Oude Kriek Hangeplukte Schaerbeekse Krieken
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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From:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #44
ABV:
6%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,901
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
63
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2022
Added:
May 17, 2015
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  12
SCORE
95
World-Class
Oude Kriek Hangeplukte Schaerbeekse KriekenOude Kriek Hangeplukte Schaerbeekse Krieken
Notes: Formerly Oude Schaarbeekse Kriek

First released during Toer de Geuze 2015. The Schaerbeekse Kriek is a blend of 75% young cherry lambic of the Schaarbeekse variety and 25% old lambic.This is in order to have a fermentation in the bottle, resulting in foam and CO2.
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Rated: 4.68 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by Noelito76 from New York

Jan 01, 2021
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Rated by BilleGibbons from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Nice cherry color. Not overly carbonated just right. Very tart cherry taste
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A 375ml corked and caged bottle, with a notched bottled on date of January 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy dark ruby red colour with thin to minimal head, and no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet fruity, cherry, marzipan, acetone, oak and balsamic notes.

Taste: Sour, tart, sharp, acetic, cherry, vinegar, oak, lemon juice.

Mouthfeel: Sharp, acetic, acidic, medium bodied, with soft carbonation (but maybe feels like more because it’s so sharp).

Overall: In classic Hanssens style, it’s sharp and acidic, but luckily it’s got good cherry and oak notes, that help with what may seem harsh.
Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
two weeks, two krieks from these guys, lucky me. this one is near totally still from the bottle, big bloody reddish to even purple color, flamingo pink towards the bottom is the pale sediment makes it glow, syrupy looking almost in the glass, almost more wine than beer visually. aroma is awesome, immediately very sour, way more than just tart cherries but downright acidic, vinegar and rotting fruit, lemon juice, very sharp, but also funky and mouthwatering with the lambic element coming through the fruit, lots of oak, all seems very old to me, distinct as well. the flavor is nice, maybe a little less approachable than their normal oude kriek due to the flatness and the acid, but both the cherry and the lambic flavors are awesome, and thats kind of the thing with these guys most of the time, and its too tasty to be hurt by excessive sourness or what i presume to be intentional relative lack of carbonation. hints of raspberry, red grape, and red currant too, a big jammy concentrated complexion, not much malt, but enough funk from the lambic to keep it beery enough. i was glad to be sharing the small bottle, this could really turn the tummy in a big dose, but what a delicious, mature, and unique specimen to sip on. spendy, but awesome.
Aug 17, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 22, 2020
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
Hazy dark red to maroon with a short fuzzy off-white to dull pinkish head dying off to nothing.

Quite sour, even stingingly acetic, with balsamic notes that pummel the palate up front. Then, thankfully, but maybe too little too late, some gummy, chewy, juicy and plump Schaerbeekse, Luxardo-like cherry comes out really prominently mid-palate.

However, the cutting, fine carbonation sharpens the medium syrupy body in conjunction with the formidably sour acidity that only allows for a little bit of barrel char paired with a hint of nougat before the dry, sharply acidic swallow.

February 2016 bottling date.
Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by octortus from Canada (ON)

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
375 mL Bottle. ABV 6.5%.
Appearance: Murky plum/boysenberry, Almost no head but there was some fizzy crackles, No collar remains.
Aroma: Huge cherry (skin, flesh, pit), Slightly tart, Plump dark berries (blueberry, blackberry), Slight funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Mouth puckering, Decent carbonation.
Flavour: Huge cherry (tart skin, sweet flesh, pit), Tart, Plump dark berries (blueberry, blackberry), Slight funk, If there is any cinnamon it is very slight on the finish.
Overall: You wanted cherry, right? You got lots of it. People may have wanted a bit more Lambic presence, and that may be warranted. However, this is a simple and fantastic Kriek.

Review: 150
Mar 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From March 2015. Some CO2 but poured mostly flat. Medium nose, deep almond and cherry. Taste is sharp bt very tart jam. Not as much maltiness as in 3F. Would like a bit more balance.
Feb 02, 2020
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: reddish purple with a very thin white head

Aroma: cherries, oak, some red wine

Taste: It's tart and sweet cherries, lots of cherries, some funk, oak, and red wine in the flavor.

Body/Overall: light to medium body.
Nov 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Sep 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Sep 11, 2019
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2015 vintage, from bottle
Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: Poured a deep red color lambic with a large light red color head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of tart cherry notes with some sour and funky notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix of tart cherry notes with some funky ester, some oak and light residual sugar with some cherry pit notes also perceptible. Body is about average for style with good level of carbonation. Typical Hanssens lambic with some light acidity but enjoyable fruit presence.
Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Francois for sharing this late 90s vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice hazy vibrant cherry juice hue with a big off white head that fades to leave a halo.

S - Big aromas of super bright vibrant cherry juice and jam, light cinnamon, super fragrant.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads and loads of tart cherries and cinnamon cherry pits. Incredibly tart and lightly sweet. Level upon level of cherries.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy nice bright acidity.

O - Overall this was a phenomenal beer and the cherries. Just phenomenal cherry juice and jam. Love this.

Serving Type: bottle
Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to Francois
Nice fizzy pink head, low to medium retention, light lacing, dark murky purple rosy color

Nose loads of cherry and juicy fruit, little plum, little tart, nice funk, little blueberry like

Taste tart cherry, super tart little funky, nice bright acidity, light sweet candy malt and cherry cough syrup like, juicy cherry, funky funky flemmy, light acidity finish

Mouth is med bod, medium lighter carb

Overall pretty nice, good tart cherry and juicy fruit, good funk and acidity, little flemmy and harsh
Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deep magenta with no head; nose is pomegranate, deep woody Balsamic, touch of funk, and Luden’s cherry cough drops; big berry hit up front followed by a second hit of cherry skin + pit, some acid, and mild earth; crisp. A bit dirty hit when the yeast dregs go in.

4.25 4.75 4 4 4.25

Cherry redux. Low on funk - no horse or cheese - just all tartness. The eponymous variety of cherry does give interesting fruit layers. And some leather at the end makes me wonder if this needed time. Regardless, it sure is cherry, but I want more Brett.
May 07, 2019
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

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.
Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

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.
Mar 12, 2019
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Reviewed by heygeebee from Australia

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!
Dec 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Dec 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

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
Oct 21, 2018
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

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.
Aug 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by fthegiants from California

May 30, 2018
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Reviewed by ArrogantB from Colorado

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.
Apr 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.62 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.67 by Jrodsmrs51 from New York

Dec 01, 2017
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

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!
Nov 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.88 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Nov 04, 2017
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Rated by unclekeith from Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
At de garre
Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Jul 17, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

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.
Jun 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by juneof44 from Texas

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Quafftastic from Virginia

May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.51 by sweemzander from Illinois

May 09, 2017
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 95 ratings