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


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RATINGS: 719   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TearsforBeers (181) - Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Oh man this stuff looks like happiness in a glass! I wish I had the wherewithal to age some of these for decades. It’s deep red with white fizzy foam. The aroma is spritzy, fruitily acidic, a little bit of chalk, fresh. The flavor is lightly sweet, acidic yet calming, it’s like the Platonic form of what a cold tart cherry should taste like, the finish reminds me of cherry skins. There’s an undertone of horsey funk too. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. This is delightful, just the beer I wanted today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inbreak (1544) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Old rating rerated 23.04.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly mild, thinner, oak, grass, paint, red berries. Taste is very acidic sour, sorrel, raw rhubarb, soda powder, lemon, sour cherries, red currants, unripe sour berries, hints of thinner. Medium bitterness, lovely dry acidic mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeq215 (47) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark red with little head. Smells and tastes of sour cherries. Tart, but still very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2409) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Taster at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th May 2011, courtesy of tdtm82. Bright, slightly hazy red. Nose has vinegar, tar, glace fruit. Just a teensy teensy bit sour... makes the previous beer taste like pear juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammerhead01 (39) - Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours dark red with no head. Tastes and smalls very sour. The most sour Kriek I have ever tried. The taste of cherries is present and is quite good. Nice Oude Kriek

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2119) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle. Sweeter, but also more sour compared to Cantillons kriek. Big strawberry notes. Maybe not as complex and deep as other offerings, but sure drinkable and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (1980) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep red. Nice fruity brew with a good balance between sweet and tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (644) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
Nose of ripe cherry and funk. Aroma of tart cherries. Flavour is very sour. Rather dry. Very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (2771) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
375 ml bottle. Ruby red with a slight haze, small bright pink head. Aroma of bitter almond, cherries, piths, light acid and some compost notes. Taste is fresh, acid, mild ammonia notes, faint fruit and some solvent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3465) - GERMANY - FEB 13, 2014
(bottle, rating #3333) pours a murky ruby colour with a frothy pink head. aroma of cherry stones, custard and barnyard, quite funky, with notes of lemon juice, earth and orange peel. flavour is quite sour, with big notes of lemon juice, some more barnyard, acetone, kiwi and only the lightest hint of cherries in the finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (582) - - FEB 8, 2014
Birra intrigante e seducente come il canto di una sirena, ti avvolge con la sua sinfonia di ciliegie abbandonandoti in un limbo di acidità travolgente e pervasiva, piacevole come un sogno idilliaco. Una kriek davvero impeccabile. Hanssens è un vero maestro.

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