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Hanssens Experimental Cassis - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 16
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Ale brewed with black currants and matured in oak barrels.

(Beer added by: JohnQVegas on 03-01-2009)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The color is an amber brown with a red hue shining through. A moderately agitated poor only yielded slight head and little lacing.

Smell: At first, acidic tartness with notes of dark fruits and notes of barnyard, horse blanked Bretty funk.

Taste: The acidity hits the palate immediately, but the sour fruitiness of the black currants is felt all the way to the bottom of the palate. Bretty funk, comes and rounds out the almost overwhelming acidity.

Mouthfeel: The low carbonation makes the beer smooth and leaves you with a complete flavor spectrum despite the high acidity.

Drinkability: This is definitely a beer to share, half way through to bottle the acidity overwhelms the palate, hard to finish a bottle.

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Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12.7 oz. bottle into a Peg's snifter.

A: Pours a pinkish to reddish brown, mildly hazy, with a thin white head that fades quickly. Fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Some serious funk up front - barnyard, feet, musty basement and a bit of ripe cheese. Some tart underripe fruit provides some backbone.

T: Funky barnyard, tart currants and cherries up front. Then lactic lemony citric acid, musty hay, some cheese and feet, with a dry and tart/sour fruit at the end.

M: Medium body, average carbonation sensation. Low alcohol presence.

O: I thought this was tasty, but big on the funk for sure. Nice tartness to the fruit profile. The funk and tartness has a nice complexity to it, but the sheer level of it may be a bit over the top.

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Pours burnt light ruby with some haze and a tiny ring of head. More bubbles than I expected though.

Smell is definitely funk forward. Cheesy, farmy brett. Musty basement. Currants find their way through. Lemon rind. Old hops and oak. Pleasant wet dog aroma...as pleasant as that gets. Oxidation provides a nice red wine character.

Sour cherries, lactic, and some acetic acid. Very sour. Earthy brett mingles with oak. Acetic acid begins to build in the back of the throat. Dryness and tannins keep it from being overwhelming.

Slick mouthfeel, super dry, and very tannic. Very little carbonation, but not thin and watery on the palette.

Not quite as interesting as the Scarrenbecca Kriek, but still very nice. A touch less acetic acid would be nice.

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Hanssens Experimental Cassis from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
84 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.