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Oudbeitje Lambic - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 08-20-2002)
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roblund

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-05-2013 18:30:51 | More by roblund
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours lightly clouded dark orange with no head or lacing. Vigorous pour generates a handful of bubbles at most. Low carbonation and medium light body; traditional lambic feel.

Strongly acidic aroma; lots of lemon and a good deal of musty funk, as well as some pleasant strawberry notes and hints of oak. The flavor is much the same, dominated by powerful lemon sourness and acidity, tart and fruity strawberries, ample bretty funk and moderate oak. Lightly sweet.

The strawberries in the aroma are lovely but somewhat overshadowed by the assertive lemon juice in the flavor a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 20:13:30 | More by tobelerone
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-18-2012 03:26:25 | More by oldedog
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hanssens Oudbeitje Lambic

LOOK: Pours a still looking clear golden peach color.

SMELL: Strawberry is bright and in the forefront.

TASTE: Very tart base beer provides a nice sour edge. The strawberries that dominated the nose are much softer in the taste with just a small unripe green/pink strawberry tartness. Dry wheat base, oaky and full on sour.

FEEL: Light to medium body, a bit syrupy, with micro carbonation. Dries out in the finish with moderate barrel influence and lingering tartness.

OVERALL: Smells incredibly of strawberry, which fades in the taste and stays sour. Drinks like an unblended Lambic, as carbonation is minimal even from Hanssens standards. Still, I found this to be enjoyable. A nice dry sour from Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 21:50:41 | More by Stinkypuss
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Khazadum

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

12-04-2012 01:28:13 | More by Khazadum
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brikelly

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-11-2012 22:48:27 | More by brikelly
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7%

10-22-2012 01:04:13 | More by polishkaz
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +7%

10-15-2012 19:46:40 | More by GrindFatherBob
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

10-10-2012 03:18:48 | More by t0rin0
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +7%

10-06-2012 01:38:16 | More by MisledTitan
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.5%

09-08-2012 18:29:47 | More by heddar33
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-03-2012 01:08:43 | More by kaelingirl
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.5%

08-23-2012 23:06:18 | More by DWolf
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FullObs

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-20-2012 17:23:52 | More by FullObs
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +27%

08-15-2012 14:32:06 | More by MYJELLOMISFIT
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HardyGeneraL

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

08-13-2012 12:52:16 | More by HardyGeneraL
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warnerry

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazed golden orange. Completely still.

S - Aroma has the Hanssens signature funk profile, which is on the heavy side and has aromas of cheese and, significant lemon tartness and some subtle sweet strawberry aromas.

T - Quite tart up front, with lemon leading the way. Quite funky, with a strong eartiness to the funk. Strawberry really seems to get lost here, though it does come through somewhat midway in the taste.

M - Crisp mouthfeel, but has a slight oily slickness to it.

O - Pretty tasty, and I'm glad I tried it, but for the price there are other gueuze/lambics I would go to first, especially since I didn't get a ton of strawberry out of this.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 23:00:23 | More by warnerry
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patm1986

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

08-05-2012 14:47:09 | More by patm1986
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spdyfire83

Ireland

4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

263rd Review
37.5cl bottle to gueuze glass

Enjoyed at De Kelk in Brugge while visiting in early June 2012.

A: Bright hay yellow. Single (bubbly white) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Smells of funk, hay, must, and strawberry purée.

T: Taste follows smell exactly. A very nice balance of gueuze and strawberry freshness here. Refreshing and crisp!

M: Light bodied with soft carbonation.

O: Balanced, clean, and smooth. Fun to drink at a great beer bar in a sweet town!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 08:24:20 | More by spdyfire83
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

375ml bottle purchase at Bestway, awesome bottle shop in Greensboro, NC.

This bottle was actually grabbed by my wife who was looking for a "fruity lambic". $9.49.

Hazy, orange, marmalade-colored elixir, poured into a goblet. No head or lacing.

Strong funk, cheese, grass, barnyard animals.

Incredible bitterness assaults the buds. Tart, brief strawberry flavor. Funk rides roughshod throughout.

Thin, tin, under carbonated.

Not my style.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 02:07:19 | More by CaptCleveland
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-10-2012 17:13:16 | More by HopBrain
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-09-2012 21:23:04 | More by jongullotti
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aasher

Indiana

3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've been eyeing this one for a long time now. It pours a light bodied bright gold in color with a slightly pinkish hue, slightly cloudy and with no head or bubbles. The nose is what I expected from Hannsens, nice acidity, moderate funk, and a strawberry juice aspect that offers a touch of berry sweetness. The flavors are interested. Of course there is the acid and funky yeast but it has an odd juicy strawberry sweetness. It's kind of earthy and vinous. The mouthfeel is also a little flat. It's ok. I know there aren't many strawberry lambics out there but to me this tastes like a Geueze with Strawberry juice added. It's ok but being more expensive than their gueuze or kriek, I would prefer one of those any day.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 21:57:19 | More by aasher
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2012 02:27:25 | More by kwjd
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

07-04-2012 16:21:34 | More by Soneast
Oudbeitje Lambic from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
84 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.