Hanssens Artisanaal V.S.O.R. Very Special Old Red

V.S.O.R. Very Special Old Red


Hanssens Artisanaal in Dworp, Flemish Brabant, Belgium 🇧🇪

Lambic Style - Fruit Special Out of Production
ABV: 6.5% IBU: - Ticks: 22
7% bosbessen / 13% krieken / 3% aardbeien / 17% frambozen
Gebotteld in 16/11/2018

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Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A clear light purple red beer with a white lacing. Aroma of intense sour dark fruits, berries, lactic fruits, vinegar. Taste of intense sour red fruits, cherries, oak, lactic fruits, vinegar. Intense sour finish.

Tried on 13 Mar 2021 at 22:49

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7.5

Bottle. Pink pour. Aroma of sour cherry, tart, acidic sourness, raspberry, strawberry and wheat. Taste has strongly sour cherry, raspberry, strawberry, wheat, tart and lots of acidic sourness. I like sour, bit this is a bit too much, like fruited vinegar.

Tried from Bottle on 06 Dec 2020 at 19:09


Ruikt naar aardbeien, framboos. Smaakt zuur, fruitig, rood fruit. Beetje munt. Net iets te scherp.

Tried from Bottle at J&J’s Bier Boerderij on 10 Oct 2020 at 16:14

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 5.5

Bottle shared at tasting. Autumnal reddish color, no head. Aroma is red fruit, sour red fruit. Flavor is red fruit, pretty sour to acidic. Too sour for me to really like.

Tried on 10 Oct 2020 at 14:17

Quite nice but a hint heavy on the vinegar. Thanks for the sample Dale!

Tried from Bottle at Haket on 24 Sep 2020 at 21:18


37.5cl bottle. Intense sour fruity nose. The beer starts very sour with lots of fruity vinegar. Lots of berries with sour cherries on top - very sour cherries. Fruity sour in the end, nice mix of cherries and berries, high acidity in the end. Nice sour.

Tried from Bottle on 15 Apr 2020 at 14:38

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

375 ml. bottle. No date. Light strawberry jam appearance, less dark than hopped, no real head. Nose is fermenting wild strawberry, thin raspberry jam fizz, weird fermenting heavy red fruit juice. Zero carbonation as expected. Taste is cranberry, vinegar, flat, raspberry, strawberry, vinegar juice, basic little funk, spoiled fruit vinegar. Fruit is not bad at all but too thin, flat, basic vinegar,… Not the best Hanssens but decent even if bad on a technical level. You get some vinegar burn after a while - ah Hanssens never change.

Tried from Bottle on 09 Feb 2020 at 00:43


too much acid, it would be an excellent beer with less acid

Tried from Bottle on 03 Jan 2020 at 20:16

Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7

Bottle at home. Almost clear ruby with no head. Lots of fresh jammy fruits, strawberries, raspberries and some cherries, I don’t really get much blueberries. Dank funk, old wood, soft yoghurt and glue. Balsamico, lemon juice. Very sour, light sweet. Medium bodied with no carbonation. Damn this is sour! Not as ridiculous as some Hanssen, but this seems like it’s just no healthy. Belgians making fun of US spurs should drink this, it’ll literally wipe the smile of their faces and remove their teeth in the process.

Tried from Bottle on 01 Dec 2019 at 22:05