Hanssens Oude Lambik
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Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Dworp, Belgium


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   ABV: -
Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "Hanssens Oude Lambik" and anything less than 6 months-old under "Hanssens Jonge Lambik".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
One year old lambic on tap at Holy Grale; had a few sips of this from my mate, Ryan. Aroma: Acidity rules out over lighter funk notes; some apple or lemon-like fruitiness hangs in there. Appearance: Clear, coppery yellow with streams of light carbonation holding up a skin of white head. Flavor: Acidity is not mouth-puckering, but its the most prevalent flavor here; fruit dries up a bit more and carries through to the finish, which still holds a good amount of tartness. Palate: Light body, slick texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Had pretty high expectations, and this was quite good, but wasnt a world beater for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Draft->snifter. Dark gold with no head. Tart citrus, funky grape must, barnyard notes. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3037) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Tap at Torst the unblended gods have been smiling upon me as of late. Octopoda orange pour small soapy head not as still as previous unblendeds. Nose is acidic citrus and some funky cheese. Tastes of orange citrus, oak, yogurt, light cheese. Very tart palate. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of leather, horse blanket, and citric notes - in typical unblended lambic fashion. Flavour is tart and citric, with notes of leather, light-to-medium funk, and quite tart citrus. Complex and fairly highly carbonated for an unblended lambic. More citric and tart, and less funky than most others. Really excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 Draft - Cherry, petroleum and tart notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Fruity Berry, rubber, well balanced and very drinkable. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Golden brown. Aromas of funk, lemon lime, tart acidic notes. Tastes of tart acidic notes, stone fruit, grapes, white wine. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Growler - Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of lemon, old wet moldy wood and bread mold - medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (5539) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Fliptop growler. Light golden pour with no head. Earthy, herbal, sour, normal Lambic funk aromas. Natural sours, horse blanket, funky tones, and a off tone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5165) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
actually liked this one a ton, Strong tartness, moderate vinegar and loads of funk and farm flavors. barnyard is big. Intense and immensely complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2015
2013 draught at OEC SourFest, 8/15/15.
Good clarity on the bronze-golden body with a smattering of rapidly fizzling white clusters of bubbles.
Lovely stinking cheese, unripened limeskin, hickory nut skin and fairly strong lactic acidity in the nose are all delightful and well in-tune with what Id expect from a piece of Hanssens Oude Gueuze (the dry, fruity citric elements are very characteristic, as are the more reserved funk and some light green apple (not acetyldehyde)). Really nice, sniffable stuff with no flaws, alcohol or any thing I have to complain about.
In the mouth, its actually lightly carbonated, though from some refermentation Id imagine, as the carbonation is tight and natural-seeming. Light oak can be picked out, while plentiful lactic elements display various notes of cheese, grapefruit rind and yogurt. Not tremendously sour as the sourest of lambics, but certainly nothing to scoff at. Malt and wheat add light flavors and good texture and the fruity tartness and pleasant acidity lingers on. Delicious, though I was kind of hoping it was flat...

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