Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

Oude Schaarbeekse KriekOude Schaarbeekse Kriek
BA SCORE
96.8%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 62 ratings
Oude Schaarbeekse KriekOude Schaarbeekse Kriek
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by imbibehour on 05-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,305
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
Liked:
60
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
5.8%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of juneof44
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sweemzander
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moose1980
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Martine
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ystazi
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle. Pours a deep red. Smells of intense cherry and a touch of vinegar. Very acidic smelling. A bit of lemon. Tastes immensely sour. Sour cherries and sour vinegar. Some oak and then more sour vinegar and lemon in the finish. Way too sour for me. Overwhelms every other flavor with sourness.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle, cork and caged. Bottled March 2015. Served in a tumbler glass.

Pours a darker reddish body, the slightest pink hue, one finger white head, slightest carbonation, not a ton of retention. Not much lacing. Smells of tart cherry skin, cherry flesh, leathery funk, wheat, a big bite of acetic acidity. Geez. Definitely big on the aromas. Flavour is even better, with a nice big acetic acidity, cherry skin and flesh. Leather, touch of citrus and funk. It's an intense, super tasty fruited lambic with a ton of cherry. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation despite the relatively minimal head on the pour, sour cherries on the finish. A mouthpuckering lambic with tons of sour cherry. It's similar to the 3F Schaerbeekse Kriek in the amount of tart cherry, although it brings quite a bit more tartness to the table.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep red body with no head. Smells and tastes of cherries, vanilla, almonds, and oak. The sourness is pretty big with this sour. I would say almost an 8 out of 10. Medium bodied beer with low yet adequate carbonation level. It has a dry finish as well. This is probably my favorite offering from Hanssens to date.

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Photo of LJTate
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 96.8% out of 100 with 62 ratings
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