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


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RATINGS: 172   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1864) - 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 its 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 wouldve rated it higher had I not just drank the Cantillon before this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4378) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
Vintage looking label. Glad I found this ( in the US ) Pours dark , unclear red , no head amazing cherry scent . Sweeter than the regular. Taste is sharp sour . Bit wattery , but with a whole lot of cherry goodness ! Intense sour, almost like Oudbeitje . Cherry is actually in the back , while the taste itself is thin . The fact that it doesnt have any carbonation doesnt help ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2015
I like the style and like this type of cherry. Only had a sample of this so hard to compare it favorably to the regular kriek Ive had larger portions of. Quite tart and oaky. Medium sour, and body. Quite fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (486) - 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. Im surprised I noticed it. Super wine like flavours going on with tannins jumping out at me. The cherry tartness is very tasty, dont 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (977) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy red pour. Cherries, lemon peel, tart, oak, yogurt. Medium to full body. Tart and acidic. Awesomd

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
@ The Ginger Man Manhattan. Une bouteille. Un liquide rouge qui ne mousse pas. Un nez trs acide et une bouche qui lest tout autant avec ce qui ressemble des cerises. Une vrai Kriek pour homme dans la plus pure tradition, sans blague.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (5034) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (583) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6246) - 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 Ive had. I dont normally enjoy still(er) sours, but this one is complex enough to enjoy without much/any carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (882) - 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.

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