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

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RATINGS: 797   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (5728) - 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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1220) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Pours hazy deep red with tiny pink lacings. Pretty acidic and complex, loads of cherries, cherry pits, almonds and marcipan. Lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1046) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bouteille 375ml. Couleur rouge foncé presque opaque, mousse rosée fuyante. Arôme de cerise, noyau de cerise, vinaigre de vin acidité. Goût de cerise, boisé, levure sauvage, funky, bonne acidité. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2161) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Slightly hazy pink pour. Big funky cherry nose. Tart cherry dominates. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
375 ml bottle. Pours a garnet red with no head. Aromas of black cherries and vinegar. Flavors of sharp tart cherries. Crisp and sour. Light body. Comes across as a fruity Flanders Red. Tres bon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (785) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Pullo @ Beernavigator.com (2014). Kaatuu lasiin tummanpunaisena, ja kirkkaana, noin sormen paksuisella pinkillä vaahdolla, joka katoaa melko pian. Tuoksu on happaman kirsikkainen, mutta siinä on myös makeampaa mansikkaista vivahdetta mukana. Hieman maamaisuutta ja nahkamaisuuttakin on joukossa. Maku on todella happaman kirsikkainen, nyt nahkamaisuus on huomattavasti vahvempaa ja maussa on mukana myös viinimarjaisuutta. Hiven maamaisuutta on niin ikään joukossa. Suutuntuma on äärimmäisen, jopa ikeniä kuivattavan hapan ja hivenen hiilihappoinen. Hieno kriek, jossa tuoksu hieman antoi odottaa itseään, mutta maku antaa lambicien parhaita puolia happamalla marjaisuudellaan.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle, pours purple color with small white head that didn’t stick for that long. aRoma and flavor of sour cherry, acidic plum, light vinegar, and oak. It’s a little short lived and needed more carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
graziano85 (359) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 27, 2015
Pale red colour, no head. Smell is lactic acid, tannine and some fruitiness, but sour. Taste is very tarte, tanninic, with maybe some very little sweet fruitiness coming to the end. Dry mouthfeel. Long woody aftertaste. Great thirst quencher, very very nice kriek.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (149) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Pours clear red with very little head. Aromas of oak, sour, balsamic cherries, some yoghurt and some almost lime-like citrus notes. The taste is pretty tart and the cherry taste is very.. well, tart. More on rich, mineral, sour fruit than ripe fruit if you see what I mean. The mouthfeel is light, carbonation is light and the aftertaste is full and very drying in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
poech73 (273) - Braine, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
Vielle Kriek sans col ni effervescence fort portée sur l’acidité. Ici le fruit, bien que prépondérant dans les narines, s’estompe assez vite en bouche pour laisser la place à une acidité fort lactique, quasi vinaigrée. Cette acidité est tellement présente qu’elle supplante le maltage qui ne laisse quasi aucune trace en bouche. Les arômes de fût de chêne arrive en arrière bouche avec une âcreté certaine. Sensation de prune acidulée et vineuse.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tandembrauer (538) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy red with thin pink head. Aroma of cherries, lemon, horse stable, hay, acetic, much brettanomyces. Taste extremely sour, vinegar, little fruit, little vanilla. Very long sour aftertaste.


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