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


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RATINGS: 855   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VinegarStroke (412) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (75cl): going to take me a long while to get used to this style. As a winemaker this has almost everything I try to avoid. I suspect this is what the style should look like so Ive taken it easy in my scoring. Red brown color. Cloudy and no head. There is a light spritz. Aromatics take the cake. Volatile, slightly mould, must, old oak. Maybe a hint of decomposing fruit. Dry, extremely sour and no bitterness. Medium light palate. Long acid finish. Mousey and dirty. Very old world. Technically this is faulty and crap. Ill come back and score again when I have more experience. For the moment it hurts to give this score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle. Classic kriek - lots of tart cherries, some berries, some almonds, quite lots of vinegar notes and very acidic taste and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (2107) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2017
750 ml bottle. Hazy red with off white pink head. Sour fruity with cherries, sour apples, funky barnyard, sour youghurt and balsamic vinegar. Dry, low bitterness with high sourness and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14358) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle - Medium roasted malts, cherry with a touch of balsamic. Deep jet maroon with a small white head. Acidic, cherry, little soy harshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (1811) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2017
375 mL bottle. Pours a deep, kinda murky red. Has a collar with big discrete bubbles. Smells of sour cherries, a little bit of vinegar, and some oak. Tastes really sour. Vinegar. Some lemon. Sour cherry. Intense, deep sour finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Too sour, but its got a pretty good flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (8553) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Cherry and lots of grapefruit lambic bretta. Wild vibe like naked motorcycle rides. Opaque ruby pour without any head or lacing. Tangy and slightly acidic finish. Bottle pour at Sovereign.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Cherry Red in colour. Earthy aroma. Tart, sour cherry-fruity. Some citrus, lemon. Yeasty, funky, earthy. Tangy. Dry throughout. Tart fruity dry finish. Very nice. (2008)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-Knig (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
Geruch holzig, Mandel, Fa und Sure. Saurer Start, holzig. Mitte Kirsche, Sure, Holznoten. Abgang noch saurer Kirsche, Mandel, trocken. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1948) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Bottle shared by Ben thx mate for introducing me to this new brewery. Drank with the boys. A: cherries, woody, other misc red fruits. App: hazy purple no head. T/p: med body with long acidic finish. Moderate carbonation. O: Pleasantly surprise by this, since I was driving I only sample 2 onz or so but could be interesting in sampling this again in bigger volumes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1469) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2016
375ml bottle shared with Ben, Seb and Jo. Aroma: lots of acetic notes, cherries. App: dark red, purple, minimal to no head. Taste and palate: medium body, light sweetness, dry cherry acidity finish. Overall: good stuff. Easy to drink. Not a Kriek fan but this one is quite easy to drink. Great job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1968) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2016
375 ml corked and caged bottle, 2015 vintage. Served in a Prairie Artisan Ales lambic glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy reddish color with not quite an inch light pink head that fizzled away kinda quickly. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like tart and sweet cherries, oak, and some funkiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, with tart cherry, oak, sweet cherry, funk, vinegar and lemon flavors all noticeable. Its pretty tart, more than I expected since I thought the aroma had a good amount of sweetness. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, its easy to drink and has a low amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, I enjoyed the tart fruity flavors. Definitely worth picking up!

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