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

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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
Bottle: Poured a light red/brown color lambic with no head or carbonation. Aroma of funk and horse blanket is quite strong with some very subtle strawberry in the back. Taste is mix of sour and funky lambic with an extra dose of horse blanket with some faint strawberry also noticeable. Not sure if this lack some aging or if the balance is wrong but definitely not one the best lambic fruit that I have tasted.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2006
[Bottle from System Bolaget] Aroma has lots of strawberrys, horseblanket, some citric notes, didnt get any tomato like others have said. Smooth body, puckering sourness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2006
This rating may or may not be fair. There was no head whatsoever on this beer. No carbonation in the bottle either. Id question whether there was a leaky cork or something if I hadnt read a bunch of other ratings that reported the same thing. This is too bad, because this beer needs needs needs some carbonation. It is hugely sour. Big flavor of tomato, as others have said. Somewhat of a musty tinge, but far overpowered by the sourness. Tomato really comes through way more than the bit of strawberry flavor. extremely refreshing. If there was a bit of carbonation in the mouthfeel, this would be a good bit better. But, like a true lambic, this is growing on me as I drink it. Id certainly like to see more beers like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2006
Soo soo sour, the sourest beer iv ever had. Flat and a bit hard to drink but really refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (2117) - Kunglv, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2006
Botle: Hazy Light amber colour.Aroma of sourness,orange,citrus.Flavor is almost the same; orange,fruityand a bit of seetnes in the end.Medium body, medium finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25559) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2006
Bottled. Hazy golden/orangeish colour. Supersour nose along with some strawberries. Flavour is sour and fruityish/berryish. Very pleasant lamic.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (3498) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2006
A hazy very light colored lambic without head. Taste is very acidic with only a very slight touch of strawberry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2006
375 ml bottle (2000) but the store put an 02 sticker on it so not sure. Hazy yellow light orange that has a glow to it. Particles throughout and when looking close before all settles, it has a trippy lava lamp/milky wayish thing happening. No head, just whispers of dying foam here and there. Acidic nose, strawberry for sure, barnyard, sour apple and others. Medium bodied, moderate sweetness up front, fairly soft in mouth, very little carbonation. Strawberry rides all the way through but can be missed if not attentive, balanced by the acid sourness which is not oppressive but gets your attention quickly. Oaky and lemon notes show up as well. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (9111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2006
Bottle. White quickly disappearing head. Hazy orange body with lots bubbles. Fruity acidic sweet, in other words, complex aroma. Flavor sweeter than expected but still acidic grapefruit like freshness. Pleasant surprise.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldMrCrow (2418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 375ml bottle year 2000, tasted summer 2006.

This is a very special beer. The cork releases with a soft whisper; the beer pours like golden-amber apple juice with virtually no head. The aroma is wonderfully rich in everything a lambic should be - leather, heavy musty, barnyard and a sweet Flemish-sour sort of vinegar and the faintest hint of strawberries - without being aggressive or biting in any way. I cant wait to taste it, and I force myself to savor instead.

The flavors have melded together beautifully, a lovely tartness accented by the smallest strawberry flavor, sweet on the front and sour right after is laid down above a beautiful leather-and-horseblanket lambic base, lemon but more grapefruit (grapefruit sour, not as in c-hops) in the tartness, a small hint of butter as well, beautifully balanced through. The aftertaste is exceptional; instead of turning bitter, the beer sweetens on the tongue a few minutes after a sip, and one gets a lovely blend of caramel and - finally - soft strawberries.

The beer is almost uncarbonated, and I guess I would appreciate a bit more sparkle on this very hot (for Seattle) Friday evening. But it makes up for any deficiencies in the smooth, rich-without-being-syrupy mouthfeel.

I am extremely impressed with this one; at six years old, its marvellous.


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