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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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very good

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 16.58%
Wants: 13
Gots: 36 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.

(Beer added by: aerozeppl on 12-19-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ckeegan04, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

curlybird, Nov 14, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -16.1%

CBack465, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

WillCarrera, Oct 14, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

Appearance: pours a dark rose red color. Some bigger bubbles on the edges of the glass are the only head that is present. Little to no active carbonation, has a very flat look.

Smell: Tart cherries unsurprisingly jump out on the nose. A heavy dose of acidity lingers underneath the sprite tartness. Breathable oak isn't overly complex but does pair well with the cherries. Some sourness and funk hang on the back end.

Taste: The front is a surprisingly subtle cherry sweetness with some earthy, funky, malts. Then a huge wave of tartness and deep oak blast on to the palate and do not relinquish. Some interesting white grapes and acidic notes poke their way through.

Mouthfeel: Interesting transitions from a sweet, easy front to a palate punishing finish. Carbonation could be higher though, flat mouthfeel really gives the drinker no escape from the tartness.

Overall: Cool to try a rare beer, not quite that elite level of lambic but certainly quite good. A nice slow sipper on a dreary day. I wasn't crazy about the completely flat mouthfeel, but the complex cherry and oak characteristics make up for it.

KFBR392, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SweetChicken, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

KevMo84, Sep 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

EB1, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

mportnoy, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

BDeibs, Sep 04, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a murky dark red with a foamy reddish-tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, earth, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry, earth, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but the smell has slightly better sour cherry aspects in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours deep burnt red, almost amber. A very tiny amount of carbonation. Legs from barrel aging.

Aroma of rich juicy cherries. Musty funk and a surprising hint of alcohol. Lemons and hay, but mostly straight up cherries. There is a richness perhaps from the cherries that is almost meaty (not a autolyzed yeast meaty).

Prominently sour at first with rich cherry flavor and woody funk. Quite tannic. Sourness builds over time, which is usually the opposite with me and other sour beers. Oak and a hint of oxidation, but in a complimentary way.

Virtually no carbonation, but in this case, it doesn't really detract. Sourness, tannins, and rich cherries fill the palette.

sjccmd, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

mtbdonn, Aug 01, 2014
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Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.