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


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RATINGS: 790   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20568) - 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 (8465) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2003
My first lambic review - so bear with me. I am trying to train my palate for the big lambics waiting for me in my cellar. Hazy amber with a thin white head that quickly disappears. Aroma filled with sour cherry and grass, leather, - dare I say horseblanket? -, sweat, wood and green apple. Medium body with a light syrupy texture. Low carbonation. Flavor is mouth puckering acidic. The flavor begins sweet, but then the hammer falls and lots of sour cherry, lemon and green apple come through in the middle, making me squint. The fabled horseblanket, the ripe cheese, it all appears. Dry sweet finish. I may have to eat a roll of tums after this one, but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Amber-orangeish color with a small white head. Aroma is sour and dusty with some cherries. Acidic and tart with a sour cherry flavor coming through late. Tartness lingers on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
Vibrant orange-amber colour. Aroma of cherry, leather, dust. Starts sweet and soft, with cherry and a slight peach juice note. Gets tart in the middle, more traditional. The sweetness comes back in the finish, though, and lingers, taking the edge off the sourness but to my mind also the beer as well. I liked the sweetness at the start as a nice way to ease yourself into it, like the quiet intro on a really heavy song, but the sweet finish was definitely not required.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Slight haze m bright amber. Bright white head. Sour, some raspberry and peach showing up. Soft for a lambic. Thinner front, young gooseberry, green apple, finishing with light medicinal flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Sour/sweet barnyard aroma, cloudy ruby in colour, with a pinkish foamy head. Tart cherry flavour, on the sweet side, dry, clean finish. Really Good!

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