Oudbeitje Lambic | 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: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,592
Reviews:
246
Ratings:
501
pDev:
16.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Ratings: 501 |  Reviews: 246
Photo of Theogre83
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheEffinpope
4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of rjp217
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of janubio
1.99/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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.

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Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cthulhusquid
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of moose1980
1.54/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Same chemical aroma and taste as their Experimental series. This one is the weirdest. I couldn't finish a single one out of the three.

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Photo of DispyDnb
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tubeyes
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

02/03/2017

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Oudbeitje Lambic from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 501 ratings