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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
487
Reviews:
243
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
16.8%
 
 
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18
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2013 vintage

pours pretty still, like no head ever even when i tried. golden orange, bit of burnt orange.

light strawberry is apparent. sour must and funk.

starts out sour, with a subtle sweetness. as the sourness fades the malty body and fresh strawberry begin to pop out. light oak in the finish.

dead flat, a bit oily.

pretty good, the strawberry may be one of my least favorite fruits used in lambic but its interesting and different. i would drink this again, but only here and there.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy yellow/gold with absolutely no head at all. Smells like a lambic, but much more faintly so than some of the notorious cherry versions. Taste is light, mildly sour, and has a mellowness to it that I have not had in this style before. I'm not sure I would have identified strawberry if it weren't noted on the label, as it is not a strong, powerful flavor. However, knowing they were in the mix, you get a sense of "oh yeah, I can get a taste of them" as the sour element fades away into just a light, barely-present sour coating on your tongue and teeth. Overall, a really refreshing beer, but in its style, there are others that have a bit more of a 'wow' factor.

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a corked and caged 375ml bottle into a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip. Served at cellar temps.

Appearance- Beautiful golden/orange with zero head and no bubbles bouncing around the glass. Absolutely beautiful color.

Smell- So funky. Asparagus, fresh cut wet grass, some fruit, but I can't determine if its strawberries or not. Lemon acidity takes over the rest of the lingering funky smell. Truly the funkiest beer I've smelled to date.

Taste- Herbaceous, piney, vanilla oak flavors, lemon rind, and very light strawberry at the end. Lingering vinegar acidic flavors. Much more earthy than fruity. Would be better with some carbonation.

Mouthfeel- Still with no carbonation. Moderate body. Sour puckering mouthfeel and lingering mild acidity. Mouth cleansing.

Overall- I can't get into the sours without carbonation. This is the second I've had and I doubt I'll try anymore. Taste was great, but it needs bubbles.

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: The Corkscrew, Urbana, IL
Date: None, lot D marked on label
Glass: Drie Fonteinen gueuze glass

The cork is removed with no pop, and the beer pours with no head, as is correct for all true unblended lambics. The strawberries apparently did not provide enough sugar, or the sugars were consumed already before being blended and bottled, for carbonation to form in the bottle. There are a few large bubbles from a vigorous pour, but these soon fall. There is also no lacing, as to be expected from the lack of foam. The body is a rich, warm, golden orange color with yellow highlights; light brings out a brighter, not paler, golden orange hue. Beer is transparent, but there is no carbonation to be observed.

Aroma is of faint fruit esters mixed in with some solid, but weak enough to be palatably enjoyable, lactic and acetic acid. The specific fruit is weak, though strawberry is likely to be discerned by the careful observer. There is also a moderate oaked cheese component if the glass is swirled before inhaling.

As a lambic, this is good: with the strawberries to add a bit of additional character, it is excellent. The fruit, though mild, is there, and cooperates very well with the character and flavors of the lambic as a whole. Front of palate notes acidic tartness with hints of strawberry flavors and a mild note of Brettanomyces. Mid-palate detects subtle strawberry flavors atop a rich palette of lemon and vinegar-like sourness, leaf-like tannins, oak, and not-too-funky cheese. Back of palate is quite sour, with lemon and weak vinegar acidity being most noticeable, but also faint oak. Lingering aftertaste of mildly sour acids, a bit of oak, and faint cheese rind.
Note: adding the dregs decreases the tartness somewhat, while increasing the tannic, oak, and Brettanomyces flavors somewhat.

Beer is medium-bodied with little to no carbonation, as befitting the style. Despite the lack of carbonation, this does not stagnate on the palate: the sourness easily moves this along. Closes semi-dry, with little sweetness or stickiness on the palate.

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3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with no head and no carbonation.

Nice aroma of strawberry, lacto and mild barnyard.

The flavor is like the aroma with a salty sour acidic finish. It has the texture of water.

Overall, I'd like it much better with some bubbles and realize flat is appropriate for the style. It's quite pricey at $15 per 12oz. and not really worth it to me.

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Oudbeitje Lambic from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
3.75 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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