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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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173 Ratings
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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 20.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

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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kiki3drt292

California

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

05-08-2012 22:13:20 | More by kiki3drt292
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-03-2012 18:10:11 | More by djrn2
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spilt a 375 bottle poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a slightly hazed bright pink. Absolutley no head a no lacing.

S: oak, witha. Touch if vinegar and sweet tarts... The oak seems to be the most dominant trait on tue nose.... Not as sour smelling as I had hoped.... An the oak mixed with the vinegar adds a slightly odd earthy aroma...

T: the taste is very similar to the nose. The vinegar is right up front... But the finish is what really stands out here.... Like raspberry sweet tarts... Puckering sour. The flavor also seems to be more well rounded te the nose... With everything working together nicley.

M: no carbonation, slick, works good with the sourness, had a light to medium body... With a nice sour aftertaste.

O: a nice sour... With a great tartness... I enjoyed this very much... Would be good on a nice summer day.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 02:15:41 | More by PeterIngemi
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First time trying this one, served alongside the kriek and gueuze.

A - Pours murky pink with no head what so ever, it is dead from the start and never gets better.

S - Smells of raspberry jam and TONS of vinegar sourness. Some dry earth tries to cut through the sourness but it fails, this one is gonna be painful.

T - Starts off with a bit of pithy raspberry skin and some nice light sweetness quickly being enveloped by the intense lactic sourness that dominates the taste for the duration of the experience. Finish retains quite a bit of the sourness, leaving the pallet dry long after consumption.

M - Slick body with intensely sour flavors and no carbonation what so ever. When I gave it a swirl it got a tiny bit better but that faded all too quickly.

O - I heard that this one might be a bit of a letdown and boy was it. Dead from the start, way too much vinegar flavor. At $14 a 375ml, I won't be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 17:27:34 | More by orangesol
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-27-2012 21:26:09 | More by codynevels
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours amber Orange with some pink highlights. No foam what so ever.

S - interesting aroma. Very funky. Barnyard and horse blanket notes really stick out. Underneath is very reminiscent of cider more like an unripened cider though. Sour Apples and raspberries give balance to the funk.

T - Bright lemony acidity from start to finish. Cider notes. Lots of tart fruit, apples, raspberries etc. Funky, barnyardy finish.

M - medium bodied. Slick texture on the crisper side.

O - nice sour ale. Not the most complex but very refreshing on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 17:48:41 | More by Teleweizen2
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

04-11-2012 05:25:46 | More by chrispoint
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

04-08-2012 23:15:33 | More by brez8791
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EROCK75

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

04-02-2012 15:35:09 | More by EROCK75
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml. that I cellaring for over a year now. I've heard of a few different labels. This one is a cottoncandy-purple-ish color border with purple writing. Lotnr: A. With a green cage. served cellar temp @ 58°F.

Mind carbonation. Strawberry-orange color - really beautiful. No head at any point. Smells intensely of brettanomyces and lactic acid. Hints of bright raspberry which come through more once the carbonation dies down. Oak doesn't come across in smell. My immediate reaction is to the bone dry and super tart mouthfeel. Wide range of flavors from diverse microbia. I get a hint of vinegar, but it doesn't bother me much. Raspberries balance out the intense acidity. Fruity aftertaste is great. At first it was a bit harsh on the mouthfeel, but it mellowed out after letting it sit for a moment. Most likely an older barrel, very flavorful yeast and bacteria character, with little wood flavor. I enjoy this beer. Embarrassingly expensive, but a pleasure to have tried.

*Lambics are traditionally uncarbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 20:15:34 | More by mlazzaro
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suspect

New York

2.23/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into an Ithaca Excelsior Tulip.

A: Clear light pink color. Aggressive pour leads to absolutely no head, zero bubbles rising to the top. Disappointing.

S: Okay funk smell to it, sour vinegar, light raspberry notes, wet straw and highly acidic. Not a terrible nose, not great either.

T: Tastes like a liquified package of sweet-tarts. Totally sour with a touch of sweet. Fruit is around there somewhere. Highly acidic - makes my mouth pucker crazily. Taste is the best part but it's totally killed by the complete lake of carbonation.

M: Blech. Flat. No carbonation...just awful.

O: I'm taking the kid gloves off here...this is a terrible beer. It's lacking carbonation, it's totally freaking overpriced at $17 per bottle. What a complete waste of money. Drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 02:32:46 | More by suspect
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a bright orange amber. Absolutely no carbonation or head. Aroma of sour fruit and light vinegar. Taste follows, sour raspberry juice and mild funk, finishes sour and acidic. Thin to moderate body and slight mouthfeel due to lack of carbonation. Not very complex; a straightforward sour fruit lambic.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 06:40:01 | More by LiquidAmber
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-18-2012 23:18:38 | More by jfcaa193
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle.

Pours hazy orange with a pinkish hue and mostly flat. A fine thread of white rims the glass around a placid surface. Zero lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with fruit stones, wet hay, cheese rinds, soured apples and cider vinegar. A hint of raspberries and goats breath follow through.

Light bodied with a sharp, puckering mouthfeel.

Sour, jowel-watering fruit starts the palate. Peaches, raspberries, apples, and apricots with lemon-spritzed hay and grapefruit pith. A mild burn on the throat follows through along with lingering fruity sourness.

Finishes with juicy, sour fruits and a hint of raspberry.

Certainly quite a sour one this is. On par with Fou’ Foune sour and very fruity even though the raspberry character is almost nonexistent. Big ups to Matt for leaving this one behind!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 01:44:35 | More by brewandbbq
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-11-2012 03:10:05 | More by acurtis
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CoreyCramer

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-03-2012 10:18:43 | More by CoreyCramer
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DaBubs

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-31-2012 22:29:49 | More by DaBubs
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-14-2012 00:33:31 | More by ASUBeer
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metter98

New York

3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is a kaleidoscope of light colored yellow, orange and reddish hues and poured with no head. It is slightly hazy and has very slight hints of carbonation.
S: There are pungent aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: This beer is an assault on your tongue because it is so sour and acidic—the strength of the acidity is akin to that in the juice in a jar of pickles. Flavors of vinegar, oak and yeast are also present, but the raspberry flavors are barely perceptible. The finish resembles a sweaty locker room.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very interesting but the sourness is a big punch in your face. If you’re not sure if you’ll like sour beers, this is definitely not an entry-level beer to start with. Pairing this with salty food such as pretzels helps to cut through the acidity.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 03:31:59 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-09-2012 01:31:35 | More by dbrauneis
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-04-2012 03:40:33 | More by rowingbrewer
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-01-2012 00:21:57 | More by cbgbslev
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

12-28-2011 00:08:07 | More by xnicknj
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wchollif

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

12-05-2011 16:24:20 | More by wchollif
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz green cork and caged bottle split and poured into a New Belgium globe.
Lotnr: A notched on the label.

A - Hazed-over pink amber in color, this Hanssen's pours as flat as tap water. Seems to me the carbonation is virtually forced from it. This could be one sour mother-cruncher! Loose bubbles cling around the edge.

S - Straight-up armpit funk with notes of goaty barnyard and wet straw, the sharp acid aroma is as biting and assaulting as they come. Hints of fresh raspberry and dried oak come though along the finish.

T - Wild yeast flavor with a hint of raspberry and oak but very little beyond that gives this Hanssen's a disappointing and thin flavor profile.

M - Expect a flailing kick to the face with sour power and big acidity. The lactic, tart finish is complete with super dryness that'll pucker even the tightest butthole.

O - Hey, it's no Riserva 2010, but damn is this beer sour. Acidic to the max, there's a good bacteria involvement and bold funk, but little beyond that to make the price tag worth it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 04:31:57 | More by BeerFMAndy
Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
77 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.