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

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Ratings:
257
Reviews:
114
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
19.12%
 
 
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4.9/5  rDev +44.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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Photo of bnes09
4.52/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange, candy like color. No head nor lacing. Fine floating yeast adds a translucent depth.

Acidic, vinigarette aroma. Lots of fresh raspberries with a brilliantly blended wild yeast funk.

Flavor is pretty sour. Mouth is watering a bit. Raspberries compliment the acidic qualities perfectly and add just a hint of sweetness. Getting just a hint of wood. Funk in the end but not overbearing. Finishes with sweet raspberry alternating with mouthwatering acetic acid. Absolutely wonderful.

Medium bodied. Dry feel. Low carbonation. Clean finish leaves me thirsty.

Absolutely delicious lambic, probably the best I've had of the style. I love the intense acidity coupled with fruit flavors. Not sure why this got average reviews.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Photo of peabody
4.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The pink is spectacular here. The smallest bubbles I have ever seen. This appearance is def. a 5.
Smell is sour berry and berry skin with sugar cherry wafers. The malt is wonderful here.
Taste is cherry/raspberry and I mean a real strong sour berry flavor. Then the sugar comes in just barely coming into play.
Sour wins.
Mouthfeel is sticky for sure. As sour as this is, there is a lot of sugar making this very sticky.
Drinkability is only as good as the availability of this beer.

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Photo of timtim
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very still, so no head sits on top of the fairly clear raspberry red. nose is sour tart acid that comes off to me as lemon and raspberry with a touch of wild and a touch of wood. wish i could wait a few years to drink this one. the wild is just coming out, and the barn and funk aren't quite pronounced enough for me yet. taste is very tart with ripe-fruit sweetness (which i imagine would be eaten up with some aging?) holding it together and rounding it out. nice, slick, light, soft mouthfeel with a long finish and no unpleasant aftertastes. really not what i was expecting, but i think it's mind-blowingly good nonetheless. if only these beers were easier to come by... my favorite lambic producer right now.

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4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

In the mood for some fruity, tarty funk - poured into a red Solo cup and enjoyed quickly

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Photo of megahurts4
4.39/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hanssens Lambic Experimental Raspberry

From lot A

Appearance: rosé colored, no head, and almost no lacing.

Smell: raspberries, oak, and a barnyard lambic funkiness.

Taste: raspberries, faint oak, and an acidic sourness.

Mouthfeel: medium and no carbonation.

Overall:
This is a nice experiment. I like the way the oak and raspberries mesh. The flavor is interesting and will appeal to sour lovers.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.37/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle drank from my duvel tulip. bottle reads "lot a." thats all the bottling information that i can find.

A- the cork comes out with barely a pop. this is going to be a pretty still pour. sure enough, there is little to no head on top of the reddish pink colored body that is translucent. there is no head left behind.

S- the nose is alive with the scent of fresh raspberries. nothing artificial about this. very sweet with a sharp lactic sourness. a little bit of underlying barnyard like funk.

T- the taste starts out with more of the fresh raspberries that i could smell. very fresh, juicy, and real tasting. there is a sharp lactic sourness that hits after that. its not quite as powerful as the smell would indicate, but its stronger than your average framboise. the barnyard like funk that i could smell comes through a little bit in the taste as well.

M- the beer is still. no carbonation at all. the body is a solid medium. its puckering, but not overpowering. very dry finish.

O- this is something id like to try again, and i think ill grab a couple to age. this is probably the best raspberry lambic that i have had. check this one out.

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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 craytonic
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nearly clear and brilliant ruby cranberry red

Smell: Incredible sourness full of raspberries, lemon juice, funk, vinegar, and vanilla

Taste: This one is just incredibly sour; perhaps one of the most sour beers I have ever tasted; loaded with lemon juice and vinegar acidic sourness with raspberries, vinegar, and maybe even some brown sugar in the background

Mouthfeel: light bodied; low carbonation

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this one but you just can't overstate the sourness; this is the only sour beer to have ever given me slight heartburn.

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Photo of clay23
4.31/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really the only issue is the price point- otherwise this is a really good sour

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

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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Photo of mlazzaro
4.25/5  rDev +25%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of sweemzander
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375mL corked and caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass
(A)- Pours a pale blush pink color with minimal froth
(S)- Big tartness with tart raspberries. Not overly funky, but some light earthy hay that works well with the tartness and fruit
(T)- Big acidity meets soft raspberry fruits and subtle earthy hay. Finishes dry
(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. It has the right amount of acidity and fruit without being overpowering. Not overly funky but some good dryness
(O)- Quite good. Normally I find Hanssens to be big on the funk, but this has a great balance and fruit profile to it

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Photo of DCon
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed a 12.7 FL.OZ. bottle of this w/ Chris F. from Grand Teton in St. Paul, MN (priced @ $15). Poured from the green bottle w/ the "map" having pink around it into a 12oz Wine Glass. Has Lotnr: B (stamped on the side).

Aroma- Strongest sour and barnyard aroma I've smelt in a while! Has a nice raspberry finish on the nose as well.

Appearance- Pours no head, so no retention.. duh. Has a nice White Zin colored body that is clear and doesn't leave any retention behind. Can tell the carbonation level was low from the pour.

Flavor- Very sweet but sour at the same time... Doesn't overpower you at the beginning but then wow! Intense! Has strong raspberry flavor throughout but the main character is the sour/acidity.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, No Carbonation at all, and then puckers the lips like nothing else! Actually, it starts on the tongue and then finds its way around your entire mouth until you can almost not handle it! Appreciate what this one involves.

Overall Impression- Great sour! This is my second brew from Hanssens and a big fan! Go for this one if available and you enjoy Lambics w/ fruit added in. Cheers!

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

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