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


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RATINGS: 784   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.

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   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2949) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ New Years Tasting. Pours a hazy dark pink beer with a small pinkish head on top. Aroma of cherries, sour funk and Brett. Flavor is stringent and sour, loads of the cherries return here along with some oaky notes. Fruity sour finish, decent carbonation, decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wojciechianna (125) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Red color, no head. Aroma of wine and homemade cherry juice, with a hint of funky aroma. Tastes very dry and sour, paralyzes tongue. Unique beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1454) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Aroma is sour berries, cherries, stables. Nice sour taste, berries, cherries, some earthy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - 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 (647) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5311) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Beergusto webshop. Unclear red color with minimal white head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, funk. Taste, tart cherries, cherry stones, almonds, barnyard. Very sour finish. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taxee (3) - - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
Very sour, a slight metallic taste. Almost like a raspberry wine. Probably a zero IBU ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
A 2009 vintage bottle. Opened with a soft pop. Poured out a hazy ruby red- a beautiful color when held up in light. Smell of cherries, blueberries - all rotting with a faint smell of yoghurt. Went off like a sour bomb in the mouth. Complex, gooseberries and lots of sourness. Fantastic !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5969) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared at The Hague New Year Whale Session. Pours hazy red purple with a ring pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, light funk, light wood, barnyard. Flavour is moderate to heavy acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
February 28, 2015. Bottle at home, marked Lot H.
Deep red with a small frothy, quickly dissipating, pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, cherry pits, vinegar, wood, leather. Taste is very dry tart with cherries, vinegar, vanilla and wood. Finish is lasting dry acidic with fruity notes. Medium bodied, sofft carbonation.

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