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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | 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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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

07-13-2013 04:54:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

09-15-2013 01:06:16 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

375ml shared with shadowane.

Pours a very dark cherry color with dark plum hues. Still with no head or lacing.

Sweet, funky aroma with lots of barnyard, horsey notes and sweet dark cherries. Slightly acetic with musty funk and vinous dark fruit. The fruit presence is strong with a ton of cherries.  So much so, I could even smell the pit of the fruit.

Tart and vinous with a very dry, puckering mouthfeel that has very little acidity. Nice and sour without being harsh with tons of earthy funk and vinous fruit.  More funky than anything with earthy hints of hay balanced by sweet dark fruit. Nice cherry flavor but not overly sweet.  Well balanced with elements of sweet, tart, dryness and funk. Lingering vinegar-y finish leaves me thirsting for more.  

Overall this was pretty good with lots of funk and sweet cherry flavor but it's a little thinner bodied than I prefer.

11-19-2011 07:07:00 | More by corby112
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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.

11-03-2012 15:43:12 | More by mdaschaf
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-14-2012 23:09:55 | More by Diomede
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottle poured into a Lost Abbey tulip glass. Vigorous pour, but I couldn't form a head. Just a line of off white bubbles right at the edge of the glass along the surface. Beer is a dark red, purplish, and cloudy, with very minimal and fine carbonation visible at the glass. Some light lacing that quickly slides right back to the surface.

Nose is pungent red wine vinegar, some sour cherry, but more the skins than the fruit. Fairly strong oak presence on the nose, mingling with some light earthy barn yard funk.

Taking a sip, flavors are a bit surprising. It's not as tart as I was hoping for, more fruity cherries with just a bit of tartness similar to eating a bit of the skin. Sweeter than I was expecting, lots of juicy red cherries and red berries. A light oak tannin and cherry seed flavor on the tongue after swallowing.

Medium bodied and slight syrupy from being almost flat. Fairly easy to drink since this kriek isn't very sour. Perhaps this bottle is too fresh and it needs a few more years since I believe this beer was just released.

02-21-2011 03:22:04 | More by nataku00
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-26-2013 11:34:01 | More by jmarsh123
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-01-2014 04:50:09 | More by mtbdonn
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

A: The beer is hazy dark maroon in color and poured with no head.
S: There are very musty aromas in the nose along with strong smells of sour cherries.
T: Like the smell, strong flavors of sour cherries dominate the taste, which is very tart and has little if any acidity.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of carbonation. There is some dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is very well balanced for the style.

01-10-2012 03:37:16 | More by metter98
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-15-2014 15:16:48 | More by BGsWo22
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-21-2011 01:01:25 | More by gcare02
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-21-2013 18:46:20 | More by alelover
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-09-2012 01:31:29 | More by dbrauneis
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one and Arne for the harassment.

A: The beer pours dark red color with no bubbles or head.

S: Nice black cherry aroma with a mild funk and sourness. Some straw and grass with a mild lemon/lactic sourness. Light wood to the aroma, but overall sort of subtle.

T: More tartness than you would expect from the nose. Nice cherry flavor. Slight cherry pie flavor with a nice sourness, too. Some grass, lemon, and a slightly musty oak note.

M: Medium in body with little to no carbonation.

O: Quite a nice beer. Unfortunately, it's just too bad that it's so expensive.

06-18-2011 08:49:11 | More by womencantsail
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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
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2012 00:59:10 | More by Hanzo
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-13-2013 13:57:40 | More by bbadger
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-08-2012 23:13:49 | More by brez8791
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2013 22:43:33 | More by spycow
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-10-2012 06:53:47 | More by ThirstyHerf
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-22-2013 04:14:42 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

A: Deep blood red body. Only a few bubbles here and there. Looks like a Hanssens--still as wine.

S: Sour cherries, light fresh oak, and the slightest bit of wet hay.

T: Intense sour cherries. Highly acidic. Wine like tannins and some mild fresh oak. A bit of must.

M: Completely still--but I don’t think it hurts the beer at all. I know this will be a hang up for some though.

O: Overall, a nice Hanssens offering that provides a deep fruit flavor that is reminiscent of wine.

04-28-2011 22:36:28 | More by callmemickey
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2013 05:59:24 | More by PtypeNtype
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2014 02:53:46 | More by ThreeFishes
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-28-2013 16:52:49 | More by AdamP
Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.