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

bottled
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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the result of blending black cherries lambic of different ages followed by a second fermentation in the bottle. Storage is similar like geuze. All bottles are champagne corked and can be reserved, in normal conditions, for more than thirty years. It is obvious that an amazing taste evolution takes place.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2005
375ml. bottle. Light brownish red color with a small off white head. Metallic, sour aroma with just a hint of cherries. Sweet initial flavor, turning sour quickly. Very dry finish which is helped by the abundant carbonation. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Heazy brown-red body with minimal head. Pie cherry and caramel malt aroma. Intense sweet cherry flavor with sugar cookie, brown sugar and the requisite strong acidic lemon/silage tartness. Id give the flavor a higher score but the sweetness and tartness seem too separated, not combining to form a unified flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Nice sour lambic. Poured cloudy redish with a thin head. I lke this beer quite well. The sourness explodes in your mouth. The cherry flavor is not as pronounced as in the Cantillion (my favorite kriek) but still quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy pinkish red body with a medium-sized pink head. Tart cherry aroma. Similar flavor. Dry, sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (4121) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
I had the top of the pour and then it was very clear, but a bit of the yeast from the bottom helped things out. More of a brown color with red overtones, and a more sour aroma than the Oud Beersel that we had just before (though the Oud Beersel had the overall more sour complexion). Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, more acidic, less overtly sour, and less fruit flavor than the Oud Beersel. The cherry arrives in mid-finish, increasing as it warms. A very nice lambic, though not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2005
750ml: Transparent rufous. Off-white foam with good density. Funky nose of musty oak, rhubarb, sulfur, rose petals, and perfumey brett. Fuzzy effervescence. Surprisingly balanced flavors of medicine-splashed cherries and harsh minerals. Deceptively dry and acidic. Sound matchstick and brett foundation adds firm touches to the body, releasing the more-robust Lambic-y qualities. Soft, syrupy body, bandage esters, and moist prunes briefly suspend the zingy acidity. Gains a staunchly grainy, musty cedar backing, midway. Relatively sweet overtones of almond and cherry coat the palate, teeth and all, and revive the acidity. Tartness stops just shy of peaking, though. Out of nowhere, comes an explosively bright crescendo of lip-smacking black cherry goodness anchored by grainy oak firmness, pale malt hulls, and muted tartness. Such a lovely Lambic, even though its hindered by the medicinal sweetness and heavy body which largely overshadow the acidity, dryness, and cherry elegance. Best when heavily chilled, as it exaggerates the dryness and tartness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
mahogany appearance (reddish, orangish brown)....aroma is a burst of sour notes, with mild cherry notes and spices; flavor is the exact same (EXTREMELY SOUR)....smooth palate

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle of recent lambic. Nice aroma of tart apples and beets. Upon first taste the sourness overwhelms, but as you drink further the subtle flavors of lemons and limes combined with rose and tulip petals tempt the taste buds. Very low carbination and slippery mouthfeel. Lambics are still not one of my favorite styles but decent and worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5330) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 From a 750 mL bottle. Dark cloudy red coloring. A relatively large white head. Pleasant aroma of vinegar, apples, lemons and barnyard. The taste is mouth puckering at first with lemon juice. Then it also has notes of balsamic vinegar and some salt in the finish. There are also some hints of cherries and tart apples. A dry woody and leathery finish. This is solid and ranks as a great example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Hazy deep orange body, thin off-white head. Aroma heavy on oak and barnyard mustiness with hints of cherries and the ubiquitous brie cheese rind. Woody, nicely sour body with barnyard musts, molds, cheese rind and sour cherries contributing to the overall funk. The sourness really hits the nose but isnt as excessive as it is in Cantillons lambics. The emphasis seems to be on the wood flavors. Nicely complex and quite tasty.


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