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Lambiek Special - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
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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Photo of Jeffo
3.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at the spot at the TdG 2013. Drank one this past week, then had it again this weekend on Stag Nite. Cheers fellas!

From a 750 into a wine glass
Bottled Aug 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, looser, foamy white head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a foamy ring. Perfectly clear cardinal red in color with medium levels of carbonation evident. A ring remains but leaves no lacing down the glass. Nice color, but head is too fizzy and retains poorly.

SMELL: Tart nose with sour cherries, red fruits, lemon, a touch of acidity and some oak notes. Not much funk per se, but mostly tart and acidic. Light blackberries perhaps, but that never would have been apparent had I not read the label. In the end, complex and enticing.

TASTE: Tart lemon and sour cherries up front, then some acidity before a sour and tart finish of cherries, red fruits, some lemon again and a hint of vinegar. Well balanced overall. Light blackberry notes and some woody flavors linger with the acidic sourness.

PALATE: Medium body, light, and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down fine and finishes dry and puckering. Some acidity lingers.

OVERALL: This is definitely a solid and enjoyable fruit lambic. The nose is enticing and the flavors are complex and interesting. Beautiful color as well. The feel is a touch fizzy and the acidity might be a bit much for some, but that is very much a part of some of the more recent De Cam releases. I don't mind it myself, and quite enjoy how the sourness bosses the fruit to a degree. While I don't think I'd rush to open another one right away, I'd be happy to do so in another year or so. Cheers boys!

Jeffo, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of fehrminator
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

fehrminator, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

BartMcStout, May 01, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Alieniloquium, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Gonzoillini, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Anonymous1, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

jarrgal, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

drewone, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

SocalKicks, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Devman171, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

stakem, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Holland, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

drummermattie02, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

pixieskid, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

tom10101, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

hooliganlife, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

kscaldef, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

aasher, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

rodkin, Nov 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

yourefragile, May 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

TurdFurgison, May 07, 2014
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Lambiek Special from De Cam Geuzestekerij
96 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.