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


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (4032) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerconnaiseur (150) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (644) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11581) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StephanieH (9) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Uit 2009. Ruikt naar fruit. Dieprode kleur. Dat je dit kunt maken. Perfect in balans. Zuur overheerst. Het zoete op de achtergrond. Volle zachte smaak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 4 Oct 2014) Hazy red colour with brief head. Fruity, sourish nose with red berries, raspberries, cellar and stable. Fruity, tart taste with notes of red berries, raspberries, rhubarb, stable, barnyard and a generous acidity in a dry and tart finish. Medium body, dry. Solid and well made, sour and fresh with lots of flavours from the berries. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3006) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle - Reddish-amber with next to no head. Nose is tart raspberry, lemon, light funk, and sulphur. Taste is real tart, with lemon and balsamic, a little sulphur, and sour raspberry. Thin and slick with harsh carbonation. A little too tart, but still solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2014
750 ml bottle @ Kristiansand ølfestival. Unclear reddish body with a small off white head (from the bottom of the bottle, the first pours had a big creamy head). Really nice funky, acidic raspberry aroma. Flavor is nice and fruity, tart, sour raspberry and relatively modest funky. Fine balanced body with a long lasting acidic fruity aftertaste. I really nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
November 15, 2014. Bottle at home, bottled 2009 (?). Hazy red with a minmal head. Aroma is earthy, barnyard, leather, and funky tart raspberries. Taste is very tart and funky with light raspberry notes, dry oaky and funky finish. Light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (322) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy red/copper color with absolutely no head. Sour aroma with raspberries, cherries, barnyard, funk, acetone and some cheese. Dry tart and sournd acidic taste with fantastic long lasting flavors or raspberries, acetone, lactic acid, cherries, lemon & and lemon zest. Peach. Lasting tart cherry aftertaste.

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