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


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8323) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3746) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6711) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle - Pours electric purple, bubbly ’head’, if you want to call it that. No lacing. No carbonation to see here! Move along! Nose is deep purple cherries, so dark-smelling it approaches grape jelly. Perfumed berries, something like Cherry Blossom Ice Cream, tar, muscat grapes. Flavours of tart berries, oak, cheese, vinegar, just a little kiss of vanilla on the way out. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34741) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012

Bottle 375ml.

[ Courtesy of yngwie ]. Clear dark red colour with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy cherry, wood, berry, almond notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, cherry, tart cherries, dry, farmyard. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. [20111105]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2012
375ml bottle pours a translucent deep, ruby red with zero head. Big sour, funky nose, cherries, pomegranate, funk, band aid, cheese. Flavor is sweet, tart, red grape, a little candy, blue cheese, pomegranate juice, lemons, grapefruit pulp. Medium bodied, acidic, fruity finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1960) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
Bottled sample via and shared with Savvy1982. Dark cranberry juice red in colour and virtually flat. Aromas are of sour cherry, tar, and old tree branches. More sour cherry in the mouth, along with notes of fresh mozzarella, a bit of lemon, and a touch of raw wheat sweetness. Tart finishing, but the lack of carbonation really hurt this beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2012
Bottle. Red colour with no head. Aroma is cherry, citrus, acidic. Flavour is cherry, dry, sourness, citrus. Pleasent nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2012
The beer pours dark red color with no bubbles or head. Nice black cherry aroma with a mild funk and sourness. Some straw and grass with a mild lemon/lactic sourness. Light wood to the aroma, but overall sort of subtle. More tartness than you would expect from the nose. Nice cherry flavor. Slight cherry pie flavor with a nice sourness, too. Some grass, lemon, and a slightly musty oak note. Medium in body with little to no carbonation. Quite a nice beer. Unfortunately, it’s just too bad that it’s so expensive.

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