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Oude Kriek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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95
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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 132
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EPICAC on 12-05-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

BARFLYB, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

standardcherry, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of biegaman
4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oude Kriek De Cam is clear but has a ruby tone as rich and vivid as a double coating of nail-polish. You could make an evening gown out with this colour and be the belle of the ball. Even the head - normally a soft pink - is a darker shade of red than some commercial Krieks' body!

The aroma exudes sour cherry and almonds notes. It is tart, if not outright sour despite the abundance of cherry flavour. The fruit pits are what account for the almond character (which is highly appreciable in this example). The bouquet is enticing and enchanting.

The tastes of almonds and cherries are conspicuous - check your tongue for a cherry tattoo after the fact - but the flavour can almost more resemble cranberry because of its sourness. Purists don't like too much fruit flavour, but this manages to deliver delicious cherry notes without encumbering the lambic or the barrels in which its been aged.

Indeed, Oude Kriek De Cam has a fuller taste than most Krieks and it manages this without either the artificial sweetness of commercial brands or the extreme acidity and barnyard characteristics of other traditional examples. Still, it has plenty of the style's trademark 'funk'; considering how closely this resembles vinegar, it's strangely agreeable and refreshing.

Oude Kriek De Cam has all the complexity and character of, say, Cantillon Kriek, but is a bit more approachable for the uninitiated. I bet it'd be just as popular were it easier to find outside of Belgium. One of the best, most authentic examples of this unique, superb style, it's definitely something you'll want to savor with your feet up (even if you’re at the bar, so what?!).

biegaman, Aug 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

FullObs, Jul 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kjkinsey, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Texasfan549, Jun 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Anonymous1, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

kscaldef, May 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

GRG1313, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

hannydawg, May 13, 2013
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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.

Phyl21ca, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

muskiesman, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

CityofBals, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

jsanford, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 Bottle

An aggressive pour yields a minimal bubbly pink head that eventually disappears. Deep red with pink highlights.

Opens with big cherry and funk notes. You can anticipate the impending sourness from the aroma. More red fruit in the form of raspberry and strawberry. The nose on this is just phenomenal.

Soft tingly carbonation gives it a heavier feel. Smooth. Mouth puckering tartness that lingers. Cherry, musty funk, almond at the very end/aftertaste. There is some sweetness hanging in the background of the brew which helps so it is not overbearingly sour.

This was awesome. Must try for a sour fan.

MattSweatshirt, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

bsuedekum, Dec 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

pperez38, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SummitVA, Dec 05, 2012
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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.

drabmuh, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

JebediahScooter, Sep 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

ASUBeer, Sep 19, 2012
Oude Kriek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.