Oude Kriek De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

Oude Kriek De CamOude Kriek De Cam
BA SCORE
4.34/5
142 Ratings
Oude Kriek De CamOude Kriek De Cam
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:
#1,034
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
142
pDev:
6.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
21
Trade:
2
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Bottled 1/2009.

Pours a hazy dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is sour with malt, cherry, earth, and funk aromas. Taste is much the same with sour cherry and funk flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic sour and funky cherry flavor that makes this one very easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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.

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4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2005 vintage, 750ml bottle.

Murky cherry red color with a tall but fleeting head, this has a great color.

Sweet and tart cherry pie filling aroma. The cherries have a lot of depth; skin, pit and flesh. Lots of funk too, sweaty and musty.

Bracing sourness with a ton of sour cherry and lemon peel, the acidity is both lactic and acetic in character. Light-bodied but not quite quaffable due to the intense acidity, it's delicious all the same. Finishes with a kick of sour cherry, faint vinegary acetic acid and light tannins. As much as I enjoyed this, the acidity caught up with me after a while; better in small servings.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of mothman
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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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4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge, huge thanks to craytonic for sharing a 375mL bottle of this. 2005 vintage served in a Cantillon tumbler.

Pours a really nice red color with a bit of a rust-brown hue to it. It starts out with a short head and doesn't gather much in the way of lacing. The nose is a great mixture of cherry and funk, with some acidity lingering in the background. Nothing too over the top, and the cherries don't completely the over the base beer.

The flavor follows the nose for the most part. The cherry is still fairly muted, but comes out a tad bit more along with accompanying acidity. Nice underlying funk and earthiness. Light body with moderate carbonation for the style. Good acidity through the finish. Acidic, yet smooth. Very well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/05/10 notes. 2005 Vintage, 750ml bottle thanks to Brad (ygtbsm94); thanks man!

a - Pours a clear ruby red color with an inch of white head and very light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour tart cherries and dark fruits, and huge funk in the nose. Tiny bit of oak, smells great.

t - Tastes of sour sour cherries, tart lemon, dark fruits, and a ton of funk. Light oak as well.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, very lip puckering.

d - Wow, what a lip puckering beer. This beer is insaley tart and heavy on the sour cherries. I loved the smell and would like to try it again sometime.

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4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pink color highlighted a light amber color. Light haziness and cloudiness surrounded it with a nice one inch head of pink on top.

Solid. Tart cherries are all over the aroma here.rich sour notes are all over this one with great touches o apples and raspberries mixing in and a light touch of wood that seems to come out of nowhere. seriously just wonderfully done i could not get enough. a nice long fade of dry, tart and sour flavors leaves you looking for more right away! this was a classic example of the style done nearly perfectly. i have some older ones coming my way i cannot wait to try

overall this was just what the doctor ordered and really nicely done

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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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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to Mike for this beer. From the year 1999.

A: The cork comes out without much of a sound and the beer pours an almost flat, murky, red color.

S: Despite a lackluster appearance, there is a very strong aroma. Big-time cherries which have a decent amount of sweetness, but still plenty of tartness and lactic acid. There seems to be a mild oak aroma as well as some grass and straw.

T: The flavor is really quite sour, more so than I expected, in fact. Lots of cherries, which again give a mild sweetness along with plenty of tartness. There is some musty funk and a bit of straw and grass.

M: Medium in body with a very low level of carbonation.

O: A fantastic Kriek. Glad to have finally tried this beer and that it was as good as I had hoped.

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