Hanssens Experimental Raspberry | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Hanssens Experimental RaspberryHanssens Experimental Raspberry
BA SCORE
3.47/5
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:
#40,647
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
261
pDev:
18.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
44
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fabianno
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bnes09
4.52/5  rDev +30.3%
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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Photo of PriorDoubleDark
4.44/5  rDev +28%
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 jbaker67
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Morey
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clay23
4.31/5  rDev +24.2%
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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Photo of BrentLepping
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is tolerable upon the first few sips....but towards the middle and end it's absolutely intolerable. Cheese funk (not the good kind you look for in a sour) and razor thin. Zero body. Certainly has the strong sour follow-through, but it's not enough to save this one. Too many off-putting flavors.

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Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMoeNay
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miguellunarusso
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle dated March 2013 into a wine glass
A: Reddish-orange, completely still
S: Cheesy, funky, a hint of raspberry/sour cherry, earthy, barnyard. Complex but kinda weird
T: A bit more fruit-forward than the nose. Adds citrus and sour green apple. Also adds a touch of oak influence. Still a bit of that funky cheesy though not as much earth/barnyard
M: Light-bodied, no carbonation, extremely sour (but that makes it mouthwatering)
O: I like this though I can see why it has such a discrepancy in scores. Definitely not for everyone and given the price not sure how readily I'd get it again. Definitely worth a try

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GPHarris
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2011

A - poured flat into a tulip glass. The body was a bright amber color.
S - funky horse blanket with a hint of raspberry.
T - raspberry, oak, funk.
M - slick and thin.
O - slightly disappointed mainly from the carbonation.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled in March of 2013. Thanks, notches on the label!

It's hazy, golden orange, small head of foam that shrinks ever so quickly. Yet, the lacing is decent.

Sour nose, to be sure. Mixed with the oak; I cannot say what the source of the sourness is from without reading the label. Raspberries, eh?

Very sour taste, noticeable oak flavour, fruit wise, again, I could not for the life of me, identify it. Tastes good though.

When it comes to Belgian sours, Hanssens is the only one to show up in Casper and I am thankful for that!!

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Photo of champ103
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazed/cloudy pink color. At first a tiny, bubbly white head forms, and recedes in a second with a noisy hiss. No lace, and none expected. Still lacking that great vibrant look of say a Rose De Gambrinus.
S: Cheesy funk and basement like must up front. Then the fruit takes over. Acidic raspberries dominate.
T: Like the nose, a big cheesy and musky funk up front. Supper tart and acidic raspberry. A bit vinegary, and the lingering acidic bite lasts forever.
M/D: Light to medium with almost no carbonation. Though smooth, and does not feel unweighty (if that is a word). A big, funky, sour bomb, so of coarse this is a bit of a slow sipper.

I always enjoy Hanssens, but at the same time always feel they are not in the same league as some of the other true Lambic makers. They certainly are incredibly funky and cheesy. More so than I recall with examples from other breweries. Still something I do enjoy. A solid, if not exceptional take on the style.

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Photo of OKFine
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mersh
3.82/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Jeff412pgh
3.12/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of a77cj7
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Hanssens Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 261 ratings
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