Lambiek Special | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium
decam.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by kscaldef on 03-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
19
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
6.99%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
15
For Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by kscaldef:
Photo of kscaldef
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of standardcherry
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wheresblue
4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leschkie
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of JamFuel
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kbuzz
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rutager
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Lovely peachy-orange-red. Tons of funk with some berries and fruit on the nose. Taste is similar with some old dank wood. Jeffo, you sexy sexy man, can't thank you enough.

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Photo of BNarc
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of OnryAndMean
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ShanePB
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750 ml bottle - 2015 bottling. Brilliant looking cherry red body with a soft pink fizzy head. No lacing and only a thin retention ring. Aromas of cherry pie, blackberry, sour, and funk. Flavors are bright fruits; cherry and blackberry are dominant. Gooseberry I have never had alone so I'm not sure if I can pick it out. Plenty sour and funky. Does taste a bit young now, but wow it is ready to drink. I would love to revisit this beer in a few years.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

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

Photo of MCImes
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Lambiek Special from De Cam Geuzestekerij
4.29 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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