De Cam Oude Kriek has a ruby red color with a tiny head. Aromas of vinegar, sweet cherries, sweeter oak, funk and some tartness as well. The taste is acidic and very tart with notes of cherry, vinegar, stable and some eatable ’multivitamins’. Pretty laid back Kriek which is more subtle in terms of fruitiness (due to the age) - but still a very solid and interesting Kriek!
Alcohol content: 6,5%
Cam is located in buildings of the town Gooik, already in 1515 as "Lord Landcamme" is mentioned in the annals ("cam" is an old Dutch word for brewery). The town council made it a meeting of a popular café, an instrument museum, a carriage collection and a folk guild.
In the warehouse are 45 tons of wooden barrels of 1000 liters each, stacked two high. They come from the Czech brewery "Plzensky Pradroj" (Pilsner Urquell). Local coopers restored the barrels before they were shipped to Belgium and painted the head block, green, the color of "Plzensky" and now also of the Cam.