Kriek Lambiek | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium | website

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GRG1313 on 05-15-2013

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Photo of warnerry
4.16/5  rDev +2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Highbury09
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
4.89/5  rDev +19.9%
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!

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Photo of macesq
2.79/5  rDev -31.6%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Best before 2035, Lot C July 2015. Simple pop off the cork when opening.

This is one real dark lambic. Deep Red out of the bottle filling the glass with a great inky purple and dark red edge. Dark purplish pink head, manages a nice cherry dark collar and eye like puck. Fine and slow rising carbonation on the sides of the glass just creeping slowly. Real nice.

Big aroma, as not so much unsurprising it seems with De Cam. Huge cherry notes, menthol warm but stays away from cough drop medicine character. Large amounts of sweet taffy and sugars but not overly sugary sensing. Humbug candy and peppermint taffy even goes for a little bit of vanilla. Really enjoying this and extremely distinct. I am loving this.

Palate manages a bit more basic but solid. Light bodied and sensing a little young. Mild funk and small hints of fresh garden tilled soil particularly on the aftertaste. Cherry light tasting and more of that quality in the mid palate but washes rather fleetingly just a bit. Missing a bit of malt depth, but does manage some very fruity juiced tones. Mild tartness, and more funk and earth than puckering.

A very nice and unique kriek, just wish it wasn't as wet, but it's pretty tasty.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bird22
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of orangesol
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of stakem
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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Kriek Lambiek from De Cam Geuzestekerij
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