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Lambiek Special - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.83%
Wants: 58
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: kscaldef on 03-18-2013)
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Reviews by kscaldef:
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kscaldef

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev -4.3%

Opens with minimal cork pop. Little head on a gentle pour, although a vigorous pour yields about a finger's worth which quickly recedes. Clear ruby color. Slightly musty / sweaty aroma combined with bright notes of raspberry, strawberry, and light red currant. Lots of berry flavor and very tart. Light body, but powerful with a long linger. A very unique and tasty fruit lambic.

03-18-2013 18:03:19 | More by kscaldef
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-27-2013 23:42:20 | More by standardcherry
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leschkie

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-20-2013 03:57:53 | More by leschkie
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

11-23-2013 20:57:53 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

moderate carbonation, sticky and dry but sweet.

pretty awesome. 375 is perfect, suddenly scared of the 750's i have.

09-02-2013 02:23:06 | More by hooliganlife
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.89/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

06-09-2013 23:23:03 | More by Alieniloquium
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-15-2013 21:17:18 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-15-2013 04:23:26 | More by GRG1313
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JamFuel

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

09-13-2013 22:16:18 | More by JamFuel
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-26-2013 11:33:19 | More by jmarsh123
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OnryAndMean

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

03-11-2014 18:39:22 | More by OnryAndMean
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-03-2013 06:38:15 | More by largadeer
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wethorseblanket

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Reviewed from notes. Corked and caged 750ml bottle shared by Richard - thanks. Bottling date 8/2013.

A: Pours a hazy pink with a solid two-inch thick white head which fades slowly to the rim leaving spots of lace.

N: Berries and other fruits, funk/barnyard, yeasty, oak, grass/hay.

T: Field fresh berries and fruit weave around and through the old barn, tart and funky, slight cork note.

M: Semi-moderate body and full carbonation. Bright tart fruit and yeasty finish.

O: Another wonderful creation - go seek this out, you'll be glad you did.

08-21-2014 01:13:13 | More by wethorseblanket
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MCImes

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

10-06-2013 16:17:01 | More by MCImes
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-15-2013 00:58:24 | More by aasher
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

02-02-2014 05:09:07 | More by fehrminator
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-04-2013 04:46:37 | More by Anonymous1
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jarrgal

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -8.9%

12-22-2013 12:51:35 | More by jarrgal
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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rodkin

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%

Bottle purchased online from belgiuminabox. Served in a De Cam tumbler.

The pour is a light maroon with a bit of a purple tint. Fizzy head forms and then quickly falls away. The nose is very bright sour cherry with a bit of blackberry in the background. No gooseberry, though I assume that just falls behind.

Flavor very sour and tart with mild earth. Extreme fruit. It doesn't have the extreme woodiness from gooseberry like Cantillon Feestbier (or the gooseberry homebrew I've done), which is a great thing, as that gets to be far too over the top.

Tart and sour through and through without ever reaching the Cantillon "it's a bit too much" point. Low level funk.

Really a great beer. For something less hard to come by, I'm pretty sure you could get pretty close to this blending good cherry and raspberry lambic, maybe at a ratio of 2:1.

03-31-2013 12:28:37 | More by Thorpe429
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-31-2013 16:46:56 | More by Greenplastic615
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

05-15-2014 03:45:24 | More by drewone
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

08-03-2014 15:27:13 | More by SocalKicks
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FullObs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-08-2013 02:32:24 | More by FullObs
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Lambiek Special from De Cam Geuzestekerij
96 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.