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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 16, 2004
Murky ambers and reds, thin disappearing white head. Nose is sour cherry, musty cellar, barnyard, cheese, wood, and a hint of earth. Flavors match with a nice sour tangy bite to round it out. Lighter side of medium bodied, fizzy, tangy finish. Love it!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2004
Pours a peachy red with alot of carbonation but little to no head.Aroma is sour cherry with a bit of chlorine. The flavor is at first an intense sour cherry that almost instantly fades to a nice mild sour cherry and oak. I like the sourness/sweetness balance of this kriek more then perhaps any I have yet had. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2004 Tart, woody and sour with a slight sweetness. Natural cherry aroma and flavour. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
750ml bottle: Murky orange color with a red tinge with a fizzy head that lasts about one second. Aroma is mainly sour, but has some wood notes and cherries. Thinish body, ends acidic and sour followed by intense sweetness. Mouth puckering good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2004
This kriek pours with an amber body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is a touch sweet and very tart with a touch of cherry and a good oakey note. The flavor is slightly sweet but very tart with an odd mustiness, notes of oak and a bit of cherry. Light to medium bodied and very dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30476) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2004
The aroma is sweet cherries with notes of wood. The color is a clear red-brown and it has next to no head. The flavor is very acidic with slight notes of cherries, metal, and wood. The end is very acidic and the mouthfeel is very dry.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (2071) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 7, 2012 Cloudy red-brown coloured, small head. Aroma and flavour is more towards a gueuze than a kriek, which i like. Like the Hanssens oude gueuze, this is really world-class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2004
Cloudy red brown color, short pinkish head. Aroma is of a gueuze with a small hint of kriek. Taste is perfectly balance of sour lambics and some krieken, though i wouldn't mind if they had added some more krieken to make it a bit more fruity. Lasting palate. One of the better krieks i would say!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Nice dark cherry color. Rotting cherry/leather aroma. Very little head. Complex flavors. Kind of smokey or woody with gun powder and tobacco. Great barn yard/horse blanket flavors as well. Tart cherry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2nd annual Valentine's day special - Chocolate covered strawberries served with Kriek - Ah, yes, a perfect combination! Dark cherry body, pink head and lacing. Compared to the Beersel I had a few days ago in the Chatroom tasting, this one is a little sweeter. But, it's got a whole lot of wildness to it, too. The aroma is very "outdoors" - like walking thru a damp forest. Besides the sweet cherry flavor, you get the skins and pits, oak, light sourness, and a wild acidic bite, especially at the back of the throat. Great stuff.


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