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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
87
very good

135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

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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spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

nas4atu, Dec 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Review from notes. Thanks to Bo for opening this one.

A: Pours a deep ruby red color with no head or lacing whatsoever.

S: Nice aromas of cherry and raspberry, a bit of sourness and some funk/barnyard aroma.

T: Quite tasty with heavy fruit flavors. They cherry dominates, but there is a bit of raspberry and stone fruit underneath. The funk is a bit more present as well, mustier than the aroma.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, but sort of on the thick side of medium bodied.

O: It was good, but not worth the hefty price tag slapped on the bottle.

mdaschaf, Nov 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

t0rin0, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

375ml bottle that my cousin scored for $11 which is surely a misprice. Blood red color and no head whatsoever. Aroma is thick cherries. Flavor is solid cherries both sour cherries and a cherry pie flavor. Oddly no funk and almost no tartness according to my tongue. Overall a very fruity kriek but this is no better than a regular hanssens kriek with polish cherries and I didn't really pickup any cinnamon notes that supposedly come along with the schaerbeekse cherries. This beer is certainly not worth the normal $23 price tag and frankly isn't worth half the price tag.

ArrogantB, Sep 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rolltide8425, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep red color lambic with a small bubbly head with no retention or lacing. Aroma of tart notes of cherry with loads of barnyard notes. Taste is also dominated by tart notes of cherries though not as much sour notes or acidity as I was expecting. There is quite a bit of barnyard notes with some funky notes. Body is full with limited filtration and almost no carbonation. Interesting though not something I would need to have on a regular basis.

Phyl21ca, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

FullObs, Aug 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

MYJELLOMISFIT, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

LambicKing, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Hanzo, Jul 23, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

A - No pop when the cork comes out. Yep, completely still, but a still a beautiful ruby color.

S - Cherry is definitely the dominant aroma. Both sweet cherry and some nice tart notes. There is some slight funk, but it is definitely subdued for the style, especially for Hanssens. Maybe not that complex, but I thought it smelled delicious.

T - More tart than the nose would suggest. Very tart, in fact. Also a bit more funk in the taste that the aroma. There is a small amount of sweet cherry, but sour cherry definitely steals the show. Quite tasty and refreshing.

M - Completely flat, but pretty smooth and quite dry.

O - Despite the lack of carbonation, I thought this was very tasty, even more so than the regular Hanssens Kriek. Luckily for me, both the cashier and I were naive as to what this was supposed to cost, so I got it for the same price as a regular Hanssens offering. I don't know that I would pay the regular price for this, but it was pretty enjoyable.

warnerry, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

kaelingirl, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

tripledbrew, May 18, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

jaidenjb, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

muskiesman, May 05, 2012
Photo of Sean9689
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bottle purchased at WLV Liquors and poured into Narke tulips (one for me, one for the fiance).

A - Pours ruby red, flat, ultra-thin collar.

S - Tart/sour cherries right up front, barnyard, maybe a touch of sweetness from the cherries, pretty sharp tartness. Has some complexity, actually more then I thought it would have.

T - Similar to the nose, perhaps a bit more one-dimensional. Tart/sour cherries, oak, barn, funk, vinegar, cherry skins dipped in balsamic. No real sweetness like I picked up in the nose, just lots of cherries notes and funk. Finish is all cherries with a tart kick.

M - Light body, no carbonation, dry puckering finish.

O - Good, nothing crazy here and (I don't normally say this) for the price, a bit too expensive. I would rather have Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek for $10 (or so) more with double the beer. I wouldn't probably buy this again, based on price alone, but I would have it again if offered up by someone else.

Sean9689, May 02, 2012
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4.78/5  rDev +23.5%

375ml bottle. No date indicated.

Absolutely beautiful bright red color. Little pink head that dissipates to the rim of the glass. Slightly hazed beer. Head laces glass on every sip.

Smells of raw wood and tart cherries. Mixed with piercing wild yeast character. Vinegar in the smell but it really doesn't bother me. Very enticing.

I honestly didn't know what to think about this beer at first. My palate took several sips to adjust to the flavors.

Intense tart cherries and oak. Slightly sweet tasting, but still maintaining desired dry mouthfeel. Very mildly carbonation. Wood barrel flavor is blended in perfectly. Tame presence of wheat left over. Tartness is puckering but not scorching or unpleasant. Leaves a wonderful cherry essence and coating of tannin after the sip. Wild yeast and bacteria flavors are chameleon like and change as I sip on.

Amazingly balanced. I enjoyed every sip. Everyone enjoyed every sip and desired more. Super good lambic.

mlazzaro, Apr 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

DefenCorps, Apr 19, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +7.2%

Bottle from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco. Big thanks to daysinthewake for the assist. Served in a Hanssens "Gueuze-Kriek" tumbler.

Pours a bright, bright nearly blood red with a very short fizzy pink head that goes away almost immediately, hinting that this isn't going to have much carbonation.

The nose has some heavy cherry with cherry acidity and light earth. Touch of cherry pit. The flavor comes through stronger and brings a nice acidity that isn't way, way, way over the top like many of the other Hanssens beers that I've had. Behind the cherry and acidity is a bit of earth and very mild funk.

Body is light-medium with very low carbonation. Acidity is moderate and comparable to other authentic krieks, which is a warm welcome from Hanssens.

Overall, a pleasantly surprising beer that I plan to seek out again.

Thorpe429, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

brez8791, Apr 08, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

Appearance – A pleasing dark ruby red color, but surprisingly flat. No pop when I opened the cork, no head, and no lacing.

Smell – Sour cherries, with a stinky, funk.

Taste –Taste was ok; sour cherries and a hint of vinegar.

Mouthfeel – Flat, dry, with a sour bite. Funky sour aftertaste.

Drinkability – A bit flat for my liking. The cherry flavor wasn't my favorite from a lambic. And it was a touch more sour than I like.

Falcon91Wolvrn03, Apr 08, 2012
Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.