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Hanssens Oude Lambik

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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2015
[ Keg ][ 4oz ][ @Max’s][ $3][ Taster ][ 06.20.15 ]
Tepid gold after the frothy large bubbled white head dies down. Nose is vinegar, raspberry acetic heat, light wheat but malt nearly non-existent. Flavor is young lambic with doughy wheat, controlled acid. Good carbonation. Not as lively as a jonge but impressive, better than my memory of other acetic Hanssens beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5888) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Sampled at Max’s Rare and Obscure Part 8. The cask pours a clear orange with some spitty, white head. Nose has a lot of vegetal character, band aid, horsey, orange, lemon, straw. Flavor has a lot of lemon, sweet tarts, a bit briney, straw, vegetal, orange rind. Oily, acetic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3821) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Cask @ Max’s Rare & Obscure. Clear golden pour. Aroma of earth, slightly funky, quite fruity and clean. Flavor is spicy, slightly sour and very smooth lambic. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1391) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2015
dark yellow colour. aroma is bit of solvent, balsamico, vinegar. taste like aroma, some lemon, with a dry finish. bit oily mouthfeel, slight carbonation. nice. draft @ Hanssens during TdG 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4561) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
Pours clear blonde. Very sour and dry scent. Taste is harsh, sour, very dry. Bit oaky, very acidic, wood, very sharp. Very nice malty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Sample at Tour de Geuze. Shared with Mathieu87. 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tquest (93) - BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2012
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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamChandler (3588) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
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.

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