Scarenbecca Kriek | Hanssens Artisanaal bvba

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
Belgium

Style: Lambic - Fruit

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
Ratings:
209
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
14.8%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
44
For Trade:
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2.94/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.87/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
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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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
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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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not really a love it or hate it thing here, the bottle I had just sort of dutifully checked off the boxes without any one outstanding feature. Apparently there are rather still bottles of this out there, but mine easily had enough carbonation. Nice cherry presence on the nose, tart, some rubber/marker phenols at first blush but those cleared up within several minutes. Color is a lovely claret, zero head, clear with a careful pour but a ton of straight up Mississippi River-level silt at the bottom of the bottle. Palate is puckery cherries, really nice flavor, no cough syrup, super light oaky funk, a touch thin maybe, and an acidic/vinegary character that grows over time. That last part is what, pardon the pun, soured me on this one. A nice kriek, but that emergent stomach acid note leaves a sour (sorry, had to do it again) taste in your mouth.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Scarenbecca Kriek from Hanssens Artisanaal bvba
3.92 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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