Scopey (3380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at WoSF 2013. It pours amber with pretty much no head. The nose is white wine vinegar, wood, earth, un-ripe strawberry and green apple. The taste is sharply tart, white wine vinegar, earthy, wet leaf, tangy fruit, green apple and wood with a clean, dry finish. Light-medium body, low carbonation and moderate tartness. Pretty full-bodied for the style. Tasty.
greenclansman (539) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tour de Geuze 2013.
It was the Boon Lambic from 1 year old. I hope this beer is the one I had.
It was a pale flat body with grape and wood on aroma. Sour fruits on taste. Not the best but a pleasant Lambic.
PriorL (311) - BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Tour de Geuze.
Apparently it was the Boon Lambic from 1 year old.
So I guess this needs to be with "Hanssens Oude Lambik".
Appearance: clear blonde beer, no foam.
Nose: little sour, very flat, grains noticeable, but not much nose in total.
Taste: flat, oranges, apple, little sour, but not much taste in total again. Little bitter and sour though.
tquest (91) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the barrel at the brewery. This is a girardin from 2010 actually since hanssens doesnt brew. This has been aging just great, you can smell the place in the lambic. Color is golden orange, almost clear. Drinking this newt to a regular girardin lambic of 1 and 3 years, what a difference!
A little bit bitter, but not as much as the girardin one. The acidic sour is gone, bur can still be tasted a little bit in the aftertaste. This is a great lambic, will be very nice for blending!
adamjackson (1317) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Enjoyed at the 2012 Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation. This is an unblended Lambiek direct from the brewery. Served in 2 ounce pours.
A - Cloudy dark orange. SRM of 11.
S - Cherry cough syrup. Tobacco and pine needles. Pineapple as well
T - tree bark and medicine. Mud and malt liquor
M - no carb. Medium body.
O – This was totally undrinkable. My companions agreed.
tderoeck (3057) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 26/V/2012 - on tap @ WoSF 2012 (Opstal) - brewed XII/2012 (2012-537)
Pretty cloudy dark orange to copper beer, no head. Aroma: some hay, cheese, tobacco. Very faint in all. MF: no carbon, light to medium body. Taste: very bitter, cheesy, little bit of vinegar. Aftertaste,: very bitter, dry, tobacco, very bad compared to the others.
77ships (2238) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 draft @ WoSF 2012 // about 18 months old // clear pear orange, very lightly hazy, zero head // tart, fruity smell, sweeter side of acidity, touch peach // taste is … bitter or at least bitter is a more dominating characteristic than sour, bitter musty, close to rotting cork, wood, lots of hay, tast, musty, quite a bit of herbs in the finish, lasting herbal finish, dusty // flat // that was pretty weird, not really what I expected from them or any lambic for that matter // easily one of the lesser lambic’s // their gauze is excellent, comes to show // tried this again @ WoSF 13 – possibly the best one of the bunch this time around & completely different this time around, fuller than the rest, richer, acidic but still restrained, lots of fruits – changed score to 4.3 from 3.5 – average score for both samples
bleeng (1387) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000 Oudbeitje lambic. Pours flat and bright yellow. Huge funk dry citric nose. Taste is supremely dry with grassiness, citric tartness, tons of earth and dirt. Delicious.
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 jaar oude lambik, bij hanssens zelf. Mooi gerijpt op vat, goed gebalanceerd na die 4 jaar. Klein beetje pompelmoes, beetje muffe geur. Gist smaakje, stro/goud geel
Martinus (1878) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mix of flat base lambics for the Hanssens geuze. Supposedly 70% 3yo Girardin, 20% 2yo Boon and 10% 1yo Lindemans. As Hanssens doesn’t produce lambic but mixes and ages (quite nicely, I must say) the ones from other breweries, I presume the place to rate it is here.
Pale golden colour, no head. Fruity aroma, slight sweetness, quite tart, brett, some grapefruit and raspberry. Flavour little sweet with a nice tartness. Finish tart.
(Draught from a small cask @ Café De Beyerd, Breda)