RateBeer
overall
98
86
style
Brewed by Hanssens Artisanaal
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Dworp, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.


mcmd's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (310) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (542) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashleyís 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 isnít 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
375mL bottle at Grote Dorst, pours an opaque cloudy pink / ruby red with a small bubbly head. Nose brings out loads of intense cherries, signature Hanssens funk, and more cherries. Flavour is intensely funky for a fruit lambic. Iím sure some of the cherries have fade with age - not sure what year this is. Other than funk, there are smooth cherries that round out the palate. Mouthfeel is very smooth and restrained, nearly flat, since it is a kriekenlambik. Excellent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2946) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle - Funky tart cherry and a bit of acetone. Pink orange with no head. Lots of up front tartness with a vinegar finish. Cherries are there but lots of tartness dominates.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of tart cherries, baby diapers, lemon, and a a touch of musty basement. It pours hazy orangish-red with a minimal pink head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet cherries. The finish turns to heavy sour lemons with a hint of vanilla. Itís light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Corked bottle. Poured a clear red color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate cherry yeasty aroma. Medium body with a dry texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet & sour flavor with a medium sour finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma: Tart Red Cherries, Red Plums Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Almost No Head, No Lacing Taste: Red Plums, Cranberry, Mild Tart Pie Cherries Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky, deep maroon brown with essentially no head or lacing. Aroma is very funky, musty, barnyard, sour cherry, Flavor is quite tart, big tart cherry, dried cherry, vinegar, with a cherry skin, dried cherry, oaky, tart finish, and a mildly sour, oaky aftertaste. Pretty intensely sour, nice cherry flavor. Soft carbonation, medium light body, slightly dry and mildly astringent finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
small corked bottle .. . pours a very deep ruby .. . mouth is still .. . quite the sour beast, raspberry and dark cherry .. . tangy, nice lambic- to bad about the price .. . . Amber Alert again? How often does this girl get lost?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours red cherry stunning almost purple, aroma of cherries, nice sweetness, strawberry, wax and wood, flavor is sour with cherries, wood, almost spicy acidity, lemon and green tea, almost full bodied, great

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
No bottling date I can find.
Appearance: This pours a beautiful garnet to purple hue with no carbonation shown. It looks like a Cabernet Sauvignon to me. Very nice color.
Aroma: The aroma has a big airy dryness I find hard to explain, it smells like fresh air at times while smelling cherry juice. Interesting, very enjoyable.
Taste: Big cherry acidity throughout with a dry and lingering finish. The way this tastes is similar to how I view cranberry juice, sweet quick intro with a progressively tart flavor and a dry finish that lingers of light tartness. Well done.
Palate: Flat, like cold juice.
Overall: This is pricey as heck, but itís a solid beer. I would recommend it, but I feel that it should be a result of running out of new sours in your area. This is too pricey compared to other great sours in my distribution.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 17


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50