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Scarenbecca Kriek - Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BA SCORE
87
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 16.8%
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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nataku00

California

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

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 03:22:04 | More by nataku00
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-26-2013 11:34:01 | More by jmarsh123
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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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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-15-2014 15:16:48 | More by BGsWo22
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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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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2014 22:29:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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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
Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
87 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.