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Brewed by Geuzestekerij De Cam
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Gooik, Belgium

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Jan 2009 Bottle Date
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one finger thick, pink tinged head. The beer is a nice red-amber color that shows a lightly hazed, pink-red tinged, copper color when held up to the light. The aroma smells of floral raspberries, children’s aspirin, musty phenolics, woody raspberry seeds and a touch of oak character up front. If you really dig for it, the phenolic character starts to get a bit plastic like, and there is perhaps a touch of dried, grassy, grain character.

Nicely tart, but not hard, this accentuates a floral, fruity, but dry raspberry flavor. The finish has a light touch of children’s aspirin, some oak like woodiness, a hint of astringency (seeds and wood perhaps), but really it is the raspberries and the associated children’s aspirin flavor that really lingers on the palate. The carbonation is quite light, there is a soft prickly carbonation here though (this is by no means still), and the body is quite light, but does have a touch of texture / viscous character such that it is not watery. As my palate adjusts to this beer it does have a touch of soft, fruity sweetness to it; much of this is accentuated by the floral raspberry flavors. The acidity here is mostly lactic in character, but the raspberries certainly contribute to the acidity, and the is a complexity boost from notes of urea. Phenolic, musky, musty, and plastic like notes come out more as the beer warms up.

This has a really nice raspberry flavor to it. The underlying lambic doesn’t come across as being the most complex in the world, but it serves the purpose quite well. This is quite light, and as long as you like funky, it really is quite refreshing. I am a sucker for this beer since it is a Lambic, but objectively it is not quite where I would want it to be.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2519) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2015
This shits my jam ! Raspberry jam to be exact, damn 2009 vintage pours a deep crimson red with a finger of funky pink foam. Tons of berry goodness wrapped around a well constructed basement funk juice with nuances of wet old wood, cobwebs, cherry pits, soft vanilla, some composted fruit. Delicious and aging tremendously well for a fruit forward lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1056) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 20, 2015
750ml bottle pours murky dark ruby red with some floaties and small head. Huge jammy raspberry on the nose with plenty of dry oak funk, do get just a touch of diaper in the nose but it’s faint. Taste is wonderful with big sweet tart jammy berries all over the place, well balanced acidity, some oaky dryness, plant stem funk. Finishes sweet with crisp tartness, berry berry and more berry, oaky funk and musty wood.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kr1zz (217) - BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
Bottle bought at Geers last year. Pours clear orange with a fast dissapearing head. Taste funky raspberry, medium sour with a dry fruity aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle at James’ for a tasting with Ferris and Kraddel. Pours a hazed pink with a thin white head. Big cheesy with a bunch of raspberry seeds. Medium bodied, loads of funky raspberries. Chewy fruit and jammy brett. Long funk and chewy raspberry seeds. Incredibly good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (331) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from 2009. Pours a brownish red with a 2-finger salmon coloured head which recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma consists of raspberries and crushed redcurrant. Taste is tart initially followed by tartness and hints of sweet raspberry and a slight vinegar vibe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3831) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2015
Sample from bottle at Uppsala Beer 2015. Hazy pinkish red with faint pink head. Nose is sour, lactic, lots of fruit, raspberries, cherries, barnyard, funk and vinegar. Taste is dry with loads of raspberries; tart and lactic, some vinegar, various bretty funk notes with a dry and tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4410) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle. Ruby pour with white head. Raspberry, sweet and tart aromas. Flavors are tart, some sweet tones, raspberry and other fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (164) - BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
75cl, bottled 1/2009. Sourish nose, long lasting tastes, balsamic, lemon zest, lactic acid but such a rich framboise palate! Aroma is very very generous. First sip presents a carbo bomb but second is softer, introducing marmelade, strawberries and framboise in the end. Some esters and booze too. Sweetness lingers on. Good balance. My tastebuds are revived!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
(750ml 2009 bottle @ Akkurat, shared with friends Jan 4 2015) Pours fairly pale pink with little pink head. Aroma is quite acetic for a lambic. Some raspberry flesh. Ketchup chip aroma (mostly Canadians that know this flavour), which is odd but not bad. Some aged oak. On the palate, slight sweet and mostly sour tart. Some raspberry, a bit faded. Acetic sourness that clings to the roof of mouth. Some raspberry seeds towards the finish. Finish a bit short, sour, lingering fruit tartness. Light bodied with very little carb. Interesting but ultimately too acidic for me to really enjoy. The raspberry component was on the low side. I want to try a fresh bottle to see if it is fruitier but my stomach can only take 100ml or so!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
Kristiansand Øl festival 2014. Red colour with a pinkish head. Aroma is farmhouse, raspberry, yeast. Flavour is dry, raspberry, yeast, farmhouse, lemon. Very nice beer.


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