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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by EPICAC on 12-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,024
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
143
pDev:
7.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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147
Gots:
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Photo of rvdoorn
3/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this one on draft at tour de geuze 2011. Poured into an original de Cam glass.
Look: The beer pours dark Bordeaux-red color with a very small pink head, leaving a nice lacing.
Smell: Sour cherries, farmyard and something that resembles plastic or paint.
Taste: Sour cherries, some bitterness and wooden hints. Also here some disturbing artificial plastic flavors.
Mouthfeel: Thin body and no carbonation.
Overall: I don’t know, the taste of this beer is so different from all other HORAL kriek beers I tried. Not sure if I can get used to this.

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Photo of FreedomBeer
3.48/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review for De Cam Oude Kriek. Bottling date unknown at this time. 750ml. Approximately 6.5%ABV. Poured into a De Garde Sundae glass (thanks box_social!)

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, seductive, dark red. A one-finger pinkish-red head forms and quickly dissipates.

Aroma: Fresh cherry jam. Candied lemon. Funktastic basement.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Tart lemon is dominant. Cherry flavor is underlying and very subtle. Refreshing, but relatively sour. Medium-bodied. Low carb.

Overall: Very drinkable despite it's sourness. It's like a tart lemonade with a hint of cherry juice added. Not bad, but not mind blowing. It hits familiar notes of a Kriek beer, but is overwhelmed by tart lemons. Complete waste of 15 euros.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is transparent dead blood red liquid with no head. Very dustry and dry, oak notes accompanying the funk with faint sour cherries and a touch of metallic twang. The taste is much sweeter than the nose, dry funk, faint, almost not there. The cherries are a bit muted by the sourness and lightly acetic in the finish. Medium body, soft on the palate with a strong carbaontion and prickly back palate.

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3.7/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
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 drabmuh
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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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seaoflament
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ryan from the PP bottleshop for bringing this one to share at the Stone Sour Fest. From a 375ml bottle, 06' vintage.

The color was a deep ruby red with a very thin ring.

Very plastic-y on the nose, acetic/vinegar, citric, funky with lots of dirty feet aromas, plastic cherries, very cheesy.

Acidic cherry and lemons, very dry and puckering. Salty apricots in the finish. Almost flat but works well since the finish is VERY dry. A bit too acidic but not a bad beer. The flavor is definitely a step up from the aroma, the cherries seem a bit more lively and fresh.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of FullObs
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Dirty25
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
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 Alieniloquium
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
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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Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 143 ratings
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