Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #118
Ranked #22,901
3.74 | pDev: 16.84%
Jan 12, 2022
Aug 20, 2002
Notes: Two year old unblended lambic aged on wild strawberries.
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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.77/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

$10.99/375ml bottle. Bottled 2014. Poured with no head; amber color. Nose was full-on strawberry jam. Amazing. Taste was the same with very nice lambic acidity balance. This was my first taste of Oudbeitje and I was incredibly impressed. I will be buying more.

Jan 12, 2022
3.9 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 30, 2021
4.25 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Sep 12, 2021
Photo of RobertColianni
2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

Acetic garbage.

Jun 14, 2021
3.81 by samEBC from Belgium on Mar 03, 2021
3.76 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Apr 28, 2020
Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle. 2008? Bottle

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a chill haze golden hue with no real head or wisps.

S - Aromas of plastic and strawberry chapstick, flashes of burnt rubber and unhappy microbes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more big jammy red berries, good tart acidity and big cereal grains. The strawberry flashes out to a more waxy element.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, little flemmy.

O - Overall this was a rather lackluster beer with flashes of berries.

Serving Type: bottle

Dec 27, 2019
Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

Sweet and very sour, you've got a lot of strawberry jam notes on the nose.

Completely still, it's quite thick for a lambic.

Nice stuff, the natural sweetness balances the big acidity

Nov 06, 2019
4.5 by edthehead from New York on Oct 08, 2019
Photo of KensWorld
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by KensWorld from Florida

2015 vintage. From bottle

Aug 03, 2019
Photo of Snowcrash000
2.56/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a cloudy, deep, dark golden amber coloration with no head whatsoever. Smell is dominated by white vinegar, overripe, mouldy strawberry and strong blue cheese funk, with hints of doughy malt and estery fruit notes as well. Taste follows the nose, with the rotten strawberry, blue cheese funk and especially white vinegar presence, that turns quite acidic in the aftertaste, being quite overpowering. There are also some notes of hay and estery fruit/spice, like green apple and clove there, as well as lighter citrus and oak. Finishes with a strong acidity and some funk and vinegar burn lingering in the aftertaste. Completely flat mouthfeel with a medium body and no carbonation.

This is just a poorly balanced and quite possibly spoiled mess, to be honest, with the strong, acidic white vinegar and blue cheese funk presence overpowering any other flavors. The total lack carbonation does not help at all here, really making this more reminiscent of vinegar than a lambic. I don't think I can finish this, actually, quite poor.

Jul 11, 2019
Photo of JacobusFavier23
2.3/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

L- A bit lifeless with just a few bubbles hugging the sides. Some slight carbonation deeper in the glass, a lot of yeasty floaters. The color is slight brown with a bit of strawberry red. Murky for sure.
S- There's a typical Lambic sour aroma with a sweet funky brett-like quality that follows it. Not too bad. Slight aroma of strawberry is there for sure.
T- Ehh.. This beer tastes a little spoiled. I get that it's a Belgian Lambic, but it just doesn't taste very palatable. Sour and funky off the bat with maybe a slight hint of strawberries, and definitely a good amount of apple cider vinegar. That is just about all I taste that isn't off putting. The funk that I want is less lambic and more strong paint and chemical. I also get a weird metallic flavor and an unpleasant and unwanted burn at the back of my throat as well. Too acidic with nothing to offer other than a few silver linings and a spoiled quality that just isn't wanted.
F- Watery.
O- A botched beer to say the least. The funk seems to be the only redeeming quality. Couldn't finish it at all. A waste of money to me. They're trying too hard to make it weird and forgot to make it enjoyable in any way honestly.

May 18, 2019
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Apr 08, 2019
4.06 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Jan 26, 2019
4 by steverx8 from England on Dec 28, 2018
3.05 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 02, 2018
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Jul 19, 2018
Photo of Beginner2
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

For those that like lambics, most seem to find this a quality example. I am not one of those who like lambics. And I cannot get past this pucker.

Jul 11, 2018
3.92 by emincems from Turkey on Jul 02, 2018
3.75 by Theogre83 from Kansas on May 08, 2018
3.5 by mrcraft from California on Apr 01, 2018
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 25, 2018
4 by paulish from New York on Feb 20, 2018
Photo of tigg924
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Had on tap. Pours hazy, blonde in color with minimal head. Taste is strawberries, both the rind and the berry, funk, sour mix, and lemon. Really sour, light bodied, moderate carbonation. A treat. One of the better sour strawberry beers I have had in a while. Unique. It is like you are eating whole fresh strawberries right out of the patch. Well worth seeking out.

Feb 20, 2018
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Dec 19, 2017
4.27 by TheEffinpope from Oregon on Nov 19, 2017
3.64 by Jcbroome from Florida on Oct 24, 2017
4 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Oct 14, 2017
3.84 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 29, 2017
Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by superspak from North Carolina

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 1/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with minimal head retention or lacing. Some slight clinging bubbles on the side of the glass. Good appearance. Aromas of big tart/sour lemon, lime, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, peach, apricot, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, leathery/musty funk, wheat, cracker, slight white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, strawberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour lemon, lime, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, peach, apricot, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, leathery/musty funk, wheat, cracker, slight white vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness and light oak spice/fruit tang on the finish. Lingering notes of sour lemon, lime, strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, peach, apricot, white wine, oak, hay, straw, grass, leathery/musty funk, wheat, cracker, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, strawberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/sourness balance. Increasingly puckering and drying, but not overly astringent on sourness. Minimal carbonation and light-medium body; with a smooth, acidic/grainy, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very nice fruit lambic. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, strawberries, oak, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink; despite the increasingly lactic/drying finish and minimal carbonation. Classic Hanssens wild funk with a nice helping of juicy strawberries and oak; with a solid malt backbone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

Sep 23, 2017
4.24 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2017
4.42 by Phineasco from Massachusetts on Aug 24, 2017
Photo of janubio
1.99/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
by janubio from Spain

Golden colour, no head at all and of course no lace.
Aroma is funk, strawberries, wood, spiderweb, vinegar.
Watery body, olily, no carbonation.
Taste of acetone, vinegar, faint strawberries.
Freshnes date is 2027, but sure seems to be in bad state, the acetones notes speaks louder than words. And completely flat. Guess I could use it for cooking something of as salad dressing.

Aug 01, 2017
3.75 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2017
Photo of Cthulhusquid
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Cthulhusquid from Washington

2014 vintage.

Look: No head, orange hazy body.

Smell: Strawberry, barnyard funk, lemon, orange.

Taste: See above.

Feel: Little to no carbonation, medium-light body, not that sour upfront by really acidic finish.

Jun 11, 2017
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

I spent $14 for this 375 ml bottle, and the beer is completely flat. I'm usually a pretty easy grader, but I hate buying flat beer, and I really hate spending this much money on flat beer. If this beer was even lightly carbonated, it might actually be OK, but it sucked because it was flat.

May 30, 2017
3.69 by Quafftastic from Virginia on May 16, 2017
Photo of kitch
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 375ml corked and caged bottle with a notched Lotnr of H (not sure what this means). Then there are two dates. The first I translated from Dutch to: “to consume preferably before” 7th August 2027. The second I translated from French to: “best before” 7th August 2034. Not sure why there are two different dates for different languages. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy dark golden orange colour with no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Oak, vinegar, acidity, strawberry and funky.

Taste: Sour, tart and acidic with notes of vinegar and berries.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with extremely low to no carbonation and quite a harsh acidic feel.

Overall: For me, this could use more carbonation. In addition, I wasn’t really getting much strawberries in the flavour, and any berry flavour I did get was quite light. The main thing though was the quite harsh acidity as each swallow felt a light burn on my throat.

Apr 17, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StJamesGate from New York

Dark gold, no head, slightly hazy. 3.75
Strawberry, natch, but also vanilla, earth, cheese, and perfume, plus a bit of booze. 4.25
Slight cracker, hit of vinegar, hay, cheese rind, yellow plum, and grassy end. 3.75
Strawberry seed comeback.
Halfway to medium, clean, sharp. 3.75

Berry big on the nose, gone on the tongue. That lets the acetic plus some acetone come out. Being served too warm isn’t helping. Average lambic underneath, I suspect. Just falls short. 3.75

Apr 03, 2017
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

S: smells like funky strawberries and old socks. There is a moderate sour aroma with no hops, no enteric, no cigar, and no cheesy aromas.

L: amber with a slight red tint. There is a very slight haze and a thin, white, ephemeral foam cap.

T: big, tart fruity start on the palate dominated by strawberries and supported by a moderate lemony sourness. It finishes dry with a slight carbonic bite.

F: The carbonation is medium to medium low and the body is medium low.

O: This is a very refreshing beer with the tartness level of unsweetened lemonade.

Mar 30, 2017
Oudbeitje from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 518 ratings