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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 20.77%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 09-24-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Lare453, Jun 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

yankeepride, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

kjyost, May 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -40.7%

elec, May 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

JasonSiedman, Apr 03, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

Zachtheporter, Mar 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy orange with no head and minimal carbonation.

Aroma of raspberry, lacto, caramel malt and faint oak.

Taste is like the aroma with a salty sour acidic finish. The raspberry is dry and mild. The lacto is prominent. The texture is oily.

Overall, I'd like it much better with some bubbles and realize flat is appropriate for the style. It's quite pricey at $15 per 12oz. and not really worth it to me.

GuzzLah, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

ShemRahBoo, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

duff247, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Pinknuggets
2.15/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle to Ommegang wine glass

A: It is a dark orange color with lots of red raspberry floaters which seems kind of excessive also it looks totally flat there is literally not a bubble, not really what I was expecting.

S: there is a hint of funk to it but not much and there is a little bit of raspberry smell but not much as the whole smell just is not that strong

T: yuck immediately regret spending $13 for this it tastes like horrible expirment gone wrong. The first taste you get is kind of a dull juicy taste that is definitely raspberries but not in a good way then the lambic kicks in and it becomes a mess of juicy and funk that is honestly hard to drink and tastes like viniger. Further the fact that this is completely flat makes it even harder to drink.

M: First of all this is completely flat there is no carbonation so there is that. Thin but not smooth so it doesn't go down well, one of the worst I've had.

O: I dont understand the kriek is so good idk what happened here total drain pour couldn't finish is one of the worst beers I've ever had a complete mess how they even released this and it has a $13 price tag it should come with a warning sign saying "tear your money up now" a little upset on this one DO NOT BUY

Pinknuggets, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

DmanGTR, Feb 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

ucsbmullet, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

BeerBum, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

tuckerlikesbeer, Dec 11, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes from 8/8/12

A- Pours a deep golden/amber with no head or carbonation to speak of.

S- Funky aroma with vinegar and some mild raspberry coming through.

T- The taste mirrors the aroma almost perfectly. The raspberry isn't as prevalent as it could be.

M- Somewhat thin and very little carbonation.

O- A decent sour, but not exceptional.

SadMachine, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of stakem
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ed (eagles22) for sharing this brew. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a neon orange color that displays perfect polished clarity. A white ring of bubbles hangs around the edge of the glass.

The smell contains a hint of earthy pitty raspberry quality before getting all funke up with elements of earth, cheese and oak. There is some citrus fruit character towards the back that is somewhat reminescent of the citrus component of fresh raspberries.

The taste is shocking at first. Dare I say battery acid just got into my mouth along with vinegar and acetone. A little oak evolves as it warms along with citrus and notes if earthy raspberry. Vinegar becomes a fairly dominating character once it takes hold of your palate.

This is a medium to light bodies brew that is still. The color of this brew is borederline fake and surreal. The aroma is quite pleasant and while a bit harsh for me, the taste was pretty good as well. I am thankful for the opportunity to try it and appreciate that Ed. I would not be able to take a bottle of this down myself though.

stakem, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

freduardo, Oct 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

t0rin0, Oct 10, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375ml botte into a Brooklyn snifter.

A: Pours a clear dark brass with a small head of big white bubbles. No lacing or retention.

S: Huge acidic raspberry aroma. Some wet hay as well.

T: Very sour. Slight vinegar, tart raspberry skin and seed. Some mild earthy funk. Puckering and intense.

M: Still, medium-bodied.

O: I liked the raspberry flavors going on here, but the sourness is just too intense, like drinking a bottle of the stuff they coat Warheads in. I can't call this a great lambic, but I enjoyed the bottle in a perverse way.

Etan, Oct 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

stealth, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

wesley14, Jul 29, 2012
Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
77 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.