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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 19.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 33 | FT: 3
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Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 09-24-2009

Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.
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Photo of tbryan5
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle dated March 2013 into a wine glass
A: Reddish-orange, completely still
S: Cheesy, funky, a hint of raspberry/sour cherry, earthy, barnyard. Complex but kinda weird
T: A bit more fruit-forward than the nose. Adds citrus and sour green apple. Also adds a touch of oak influence. Still a bit of that funky cheesy though not as much earth/barnyard
M: Light-bodied, no carbonation, extremely sour (but that makes it mouthwatering)
O: I like this though I can see why it has such a discrepancy in scores. Definitely not for everyone and given the price not sure how readily I'd get it again. Definitely worth a try

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GPHarris
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3


A - poured flat into a tulip glass. The body was a bright amber color.
S - funky horse blanket with a hint of raspberry.
T - raspberry, oak, funk.
M - slick and thin.
O - slightly disappointed mainly from the carbonation.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled in March of 2013. Thanks, notches on the label!

It's hazy, golden orange, small head of foam that shrinks ever so quickly. Yet, the lacing is decent.

Sour nose, to be sure. Mixed with the oak; I cannot say what the source of the sourness is from without reading the label. Raspberries, eh?

Very sour taste, noticeable oak flavour, fruit wise, again, I could not for the life of me, identify it. Tastes good though.

When it comes to Belgian sours, Hanssens is the only one to show up in Casper and I am thankful for that!!

Photo of champ103
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazed/cloudy pink color. At first a tiny, bubbly white head forms, and recedes in a second with a noisy hiss. No lace, and none expected. Still lacking that great vibrant look of say a Rose De Gambrinus.
S: Cheesy funk and basement like must up front. Then the fruit takes over. Acidic raspberries dominate.
T: Like the nose, a big cheesy and musky funk up front. Supper tart and acidic raspberry. A bit vinegary, and the lingering acidic bite lasts forever.
M/D: Light to medium with almost no carbonation. Though smooth, and does not feel unweighty (if that is a word). A big, funky, sour bomb, so of coarse this is a bit of a slow sipper.

I always enjoy Hanssens, but at the same time always feel they are not in the same league as some of the other true Lambic makers. They certainly are incredibly funky and cheesy. More so than I recall with examples from other breweries. Still something I do enjoy. A solid, if not exceptional take on the style.

Photo of OKFine
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mersh
3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.12/5  rDev -8%

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear pink tinged orange body. Looks sort of like a rosé. A bit of soapy bubbles clings for life on top.

Nose is kind of like a sweet tart.

Raspberries are there with a nice pop of citrus. Fairly tart with a light souring. Doesn't seem like much funk behind it. More of a showcase of tart and fruit.

Photo of SpasmWaiter
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Satchboogie
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of robbiepmelton
4.9/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ToddBeans
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ajevne
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of drpimento
3/5  rDev -11.5%

This is from a bottle that is true years old and I think the quality has been compromised. Poured with no head nor lace And a clear amber. Aroma is yeast tart raspberries. Flavors like aroma acid is strong raspberries come in slightly dry. With missing carbonation can't really give a fair judgment on body. Actually not too bad for its condition

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +18%

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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
78 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.