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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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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   ABV: -
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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".


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6659) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (780) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1760) - 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.

3.8
   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!

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamJackson (2523) - 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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
tderoeck (4490) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1510) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2012
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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (2782) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
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)


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