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De Cam Framboise Lambiek - De Cam Geuzestekerij

De Cam Framboise LambiekDe Cam Framboise Lambiek

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%


Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jeffo on 12-21-2012)
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Okay, first of all thank you to Jeffo for hookin' a brother up. Have been really excited to try this.

Second, I've heard of "gushers" before, but this was something else. Untwisted the cage and literally just touched the cork. POP!! Okay, I've seen this before, no big deal. What I wasn't expecting was the three foot plume of pink foam that immediately followed the cork. My reaction was to grab the bottle to carry it to the sink on the other side of the kitchen. Unfortunately, another reaction was to cover the top of the gushing bottle with my hand ...this only made things worse like putting your thumb over the end of a hose. Kitchen was completely showered with pink beer, ceiling and all. Fuck.

Well, it's all cleaned up now and I still have a glass of beer left in the bottle, so here goes.

Appearance. Pours a dark pinkish red with a thin pale pink head that fades fast.

Smell. Earthy funk and dank barrel wood, Tart raspberries and lemon juice.

Taste. Tart raspberries, slightly medicinal mineral flavours, and dank old barrel with a bunch of musty funk. Medium level of sourness, like under ripe berries.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body, medium-low soft carbonation.

Overall. A good beer, but the medicinal qualities and re-modeling of my kitchen turned me off a bit. Really cool to try though and looking forward to trying the others.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 03:12:29 | More by Rutager
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to mar02x for bringing this one over and making it a part of the raspberry lambic lineup at our party. Cheers man! We drank this one right after the De Cam Kriek, and before the Catillon and Drie Fonteinen raspberry lambics.

From a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a tasting glass
Vintage: 2009

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, white head with good retention. Fades to a thin wisp. Poppy red in color with no real carbonation evident. A ring remains but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Plenty of raspberries up front, with some tart lemon, musty notes and a light acidity as well. Hints of white wine and floral aromas, but the raspberries and tart lemon are more prominent. Pretty nice.

TASTE: First sip is much more impressive than the kriek. Tart raspberries and sour lemon flavors. Musty, with floral notes at the swallow as well. Sweet-sour raspberries at the finish with plenty of tart sourness, and some vingear and acidic flavors lingering on the palate. Definitely flavorful, but the acidity is perhaps a little too strong at this point. Lots of vinegar and acidity.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Enought weight on the palate, creamy as well, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Puckering and more acidic at the swallow. Much like the regular lambic, though more acidic and puckering. Still, good stuff.

OVERALL: A much better fruit lambic than the Kriek. More interesting fruit flavors here, with a good balance of tart sourness and musty notes. The acidity is perhaps a little too much at this point, and some of my friends faulted it here, but I didn't mind as much and actually found it quite plesant. Anyways, this is certainly an enjoyable fruit lambic that held up well against its opponents, and a little bit of time in the celllar might turn it into a hidden gem. Thanks again for bringing this one along mar02x. This lineup was a lot of fun.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 21:57:41 | More by Jeffo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottledatum 9/2012. Slow gusher.

Appearance - Hazy pink body. Chunky bits floating about. Looks like pieces of raspberry. Some surface wisps remain.

Smell - Raspberry aroma is strong. Funky and lemony. The slightest hint of acetic acid.

Taste - Lambic flavor is stronger than the raspberry up front. Wheaty grain up front. Sharp lactic acid. Lots of raspberry in the middle. Finish is extremely sour and the acetic acid comes back.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Very sour. Medium body.

Overall - I liked it at first, but it wasn't as pleasant as I drank it. Too sour and simple in its profile.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 20:21:23 | More by Alieniloquium
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 9/2012.

Pours a murky dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with raspberry, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit 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 some really tasty fruit flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:07:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Ryan for sharing this one. Served in a Half Acre taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a collar, wisps, and a few specks of lace. Hazed pink body with some visible suspended sediment.

S - Lots of raspberry, as you'd expect. More malt character than I was expecting from a lambic. Some fruit acidity, but only mild funk and sourness. Nice, but not particularly complex.

T - Taste is a less sweet, with some mild lemony lactic sourness and underripe fruit character to it. Vaguely seltzery, with moderate tartness and pucker in the finish.

M - Pleasant moderate carbonation, light body, with a dry finish. Some acidity, but not excessive. Perhaps a tad light for a 6%, but otherwise quite style-appropriate.

D - I enjoyed this and found it very easy to drink. Perhaps not a big enough upgrade over Framboises available to me locally to warrant the pricey shipping, but I'd certainly drink it again it if I were Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 18:01:59 | More by MasterSki
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

Bottled in January, 2009. Enjoyed in a hotel in Luxebourg during a business trip.

A: Pours a haze pink to red color forming absolutely no head and no lacings... Flat

S: Great fruity nose. Strong notes of raspberry, vinegar and oak. Sour but not extremely. Traditional Lambic yeasts in the end

T: Slightly sweet fruity upfront followed by a tart raspberry taste. Notes of oak in the mouth too. Vinegar. Lambic yeasts

M: Mediun body. Very low carbonation. Fruityand sour aftertaste

D: Great drinkability. A smooth and well done fruity beer. My first De Cam. Oude Lambiek and Oude Kriek in the upcoming days...

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 18:28:18 | More by eduardolinhalis
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a beautiful radiant ruby hue and appears still. The aroma brings a huge dose of fresh raspberries. Tart raspberry in the flavor. Smooth like water. Virtually no carbonation. A beautiful showcase for the fruit. Elegant balance of sweet and tart raspberries. A terrific lambic from De Cam.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 02:01:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2009 375ml

pours deep red, with purple and ruby undertones. some fizzy head that is gone quickly, but showing some carbonation for this being a lambiek.

old dank raspberries and even older oak. funky.

raspberry is obviously dominant but this is so dank and funky. raspberries taste old but juicy. the oak just blends so well with this.

great body, has a a slight chew to it as if you are eating raspberries

one of the best framboise ever, easily.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:36:37 | More by hooliganlife
De Cam Framboise Lambiek from De Cam Geuzestekerij
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.