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Kriekenlambiek De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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Kriekenlambiek De CamKriekenlambiek De Cam

Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
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4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was ruby red with hardly any head at all, but what was present was pink.

The aroma was tart with a soured bing cherry presence and a low lightly bready character. The aroma exhibited a definite acidity.

My first thought about flavor was, WOW, the taste is that of a sour cherry pie, almost an unsweetened cherry pie. The beer was tart but not overdone with an acetic sour character and a very light bready nature.

The finish was dry with lasting strong tart cherry into the aftertaste. Teh body was medium wtih a low carbonation. Served a bit too cool, but a very nice kriek.

Draft at Bruxellensis (9/9/06). 5% ABV.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a reddish color with a white head. The aroma has a ton of tart cherries, as well as a little bit of funk. The flavor is similar, with a little more complexity. I get a good dose of tart and sweet, juicy cherries. There is also some light funk, which goes well with the sour aspects of the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation. A very nice fruit lambic. Glad I got to try it.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ehammond1
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2009)

Thanks for opening this with me, JealousChalice!

(Aged for 2+ years)

Murky ruby with a small light pink head that leaves spots of stick down the glass.

Sweet aroma with some mild cherries and a hint of funky yeast.

The cherries are the dominant flavor, along with a sweet yeast, and mild earth component.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A tasty kriek, but I've had far better examples.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erkaneva
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

We were fortunate to get there shortly before they closed for the day. The blender is the head Brewer at Slaghmuylder and was nice enough to pull tastes directly off the conditioning tank.

The Kriek had an extremely fresh cherry aroma and taste. Not sweet like most krieks. It had a wonderful sourness to the taste. A perfect balance between the fruit and sour. The taste was flat (slight degrade in mouthfeel) due to being served off the conditioning tank and would be much different when served appropriately. I wish De Cam would export this to the US. The Blender stated that he had no control over the handling of the product and would not risk the potential abuse.

Excellent Lambic and should be sought out.

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Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is funky, berry, plastic, horse blanket. A good looking reddish purple, with a small retained head and lace. Sour yet cushioned finish. A bit palate erasing. Very drinkable. Fruity sour in the sediment. Masterful combination.A unique beer, thanks Liam.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

vintage 2009

pours blood red, looks like a red wine. no head, a few bubbles just like wine. deep in color with the slightest bit of transparency in the bottle of the glass where there is less space.

deep fresh cherry. maybe some faint oak or wood. mainly super deep fresh cherry.

nice sourness up front. as it fades, fresh cherry emerges. the flavor is bold but deep. tartness begins to pop out through the finish.

still as can be. like not a hint of fizz. a bit slick and oily but light and easy.

it's flat but it's delicious. can't fault it though, it IS lambic. i could drink this all day and night.

i want more!

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Photo of tquest
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Highbury09
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claaark13
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of desint
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ASUBeer
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Etre Gourmet, 750ml into a tulip. 2009 vintage.

Deep purple body, with a pinkish-purple head. Ring of retention. Nose has some insane barnyard character, horse shit/manure, herbs, flatulence and not too much fruit. What in the fuck am I smelling? Palate has crazy funk character, apple, horse stable/horse shit, plastic and distant but detectable cherry notes. Light medium body, medium low carbonation. Unlike anything I've ever consumed before.

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Photo of pperez38
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle ordered from overseas. Served in a De Cam tumbler. Heavy cherry with skin and a bit of pit. Moderate to heavy acidity. Very fruit forward. Low carbonation.

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Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sideshowe
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DefenCorps
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Jan 2009, labeled as 5.0% ABV.

A beautiful deep black cherry red with a pink head that falls off, leaving a little ring and minimal lacing. The nose is great. Big sour cherry aroma, fruity, leathery, pithy, even a touch medicinal, this has a *really* nice fruit character. The base lambic appears to be more lemony and less lactic (compared to the Oude Gueuze, Oude Lambiek and Oude Faro). A little mineral character too (calcium?). Excellent.

The palate opens with quite a big fruity sourness with a moderate lactic acidity as well. The cherries themselves don't contribute as much sourness as I was expecting. They do, however, lend a sour cherry pie flavor - cooked cherries, cherry skin tannins, some pit. Following this cherry character, there's a pronounced lactic sourness (at least, when compared to the Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon Lou Pepe Krieks, which are more lemony). Drying, tannic, lactic on the finish with a blend of clean acidity, a little bit of lemon, a moderate sour cherry flavor, this beer is pretty great. Carbonation is mild, and this beer is medium-light in body with most of the heft coming from the tannins and cherry flavor. An excellent kriek.

**Edit 19 Feb 2016**
Cheers, Vas and Julie!

A pronounced leathery cherry skin character with more tannic skin and less fruit, a lot of lemon, a little sulfury funk, earth, a little blue cheese. A lovely, juicy, lemony palate with a nice cherry skin and fruit character, drying, leathery tannin on the finish. Lovely. 4.25/4.25/4.5

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Photo of HopHead84
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


2009 vintage. Thanks!

A: Beautiful color. Magenta with nice clarity. Small bubbly head that fades immediately.

S: Bright cherry notes, pit and flesh. Just bursting with fruit. Lightly leathery with earth and restrained barnyard characteristics.

T: Sweet and sour cherry pie. Excellent fruit profile. Slight cranberry flair and a little plum. Lightly oaky with a light acetic acidity and a tannic finish.

M: Essentially still with some tannins and acidity.

Overall: Very nice. Great fruit profile.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HopStoopid120
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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