Hanssens Experimental Raspberry | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Hanssens Experimental RaspberryHanssens Experimental Raspberry
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Hanssens Experimental RaspberryHanssens Experimental Raspberry

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

lovely lambic here and an expert use of raspberry, although its not as forward or nearly as clean as some of their other fruited beers. lots of residual sugar in this one, but the fruit profile is very forward, crashing into the lambic tartness at full speed creating a unique drinking experience that is both summery and sweet, but also sour as anything but finishing a little longer than its brothers. the nose is the best part, as the berries fade out a little towards the end. the carbonation is less than it could be here, and the body is a little fuller than the others as well. the berries also don't stain this very much red, so its smell and taste come from nowhere the looks could foreshadow. like all beers from hanssens, this is well made, i just like it a little less than the black currant version. if it wasn't for the cost i would drink these a lot more frequently.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of taylor714914
2.81/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Hmmm, poured with literally no carbonation. Looks more like juice than beer. Smells of raspberries and tartness. Sadly, this was a letdown. With no carbonation, this drinks like tart raspberry juice. Not sure what happened here, but it is a huge disappointment. Not worth the 15 bucks for the 375ml carbonationless bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml, Lotnr C
White wine glass

A: No head. Shocked that no carbonation. Murky pinkish orange. No lacing.

S: Funky barnyard funk. Sweet berries still there. Yeast.

T: Nice punch of crazy sour upfront. Fruit comes in later. Raspberries are still there. Finish is dry as hell and sticks with you.

M: Lighter side of medium.

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Photo of MinorThreat
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours orange-pink in Cantillon wine glass. Completely still. Can't even shake many bubbles out of it.

Smell is powerfully acidic. Smells like it is going to put a stranglehold on my salivary glands. Bit of funk in the mix, as well as some hints of sulfur. No raspberries, but frankly I can't remember what a raspberry smells like anyway.

Taste is mouth puckering from the start. This is the most sour beer I have ever had. Like sucking a lemon. I get no raspberry or any other fruit. No bitterness. Just incredibly sour.

Mouthfeel is light with a slight prickle.

Overall this was interesting. Fun to try but just overpoweringly tart.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- slightly hazy, a blend between yellow from the malts and purple from the raspberries. No head to be seen.

S- smells very sour, only the slightest hint of berries afterwards.

T- This may be one of the more sour beers I have have from Hanssens. First a slight hint of the raspberries, then the rush of the lactic acid as it goes to the back of the tongue. Honestly reminds me of the syrup from slushies I used to drink as a kid.

M- very thin, drinks like a white wine.

O- A very enjoyable lambic, the fruit is not as present as found in other Hanssens varieties such as their Kreiks, but holds it's own in the sour department.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

6% ABV confirmed. Lotnr: B. 12.7 fl oz green glass bottle with hood-and-wire cap over a cork acquired at Lukas Liquor in Colorado and served into a Lost Abbey teku glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high given the brewery and style.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Wire was easily untwisted. Cork yields an unsatisfying weak "plip" upon its removal.

A: Pours no head whatsoever; appears undercarbonated. I'm a bit concerned.

Body colour is a transparent translucent peach of above average glowing vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks pretty standard for the style. Looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Raspberry, peach. No real tartness, unfortunately. Light sourness. Lambic yeast. A pleasant aroma of mild strength. Lightly redolent of fruit syrup. Munich malts.

No alcohol is detectable.

T: Definite lambic sourness with a great puckering yeasty tartness. Munich malts and pils malts comprise the foundation. No real oak. Definitely spontaneously fermented; bacterial notes are obvious. Balanced. Great depth and intensity of flavour. Quite a sour brew. Good complexity and subtlety. I like it. Sourness dominates, as it should. Raspberry and peach notes are subsidiary to the sourness.

Above average duration of flavour.

No alcohol or hop character comes through.

Mf: Smooth, wet, acidic. Somewhat thin. Undercarbonated. Decent body. Complements the flavour profile nicely.

Dr: An admittedly one-dimensional sour, but it satisfies the demands of the style quite well. I'd get it again. Another solid brew from Hanssens. Tasty stuff, but perhaps not worth its pricetag in the USA. Very drinkable.

Low B

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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 38.1% out of 100 with 260 ratings
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