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

bottled
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RATINGS: 740   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (764) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours ruby red with pink, soapy head. Hay, horse blanket, cherries, gunpowder, pear. Moderately sour and sweet. Light, crisp body.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2497) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (558) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (707) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Red. Pink head. Aroma of old wine and cherries. Very complex taste with sour cherries. Dry mouthfeel. Wonderfully refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1580) - FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
A red beer with a weak and blond head. The nose is strongly sour and naturally cherry, lether, earthyness and some grapes. Taste is strongly sour, vinegar, mild cherries, some lether. The end is slightly sticky and sourness is strong in the mouth. Medium bodied, fresh. Strongly sour with mild cherries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Staffan47 (858) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Flaska 37 cl hos Johan L. (några år gammal, noterade ej årgång). Hallon och körsbär i doft. Pigga bär. Rubinröd. Första klunken är som vanligt brutal men Hanssen. Skarp syra men lite ättika. Blir bättre när man vänjer sig. Ganska tunn.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rikstar (693) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 0,375l fles gedeeld met nikos, robijnroodzonderr schuim. Geur is kersen, muffig stoffige zolder. Smaak is ook kersen met bloed sinasappel en citroenzuur doet ook erg denken aan zure rode.bessen. Mooie volle Body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (737) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2014
375ml bottle. Hazy red body with a small pink head. Vinegar, cherries, wood, lemon and apples. A nice balance between sweet and sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1441) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep red with a small white head. Lots of funk and barnyard with the cherries in the background. Sour cherries, sulphur, band aid, wood. Medium body, medium sweet and sour, oily texture, soft carbonation. Long dry sour finish. Very tasty and plenty sour, but for a kriek I would like more cherry up front.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJvd (815) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
37.5 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy red with a small pink’ish head. Aroma is tart, sour cherries, some barnyard, some sweet cherries, fruitiness and some wood. Taste has some sweetness at first with quite some cherries, barnyard, red fruits, fruitiness and a medium sour, bit dry, finish. Medium body and carbo. Nice stuff, well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2738) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours ruby red with an aroma of vinegar, cherry, and wood. Very tart cherry flavor with vinegar, barnyard funk, and wood. Very nice beer.


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