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Lambiek Special - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 8
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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UCLABrewN84

California

4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 8/2012.

Pours a hazy red with a foamy white head that settles to tiny dots of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with berry, wood, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with dry berry and wood 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 and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super sour and really tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:55:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 12:28:37 | More by Thorpe429
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-08-2013 03:12:37 | More by ygtbsm94
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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-12-2013 20:50:28 | More by spycow
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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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-16-2013 02:30:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-18-2013 21:08:03 | More by JAHMUR
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

08-27-2013 14:45:55 | More by Rochefort10nh
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-20-2013 18:44:55 | More by imperialking
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-03-2013 14:23:35 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-19-2014 08:19:19 | More by zestar
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.9%

09-17-2013 17:44:47 | More by stakem
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.9%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-07-2014 22:43:13 | More by TurdFurgison
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

07-03-2013 15:52:54 | More by drummermattie02
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip 13/10/13, cheers MasterSki and Sean 9689 for sending the bottle

A hazy dark pink with a deep salmon edge, big light pink cola like foam fizzes out quickly leaving no lace perhaps my glass was dirty, after the foam gone it looks like a slow boiling pot and this might be the noisiest beer I've had in recent memory

S sour cherries, tart raspberries, rhubarb, wood and vinegar, not sure if I'm smelling the blackberries and I haven't seen a gooseberry in at least 7 years so that may just be in my head from the label, some barnyard funk and faint hay, smells very strong and fruity

T just a little toned down compared to the nose, quite sour and more vinegar, just a little less fruit and the oaks very faint, still funky but not over the top

M light bodied and tangy, this one has quite the pucker and wants to turn my mouth inside out, pin prick bubbles work well, sour fruit and vinegar lingers for ages

O a nice fruity lambic, bottled a year ago and the fruits still ultra fresh, quite sour even for the style, perhaps one of the more flavorful beers I've had under 6% in recent memory

750ml label on my 375ml bottle catches me as odd, more 375ml bottles then they planned? either way I enjoyed the liquid in the bottle I had

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 19:01:50 | More by wordemupg
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-15-2013 18:49:16 | More by jrallen34
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wyoming

4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a slightly hazy red, small and quickly shrinking head of foam, little lacing.

The smell is of vinegar and sour fruit. Cherries? Yes, cherries with a slight aroma of some funk.

Tastewise, it is so pleasantly sour without going over the top. Sourness comes from cherries, light notes of vinegar, lightish hint of Brett but it's not needed. The sourness from the fruit seals the deal. Yummy no matter how sufficiently or non efficiently I can say it. Good level of carbonation, which surprised me as when I removed the cork, there was only a light hissing sound.

Great mouthfeel for the style and exceedingly drinkable.

Another score for De Cam. I don't regret one bit paying the price to get this beer from Belgium in a Box. Hell, I may buy some more.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:15:38 | More by Bitterbill
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-31-2014 20:06:14 | More by iL0VEbeer
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

10-07-2013 02:31:01 | More by bsuedekum
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illidurit

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-20-2013 18:18:39 | More by illidurit
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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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Lambiek Special from De Cam Geuzestekerij
96 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.