Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
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4/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
08-16-2014 01:47:43 | More by sjccmd
3.94/5 rDev +1.8%
Fills the glass with a dark red body that is almost purple until held to the light and the thinnest ring around the edge that shows there is a slight amount of carbonation present.
Cherry, lemon, oak, and funky musty yeast. A little cherry pie like.
Plenty of tartness and cherry flavor to make me happy. Slight mustiness.
No perceivable carbonation on the tongue. Ends dry.
Worth a try if you love lambic based beers even though it carries a hefty price tag.
02-18-2014 17:19:07 | More by MattSweatshirt
4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
at 27 bucks a bottle, small bottle, this has better be as good as it is right? right. fortunately, it is. one of the most interesting cherry beers ive had, thanks to claystation for this purchase and share. dark pink in color, not too clear, with zero head, the beer appears still like much of the stuff from hanssens does. incredible nose here, layers of funk far beyond lactic lambic sourness, although that is definitely there in robust proportion. i also get a mustiness, a basement dankness, a peculiar old man funk, its long lasting, mouth watering, and covering the whole range of my senses. the cherries give some pucker, but hardly a lick of sweetness to the smell, while the yeasty weirdness carries the beat. the flavor is much the same, but unlike most krieks or lambics generally, this one isnt concentrated to the front of my tongue. it covers the whole of my palate, dry, tart, cherry heavy, and tickling, without any carbonation at all. a thin body lets the flavors do the work, and the cherry is so different, not sweet or floral, but tart and acidic, i love it. drinks a bit slow with all the sourness and complexity, but its not nearly as acidic and the nose lets on. a world class example of the kriek style, but not a beer i could ever really afford to buy. an amazing glass though, very special beer. if fruited sours are your go, find this one.
02-15-2014 16:30:18 | More by StonedTrippin
4.3/5 rDev +11.1%
bottle thanks to Tim at beer study. snifter.
pours a dark murky red with a slight head. lots of cherries on the nose. slight sourness. taste is very tart and tastes like cherry pie . slightly sour...its tart jammy cherry pie. mild bodied with mild carbonation.
overall recommended, but pricy.
12-20-2013 18:45:34 | More by Axnjxn
Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.