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

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Theis. Pours a cloudy, opaque deep red with a tiny, off-white head. Heavy, heavy barnyard - the famous Belgian fart....you donít find this in Sours from any other country. Medium body, low carbonation, heavily sour yet with amazingly fresh cherries. But goddamm that sourness and barnyard is heavy. Delicious. 260412

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10435) - SÝborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottled. Red coloured. Murky. Small off white head. Aroma of cherries, sourness, wood, leather. Flavour of cherries, intense sourness, leather, earth, barnyard, fart and the some. Full bodied. ends on an intense sourness and grapyness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco. Big thanks to daysinthewake for the assist. Served in a Hanssens "Gueuze-Kriek" tumbler. Pours a bright, bright nearly blood red with a very short fizzy pink head that goes away almost immediately, hinting that this isnít going to have much carbonation. The nose has some heavy cherry with cherry acidity and light earth. Touch of cherry pit. The flavor comes through stronger and brings a nice acidity that isnít way, way, way over the top like many of the other Hanssens beers that Iíve had. Behind the cherry and acidity is a bit of earth and very mild funk. Body is light-medium with very low carbonation. Acidity is moderate and comparable to other authentic krieks, which is a warm welcome from Hanssens. Overall, a pleasantly surprising beer that I plan to seek out again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
375 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazed ruby red color with virtually no head or visible carbonation. Aroma of sweet and sour black cherries, dusty wood, lemon, acetic acid, and yogurt. Flavor bursts with sweet and sour cherries, lemon, oak, leather, dusty wood, and funk. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sour, subtly acidic mouthfeel. Really nice and fruity without overpowering sourness or dryness. I enjoyed this a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (4025) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sour cherry and rotting wood nose. Cloudy maroon, headless, still. Sour cherry with an underlying current of leather. Cranberry comes and goes unexpectedly. A good example of what a fruit lambic should be: lambic with fruit and not the other way around.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3693) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with no head. Aroma is raspberry, cherry, sweet malt, and light spice. Flavor is heavy sour fruit esters; sweet/tart finish. Light body, low carbonation, and low warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Maniac at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours cloudy ruby with virtually no head. Aroma is phenolic rubber, plastic, and heavy sour cherries, light straw malt and spicy hops. Flavor is sour cherry, phenols, light hops and bitterness, straw malt and a dry finish. Light body, warmth and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8808) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
C&C 750 mL courtesy of maniac & An Mekong at the Baltimore Irish Chanukah tasting, 3/17/12. Thanks! Pours a hazy red color with no head. Aroma of very tart cherries, earthy notes sour finish. The taste is very tart cherries with an earthy finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3817) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Sampled in line with the other ones from the vertical collection box. Hazy reddish pink pour with ring of head. Solid cherry sweet tart character, but not as sour as I expected. It tasted just like the tart red cherries from a cherry pie. Very cherry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (7221) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle from City Beer, SF. It pours cloud deep ruby-purple, with a thin off-white head. The nose is sweet cherry, fresh Braeburn apple, strawberry, farmyard and vinegar. The taste is tart cherry, fresh raspberry, strawberry, wood, Granny Smith apple, lemon, lime and white vinegar, with a dry-tart finish. Medium body, low/soft carbonation and moderate tartness. Well balanced and delicious.


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