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

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.


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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (430) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 16, 2015
A small pop when I pulled the cork out, it pours a very dark...very dark red that almost looks black. A bit of foam here that has a decidedly reddish tint to it. The smell is very sour, sour cherries and vinegar mixed with some oak barreling vanilla notes but that is pushed way to the back. I’m surprised I noticed it. Super wine like flavours going on with tannins jumping out at me. The cherry tartness is very tasty, don’t get a lot of vinegar at all, some oak vanilla, super tart in the finish. Medium bodied with SOME carbonation, light it being. Hey, guess what? I dig this. Another enjoyable brew from Hanssens.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2014
38cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Pieter for bringing this over!, complex sour Kriek, sour/fruity and slightly woody, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (930) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red pour. Cherries, lemon peel, tart, oak, yogurt. Medium to full body. Tart and acidic. Awesomd

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3296) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
@ The Ginger Man à Manhattan. Une bouteille. Un liquide rouge qui ne mousse pas. Un nez très acide et une bouche qui l’est tout autant avec ce qui ressemble à des cerises. Une vrai Kriek pour homme dans la plus pure tradition, sans blague.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle: Served in a tumbler: Hazy red. Thin white lacing. Aroma is tart, yoghurt, cherries, toilet, hint of raspberries, wild yeast, wood, quite nice. Flavour is wild yeast, wood, light funk, light barnyard, some cherries, yoghurt, manure, light rubber. Aftertaste is manure, wood, wild yeast, yoghurt and cherries. Low to no carbo, watery tart light dry mouthfeel, good medium bodied. Good stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (571) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Brasserie V. The cork slips out with zero pop. Pours clear deep ruby red, no hint of carbonation. Nose is tart cherry, deep, lemony funk, wool, hay, iron, hint of sulfur. Taste follows, with some yogurt notes and hints of almond from the cherry pit. Tasty, unique.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5961) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2014
375 ml bottle to teku. Looks decent; still though. A slightly hazy dark cherry with razor-thin lacing that dissipates after the pour settles. Smells good; tart, oaky, and funky with a nicely balanced cherry presence. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel that would be better with some carbonation. The cherry is more sour on the tongue than the nose. This is one of the best Hanssens I’ve had. I don’t normally enjoy still(er) sours, but this one is complex enough to enjoy without much/any carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (799) - Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a bright bright cherry color. Sour tart flavor. Very pure cherry flavors blend well here. So dry. So good. The perfect style. Very sour. Very quenching. Very good beer. Always a fan of the brewery and this quality has come to be expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2014
There are so few reviews of this beer because it runs $25 on shelves for a 375ML. I buy it when I can. Finall took notes at Fuj’s epic Gueuzapalooza fest last weekend aside other Schaerbeek cherry lambics. Dark blood red appearance. Nose is gigantic. So much fruitiness, jammy with a touch of funk. This beer stands out among the rest, even beside LP Kriek. The 3F Schaerbeek Krek wins hands down but this is a close second. Lots of cherry, oak and woody funk. wet hay with tight cherry jelly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (782) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. Vintage 2011. The pour is a beautiful light ruby color with a light pink, quick fading head and no lace. The aroma is definitely sour cherry kriek. The cherry really pops, and the sourness isn’t really overbearing. The flavor is much more sour than the aroma leads on. The cherry comes through in a light, yet really great mixture through to the back end. The mouth feel is a little thin and syrupy with a minimal carbonation. The aftertaste is beautifully tart and cherry, and lingers nicely


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