Hanssens Experimental Raspberry | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Hanssens Experimental RaspberryHanssens Experimental Raspberry
BA SCORE
38.3%
Liked This Beer
3.47 w/ 261 ratings
Hanssens Experimental RaspberryHanssens Experimental Raspberry
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
Ranking:
#40,291
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
261
Liked:
100
Avg:
3.47/5
pDev:
18.44%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of Gasc0igne
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Inglewood
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Intense orange color with no head. Aroma is intense on the funk and tart fruit. Taste follows with sharp sourness, very acidic, farmhouse funk, intense house made wine notes, overripe fruit, musty cellar, hay, cabbage. Light, acidic and dry mouthfeel. It has intense lambic characteristics but it's way over the top, it lacks drinkability.

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Photo of zimm421
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light pink with touches of orange. The nose is extremely acetic, nearly vinegar, with touches of funk. The taste is overwhelmingly sour with the acetic acid dominating the profile. The raspberry is nearly undetectable because of the acetic presence. Hard to drink, and simply not an enjoyable experience.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dka67
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SStein
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice raspberry lambic. As it pours, the raspberry smell comes out. The raspberry blends well with the tart of the lambic. It is a "flat" lambic with little to no carbonation, but still quite good.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.29/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

375mL bottle with "Lotnr: C" marked on the side of label. Poured into a snifter glass with an aggressive pour. Pours an interesting pinkish color, moderate haze, and absolutely no head except for a ring of bubbles. Smell is pungent, sour vinegar and jammy raspberries, some underlying funk and a hint of alcohol. Taste is much more odd than I expected. It starts with a vinegar sour note which goes into the jam like sweet raspberries, finishes tart with some weird salt notes. Thin body that feels light in the stomach, too thin, no carb. The Experimental Cassis, while also not carbed, was much better than this one. I'd stick to the Oude Kriek from Hanssens if you want a fruit lambic.

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Photo of CSO
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of sweemzander
4.22/5  rDev +21.6%
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 beeragent
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wcu80
3.87/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of popery
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is light brown shaded over with a pinkish hue. It’s fairly hazy, could be bottle handling. No head formed when I poured my glass, just some bubbles, and it looked pretty much flat. The aroma has tons of jammy jam raspberry character. It’s very fruity. Farmer’s market stand in berry season fruity. Some acetic character. A little vinegar creep. Maybe, even a touch of nail polish remover. Little funk. Some oak. Taste is quite sour. Too much acidity for me. It blocks out all of the funk and most of the fruit. It just kills a lot of the delicacy that I like in lambics. That’s fairly harsh, and the beer is still enjoyable. It’s not as sour as many American hype monsters. Anywho, there’s a solid kick of oak. Fairly dry. Lots of pucker. Low carbonation.

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Photo of NateF90
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DahWag
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this at Hunger and Thirst. Enjoyed chilled from the 375ml corked and caged bottle in a glass.

The color is blond with rosy shade amber in the light with non-existant head. The smell is very sour immediately with light tangy fruit and raspberry's stamp with fruity acidic aroma with floral odor. The feel is very acidic as the nose lets on with moderate carbonation and dry tannic almost vinegary puckering quality.

The taste is super tangy with raspberry flavor yet lots of acidity in the taste distracts from that with an almost vegetal flavor and vinegar-esque acetic harshness followed by light malt in the finish. Overall this was very tannic and semi-acidic, glad I shared this small bottle -not for the faint of heart or those who don't enjoy sour ...this borders on raspberry vinaigrette

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

Photo of whatname
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 38.3% out of 100 with 261 ratings
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