Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek
Brouwerij Boon

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #104
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #20,520
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.56%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
16
From:
Brouwerij Boon
 
Belgium
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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shambeano from Australia

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, best before 03/04/2039. Poured into a tulip.
Look: A real purpley red, reminds me a little of blackcurrant juice. Effervescent head which quickly quickly subsides to next to nothing. Great colour.
Smell: sourness and acidity on the nose, a little funk, followed by cherry.
Taste: much like the nose, cherry, lemon, tart and sourness, there is something a little green and herbal towards the bitterness.
Feel: light, spritzy, aggressive bubbles, decent length.
Overall: Solid, tasty if a little one note.

Jul 02, 2020
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rather cloudy, deep, dark ruby red coloration with a large, fluffy, pink, lasting head. Smell is dominated by overripe, tart, black cherries, with a hint of a certain flowery cherry blossom note as well. Taste follows the nose, being very much dominated by the rather tart, overripe black cherries, with some oak and the merest hint of musty funk also coming through. Finishes rather dry with a light/medium tartness and some black cherries and oak lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

While this is just a bit one-dimensional and kinda lacking the funk, it does have a rather distinct, vibrant tart black cherry presence to it that is rather striking, with a dry character and very little sweetness coming through. There's also a rather good amount of oak to this, which provides some more depth, while just a hint of musty funk rounds things out nicely. Perhaps not the most complex example of the style, but still rather enjoyable due to that intense tart black cherry character. I guess there really is something to those Schaarbeekse cherries and I will be on the lookout for more Schaarbeekse Kriek.

Jun 14, 2020
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a deep red color lambic with a large foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of fresh cherry notes with some tart notes and funky notes is also noticeable. Taste is also a great mix of huge fresh cherry notes with some light residual sugar notes, some tart notes with oak and light funky notes are also perceptible. Body si full for style with good carbonation. Very refreshing and complex.

Feb 01, 2020
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.36/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. Deep red. Smells of bright cherry. Sweet jammy cherry. Tastes of deep cherry and cherry pie spice. Earthy yeast flavors. Hardly sour at all. Well carbonated. Medium light. Very deep earthy notes with the cherry. Low acidity, which is odd.

Nov 19, 2019
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle that I think cost $11. Aroma is sweet cherry, mild funk, touch of leather. Cherry cough syrup on the flavor, tastes young too, not much complexity but very easy to drink. Not that sour in my opinion.

Oct 13, 2019
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Bruno74200 from France

4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the most intense Boon offering with a great cherry character. Smooth mouthfeel and limited funky sourness.
A very nice offering. A good opening to the world of lambics

Sep 30, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, somewhat cloudy, ruby with magenta tinted foam that makes a fluffy ring. Smell has sweet and slightly tart cherry, oak, flowers, and belgian yeast, but lacking the definition of a traditional kriek. Taste is a mix between cherry soda and cherry cough drop, with oak, slight funk, and flowers. Feel has more of the funk than the taste, a little heavy for a lambic, a touch syrupy too.

Sep 26, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2018 vintage; drank 9/23/19 @ the Yarchives.

Luden's cough drop vibes here...really sweet & syrup-y. This wasn't great, but it was drinkable (in a small dose).

Sep 25, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.17/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Ruby colored where light barely passes through the center. Beautiful pink head. Modest streaks for lace.

The smell is off, it reminds me of decaying meat. It's unattractive without a hint of a traditional Kriek.

The flavor is tart like an unsweetened cherry pie. The good news is that cherries dominate the flavor, leaving a tart but oddly sweet finish.

Sep 22, 2019
Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek from Brouwerij Boon
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 16 ratings