Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Fruit Lambic
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4.05 | pDev: 11.36%
Apr 14, 2021
Jul 03, 2018
Notes: Fresh sour raspberries macerated in young lambic in oak barrels with fermentation in the bottle.
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Rated: 4.15 by Bruno74200 from France

Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by desint from Belgium

Dec 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale ruby red coloration with no head, just a fine ring of lacing around the glass. Smells of tart raspberries, with quite a woody and tannic oak presence as well. Taste is dominated by a pronounced, vinegary sourness, strong earthy, woody and somewhat tannic oak notes and slightly sweet raspberry, as well as some lighter, musty funk. Finishes with a mouth-puckering sourness and some raspberry and vinegar lingering in the aftertaste. Flat mouthfeel with a medium body and very low carbonation.

Having had a few Fruit Lambics from Hanssens now, I'm really starting to think that the extreme, completely overdone, vinegary sourness that is common to them is not a result of bad bottles but just their signature and extremely poorly balanced flavor profile. If you like your Lambic with an incredible, one-dimesional sourness that just sucks your lips down into your stomach you're gonna love this, but if you actually expect a little subtlety, nuance and complexity I would recommend avoiding this, and Hanssens in general, like the plague. The flat, under-carbonated mouthfeel is another major issue that seems common to Hanssens Lambic.
Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Two glasses from the source at Hanssens Artisanaal, Toer De Geuze 2019.

Saturated hazy pinkish red, thin ring of loose bubbles, light to no carb. Huge raspberry aroma, juicy and fresh, absolutely bursting with fruit.

Very fruit forward, raspberries are fresh and a little funky, the lambic is heavily saturated with fresh sour raspberries and just delicious. Vinous and still, a lot like a fruity natural wine. Acidic, sour, and juicy. A pure expression of fruit character, with some mild oak that lingers in the aftertaste. This was much less vinegary than 3F Frambozenlambik, and honestly quite less vinegary than Hanssens experimental fruit series of the past.

Overall it’s a welcome progression from that series, and more directly fruit forward than most other Hanssens lambics. With the recent news of many new barrels at Hanssens, the future looks bright for this traditional lambic blender.

This is a blend of young lambic and raspberries, that's it. Traditional lambic is still when unblended, only blended young & old lambic produces CO2 in secondary refermentation. This is by design, despite what some ignorantly see as a flaw, it's intentional and has been for centuries. Sad that this misperception still continues.
May 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

Feb 03, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours an unclear red with no foam whatsoever.

Smell is sour and vinegary with an absolute ton of raspberries. Bright and a bit funky.

Taste is hardcore sour. Sour raspberries, vinegar, some funk and some notes of oak and vanilla.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium and flat, uncarbonated.

Overall, this is for those who like their sour beer to really pucker the lips and ignite the acid reflux. Stunning...
Jul 31, 2018
Framboos from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 6 ratings