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


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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle of recent lambic. Nice aroma of tart apples and beets. Upon first taste the sourness overwhelms, but as you drink further the subtle flavors of lemons and limes combined with rose and tulip petals tempt the taste buds. Very low carbination and slippery mouthfeel. Lambics are still not one of my favorite styles but decent and worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5295) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 From a 750 mL bottle. Dark cloudy red coloring. A relatively large white head. Pleasant aroma of vinegar, apples, lemons and barnyard. The taste is mouth puckering at first with lemon juice. Then it also has notes of balsamic vinegar and some salt in the finish. There are also some hints of cherries and tart apples. A dry woody and leathery finish. This is solid and ranks as a great example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Hazy deep orange body, thin off-white head. Aroma heavy on oak and barnyard mustiness with hints of cherries and the ubiquitous brie cheese rind. Woody, nicely sour body with barnyard musts, molds, cheese rind and sour cherries contributing to the overall funk. The sourness really hits the nose but isn’t as excessive as it is in Cantillon’s lambics. The emphasis seems to be on the wood flavors. Nicely complex and quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (15296) - Sřnderborg, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled, best before 2018. Copper colour. Fruity with vague cherry notes, and dry-ish. Woody, bubble-gum, cognac finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3845) - 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. It’s 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

   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. It’s picturesque. A brief aroma of sweet fruit followed by a horrible barnyard aroma. Sweaty horse blanket, yes indeed. I don’t 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.

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