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

bottled
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RATINGS: 782   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Beautiful deep red color. With a creamy cherry red head. Funky and lemon zest aroma. Really nice. A sharp sour upfront and goes all the way down. Very good flavors. Really love the sour consistency.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taxee (2) - - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle at tuulensuu, tampere. Aroma is sour berries, cherries, stables. Nice sour taste, berries, cherries, some earthy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2864) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5870) - 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.

4.3
   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 !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5189) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2146) - 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)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (542) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ksiwzos (44) - 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...

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ElDesmadre (1762) - 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.


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