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Oude Kriek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 129
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EPICAC on 12-05-2006

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 1/2009.

Pours a hazy dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, earth, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry and funk flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic sour and funky cherry flavor that makes this one very easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, huge thanks to craytonic for sharing a 375mL bottle of this. 2005 vintage served in a Cantillon tumbler.

Pours a really nice red color with a bit of a rust-brown hue to it. It starts out with a short head and doesn't gather much in the way of lacing. The nose is a great mixture of cherry and funk, with some acidity lingering in the background. Nothing too over the top, and the cherries don't completely the over the base beer.

The flavor follows the nose for the most part. The cherry is still fairly muted, but comes out a tad bit more along with accompanying acidity. Nice underlying funk and earthiness. Light body with moderate carbonation for the style. Good acidity through the finish. Acidic, yet smooth. Very well done.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to Mike for this beer. From the year 1999.

A: The cork comes out without much of a sound and the beer pours an almost flat, murky, red color.

S: Despite a lackluster appearance, there is a very strong aroma. Big-time cherries which have a decent amount of sweetness, but still plenty of tartness and lactic acid. There seems to be a mild oak aroma as well as some grass and straw.

T: The flavor is really quite sour, more so than I expected, in fact. Lots of cherries, which again give a mild sweetness along with plenty of tartness. There is some musty funk and a bit of straw and grass.

M: Medium in body with a very low level of carbonation.

O: A fantastic Kriek. Glad to have finally tried this beer and that it was as good as I had hoped.

Photo of largadeer
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtrockchalk for this one. 375ml bottle from 2006. The label proudly states that 35kg of cherries were used per 100l of lambic. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Pours with a thing haze and a ring of big bubbles. However, there are tons of bubbles visibly clinging to the sides of the glass - very odd. Opaque orange-pink color that looks like a bit like grenadine. As it's consumed if leaves a few spots of lace. Love the color, but wish there had been more initial foam.

S - Not too dissimilar from the fresh Cantillon Kriek I just had on-tap, but with less sweetness. A mix of acetic acid, horsey funkiness, sour and tart cherries, and light sweet graham cracker malt. The intensity of sour and funky amps up as the beer gets a little warmer. You can definitely tell this is an older kriek, as the cherry element is quite restrained and the overall taste profile is moving into straight lambic territory as opposed to kriek.

T - Largely sour & tart. Pediococcus overload that borders on ridiculous. Sour cherries, red wine vinegar, unsweetened cranberry juice tartness. This is definitely one of the least balanced krieks I've had. Not much barnyard going on at all. Despite the higher ABV (for lambic) there isn't any trade of alcohol. Unique and excellent.

M - Damn this is one dry beer. I feels like I stuffed my mouth with cotton balls and saltine crackers. Light-medium body, with quite low carbonation for a fruit lambic. I think a little more spritz would have helped.

D - Even with the punishing sourness and bone dry finish this is a pleasure to drink. I wish I'd procured a 750ml bottle, as I was very sad when my glass was empty - probably should have been greedy and not shared this one. On the other hand, drinking a whole bottle might have burned a hole in my stomach, so perhaps things turned out for the best.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this one better than the other but still it was a little too syrupy in the end. I've had better krieks.

Beer is red with almost no head but a few pink bubbles, aggressive carbonation.

Aroma is cherries, Brett b, lactic, succinic, tartness.

Beer is light in body and dry on the finish with a lot of tartness at the back, the finish is nice for sure, strong cherry flavors up front, an interesting beer for sure. Again I'd probably rather have a kriek from Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen but whatever. This was fine as well.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/05/10 notes. 2005 Vintage, 750ml bottle thanks to Brad (ygtbsm94); thanks man!

a - Pours a clear ruby red color with an inch of white head and very light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour tart cherries and dark fruits, and huge funk in the nose. Tiny bit of oak, smells great.

t - Tastes of sour sour cherries, tart lemon, dark fruits, and a ton of funk. Light oak as well.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very lip puckering.

d - Wow, what a lip puckering beer. This beer is insaley tart and heavy on the sour cherries. I loved the smell and would like to try it again sometime.

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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml January 2006 Bottle Date; Sampled January 2008
Very minimal carbonation, though more than the Gueuze I just had, the head barely forms a few, extremely small groupings of bubbles after a careful pour. When roused it forms a pinkish tinged tan colored thin layer of froth that quickly becomes a few lonely islands and a ring of foam. The beer pours with hazy, cranberry red color that shows a pinkish hue to the red when held up to the light. The aroma is quite tart as that is what I notice as I am inspecting the beer visually. A deeper smell of the aroma yields an up front, sharp, tartness (predominantly lactic), followed by a fruity, bright cherry skin aroma. Sour lemon notes intermingle with cherry aromatics, lightly funky barnyard notes and a touch of urea. The more time one spends smelling the aroma the more a sour cherry note comes to the fore. The aroma is not all that aggressively funky for a Lambic, though it does have a substantial acid quality to it.

The beer has a light fizziness to it, though it is not quite as low as a real ale. Tart, yet somewhat clean up front; flavors of lemons, definite lactic and very dry, the cherry notes are certainly not omnipresent and in fact are almost more aromatic in character. The beer finishes with a tannic structure and a slight astringency that is most likely from the cherries (pits & definite skin flavors), but also is likely contributed a bit by the barrels. there is a certain flavor combination here that makes me think of cherry flavored children's aspirin; it definitely has a certain medicinal / aspirin quality to it, especially up front. Predominantly lactic in acid character, but it does have a touch of uriatic notes and hints of funky butyric acid. While this is light and easy drinking, the tannins do add a certain fullness to the body that provide a nice texture.

A thoroughly enjoyable Kriek. It could certainly have more carbonation, but I like the substantial, sourness as that is what I was looking forward too. A touch more, well integrated funkiness would push this over that top.

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Oude Kriek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.