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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


nsquishee's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Smells like deliciously sour cherries. Slightly cloudy, red color with a fizziness and little head. Very complex taste of sweet, sour, and tart cherries. Very good sour beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2016
2015 375ml corked and caged. Tulip. Red Apron in Merrifield. Murky dark red with bare ecru head. A: acidic, tart citrus and cherries, vinegar. T: very tart and acidic, with lemon, sour cherries, yeast, vinegar. Too tart and acidic to really enjoy any flavor here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2016
A 0.375 l bottle that poured lightly hazy ruby body with a medium sized pinkish head. Fine sour aroma, apples, vinegar, maybe only a hint of cherries. Flavor was correspondingly sour, similar to oude gueuze, a strong sourness was short living although left a long finish of lambic flavors. Sour cherry also showed up actually only in the finish along with a green apple notes. A little bit less intense than its "base", with atypically small amount of fruitiness, it was still a very pleasant brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 19, 2016
Huge thanks heavy! Shared with him & some others. Ruby red body with a tiny white head. Dry, classic lambic aroma, sour, dry, funk, hay. No fruit in the aroma. Similar in the taste, sour, dry, funky, some hay, with a fruity touch that ends up more like a feeling than a taste, whatever flavors there were were long eaten up I guess. Blind, I doubt most people would identify it as a fruit lambic. Light plastic, some clove & pepper. Eh, this is a solid lambic, but falls short compared to the superb Oude Gueuze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (833) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Nose is funky, farmyard, hint of wee, cherry, cheese, fantastic. Taste is cherry, farmyard, sour, cheese, more rich dark cherry, vinegar, balsamic, oak, wood lemon juice, leather, cranberry. Mouthfeel is flat, and light. This an outstanding fruit lambic; no sugar fruit juice here, rather a refreshing, sour and dry beer which has a lovely dark cherry character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6714) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Red colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Tart, cherries, sour, funk, fruit.
Body: Light body with a low carbonation.
Flavour: Cherries, sour, tart, vinegar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2242) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle @ the rekvium. Pours hazy red with almost no head. Aroma sour cherries, barn and funk, light vinegar, light cherry candy. Taste is way sour with loads of sour cherries and a touch of vinegar. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
impuritylaw (62) - Freibierg, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2016
375ml bottle kindly shared by bartlebier, thanks for the nice refresher after a hot day. Intense dark blueish red colour with almost no head. Aroma and taste are sour cherries, star anise, a little bit of cinnamon, mould and loads of funk/sourness. One of the sourest fruit bombs I had, almost like a cherrie sauce to pair with waffles and a nice light fizzy mouthfeel. Love the huge amount of funk and sourness, great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (692) - Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle. Pours dark red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of sour cherries. Taste is sour cherry, wood, funk. Finish is very tart/sour. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (519) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Aroma: lots of cherry flavor; Appearance: very dark ruby red with nonexistent head; Taste: much more tart than expected; Palate: light body with very tart, short finish; Overall: a bit too intense; would probably not buy again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at the 2015 Beer&Boardgames in the woods session with esp0r & simonsen. Dark red body with a small pink head. Aroma of tart cherries, lactic barnyard, cheese. Taste is sour with cherries, dry moldy, leather, refreshing fruity finish. Long sour aftertaste. Nice.


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