Oudbeitje Lambic | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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484 Ratings
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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:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 08-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
484
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
16.8%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
51
For Trade:
6
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Photo of bnes09
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pale, apple juice appearing ale with absolutely no head or carbonation at all.

Aroma of mild vinegar and fresh, tart strawberries.

Flavor is much of the same. Not overly sour as many reviews would suggest and much less so then their Experimental Raspberry. Slightest touch of wood. Sea salt and subtle funk. No hop character.

As for the mouthfeel, again, I just can't get over the lack of carbonation. I understand this can be common for lambics but its just not appealing to me. The flatness just makes it feel like something is lacking, bores my palate and fails to bring out some desired flavors. Light body with a slick texture. Finishes on the drier, cleaner side.

Overall, a nice lambic with good use of its base fruit. Could have used a little more depth.

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Photo of Ristaccia
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JFear
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a bracingly acidic, somewhat bitter beer. Not for the faint of heart. I was able to enjoy it somewhat, but the tongue-prickling acidity was a bit much. The strawberry flavor was a bit obscured by the more extreme flavors in this beer. Kind of a letdown at $12.99. I'm glad I split the bottle, because I'm not totally sure I would have been able to drink the whole thing myself.

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Photo of DRBiser
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackAaron
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:gold, slightly hazy
S:funky, acidic
T:extreme tartness, unripe strawberries
M:flat, dry, zings the salivary glands, almost makes me cough when hitting the throat, coats mouth in lasting sour flavor
O:lots of different experiences going on in this - not boring, would buy again

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Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pagriley
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale golden, not a ton of color from the fruit. Sharply sour on the nose with a solid whiff of banyard. Taste less funk, and more straight up lactic sour. A touch syrupy and sweet in the mouth even though this is unsweetened.

Overall an interesting beer, but nothing I would try again

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Photo of CSO
3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkiBum22
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of markgugs
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw gold with a foamy bubbly head- less from carbonation than the agitation whole pouring. Smells like straight fruit vinegar, a bit off-putting. Taste is punishingly sour green apple notes at first, rounded out by sweet light grain, kiwi, lime, and then a burst of fresh strawberry essence hangs on the palate for quite some time. Feels abrasive from the acidity at first, but then pleasantly creamy. Solid fruit lambic.

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Photo of parris
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.91/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reds76
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Tim725
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Oudbeitje Lambic from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
3.75 out of 5 based on 484 ratings.
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