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

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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4.7
Mortlach (2347) - Rome, ITALY - APR 5, 2015
375ml bottle shared @La Tana (Rome) with ippopotamo36. Pours a deep violet (amazing!) color with a thin foam. Aroma is fantastic, so powerful and persistent, vinous, red grapes, blackberry, wow! Flavour is very sour, aggressive but pleasant, fruity, vinous, black currants, complex like a good wine. Medium body, medium carbonation. This is a real world class lambic!

4.6
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Wow. I’ve been very much looking forward to this beer. Tasted at toncatcher T3? Bottle from Wee Heavy? Cloudy red color. Sourness is light. Very easy to drink. Excellent.

4.6
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Corked bottle from SoLan. Thanks, Alan!
Pours a muddy, murky cranberry juice red with a nose-punching aroma of sour cranberry and overly ripened sour strawberry. Hints of raspberry soaked in cedar vinegar are in there as well. Flavor is a punch-in-the-mouth rush of bittered and soured cranberry and cherry, with dark fruits left in oak rounding out the flavor. Thin yet lingering mouthfeel. Wow. This isn’t a beer; it’s an experience. AWESOME.

4.5
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2008 vintage. Thanks Dave. The beer pours to a murky maroon lipstick colored body with no head. The aroma is really nice. Lots of black currants. Deep cereal grain. The flavor is dominated by sour black currants with sour generic sour. The pH must be about 2. Really damned sour. This beer is right up my alley! Heck yeah! Thanks for a great beer.

4.5
BrunoSanchez (190) - Fermo, ITALY - JUN 19, 2014
Interessante lambic dal colore vino rosso impenetrabile e senza schiuma. Al naso intensi sentori fruttati ed un po di solfo. In bocca piatta con corpo medio leggero. La bilanciatura è decissamente acida e nel palato lascia astringenza e un piacebole finale. Una grande birra a mio parere!

4.5
Antonio369 (206) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
37.5 cl bottle, served in wine glass. Vintage: 2016. Poured hazy bordeaux red with no head at all and very little carbonation. Aroma: black currants, tart, oak, lambic, leaves in autumn wood, menure, barnyard. Taste: Oooooh this is so friggin good! Black currants, sour, dry, oak barrel, barnyard, cherry, vinous tannine, vinegar, citrus, leather, wet earth. Very sour with dry tannine mouthfeel. The heavy sourness really makes me salivate between the sips and longing for more. The sweetness is very subtile from the currants and also tastes very natural. Very complex and nuanced, a medium body with a very long sour, dry bittersweet finish. It almost contains no carbonation at all but that doesn’t bother me one bit, this Lambic stands on it’s own and has more to do with wine than with beer in my opinion. This is just absolutely divine nectar and really a textbook example of how to blend fruit with Lambic...delicious!

4.4
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Special 375ml bottle at Max’s. Big Thanks to Chuck for sharing the bottle!!!! Pours a nice bright reddish with a violet tinge- somewhat hazy and gets hazier as the pours continue. Fizzy diminishing head to nothing. Aroma is straight up black currants, awesome sour and tartness, earthy herbal, great lambic funk and sourness- and lots of weird things going on with currant beers- I get green vegetable, tomato, and almost a tangerine quality. Fruits are packed into this on the flavor- tons of black currant with awesome brett lambicus, sour, brett, funk, acid everywhere and a great prickly sour finish with more tart fruit. I loved it!

4.4
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle at Redlight. Poured a gorgeous, slightly murky, ruby brown. No head, slight carbonation. Aroma is funky, herbal, with some "green" notes. The flavor is bold, but almost refined. The currants make an appearance on the finish, but with no astringency. Awesome bottle.

4.4
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle traded by MaxxDaddy, thanks its very appreciated! Shared with Andreasen11. Pours a murky deep red with no head. Lovely sour aromas of ripe black currents, dry grape, leather, dirt and oak. Much better than expected and very familiar to the Hanssens Oude Kriek. The ripe black currants it very well balanced in the flavour, not as up front or sweet as in other black currant lambic’s I have tasted. At the same time it is still extremely sour and with the typical Hanssens dusty, woody signature just as expected. I love this stuff!

4.4
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 375 ml) Clear ruby pour with no carbonation. Huge sour and tart aroma. Not much fruit. Massive pucker factor sour flavor. Absolutely delicious.


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