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


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RATINGS: 718   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (4091) - Stockholm, - FEB 11, 2013
Bottle at Akkurat in February 2013. (vintage 2003, we also tried a bottle from 1998 but the on from 2003 was tastier so I rate that one) Clear ruby with a small head. Aroma of sour cherries, some wood, dust and funk. The taste was nicely sour with cherries, wood, vinegar and funk. Medium carbonation and a light body. The finish was dry. A very nice one!

   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (642) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammerhead01 (38) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pyrmir (2767) - 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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peter_L (475) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2014
Flaska från SB. Körsbärsröd vätska. Doft av körsbär med tydliga inslag av stall. Syrlig smak av surkörsbär. Mums fillibaba.

   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 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 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.

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