Kriek Lambiek - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 48
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Wants: 12
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: GRG1313 on 05-15-2013

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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 48
Photo of macesq
2.79/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: A bit cloudy; beautiful red but a lot of floaters.

S: Something's off. There's some pleasant cherry and pronounced tartness, but there's an unpalatable sweetness lurking in there as well.

T: That unpalatable note is all the more pronounced. "Overripe cherries" but not in a good way -- not too much sour, and a lot of weirdly sweet cherry notes. Not syrupy sweet, nor medicinal; tastes like cherries past their sell-by date.

F: Solid sour mouthfeel, if a little viscous.

O: This is my second De Cam fruited sour, and they both suffered from the same flaw. I'm not sure what that flaw is, production-wise, but taste-wise it is a quite unpleasant overripe fruitiness. Both bottles purchased from the reputable De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, and well taken care of after flight to the states. I finished this bottle given that it was one of the few I brought back in my luggage, but this would border on drainpour otherwise. (925 characters)

Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev n/a

Has no head at all, cloudy, with a very saturated burgundy color.

Nose is full of sunbathed, joung cherries, just before they turn ripe, with only hints of acidity.

Lower carbonation brings out the fruit very well, without adding distracting metallic hints. Begins with sour, unripe cherries, tickeling the tip of the tongue, supported by a leathery tartness, helping to put the fruits even more into the spotlight. The sourness enhances while the beer warms up, resulting in an uncomprimising tartness, in which cherry notes shine through at a later stage, after the palate has been adjusted to the acidity. Gets a little sweeter in the end, adding a lovely complexity to the fruit, the cherries seem to mature during the drinking process. (744 characters)

Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev n/a

2009 vintage 750ml poured into some snifters. The brew appears a hazy maroon red color with a white head. The smell is cherry pits, earth and barrel notes slightly neutral and dusty with a lactic lemony sour note appearing before the first sip is even taken. The flavor includes cherry like a very natural pitted character with oak providing traces of vanilla and caramel before giving way to earth and funk. Its very sour but not acedic, medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Ive gone through several bottles of this and there seems to be quite a bit of variation. This bottle was exceptional with a beautiful contrast of sour, funk, barrel and fruit all intermingled perfectly. If I had some kind of reassurance that all bottles would be as good as this, id buy cases. (770 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
3.83/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

At Ebenezer's during the Night of the Great Thirst; reviewed from notes.

A: Clear magenta body with a thin, fleeting, pink cap. Nice color, but a a little watery looking.

S: Fresh, tart cherry juice and a bit of grassiness. Simple and enjoyable, if not particularly memorable.

T: Follows the nose: clean, tart, juicy cherry, and a hint of grassy, mineral-heavy funk on the finish. Very tasty, but a little one-dimensional.

M: Light-bodied and nicely carbonated. Great.

O: De Cam Oude Kriek is one of my favorite Lambics of all time, so I was extremely excited to try this one. Sadly the Kriek Lambiek lacked the depth and complexity of its cousin. Still a tasty Kriek, but nowhere near world class.

Cheers! (713 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one.

2009 vintage.

Pours a murky dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, cherry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour, tart, and funky cherry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink. (593 characters)

Photo of warnerry
4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan. 2009 bottle, though the label says it is 37.5 cl bottle, and it is a 75 cl bottle.

A - Pours completely still. Pour is a murky reddish brown.

S - Aroma is surprisingly muted, but consists of mostly cherry with some very light funk.

T - Very tart taste. Takes awhile for specific flavors to become apparent. When they do, there is a strong cherry presence. Mostly tart, but a slight sweet fruitiness does come through. Also lemon. As with the aroma, only very mild funk is apparent. The sour just dominates, but in a surprisingly nice way.

M - Medium mouthfeel, a bit heavier than most lambics, with a lingering tart finish.

O - Not the most complex kriek, but I really enjoyed it. (690 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

January 2009 bottle; Sampled August 2013
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a one finger thick, pale red tinged, full tan colored head. The beer is a dark, concentrated, deep red, plum color. The nose smells fruity, with a note that reminds me of cherry flavored, children aspirin, lots of cherry skin character, sweet concord grape candy, as well as floral sour cherry notes (carnations and a bit of rose), as well as a bit of fruity cherry pulp. The cherry character really dominates the nose, even after the beer warms up.<p>

The beer has a light prickly carbonation, a tannic, astringent texture, to go along with a light body that has enough texture to it that it isn’t anywhere near watery. This has a really floral cherry character (it makes me wonder if these use Polish Sour cherries), lots of carnation notes, some light perfume-like rose notes, a tart cherry character that lingers on the palate; in the long finish the beer is has an astringent cherry skin character, but up front there is a really juicy, ripe cherry character that can be a bit confusing as the beer is quite dry and tart up front. There is a medicinal note to the finish, a definite phenolic note, a lingering mustiness and a light funkiness to this beer.<p>

I like that this has a persistent carbonation to it, it definitely helps to make this beer quite a bit more expressive. I really like the floral edge that the cherries bring to this beer. While the cherry character is dominant, the floral edge sort of accentuates the funkiness of the base beer, and the balance between cherries and Lambic really strikes a good balance. (1,651 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
4.89/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours pink ruby red with a very short/small "bubble" head. Nose is just rich and pure cherry and mild tartness. Flavour is very dry and fruity, with extremely assertive rich red cherries; not sweet; just huge fruit. Very well balanced with a light (but present) tart character and a medium acidity. Light carbonation. Light sour/acidic fruit tart cherry finish.

This is just a wonderful bottle of lambiek. Perfect balance and while this would be fun to age and see the changes, the incredible assertive bright fruit character is likely exactly what the brewer wants you to experience now! Fresh this is simply amazing! (621 characters)

Kriek Lambiek from De Cam Geuzestekerij
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