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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
87
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | 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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metter98

New York

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

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 03:37:16 | More by metter98
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-21-2011 01:01:25 | More by gcare02
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-09-2012 01:31:29 | More by dbrauneis
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womencantsail

California

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

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 08:49:11 | More by womencantsail
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2012 00:59:10 | More by Hanzo
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-13-2013 13:57:40 | More by bbadger
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-08-2012 23:13:49 | More by brez8791
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2013 22:43:33 | More by spycow
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-10-2012 06:53:47 | More by ThirstyHerf
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-22-2013 04:14:42 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 22:36:28 | More by callmemickey
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PtypeNtype

Nevada

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2013 05:59:24 | More by PtypeNtype
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-09-2014 02:53:46 | More by ThreeFishes
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-28-2013 16:52:49 | More by AdamP
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-30-2014 23:31:35 | More by Rochefort10nh
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-08-2014 20:36:01 | More by afsdan
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-07-2014 04:34:24 | More by KAF
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2012 11:38:14 | More by tripledbrew
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-03-2011 13:40:54 | More by SpillyBeers
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-24-2013 15:21:12 | More by tom10101
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Mississippi

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 01:06:16 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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Mora2000

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this new beer.

The beer pours a deep red color with no discernible head. The aroma is a great mix of cherries with a little bit of tartness and funk. There are no sugary, syrupy notes in the aroma. The lambic funk goes very well with the tart cherries.

The flavor is also very nice. I get a very heavy cherry presence with a little bit of funk. Still, with a beer that is this young, the cherry notes are overwhelming, but there is still a nice amount of sourness. I don't get too much oak or barrel aged notes in the flavor. There is no sweetness in the beer, which is very dry. Very easy to drink.

Medium mouthfeel and almost completely flat. I think some carbonation would have helped the beer, but it was still very enjoyable. A nice, true Belgian lambic. Glad I got to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 05:54:14 | More by Mora2000
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 04:54:38 | More by DrinkSlurm
Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.