De Cam Oude Kriek

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2019 vintage. Newer vintages are just “Kriek” without “Oude” in the name

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Kriek schuimt niet, doordat hergisting op fles minimaal is om de fruit aroma’s maximaal te proeven. Kriek ontstaat door het samen vergisten van jonge lambiek met een hoeveelheid zure aromatische kersen. De zure kersen, Prunus Cerasus L., worden in hun geheel (geen sap) met pit in bewerking gebracht. Het gehalte aan zure kersen bedraagt ongeveer 40kg per 100 liter kriek.

(translated to English) Kriek does not foam, because refermentation in the bottle is minimal to get the maximum taste of the fruit aromas. Kriek is created by fermenting young lambic together with a quantity of sour aromatic cherries. The sour cherries, Prunus Cerasus L., are processed whole (no juice) with stone. The content of sour cherries is approximately 40 kg per 100 liters of cherries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, 2019 vintage, with a best before date of July 2040. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear ruby red with a very thin slightly pinkish head that disappeared almost immediately, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Lightly tart, cherry, cherry skin, oak, with light funky notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, oak, citrusy lemon, lightly funky.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It’s a good kriek with lots of cherry and a nice citrusy bite. The funky notes could have been more pronounced.

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