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


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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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fonefan (51653) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal. Unclear light yellow red color with a small fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is vntage, sour / sweet cherry’s. Flavor is moderate sweet and acidic with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat.

yespr (48198) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
37.5 cL bottle, trade with BelJohansen. Pours hazy to murky pink to red with a lacing off-white head. Dry sulphorish cherry aroma. Solid dry acidic flavour with a lot of citric impressions following. Nice fruity cherry flavour throughout. Goes into a dry, slight wooden and quite citric cherry finish. Nicely thirst quencing.

Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2004
The aroma is sweet cherries with notes of wood. The color is a clear red-brown and it has next to no head. The flavor is very acidic with slight notes of cherries, metal, and wood. The end is very acidic and the mouthfeel is very dry.

joergen (29397) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
Red coloured with a small pink head.
Acidic aroma of wood and lactic acid.
Acidic flavour of wood, cherries and vinegar.
Too acidic for my liking.

anders37 (27265) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear pinkish/brown color with a small pinkish/white head. Tart and sligtly sour cherry aroma. The flavor starts out sweet then the tart sourness hits you. Lots of cherries in the flavor. Dry sourish finish with some hints of cherries in the aftertaste.

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2005
Bottled. Deep red colour with small brownish hints. Small head. Cherry in aroma, kind of bitterish. Dry bitter cherry in flavour. A bit alcohol in flavour too, very dry aftertaste.

Travlr (26268) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Very nice example of a kriek, good aroma, more sour than sweet, complex flavor, dry finish.

cgarvieuk (26099) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2016 bottle at home .... copper ... thin white head ... sour tart lemon .... funky barnyard nose ... funky farmyard ... light cherry ... but not that cherry ... well you know i still just dont get sour beers.... Jan 2015 yeah just not me

omhper (25833) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2004
Bottled. Pale red. Nutty sweetish cherry aroma. Clean mouthfeel, less lively and sparkling than their regular gueuze. Woody and ashy, with some sweetness to balance the heavy acidity. A good kriek, no doubt, but lacks something to make it really great.

Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2005
(Bottle 37,5 cl) Simply called "Hanssens Kriek" at 5% ABV. No label on the bottle. The fruit flies had found this beer before me - hundreds of them were buzzing around the slightly leaky bottles in the drinks shop- They for sure liked this beer.

Reddish brown and very flat. Extremely sour, vinegary nose making your nostrils contract almost completely. The cherries do however leave a slight hint of sweetness on your tongue. Quite an exceptional experience, but one I could’ve done without. 110700

(Bottle 37,5 cl) As "Hanssens Oude Kriek". I reckon this in principle is the same beer as the above, but not a bit stronger - and with a label.

More red than brown, small head with a pinkisk tint. Even some carbonation. Still a very sour Kriek, but not quite as extreme as the old version. 110700

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