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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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87
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 42 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aerozeppl on 12-19-2010

Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.
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Photo of NickSD
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sirsteve42
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paul68
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of champ103
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: No pop as I remove the cork. Pours an opaque cherry red color with a tiny bubbly head that fizzles to nothing.
S: Acidic cherries, vinegar, light oak. A bit of that signature Hanssens funk, but not as big as other examples I have had from them.
T: At first the acidic character is pretty strong, but seems to diminish with each sip. Tannin like oak and cherry skins. Light earthy funk as well.
M/D: A light body that is almost completely flat. Which makes this really lifeless. Because you don't get much relief from the acidic cherries, this is really one noted and a little slow to sip on.

I enjoy the tannin like oak, and acidic cherries with a bit of skin. Though there is not much else. With the flat carbonation there is no relief, and that is all you get. Because of the price, and there are much better examples, not something I am reaching for often. Though once in a while, this is enjoyable.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A small pop when I pulled the cork out, it pours a very dark...very dark red that almost looks black. A bit of foam here that has a decidedly reddish tint to it.

The smell is very sour, sour cherries and vinegar mixed with some oak barreling vanilla notes but that is pushed way to the back. I'm surprised I noticed it.

Super wine like flavours going on with tannins jumping out at me. The cherry tartness is very tasty, don't get a lot of vinegar at all, some oak vanilla, super tart in the finish.

Medium bodied with SOME carbonation, light it being.

Hey, guess what? I dig this. Another enjoyable brew from Hanssens.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djtomain
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richobrien
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ckeegan04
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of curlybird
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CBack465
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of KFBR392
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

Photo of SweetChicken
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KevMo84
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of EB1
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of mportnoy
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of BDeibs
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sjccmd
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.