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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Experimental brew w/ black currants; Version 1-2008: only 10 special cases made; 6.0%
This listing is for BOTH the bottled version, as for the draught cassislambic, as they are essentialy the same beer!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a small beigish head. Aroma is funky sour berry fruity. Flavor is sour cellar, thin body, berry. Finishes sour and lightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Ruby brown in color with a small white head. Aroma is funky, earth, wet hay, tart berries. Taste is of berries, sour, light funk.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4956) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy brownish red, whitish head, muddy. The smell is funk, fruit, tart, wood, layered, and mildew. The taste is tart, fruit, acidic, wood, and straight.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a pinkish orange, almost still...

The aroma is really pungent. Baby-diaper-o-rama, wow is this thing funky and pungent. And yet, plenty of fruit character gets through all that funk as well as some of the softer earthier barn-yardy notes.

The flavor is very sour, very very sour. Currant is a noticeable part of the flavor, as is a little bit of balsamic vinegar. Lots of nice lemony sourness is there as well.

Absolutely enjoyable, but really something else. The 375ml split between 2 was more than enough!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dunt (316) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Received as an extra from a friend on BA. Thanks a bunch Phil! Pours a complete flat deep purple in color with an aggressive pour. Its completely opaque in clarity. Nose is heavy funk, decadent black current, sharp lemon, horse blanket, and wet dog. Flavor is overtly sour lemon off the bat, then it falls back on the black currant. It has some backing funk and vinegar, but this is almost entirely lactic in sourness. Light mouthfeel, no carbonation, moderate to heavy acidity, and a long finish. Wasnt much of a fan of hanssens prior to this weekend, but after having the Oude Kriek and now this, I think I am becoming a convert. This is crazy sour, but has really nice black currant character as well. Interested in seeing how these are with age on them.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1195) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2013
375mL thanks to CanIHave4Beers! Aroma-crazy funky. Tuna. The aroma is very potent. From afar you get mainly fruit, but get way up in that bitch and its all manure. Very funky, very sour. No head.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a purplish color with a thin white head. Aroma is barnyard, oak, and sour fruit. Taste is same. Medium body with less carbonation than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 3, 2013
37.5cl bottle at the Grote Dorst. It pours a dark purple colour with a small white head. Foam vanishes quickly. Smells sour, very sour. And fruity. Horse blanket, dust and red fruits. Heaven. Taste is sour and funky. Very sour. Red fruits come through and almost reminds of a framboise. Body is medium with good carbonation. Overall, a delight of a lambic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
The beer pours a brownish-red color with a few off-white bubbles but no real head. The aroma has some light funk as well as some cassis notes. The flavor features a lot of very tart fruit, as well as some barnyard funk. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Holy canolies this stuff will peel the paint right off the walls! Smells great, like a delicious barn in Belgium full of fruit, maybe a goat and a lactic tang . Looks unclear darkish-purple with some white fizz that leaves quickly. The taste isnt as barn-funky as the smell. Its sour. Very sour. Maybe the sourest beer Ive ever encountered! Its like a warhead candy. Its light and almost painful (in a good way) on the palate with its acidity and fizz. Overall a very fine sour fruit beer from the sourest of the sour lambik makers! Hanssens makes sour old nasty things of great beauty and delight.


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