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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (8497) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Not sure of the vintage. Corked and caged bottle. It pours a slightly brownish red with no head whatsoever. Smell is pretty good. Nice sour cherries, a little bit of that "bleach" scent, rinds, pits, w/e from the cherry, nice sourness though not too much, oak is there in the background. Smell is almost like a cherry orchard. Only the vaguest hint of carbonation is in the mouthfeel. The flavor is fantastic. Nice sour/tart cherry punch, plenty of bugs for added sourness and some funk. It isn’t a sourfest but definitely a nice pucker with some lemon and green apple acidity. Oak again in background and it smooths it out a bit. The cherry flavor is one of the best I have encountered in a beer. Simply put this is an epic beer for cherry and sour lovers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4231) - Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle at Sour Fest, poured a nice red color, aromas of light sour cherries, light oak, and a touch of vanilla. Flavors are tart cherries up front with some dry oak in the back, nice beer overall, not over the top tart either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6576) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
6/16/12. Bottle at the Cajun Sourfest. Nice ruby red pour with a small pink head. Funky cherry aroma with bits of spice. Wonderful cherry flavor with a spice aspect that reminds of cherry pie. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2012
poured into a stemmed drie fonteinen glass, pours a deep ruby red. quite dark with hints of pink in the light. no head what so ever. deep ripe fresh cherry. very light dry oak. not very complex but very nice cherry. again, deep ripe cherry. very fresh tasting. barely sour up front with only a light sourness through the finish on the back of the tongue. very soft oak. dead flat over all. it takes away from the flavor IMO. good overall but NOT worth the $20 price tag.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits and opened at the 3rd Annual Sour Town tasting on 5/26/12. Red pour with a thin off-white head. Super sour nose (as is typical with Hanssens) with lots of sour cherry and a slight sweet note. Cherry flavor with lots of spicy and vinegary sourness. Very dry finish with not much carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2012
This was a pleasant sour, not a lot of carbonation, a good amount of tartness and cherries, no sweetness which was good. I would have liked a little more carbonation but overall a great sour

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours cranberry red in color with no apparent carbonation. Aroma of cherries, some funk and some leather. Taste follows the nose but man this is a tart kriek in the best way possible. I really love the taste but the complete lack of carbonation is disappointing. I like this but even with some mild carbonation I would love this!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5355) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bright red, no head. Smells like sour cherries and balsamic vinegar (in a good way). Flavor is cherry, lemon, balsamic vinegar, and some funk. Dry, almost dusty finish. Very sour, very tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (14015) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s. Cloudy deep reddish - white head. High cherry, lovely high sourness, wooden, lovely fruity, red berries, sourish cherry, dryness, citric, Fantastic aroma and a long lovely aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red coloured with a small white head. Fruity and light acidic aroma of cherries and barnyard. Fruity and light aciidc flavour of cherries, cherry stones and marzipan. Tart finish of cherries.


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