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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
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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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Dreadnaught33, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

MattSweatshirt, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

StonedTrippin, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ThreeFishes, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

deschutes_fan, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tom10101, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Axnjxn, Dec 20, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

jamesewelch, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

AdamP, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

iatethecloudsfor, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

bbadger, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Ivegotmule, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

akang, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ruby color in Cantillon wine glass. Absolutely still.

Smell is acidic with lots of fruit character.

Taste is tangy cherry. Not as puckeringly sour as others in this style. Good fruit flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and prickly.

Overall this was a nice example of the style. Not overpoweringly sour and lots of cherry flavor.

TrappistJohnMD, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

CoolEthan, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SocalKicks, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jmarsh123, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Zach136, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Keith_R, Aug 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

kjkinsey, Aug 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Texasfan549, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

alelover, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ib21, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Jonada
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375ml. No bottled on date. Served in a Cantillon tasting glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright ruby red color with no head. Completely still. Body is hazy.

Smell: Cherry, oak, some light sour funk.

Taste: Same s the aroma. Sour pie cherries, oak, musty funk, and hay. Overall funk is character is pretty mild.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Zero carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall: This was a bit of a disappointment. It's lacking in the funk department, which by itself isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the beer lacks the intense fruit character I was hoping would fill that void. With that said, it's still a good beer, but definitely not worth the price tag.

Jonada, Jul 20, 2013
Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.