Oude Kriek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij
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4.73/5 rDev +9%
2005 vintage bottle at Kulminator
A - Pours deep red with one finger of quickly dissipating light pink head. The red color is very inviting.
S - Intense tart cherry aroma without a hint of the medicinal character I often get from krieks or other cherry beers.
T - Manages to be very fruity without being sweet at all. Mild but persistent funk presence. Quite tart throughout, but not in a lemony or vinegar way. It is pure cherry tartness, pure and clean. Absolutely delicious.
M - Light crisp and intensely tart, but still somehow refreshing.
O - Just delicious. Not very funky. Fruit is front and center here, but it works very well. Definitely the best kriek I've had, though I have a Lou Pepe I haven't opened yet. Can't wait to see how it compares.
04-06-2012 02:24:39 | More by warnerry
4.38/5 rDev +0.9%
Ordered a bottle at the Waterhuis in Ghent. Damn, this might be the best kriek I've ever had. Not overly funky, but interesting and with a long, dry sour cherry flavor. It's a pleasant mustiness, that for whatever reason reminds me of cobwebs and cellars before the tangy cherries kick in. Definitely find this beer if you're in Belgium.
04-04-2009 23:55:33 | More by tempest
4.01/5 rDev -7.6%
vintage - 2009 750ml served in Cantillon flute
served at 55 degrees, gushed about a 1/8 of the bottle out *sad face*
pours a dirty ruby red, chunks of yeast floating (because of bottle gush). little to no head ironically.
tart cherry pie on the nose. cherries are bright but funky and old.
very similar flavor to the smell. cherry flavor is bright but old and oaky. has some old musty funk. a bit of sourness in the finish. mostly cherry up front.
light to moderate carbonation, dry cherry finish
never seen de cam with so much liveliness! taste is very unique for an oude kriek. tastes about 6 years older than it is. nice stuff.
11-19-2013 19:46:13 | More by hooliganlife
4/5 rDev -7.8%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled January 2009. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Pours with no head. Bright red. Not even pink. Red. A little lifeless.
Smell - Bright cherry. Loads of fruit. Really nice funk. Like cherry juice and manure. Not a lot of acidity in the nose, though.
Taste - Cherry flavor. Almost pure juice. Not sweet. Tart without really ever getting sour. Less funk, but a little bit in the finish. All about the cherry in this one.
Mouthfeel - Thick and juicy. Not much carbonation. Not very tart.
Overall - Not my favorite, because it doesn't have a lot of the great lambic aspects. It is definitely one of the best fruit flavors I've ever had in a beer. Ten times stronger than Wisconsin Belgian Red without ever tasting artificial. But, I want more beer than fruit.
07-20-2012 12:49:34 | More by Alieniloquium
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
Purchased at Beer Planet in Brussels around March 10, 2010. Also a 2006 bottling. Split with my wife.
A - Dark ruby red, much darker than a cabernet. Almost no head in the pour, with limited small bubbles that rim the beer.
S - Very sour cheery smell. Some vinegar in the nose as well. No alcohol smell at all.
T - Sour and tart, but not so much that you scrunch up your face. Complex flavors from leather to tart cranberry. Very dry finish, without a hint of alcohol.
M - Smooth, with very limited tiny carbonated bubbles.
D - Certainly not a beer you have more than one of. But it's a wonderful lambic that we quite enjoyed.
05-01-2010 01:16:29 | More by sjstraub
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
2005 vintage, thanks to Brad for this via trade some years ago.
Pours into a mini snifter a lovely glowing crimson, bright clarity, with a string of pearls around the edge that soon dissipate to nothing. Very little carbonation, and only a weak pop from the cork.
Mellow and lightly acetic, cherry pits and damp musty wood in the nose.
Starts with juicy black cherry that builds into a moderately intense puckering sourness in the finish. Somewhat acetic in the flavor, with that lemon juice pucker that sneaks up on you. Mellow, dry, and super drinkable. Still retains the cherry intensity despite it's age. Wish it had a touch more carbonation, but it's a lambic, so that's appropriate. A unique, mellow vintage that I really enjoyed.
07-25-2010 04:02:48 | More by emerge077
4.36/5 rDev +0.5%
Bottle: Poured a clear deep red color lambic with a generous pink head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart cherries is quite intense with some sour notes and some light funky notes. Taste is also dominated by intense tart cherries notes with some light red vinegar notes and a sour finish with limited acidity. Body is quite full with great carbonation. I really enjoyed the amount of cherries in there with the balanced level of acidity and sourness but I would have enjoyed this even more of the funky barnyard notes of the lambic would have come forward a bit more.
05-01-2013 18:53:25 | More by Phyl21ca
4.8/5 rDev +10.6%
pink color highlighted a light amber color. Light haziness and cloudiness surrounded it with a nice one inch head of pink on top.
Solid. Tart cherries are all over the aroma here.rich sour notes are all over this one with great touches o apples and raspberries mixing in and a light touch of wood that seems to come out of nowhere. seriously just wonderfully done i could not get enough. a nice long fade of dry, tart and sour flavors leaves you looking for more right away! this was a classic example of the style done nearly perfectly. i have some older ones coming my way i cannot wait to try
overall this was just what the doctor ordered and really nicely done
07-06-2011 00:24:46 | More by mikesgroove
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
500 ml bottle, 6.5% abv. Pours a cloudy reddish pink color. Small white head disappears immediately.
Sour cherry in the nose. Complex is the word. Leathery, funky, horse blanket and earthy. Layers of aroma.
Tartness up front that lingers forever. Sour cherry, leathery, funky and earthy. Acidic, but not overly.
Lighter body, almost no carbonation. No hint of alcohol. Very complex. Excellent.
12-06-2009 20:11:10 | More by Bierguy5
4.15/5 rDev -4.4%
2005 vintage, 750ml bottle.
Murky cherry red color with a tall but fleeting head, this has a great color.
Sweet and tart cherry pie filling aroma. The cherries have a lot of depth; skin, pit and flesh. Lots of funk too, sweaty and musty.
Bracing sourness with a ton of sour cherry and lemon peel, the acidity is both lactic and acetic in character. Light-bodied but not quite quaffable due to the intense acidity, it's delicious all the same. Finishes with a kick of sour cherry, faint vinegary acetic acid and light tannins. As much as I enjoyed this, the acidity caught up with me after a while; better in small servings.
07-26-2010 01:56:48 | More by largadeer
4.35/5 rDev +0.2%
2006 vintage, 375ml bottle
Pours a deep, dark burgundy color with a fair amount of haze. This could almost pass as red wine. A thin, wispy ivory head sticks around only around the edge. The aroma has strong acetic notes along a musty, funky barnyard component. The cherry smell is very tart and lightly sweet. Tart and sweet cherries up front on the palate with a sharp red wine vinegar flavor cutting down the tongue. Not nearly as much funkiness in the taste as in the aroma, but more sourness and cherry flavor than I would have expected from the smell. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation and a pretty dry finish with only light sweetness from the cherry. Despite the tartness and sourness, this is pretty drinkable stuff. I'll have no trouble polishing off the 375 with a little help from my wife. I'm really glad I have a 750 of the '05 to share with friends. With De Cam's Oude Lambiek hitting the US recently, I hope this Kriek finds its way across the Atlantic as well.
12-13-2010 01:45:08 | More by WeisGuy
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
Still liquid with a bright ruby color. Strong cherry notes and world class lambic aroma with a hint of lemon rind.
Taste is bold and lactic up front with fresh cherries blended in with a dry finish. Very well balanced with flavor from the cherries and strength of acidity in the lambic. This kriek was wonderful.
07-19-2010 06:21:31 | More by BearsOnAcid
Oude Kriek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
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