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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (75cl): going to take me a long while to get used to this style. As a winemaker this has almost everything I try to avoid. I suspect this is what the style should look like so I’ve taken it easy in my scoring. Red brown color. Cloudy and no head. There is a light spritz. Aromatics take the cake. Volatile, slightly mould, must, old oak. Maybe a hint of decomposing fruit. Dry, extremely sour and no bitterness. Medium light palate. Long acid finish. Mousey and dirty. Very old world. Technically this is faulty and crap. I’ll come back and score again when I have more experience. For the moment it hurts to give this score.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trolleo (1390) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2016
Hazy red color, no head. Aroma is like bad sour cheap red wine plus some wood, alcohol and champagne. Taste is extremely sour cherry. Creamy texture. Medium body, flat carbonation. //bottle at Craft Room

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
10+ year old bottle at Delirium Cafe, label falling off and all. Pours a hazy red with thin ring of bubbly pink head. Aroma of funky barnyard awesomeness with a hint of tart cherry behind. Taste is right there with a touch more acidity than funk, fruit is still there in spades, really complex and tasty. Awesome stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (1312) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2016
Rood bier zonder schuim. Smaak is fris zuur en fruitig met echt krieken smaak, niet chemisch. Ondanks dat dit soort bier niet echt aan mij besteed is, ietwat te zuur, vind ik deze best goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
2015 375ml corked and caged. Tulip. Red Apron in Merrifield. Murky dark red with bare ecru head. A: acidic, tart citrus and cherries, vinegar. T: very tart and acidic, with lemon, sour cherries, yeast, vinegar. Too tart and acidic to really enjoy any flavor here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2016
A 0.375 l bottle that poured lightly hazy ruby body with a medium sized pinkish head. Fine sour aroma, apples, vinegar, maybe only a hint of cherries. Flavor was correspondingly sour, similar to oude gueuze, a strong sourness was short living although left a long finish of lambic flavors. Sour cherry also showed up actually only in the finish along with a green apple notes. A little bit less intense than its "base", with atypically small amount of fruitiness, it was still a very pleasant brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4989) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 19, 2016
Huge thanks heavy! Shared with him & some others. Ruby red body with a tiny white head. Dry, classic lambic aroma, sour, dry, funk, hay. No fruit in the aroma. Similar in the taste, sour, dry, funky, some hay, with a fruity touch that ends up more like a feeling than a taste, whatever flavors there were were long eaten up I guess. Blind, I doubt most people would identify it as a fruit lambic. Light plastic, some clove & pepper. Eh, this is a solid lambic, but falls short compared to the superb Oude Gueuze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (849) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Nose is funky, farmyard, hint of wee, cherry, cheese, fantastic. Taste is cherry, farmyard, sour, cheese, more rich dark cherry, vinegar, balsamic, oak, wood lemon juice, leather, cranberry. Mouthfeel is flat, and light. This an outstanding fruit lambic; no sugar fruit juice here, rather a refreshing, sour and dry beer which has a lovely dark cherry character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Red colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Tart, cherries, sour, funk, fruit.
Body: Light body with a low carbonation.
Flavour: Cherries, sour, tart, vinegar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2304) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle @ the rekvium. Pours hazy red with almost no head. Aroma sour cherries, barn and funk, light vinegar, light cherry candy. Taste is way sour with loads of sour cherries and a touch of vinegar. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
impuritylaw (64) - Freibierg, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2016
375ml bottle kindly shared by bartlebier, thanks for the nice refresher after a hot day. Intense dark blueish red colour with almost no head. Aroma and taste are sour cherries, star anise, a little bit of cinnamon, mould and loads of funk/sourness. One of the sourest fruit bombs I had, almost like a cherrie sauce to pair with waffles and a nice light fizzy mouthfeel. Love the huge amount of funk and sourness, great!

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