Hanssens Experimental Raspberry | 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 fermented with raspberries and matured in oak barrels.

Added by brownbeer on 09-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
19.12%
 
 
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Photo of Quafftastic
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moose1980
2.11/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Losing my Hanssens virginity. I have heard the horror stories about the acidity, so why not start off with their raspberry Lambic! :-)

No pop whatsoever from the cork, and the pour wields no head either. Clear as a good Pils with a light, reddish-brown color. Smell is best described as plastic raspberries soaked in vinegar. Additional aromas of band-aids, paint, and general chemical-likeness. Taste is all vinegar with the raspberries and oak lurking underneath. Acidic to the point of drowning out the depth and character generally associated with the style. Mouthfeel is, obviously, puckering. Overall, not enjoyable at all, and I hope it is the worst Hanssens has to offer.

Edit: Couldn't even finish it. It feels like I have an ulcer now.

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Photo of ORGrown
2.48/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrBier
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of junaman
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.21/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glowing ruby pink - no head. 4
Every raspberry. 4.25
Juicy front, touch of cracker, blast of vinegar that burns, then cheese and hay. 4.25
Crisp, light, clean. 4


High wire balance between Brett + Lacto. Fruit still shows up, too. Some real Belgian expertise on display. 4.25

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Photo of desint
3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitch
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

A 12.7 fl.oz. bottle bottled in April 2016 (notched in label) and poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear cherry red colour with an orange pinkish hue, with no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Raspberry, strawberry, berry gummy candies, grape jelly and some light funkiness.

Taste: Sour, extremely sour, overly and harsh acidity, vinegar, funkiness and light fruity raspberry that is largely hidden in the background.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, no carbonation and a short but sharp harsh acidic burn.

Overall: It smells great but beer with no carbonation is not my thing. In addition, it was harsh and overly acidic such that it was almost undrinkable.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gtermi
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xtonytx
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TitoPeixoto
2.89/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very orange with pale red, almost pink, lights.
The smell is very acidic, close to a white grape vinegar.
Taste is very acid and goes from white wine grapes to an aftertaste that resembles raspberries.
Its a very light beer with low to medium carbonation, and low drinkability.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Inglewood
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.31/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

375 ml bottle, bottled April 2012. Served in a Prairie lambic tumbler glass, the beer pours a clear amber/orange color with no head at all. No lacing, either. The brew smells like raspberries, grainy malt, earthiness and some vinegar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there is also an acidic cheesy funkiness noticeable. It has more of a tart cheesy/funky/earthy flavor than a fruity one. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and has low carbonation. I wish the raspberry showed up more in the flavor of this brew. Maybe I should have drank this one fresher. However, I've only had the bottle since October 2015 so that's my fault. With that being said, I didn't have any problems finishing the bottle so it wasn't too bad!

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Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
3.4 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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