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


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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.

DavefromChicago's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2003
I was expecting less than I got here, not being a fan of sourpus, dry geueze and lambic. But this kriek is sweeter and more mellow than Cantillon, which for me is good. The brew pours a nice amber with a definite reddish hue. Very prett, with delicate carbonation and a good, fizzy head, that eventually diminishes. I smell woody, cheesy, cherries with maybe a dirty sock and a used band-aid thrown in. Lotsa cherry flavor, surprising maltiness and hints of mint and herbs. Though sweet, there is a distinctly, sour lambic squeeze of acidity about midway through and into the finish. This is a nice lambic for folks like me who get a stomachache thinking about Cantillon, and love Flanders sour red ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2136) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours an almost clear, deep ruby red, with a thin head. Intensely fruity, funky aroma, cherries, red currant, citrus, Brett, earth. Bone dry, medium body, low bitterness, appropriately low CO2. Fruity, funky, sour taste, cherries, red currant, earth, citrus, hay. Quite complex and rustique. There is a tiny acetic note that disturbs me a bit, funk and acidity I am cool with, but I do not remember picking up acetic elements in lambic beers? Highly enjoyable, nevertheless. (2014-12-20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (515) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2014
At Antwerps Bierhuyske. Red beer with little head. Nose is very sour, cherries, earthy notes. Taste is quite sweet at first but goes over in a tarty sourrness to the end. Medium body, nice cherrytaste. Like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ksiwzos (22) - GREECE - DEC 13, 2014
Dark red color, quite clear, beautiful pink-ish head. Aroma of mostly leather and old/kind moldy barrel or wood, very intense, in a bad way. In a flute glass you could sense cherry notes, but not much. Taste was acetic acid mostly, not awful but not good either. Very overpowering and you couldn’t sense much else. There were some cherries somewhere... Very very dry and sour. This one was a bad bottle I hope...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ElDesmadre (1716) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Sauerkraut taken straight from a wooden barrel, mixed with vinegar and sour cherries. Guess I have yet to learn how to love those uber-sour beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Clear red beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of citrus, cherries, leather and horse blanket. Flavor is fruity with notes of cherries, leather, citrus and herbs. Dry but good drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (823) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 Bottle. Dark red/purple with fuzzy pink head that disappears immediately. Black currant, sour cherries, almond cookies, very woody and spicy, nuts and berry pits. Some barnyard, but very fresh, no oppressive horse blanket. Very crisp and fresh with a deeeeep sour body, quite acidic, and a light, very dry bitter finish. I really love this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2137) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle pour at Jimmy's 43 battle of the Belgian event. Deep restart flavor with a Puckery aftertaste. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AbouAli (99) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Parmi les différentes kriek celle-là est parmi les plus acides. On sent bien le terroir hanssen, goût de pourri type melon-orange pourri

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2014
.375l bottle at Pozarevac Grand Tasting 2014. Deep cranberry, red body, red-white head. Funk cherry aroma. Earthy. Very cranberry feel. Quite dusty, earthy body, more tart than sour. Gorgeous red color. Such full, natural flavor. Nice fun beer, oak is nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 27, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget, Kvarnen, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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