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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Pours a pink foamy head on a dark hazy red/amber body. Aroma has a lot of sweet cherries with a nice touch of lambic. Flavor is tart of sour cherries with a dry finish. A nice and fresh Kriek!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Deep amber with a slightly ruby tone and a small white head.Acidic soured cherries and cider aroma.Musty,sweaty and tart.Finishes dry almost astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Bottled brown label. It has a very red tint with no head and is very dense looking. The cork blew out like a rocket but luckily I didn't lose any beer really. The aroma and flavor is vinegar, barnyard, sour, a little astringent and sweet as well. Interesting interplay; sour, refreshing, and complex. The palate is absorbing and enveloping. Overall it's very nice, but the sweetness got a little cloying toward the end of the glass. A great complement for starchy foods and it was excellent with a steak as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Clouded, reddish amber appearance, no head formation. Pungent, cheesey aroma, cherry is subtle but noticeable. Cherry predominant in the flavor but there's plenty of balance. A touch of blue cheese, well tempered puckering vinegary flavor at the end. Good sour bite in the finish but cherry sweetness comes back well. This is as well a balanced fruit lambic as I think I've tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4981) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Bottle. Red/orange brew with a fluffly/fizzy head. Cherries, cobwebs light malt and leather in the aroma. Light on the palate. Light sweetness sticks thoughout the qauff. Acidity kicks in towards the end, but does not cleanse the palate as many lambics. Chewy mouthcoating sweetness in the end, make me scratch my tongue. A very good brew, just a bit heavy in the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20750) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2004
Bottled. Pale red. Nutty sweetish cherry aroma. Clean mouthfeel, less lively and sparkling than their regular gueuze. Woody and ashy, with some sweetness to balance the heavy acidity. A good kriek, no doubt, but lacks something to make it really great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2004
To me this was more like a flemish sour ale. Astringent and acidic, with a very sour feel in the mouth. Lots of light fruits, cherries and bananas. Just really too much for me to appreciate when it comes to the sour, I think it was over the top.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8498) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2011 Soft murky red appearance. Aroma is typical, lots of sour tones, and only a slight cherry presence. Taste is average, mouth feel is unexpectedly thin, and along with the hard-to-detect cherry flavors. rerate needed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 5, 2004
cobweb aroma, barnyard aromas, some sour cherry, way accidic with a bit of garbage. Crazy aroma. Way dry, moderate sour in the middle with sweetness comming late, hay, leather, taste is refined and not all to funky like the aroma. No carbonation. Pink fading color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2003
mossy sour cherry aroma, pinkish oragne with no head, winey and woody, sour punch that melds into a sweet finish with hints of cherries

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