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Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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4.29/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,805
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
77
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
11
Trade:
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Beersnake1
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a gorgeous dark red with very little head. Nose is insane level of raspberries and cherries. Some oak and vanilla as well. Really amazing. Taste is mouth puckering sour up front. Bright fruit - cherries all the way. Some barnyard funk, tartness. This is such an amazing beer. Mouthfeel is dry and fairly light, but the aftertaste lingers for a very long time.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy red/purple color, quarter finger purple head, messy lacing, good carbonation.

S: Cherries, wine, grapes. Nice.

T: Sour, cherries, juicy, wine grapes. Very good!

F: Light bodied, extremely drinkable and refreshing.

O: Another great fruit lambic.

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Photo of heygeebee
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is so polarising.
The taste is THUMP - full of cherries (and plums and blackberries!), so lingering, so intense. Quite dry.
But it's also flat.
And it's not quite sour enough - but maybe it needs time in the bottle.
Very drinkable.
The jury is out!

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most intense kriek I've had.

It looks like a nice Pinot Noir, with its burgundy body. No head

Then it remains quite vinous with a pungent black cherry character, very fruit forward with a sourness to balance the whole thing. This is a classy beer

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Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Pink head. Raspberry ruby red color.

Vinegar and acidity. So sour and tart. Mouth puckering. Classic hanssens sourness. Vinegar and some brett funk. Cherries are there but hard to get past the sour. Very tough to drink.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle I purchased for $15 (on sale!). Tons of cherries on the nose, cinnamon, fantastic. Flavor is a lot of cherry, its heavy fruit and its delicious. My only probably is the acidity level. It is a touch too sour for me and like most Hanssens it is too acetic for me.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bobv
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vigorous pour yields a skimpy 1/16inch light pink head over a deep reddish purple body with no lacing. Cherry like you read about on the nose and palate. I repeat, cherry, cherry, cherry! Wow! So much cherry on the finish as well. Good feel and overall, could be the most cherrific beer I've ever had!

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At de garre

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Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

06/27/2017, in Ghent, Belgium.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of juneof44
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moose1980
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear, cherry-colored with a thin, pink head that fades fast. Bright cherry and almond aromas; the almond is so distinct, it could almost be described as a slightly funky amaretto with a cherry kick. Taste is immensely sour upfront - cherries, raspberries - but with a surprise mid-ending very much like Kalamata olives soaked in brine. It works, though it is intense. Puckering at first, with the ending more dry, giving it a vinous quality.
Overall, nice, if somewhat higher in complexity than drinkability.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 77 ratings