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

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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Unblended lambic with cherries.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
Pink coloured beer with small white head and no carbonation. Sour fruited wooden hinted aroma. Medium sour sparkling palate. Finish is dry fruited ending deep sour. Nice one!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma: Deep Cherry, Cranberry, Tart Raspberry Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thin White Head, Minimal Lacing Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2005 at Kulminator Pours murky crimson with a minimal pink head. Smell sweet cherry and funk. Taste very tart, cherry and red fruit. Funky. Big on the fruits, even after this long. Light body. Splendid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1580) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle 750ml. Pours purple with low pink head. Aroma is of cherries, berries, fruits, some sugar. Taste is of cherries (lots of them), fruits, sugar, sourness. Palate: Light-medium body. Overall: Very good. Not too cloying. Fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Clear purple pour with pink head, really pretty. ARoma is quite nice, lots of bright fruity tart cherries, light leafy notes (this is becoming a De Cam signature aroma). Flavor is fruity, nice balanced acidity, mild funk. Palate is again med-dry with good spritzy carbonation. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (2989) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2013
0.75l corked bottle from 2009. What an amazing color this beast has. It’s deep dark almost purple red with a medium sized pinkish head that eventually fades to a sidesticking filmy little thing. It’s so filled with floaters and sediments that it almost looks like a pureed raspberry jam. It really wants out of the bottle this, no gusher but even after pouring a full teku glass the head still managed to pour out of the bottleneck. I would describe this as a 9 of 10 on the cloudy scale. It has a refreshing cherry aroma. Fresh and natural sourned with tons of wood and a little lime zesty zing. Acidity is also present in form of apple vinegar mixed with red wine vinegar. Lovely stuff. The carbonation level is above average and it has a medium oily mouthfeel. Lots of cherry flavors, almost like drinking a sparking cherry juice. It’s also to my surprise really dry. Not much sweetness left here. A little bit of grass and herbs when it’s reaching the throat. Really easy to drink, no sour at all and quite flavorful. 28.05.2013

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slayer85 (1041) - Firenze, ITALY - OCT 2, 2013
750 ml corked bottle. A cloudy dark red body with a small, mostly diminishing pink head. The aroma is moderately yeasty (barnyard, leather, manure), with a strong note of cherry, other notes of lemon/citrus and wood. The flavor is moderately sweet, heavily acidic. Medium body, velvety texture, soft carbonation, dry long finish with light bitterness. Superb kriek, fruity and sour. Not so extreme. Approachable for non-experts as well.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
75cl. Bottled 2009. Cloudy red with medium to small, red head. Nose : fresh cherries, apple, tart, wood. Sip : still well carbonated, oily texture. Sweet and sour cherry flavor, develops deeper wood, apple notes. Acidity is quite fruity but not overwhelming. The end is really long, with deeper wood and herbal bitterness, dry wood and apple seed like aftertaste. Amazing balance between those very extreme tastes. Overall it’s an interesting Kriek. One of the best I has so far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
My Bottom Line :
Boastful sour cherries create pie-like impressions on this lambik’s brettanomyces notes and highly carbonated moutfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam sits atop the dark red.
-Acidity levels are relatively light compared to the rest of De Cam’s lineup (or, at least what I know of it).
-The finish is quite soft; fruity and dry.
-It’s rather amazing that the fruit character is still so very intense after all this time.

4-year-old bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bouteille de 750, embouteillée en janvier 2009. Arômes de vieille cave et de cerises juteuses, beaucoup de brettanomyces. Robe rouge et plutôt limpide, peu de mousse malgré une effervescence très active. En bouche, le côté rustique des brettanomyces domine, apportant des notes de foin sec. Les cerises demeurent très présentes malgré l’âge du produit. Finale très sèche, mais relativement peu acide pour le style. Très beau produit authentique, mais l’effervescence démesurée rend la dégustation un peu difficile.


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