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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15247) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2004
Bottle. Sour aroma. Very slight hint of cherry. Nice red and a little cloudy colour, small white head. Acidic flavour with a little cherry. Acidity cuts my throat a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Thanks to npdempse for this. Nice ruby, headless pour with huge cherry aroma along with slight grapes, horse pussy, and sour ass. Tastes krieky, but too tart for my tastes. When I eat a Bing or Montmorency or other cherry, I get more sugar in the taste than this. Where did all the sugar go? A little too tart here, but nonetheless, a very good kriek, just not my first or second choice.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3851) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled, best before 2018. Copper colour. Fruity with vague cherry notes, and dry-ish. Woody, bubble-gum, cognac finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17974) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2004
Quite pale red, almost no head. Sour cherry aroma with some yeast. Nice sourish/sour cherry flavor, yeasty notes and with a more fruity finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Poured a reddish/brown with a small head. Musty, sour/sweet, vinegar aroma. Sweet flavor up front with a sour finish. Light cherry aroma and taste. Very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Bottle poures a very hazy dull redish brown. No head or lacing. The aroma is that combination of tart cherries and old musty notes. Itís a good thing that I know these are supposed to smell like this. Flavor is a very tart acidic cherry/apple flavor. So this is "horseblanket"...OK. Now I know. The strong acidic flavor takes some getting used to..the feel is like fruit juice witha very soft carbonation. After taste is an almost stinging bit form the very low PH. ( I wonder if anyone has tested it) and the sour musty lingering note. Apparently this is a "true" Lambic as opposed tothe much sweeter Lindemans, which I like better. Live and learn...on my journey to beer geekdom

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2004
My first true Belgian Kriek. Pours a thick amber with a pinkish tint around the sides, a nice pinkish white head with tiny bubbles. Itís picturesque. A brief aroma of sweet fruit followed by a horrible barnyard aroma. Sweaty horse blanket, yes indeed. I donít care for it at all, but this is what I was told to expect for the style. The flavor is different starting with a sweet ketchup (yes I said ketchup), followed by a strong tart cherry/crab apple flavor. It finishes slighty sweaty with tiny champagne like fizz. This is definitely not my type of beer, but I believe it to be good for what it is. Realistically one and out.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Caged and corked green 750 - Upon opening the first wiff of barnyard must, acidic tannin, and tart citrus pulp float through the air giving a familiar raw presense of a true lambic. At which Iím still trying to appreciate and not having much luck at. Looks like a rosy orange kool-aid with a slight pinkish/white bubbly egding around the top that sits very briefly. Aroma is as mentioned above with the added sweet and tart cherry soda mixed in - now that its breathing some in the glass. But the barnyard and must thing is hanginí strong with a measureable medicinal edge in its corners. Earthly dirty and smokey even. A keeper for sure in the nose. Taste is more so metallic and medicinal then I was hoping. Mostly a mellow front with a light fruitish cherry and tart start, middle gains some acidic citrus and metals with touches of the earth and musty barnyard, cherry finishes it off in the end with a grab of added cherry flavor and acid washed rocks. Not overly complex nor is it overly tasty, just alot of acidity and tart. Would like to see a bit more cherry make its way through all that. But thats just me. Glad to have tried it, but not something Iíd be willing to go after again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
nice, sour cherry tasting lambic. this would be great with cheesecake. I enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2004
Rosy, raspberry jam color, bold, dark, and murky, with the beginnings of a head, that fizzles to a mere whitish ring. Aroma: utterly unique, in the way all real lambics, are, dank, gunky, funky, yeasty and wild, smelling of a thousand rustic things at once, and in this case, containing a faint echo of cherries. Taste: brisk tartness greets the palate, mellows eventually, but returns with every sip. Fruitiness is significant in the flavor, but the sour clearly dominates and easily quells any sweetness insurgency. A delightful buzz on the tongue happens every time, at once fruity, sweet, and sour, and I want to credit it to hops, but I donít ever know what to make of lambics, some times. I liked it, I enjoyed it, but never the sort of thing Iíll turn to too often. A truly intriquing representative of the style, as I must admit Iíve only encountered sweeter versions before. Now I know what those lambic-lovers are talking about!


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