Oude Kriek De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium
decam.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EPICAC on 12-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
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148
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Reviews by mothman:
Photo of mothman
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours no head at all. Color is a ruby raspberry red.

Aroma: A lot of cherries. Cherry pie crust. Sour and funky. Okay. The fruit is very fresh smelling. It also has a touch of basement must and cobweb.

Taste: Very sour. Mouth-puckering. Cherry pie filling with pie crust.l Fresh fruit with a nice old funk/sourness to it.

Mouthfeel: Tart/mouth-puckering. Light bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a solid kriek. Very tasty and drinkable. I was really impressed with this one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad!

Vintage 2005

A: Dark red hue with a subtle haziness. The color is really beautiful. The beer has a rather small head that quickly fades, leaving a few touches of lacing behind.

S: Huge cherry scents with sour funk. The aroma is distinctly Belgian and wonderful.

T: Surprisingly tart, even though I was expecting it. Cherries are prominent throughout, along with a funky sourness that makes your mouth pucker and eyes squint in lambic delight.

M: The beer is very acetic, but not harsh. It's amazingly tart and enjoyable.

D: I'd love to have this one again. I found it extremely pleasant, enjoyable, and intriguing. It's a great beer to savor and inhale the bouquet of sour cherries.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at Klooster. Murky ruby with no head. Notes of cherries, macerated cherries and sherry, lambic funk. Very tart, lactic, with only a hint of sweetness. Medium body, low carbonation and a tart finish.

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Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tempest
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sjstraub
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

2016: A more recent vintage (2009 printed label but likely incorrect), thanks Chris for sharing! Bright saturated ruby color, restrained funk and cherries in the aroma, pits and skins lending that cherry pie essence. Taste is bracing, sour and tannic, very crisp and punctuated. Seemingly less nuanced than the 2005, a bit more straightforward and classic. Not far off from Mariage Parfait Oude Kriek, which I love and is more available stateside.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of imbibehour
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Vintage 2009. Ok, not great, pop off the cork when opening.

Slight ruby red color but with an opaque rusted edge, through the light looks like thick bright blood. Minimal carbonation and pink head creation which dissolves pretty quickly, leaving not a trace of a collar. Not much of a noticeable middle column of carbonation either.

Pretty distinct aroma. Soft and large juiced cherry fruit note, like the skin has just burst. Small hinting sweetness of maraschino, but lots of dry earth and practically muddy soil notes to go along with it. The cherry and fruit notes though dominate with huge juicy quality, which is a real pleasure, but that lingering earth in the back has a big kick.

Palate manages a bit of a minor dud. Very flattened body and surprisingly quite wet as well. Tilled earth and soil notes with a mild sharp heat and funk. Wonderful cherry flavor but practically comes off a bit watered down, with maybe a bit of mineral prickly feel just barely. Slight vinegar notes, and a bit of malt sweetness as well interestingly on the finish.

Not exactly a total loss, but definitely lacking noticeably by a very disappointing mouthfeel and malt depth.

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Photo of jsanford
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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