Hanssens Experimental Cassis | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with black currants and matured in oak barrels.

Added by JohnQVegas on 03-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
250
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
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17
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31
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Ratings: 250 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of rudzud
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Kyle for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a light ruby hue with a thin white head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of acidic vinegar, light berry notes, faint black currants. Nose isn't that bad.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice light black currants, flash of berries with lightI acidic vinegar.

M - Mouthfeel is almost completely flat, next to no carbonation.

O - Overall this beer was nicely tasty, however, the utter lack of carbonation really hurts the flavour profile too.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Kyle.

No head, hazy semi clear rosy ruby color.

Nose big tart funk, sour berry funk, vinous grape and musty dank concord grape, little sweet candy sour fruit, acidic.

Taste quite tart, fair acidic bite, grape wine vinegar notes, with nice tart sour fruit, sour reddish grape vinous dank, tart funk, sour funk, bready notes. Dry bready notes, tart sticky grape, sour funk.

Mouth a bit thin, lighter carb, light flemmy, decent acidic.

Overall decent but not nearly as good as many others out there.

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Photo of SStein
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xShoWTeKx
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RPM3334
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkiBum22
2/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BranfordBound
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank this beer from a wine glass yesterday. It's retired on here but I just picked it up at the store last week, label says "Lotnr: C" on the side. Pours a beautiful red with ruddish, ruby highlights. Opaque in its cloudiness and with an almost non-existent head.

Smell is sweet fruit, super tart, hints of funk.

First sip reveals this is a doozy. Initial blast of ultra tart, middle is sweet with the currant fruit dominating, hints of funk at the end with some fleshy fruit and a residual tartness. Feels light in the stomach but difficult to drink fast due to the acidity. Overall flavor experience like chewing into a raw lemon.

A brilliant beer from Hanssens, but judging by the reviews on here, a bit too extreme for some not used to ultra-tart lambics. If this is truly from 2013 then it has benefited from the added time in bottle. Otherwise this is still really great.

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Photo of Zerga
4.49/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good tasting beer. Not a usual beer: different flavor, very nice exception on the range. Smooth beer, wide pallet.

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Photo of Joecaddie
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Summerteeth
1.57/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Tastes like something you would give as an April Fool's gag.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.44/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice fruit taste, but tastes very vinegary. No carbonation. Not a very good sour and certainly not worth the cost. Interesting experiment, but not terribly successful.

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Photo of Eziel
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seeker84
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Acid bomb. No off flavor as mentioned elsewhere, but fairly enamel destroying acidity

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Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-05-23 in Columbia, PA from a 350 ml bottle

Dark ruddy brown. Smells of Brett funk, sour and light fruit. Taste is VERY sour with lots of oak tannin. Black currant flavor is there but recessed. Almost on keel with a Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge but not top tier like Cantillon, Russian River or the Rare Barrel sours.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrulySlide
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danny1217
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This seems to have mixed reviews. I don't really get any off notes here, just huge sourness with some funky brett, tannic dryness, and jammy fruit. It's flat but that's just how Hanssens rolls.

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Photo of Dreizhen
4.56/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this with a messed up label on clearance at Kroger. Wonderful surprise. Beautiful aroma really stands out. Taste isn't quite as good, but still comes out really strong. Black current taste was subtle, but enough to catch your attention. This was better than a handful of Cantillons I've had. Great with a cheese plate.

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Photo of rodlavers
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.46/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic sour beer, worth seeking out.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hanssens Experimental Cassis from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
3.69 out of 5 based on 250 ratings.
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