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Lambiek Special - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 99
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 18.74%
Wants: 59
Gots: 15 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit | 5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kscaldef on 03-18-2013

Oak wooden barrels of 100+ yrs old are used to mature the young lambic together with 3 different whole fruits: yellow gooseberry, blackberry and sour cherry.
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375ml poured into cantillon chalice

pours a rose and burgundy. little to no head but quite lively and carbonated. yeast chunks even though this has sat for months and was poured carefully. murky.

smells like a sweet start, like those giant ones. lets you know whats about to happen. TARTNESS GUNNA HAPPEN.

starts out mellow, lots of kriek like character and then just explodes into tartness. lots of bright vivid ripe berry. like a sour cobbler? not much on the oak, it is quite faint.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifted. Bottledatum 8/2013, which makes no sense at all.

Appearance - Pale hazy pink. No head. No collar. Kinda lifeless.

Smell - Funky, I like it. Smells like a kriek. Lots of cherry. Funky with a lemon acidity. Oaky. Lots of vanilla.

Taste - Oak is one of the most prominent flavors. Very fruity. Indistinct fruit besides the cherry. Less funky, fairly sour. Some graininess.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium sourness. Low carbonation.

Overall - Muddled fruit, but it's pretty good. Missing some lambic complexity, but I still really enjoy it.

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Lambiek Special from De Cam Geuzestekerij
91 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.