The Lambic Experimental Raspberry from Hanssens Artisanaal in Dworp, Belgium pours out peach in color with good clarity and no head at all. On the nose, lovely sour raspberry aromas with a little lemon, oak and funk. In the mouth, sour from beginning to end with hints of tart raspberry, funk, some green apple and faint vanilla. Light bodied. No carbonation - still. No lacing. Crisp, sharp mouthfeel. The finish is long, dry and very tart to the point that your mouth puckers.
An excellent beer with volumes of sourness, hints of fruit and lovely dryness. A thirst quencher, for sure. Definitely not for the timid or as a first choice when you delve into sour brews but if you like really sour ales you will love this. Recommended.
12.7 ounce bottle, 6.0% ABV
Beer 245 of 366 for 2012