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

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (459) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAY 23, 2015
750 ml from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. (2009 Vintage) Red color with a dark pink head. Aroma is really nice and tart, strawberry and cherry like. Taste is really tart and sour, acidic, with strawberry. cherries, some leather and barnyard, some wood in there too. The body is light with a medium carbonation. Sadly, after a while it gets difficult to finish the bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (5360) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy pink with small white head. The aroma is strong cherry skin, funk, oak. Flavors similar to nose, nice sour cherry, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (6062) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Paul at the Half Marathon tasting, May 16th, 2015. Pours a bright hazy reddish body with soft pink lacing. Mouthfeel is soft and lightly tart with notes of soft raspberries, additional berry fruits, earthy funk - but very faint. Overall, the flavor profile is very muted and restrained, which is certainly not a terrible thing. Really nice fruit lambic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (778) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2015
750ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy red color with pinkish head that quickly disappears. Funky fruity raspberry aroma, barnyard notes. Light sweet acidic taste, funky tart raspberry. Light thin to oily body with average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 16, 2015
750 ml btl, thanks Matt. Pours a clear still ruby red with slightly orange hue. Aroma is tart raspberries with slight funk. Flavor is same, low abv allows fruit to be showcased. Delicious and tart.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle poured into a tumbler glass. The aroma is funky and sour with some raspberry and, oddly enough, cumin or curry spice. The taste is nicely sour and a little spicy. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Bill. 2013 Vintage. Thanks man! Pour is murky pink with a small white head and decent lacing. Big fruit jammy, raspberry skins, cranberry, biscuit, semi-funky, light lemon, urine, and grapey aroma. Taste is big raspberry skin, jammy, biscuit, slightly cheesy, urine, and funky with a big sour finish. Medium body with high carbonation. A lot of fruit characteristics but completely overpowered by sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ Steve_0 during my 10k tick fest. Thanks Bill! Murky, reddish purple appearance with a pinkish appearance. Really big raspberry nose with light lemon, funk, and wood. Moderate high sourness. Quite tart. Some acetic, light wood, huge berry taste with a little coconut. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, very hazy reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big raspberry, cherry, tart berry into a bit of vanilla, hints of grain, biscuit, vanilla, oak, funk. Taste was a mix of big raspberry, acetic, big cherry, vanilla, oak, slight earth, finishing very acetic, funky, tart.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (4805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
75cl bottle from Etre Gourmet cons 2015-05-03 Duved - gusher AR: raspberry juice, sour citrus, floral youghurt, wee cherry, AP: murkey/hazy raspberry juice red, wee fizzy semiwhite deminshing head F: very sour, raspberry juice, raspberry seeda roughnees, lime flesh, wee vinegear, dry, long and lasting flavour, sour and bitter fresh finish


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