De Cam Framboise Lambiek | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium
decam.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jeffo on 12-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
9.62%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
28
For Trade:
7
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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Photo of aleigator
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%

Has a deep saturated reddish pink color, which is slightly hazy, with a small, fizzy head.

Incredible fruity aromas of ripe raspberries with only tart barnyard hints in it, adding to the fruity nose.

As the aromas already awoke the impression of putting ones nose into a raspberry field, the taste is defined by an intense raspberry fruitiness, with all its sweet and slightly sour facettes. Gentle tartness inherits only an amount of sourness, which is actually natural for that kind of fruit, resulting in a mild, fruit focused lambic, with tart hints of bretts. Has a perfect fitting carbonation, rather low, doesn’t distract from the lovely, warm fruit notes, while adding the neccesary sparkling freshness. The finish is slightly sour with bitter hints, and there are still a whole lot of sun-ripened raspberries on the palate. Dry, pleasant ending, with lots of tart acidity in it.

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Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of baroncello14
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Tyrus
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JamFuel
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of macesq
3/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Chris for sharing this one!

Orangey reddish color, visible carb and slightly hazed.
Otherwise the clarity is really good.

Horsehair Brett yeast in the aroma, fresh raspberries, seeds.
Taste is puckeringly tart with distinctive fresh raspberry flavors. Lightly funky, dry oaky finish.
Less bracingly acidic than Cantillon, really good stuff.

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Photo of Rutager
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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