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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
87
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
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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3.51/5  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.

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4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle into wine glass. No pop to the cork...ruby red color..no head.
Really amazing tart super cherry aroma...smells so funky
Perfectly tart and sour cherry flavor..although a bit over sweet and almost artificial cherry but still amazing. Its an amazing brew overall. Not quite as good as cantillon kriek but still nice.

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A. It is red, basically opaque, there's a bit of lit that comes through, but so limited. There isn't much of a head or lacing.

S. The scent is very, very strong...almost B.O. Cherry and some of a malt.

T/M. It is very sharp. There's a cherry taste that is intense. It is extremely crisp and carbonated. It is strong. High alcohol.

O. For what it is, it is very solid. For the style, it gives me what they advertise. It is extremely expensive ($18 for a 375 ml bottle; I've seen for 30-40 at a bar) so you have to want it. But it is tasty and is high quality. Kriek isn't a style I like, as cherry is a terrible taste, but this is done quite well.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.