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


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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

SpongeRuiner's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (729) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (45) - - SEP 19, 2014
Sweeter fruitiness than 3 Fonteinen. Lovely dark cherry-ruby color with a small pink-red foam. A bit of spices in the aroma, complex tartness, sweet-sour cherries. Great taste. A good Kriek!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (331) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 16, 2014
$11.55 for the 375ml bottle, bottled in January 2014. It pours a murky dark red, reddish head of foam, reddish lacing. I can sure smell the sour cherries and oak. Delightful. Sour cherries and the woody oak in the taste with some hints of vanilla, I find a near perfect level of sourness. If I want a tad more, I simply swish the beer in my mouth. I reckon some time in a cellar could do even more for this brew. About medium bodied, light carbonation. This is very good indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1734) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
Fresh 37,5cl bottle bb08/2032, slightly aged (3-6mths) bottles on earlier occasions. gorgeous deep ruby with pink head, vibrant with decent natural carbonation. Spiced nose of mulled wine, cinnemon and winter kitchen rack over red wine in a box, cherry pit with bitter almond characteristics. Taste is spicier than manynother krieks as well, with again that mulled/cinnemon aspect distracting from the natural cherry skin tartness. Odd chloric, decongealed thaw water notes mix in with flowery perfumes, wild moist pastures after Belgian rainpours. Some cherry balsamico, upfront lactic sourness remains manageable. All in all rather unfocussed when fresh, improves considerably in aging, while remaining always easy and quenching drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4030) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from etregourmet.be webshop. Pours a hazy pink body with a small white head. Nose is strong horseblanket and stable tones, hay, straw, lemon acid, cherries, hints of grains and wood. Taste is cherries, hay, lemon, citric peel, horse blanket, hints of wood and straw. Medium body, medium high carbonation. Very nicely balanced, yet both funky and tart kriek. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
37,5cl bottle at home. Only wrote down a score. But basicly and very very sour kriek. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (611) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Hazy red-ruby color with a small pinky head. Aroma - funky and sour with cherries. Taste - sour, cherries, berries, green apples, wood. Medium-bodied. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Oude kriek with thin, off-white head and deep brownish red colour, hazy. Very funky aroma, lots of horseblanket, flowers, sherry, wet hay and obviously sour cherries. Sour onset, bit vinegar-like, lots of fresh sour cherries, funky, complex, woody and refreshing with a meaty hint of horse steak. An earthy and different example of its style, but I’m sure its funkiness will not be to anyone’s liking, not even those in favour of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Alhoewel ik de oude geuze van Hanssens lekkerder vindt dan die van Oud Beersel, is het bij de oude kriek net andersom, deze was niet zo goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2624) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottled. Pours red with a large, pink head. Aroma of wood, cherries, barnyard notes, brett and citrus. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and soft carb. A very nice and crisp Kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (730) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Couleur rouge sombre, très légère mousse rose. Nez cerise, note de vinaigre, alumette brulée. Gout cerises, vinaigré, acidulé, avec bonne astringence, fin bien aigre. Un peu aqueuse

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