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

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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique, refreshing beer appetizer is the result of amalgamating fresh strawberries with lambic during summer.

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3.6
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
375 ml bottle, via dsnowden. Pours a cloudy peach-orange colored body with just a few large fleeting bubbles of head. Very slow lazy visible carbonation. Aroma is very gueuze like with a fruity sweetness like peaches or apricots more than strawberries. A good amount of musty and moldy cellar funk below. The drying acetic vinegar flavor grabs me right away. There’s some fruitiness there, but I really couldn’t tell what it was, having not looked at the commercial description, my guess was apricots actually. Very dry and dusty moldy finish. Mouthfeel is fairly dry with a moderate acetic bite up front. Watery in texture with just very minimal carbonation. This is really much better than you might expect from a strawberry lambic. Hanssens makes the real deal.

3.9
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Sampled at Stone’s Sour Festival, July 2007. Comes out of the bottle golden with no head. aardbei aroma is strong, but the flavor is dominated by a healty nose of sour lambic. Thankfully the sweet berry adds a nice foil

4.1
WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle--5th brew of Stone 1st Annual Sour Festival, July 22nd 2007. Shared this cool day very mellow day with bikesandbeer, wetherel, westsidethreat, padrefan, fordest, denverlogan and many others. Pours clear copper orange with a ring of a head. The aroma is light but very clearly strawberry, really amazing nose, gotta love the real strawberry smell in this beer. Taste is tart strawberry with a really well balanced mix of flavors. Kudos Hanssens.

3.6
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Pours orange with a warm ruby hue and no head. Fruity strawberry aroma, acidic and sour. Flavor wasn’t as acidic and sour as the aroma let on. Not very sour in the finish, still has a good acidic character. Got that good lambic earthy funk to it. Good blend of strawberry without going overboard.

2.9
wetherel (1888) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Tried at Stone’s 1st annual sour beer tasting. I like sour beers, and my friends seemed to like this, but I’m going to have to rate differently. Yes, I smelled some strawberry mixed with barf, maybe a little bit of aged socks. OK, I wrote it. Enough with the smell, on to the taste. Taste is smooth, not too sour. Couldy yellow color. No head.

3.4
tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Bottle. "Limited Edition Year 2000." Very sour nose. Not a hint of strawberries. Lots of barnyard, hay, straw and horse blanket. An odd mix of smoke, peat and salt as well. Pours flat and oily. No head. Oddly earthy and peaty on the palate. Minerals and gravel. Again, no strawberries. Loads and loads of oily funk. This beer truly stinks.. in a good way of course.

3.8
vyvvy (6731) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Hmmm, looks like some people didn’t know what they were getting and promptly bash a fairly nice beer. Pours lightly hazy orange with minimal sized head. The aroma is sour, vinegary, sharp and tart. There is also light fruit and bits of wild yeast. Medium crisp grainy body with very little carbonation. The flavor starts with husky sourness, very light fruit that makes this almost a gueuze, citric acid and earthy wild yeast. The finish is softer and mellower than most lambics. This is quite a nicely crafted lambic.

1.6
Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Its too sour for my taste, a slight whiff of strawberries. The taste is lactic sourness and hint of strawberry sweet. thin body

1.4
nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2007
The aroma has strawberries, wild funk, and sourness. The appearance is cloudy copper gold with virtually no head. The flavor is like the aroma and not good. The palate is thin and flat. This is just not my thing and no amount of strawberries will save it.

3.4
pivnizub (10806) - Bochum, Por�ř�, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle (0.375l): Deep golden, small and stable lacing head; cellary, musty nose with a touch of "Brett"; solid sour flavour with some sweet illusions, light bodied; a taste of srawberries detectable in the heartburning-sourish finish. This is the real thing for purists......


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