac, aromatic bitters, black berries, a new leather wallet or handbag, apple cider, peaches, Cyprus woods, mulling spice, New Belgium Red, pressed cabernet grapes, tart yeast and dough, walnuts,…. An insane blending of sweet and sour…. More Balsamic… which I LOVE! Honey mustard balsamic vinaigrette… that’s what it is for me!!! There is so much more oak & cheery than I was expecting from this beer, I thought it would be more Geuze like and less a fruit beer… maybe time has lessened the tartness, but I would have thought the cherry to go first. The super dry bittersweet finish causes a steady drawing of the glass to my lips with a rapid tempo. What a wonderful find this was!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2005
bottle. reddish brown body with a short-lasting white ring of head. refreshing tart cherry aroma with underlying wheat characteristics. as it warms up it opens the door to funky earthy aromas. body is of juicy cherries and is so refreshingly tasty. there are some sweet notes in the finish which leaves a bit of sugary residue. very tart, funky, and wheaty. I love it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2005
Hazy blood-red colour. Low head. Inviting and quite dekicate aroma of tart woody notes of bitter cherries and wild yeast. Fresh and sour flavour of wood, cherries, blue grape-peels and stomach acid. Tart but quite well-balanced aftertaste of young cherries and wood. Good fruit lambic!


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