Schaarbeekse Kriek
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #90
Ranked #9,017
4.14 | pDev: 13.29%
Jul 24, 2022
Mar 25, 2019
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Notes: Fresh sour cherries macerated in young lambic in oak barrels with fermentation in the bottle.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6%. Deep red colour, low pink head. Funky aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, sweaty stable groom and sour cherries. The flavour has plenty of brettanomyces and loads of very sour cherries, hints of red wine vinegar. Very good.
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Bierschenker from Belgium

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Bought at Albo Drinks in Boechout. They always have a few exiting bottles.
I visited Hanssens in 2019 during the TDG. They are hard to find in regular shops. Hanssens is in my personal Geuze/Lambic top three.

Served in my usual tumbler. Beer is flat.
Colour is a dark warm red.
Scent is overpoweringly vinagar with some sweet cherry hints.
Flavour is very sour, but also loads of sweet cherries.
Mouthfeel is vinous and tart.
Aftertaste is identical, but sticky.

Powerful. A flavour bomb. Super sour. Everything I love in a good young Kriek.
Sep 10, 2021
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Rated by RobertColianni from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
4yo (2017) bottle:
Jun 10, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Beerbom from California

Jan 24, 2021
Rated: 4.19 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Dar red, purple. Just a hint of pink foam.
Intense smell of cherries, sour notes, a bit of solvent. Leather.
In the taste the sourness is strong. With more than hint of acetic.
Leather, cherries, cherry stones.
Hard sourness. Tart. Vinegar.
Almost flat.
Nov 10, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.86/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I had this during SF Beerweek 2020 from the hand pump. Cask conditioned and delicious!

Pours a rich ruddy red, thin foaming with some life. Wonderfully vibrant aroma with the cherry notes upfront. Sharply tart, incredible finish.
Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 4.92 by DISKORD from South Carolina

Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by stephenlee93 from England

Nov 30, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
L: Very deep, dark red color, quarter finger off white head, ok lacing, very light carbonation.

S: Cherries, fruity, sour.

T: Sour, cherries, juicy.

F: Medium bodied, lots of flavor.

O: More sour than I hoped but pretty good nonetheless.
Aug 30, 2019
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Reviewed by mishi_d from Romania

3.05/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Dark red color with a short white head, sour aroma of vinegar, stale wine and cherries, taste is the same, heavy sourness, difficult to drink, definitely not my style.
Jul 24, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4 by steverx8 from England

May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sampled fresh at the source during Toer De Geuze 2019. Deep saturated scarlet, light haze, bursting with rich juicy Schaerbeek cherries in aroma and taste. Concentrated and rich, tart and juicy pie cherry with a hint of cinnamon and almond from the pits. Crisp and acidic, zero vinegar. Intentional low carb level, this is unblended lambic and fruit. Overall it’s intense and distinctive with a ton of Schaerbeek cherries. Not for the novice crowd.

Side note: Still unblended lambic is intentional and traditional. Anyone can force carbonate beer. This is done the traditional way, straight from the barrel without CO2 added, which has become nearly extinct in our modern/filtered/sterilized world. This is often lost on international consumers. Go to Belgium and drink unblended lambic at the source, it will change your life and obliterate any misperceptions.
May 06, 2019
Schaarbeekse Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 15 ratings