Scarenbecca Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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3.88/5
Very Good
218 Ratings
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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:
Lambic brewed with wild Belgian Schaerbeek sour cherries.

Added by aerozeppl on 12-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,090
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
218
pDev:
14.95%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
44
Trade:
6
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Photo of SLeffler27
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours brown but is gem clear and bright ruby red in a PBGC cider tulip glass. There is also a faint ring of fine lace.

The aroma is that of tart cherry vinegar. Earthy brettanomycies and oak tannins are secondary players. All of these aromas are quite powerful.

Raspberries and cherries are definitely prominent and the tartness is off the chart. Oak flavors are not lost. Sweetness is also strong, but is overwhelmed by the tartness. A long, tart, acidic finish dries out dramatically. Warmth allows the oak flavors to come forward while the fruit flavors diminish.

There is a medium body with a smooth but scratchy woolen texture and light carbonation. Alcohol is stronger than expected in this very dry Kriek.

There is a point where more is just more. Then after that, more becomes too much. While this beer is enjoyable, it is a workout that ventures well beyond too much. I will finish the bottle while listening to music after a long day of Spring yardwork. I suspect this would pair better with Brie cheese on a hot day.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hophugger
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a purplish-red body with minimal head and no lace. Sour aroma, mostly sour cherry, hints of funky tartness. Sweet and sour cherry flavors with a thickness to it and then an acidic/tart crisp finish. Not too much going on but it's easy to drink and has some tastiness to it.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

7/8/16
375 into a snifter - unsure of the vintage, but at least 3 years old.
Flat, ugly, some decent sour cherry aroma, but taste is overwhelmed by a very off putting soapiness. No sweetness. This is probably what cherry dish soap taste like.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatGreer
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
2.94/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nurglitch
4.87/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pagriley
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

375ml cork and cage into snifter

pours ruby red but no carb at all - not even a glimmer of head or cascade of beading
Sweet cherries with hints of funk.
More of the same on the palate with an almost medicinal backdrop
Fuller bodied and a bit sticky. Dead flat - not even a spritz.

Overall the lack of carbonation really hurt this beer - without it the cherries are overpoweringly sweet and needed a lift badly from more bright and effervescent carbonation. Reading reviews of many flat bottles and given the price I am supremely pissed at Hannsens for releasing this beer - I am sure it was expensive to make, but when it doesn't re-ferment you can't up-charge for a failed beer.... Not pleased

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Photo of NateF90
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of straightlambic
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ericdavidmorris
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. This has got to be at least 5 years old. Pours flat and dark red. Like a really concentrated Shirley Temple. Aroma is of earthy funk, sweet red fruit, and tart cherry. Flavor doesn't add much complexity but it is fairly yummy. Unfortunately, this is flat as hell. 4-6 years was too much for this cork. Tastes decent but it needs some bubbly pick-me-up.

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Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 218 ratings