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

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Ruby in color with no head. Aroma is of funk, hay, sweat, sour, cherries. Taste is cherry, tart, earth, funk, acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. The look is reddish, thin to no head, and murky. The smell is acidic, cherry, sharp, lactic, musty, funk, and sour. The taste is sour, cherry, fruit, sharp, and acidic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
375ml bottle. Aroma of cherries and tart. Very tart taste, cherry but almost medicinally. Smooth without very much weird off flavors. Quite good but lacking some carbonation and depth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
12.7oz bottle, split with brew3crew and alexsdad06. Pours a nice clear dark red color. Couple bubbles, no head or lace. Lightly tart nose, some cherry in there. Medium to bigger body. Very light carbonation. Moderate sour taste, and sweet in the finish. Not as puckering as, say, the Bruery Sour in the Rye I had earlier this evening. Without the intense sourness that I was expecting, the natural cherry flavor is allowed to shine a bit more, which is nice. Sticky viscosity in the finish. Nearly no carbonation, but still a tasty kriek. Great natural cherry flavor. $20 was steep, though -- would have passed if I wasnít able to split the cost

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from George Keeleys.. Pour is cherry red,.. reminiscent of a cabernet sauvignon.. no head. Smell is vinous..oak, heavy cherry, vinegar. Taste is sour cherry, very sweet, lasting cherry jolly rancher, secret finish. Mouthfeel is light and vinous. Overall a decent sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2228) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2013
12.7 oz corked and caged green bottle. I see no vintage; the price tag on it says it came in to Enoteca in April of 2012, so itís probably a 2011 vintage, but who knows? Pours cloudy ruby-red with a quickly-collapsing pink-white head; leaves a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma consists of cherries, cherry pits/almonds; nice-smelling, although not quite as assertive as the Cantillon I drank before this. Taste is much more sour and acidic than the Cantillon; lots of cherry flavor. Carbonation is almost flat, finishes dry. Overall, I liked the Cantillon better; it was better in every category, from aroma to palate, but the carbonation was the real clincher--the lack of bubbles made this one especially inferior to my tastes. Still, this is not bad at all--I probably wouldíve rated it higher had I not just drank the Cantillon before this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Courtesy of Ann. Blood/purple pour with no head. Aroma is a mix of staleness. Taste is very sour, bordering on vinegar. Very flat, wine like. Old musty flavor is dominant. Not sure if this bottle was mishandled or if this is the batch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
375ml bottle that my cousin scored for $11 which is surely a misprice. Blood red color and no head whatsoever. Aroma is thick cherries. Flavor is solid cherries both sour cherries and a cherry pie flavor. Oddly no funk and almost no tartness according to my tongue. Overall a very fruity kriek but this is no better than a regular hanssens kriek with polish cherries and I didnít really pickup any cinnamon notes that supposedly come along with the schaerbeekse cherries. This beer is certainly not worth the normal $23 price tag and frankly isnít worth half the price tag. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-17-2012 21:10:10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2012
bottle. Pours a dark ruby red with no head, flat. aroma is sour cherry, lemon, funk. Taste is very sour, vinegar, sour cherry, funk. palate disappointing as had no carbonation. Have had better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5520) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle from Winooski beverage warehouse. Pours a hazy purple red pour with no head. Aroma is not particularly reminiscent of cherries, I get a lot of orange zest, blueberry, strawberry and funk myself. Taste is also very blueberry skin, quite tanic, light grapes, lots of citrus, particularly orange, acidic, light vinegar, quite interesting, everything but cherry. Palate is very flat, acidic and bone dry. Not stellar, but a very interesting beer that is fun to explore. Not worth itís very hefty pricetag.


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