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De Cam Lambiek Special

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

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
De Cam Special was made with whole yellow-gooseberry, blackberry and sour cherry.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (657) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2016
750ml bottle. Thank you, Karel!. Golden yellow colour. Modest white head which disappears quite quickly. Hints of apples, gooseberries, hints of other berries, vinegar, hints of white wine, hints of rowan berries, buckthorn, smooth liqeury notes and earthiness in the aroma. Rich! Gooseberries, applewine at first. Sourness and acidity in the middle. Hints of berries and wine in the end. Berries and sourness in the aftertaste. The palate is very rich and mouthfeel is also nice. Rather medium bodied, great fruit lambic.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1807) - DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle@home. Red hazy. Small head. Low carbonation. Intens corky. Mold aromas too. Very sour dry. Fruityness behind the dominant cork mold. Soso. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (767) - GERMANY - AUG 6, 2016
De Cam Lambiek Special ’15 vintage Pours a bright blood red color, with just an orange hint in it, together with a medium sized, fizzy head, which vanishes completely after a few moments. Offers a young, yet profound funkiness, consisting of wet hay, blue cheese and glue, balanced by a citrus crispness. This foundation experiences a soft flower and grass aspect on top, leading to very unripe currants, raspberries and earthy cherries. Very complex with a character defining tartness, in which the fruits slowly find to their way. Has a higher carbonation, complimenting to the beers refreshing appearance, with a soft finish, in which the fruits shine, being able to unfold their facetts, guided by the preveiling tartness. Tastes of a surprisingly sweet initial fruitiness, reminding me of dried currants, wild berry jam and sugar coated cherries. This first impression lasts only for a split second though, since the beers omnipresent tartness evolves on the tongue rapidly, accompanied by a cheesy and leathery funkiness. It never looses its soft, aqueous, slightly mineralic mouthfeel, which makes this complex and easily enjoyable at the same time, and actually allows the fruits to contribute more than just their easily picked up tartness. More moldy, earth coated stone pit qualities cut through after the swallow, once the dust settles and all the carbonation has rushed through, building up a silk fruit richness. Its got a faint jam aspect, which could also be a hint of the ripeness of the fruits, with a prickly pulp tartness adding to the silkness. Awesome Lambic, unfolding a rollercoaster of flavors on the tongue, due to its world class mouthfeel. Its carbonation level plays a huge role in the perception of the fruits in this, opening up the palate to more and more subtle nuances, the longer it is on the palate. Its finish is a real highlight as it opposes the contrary of everything experienced so far, its very calm and nuanced, almost still, while its previous effervescence is still on my mind.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawthorne00 (3464) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2016
750ml bottle. Unclear sunset amber with a few wisps of white head that are soon gone. Aroma: shame I can read the fruit blend, but it’s obviously cherries and something else - I guess the blackberries fatten and add bracken, the goosegogs acidity and a mellow juiciness. But neither are obvious (not any any means a criticism). And after a while nor are the cherries. Spicy funk, almonds and a lovely tired woodiness. Slight feral green twiggy/ shoe polish note that is OK but suggests problems to come (wrongly, it turns out). A fair bit of body. Low carbonation. Lovely brooding autumnal flavours with damp hay, decaying wood, mellow berries; perked up by zingy gooseberry acidity, ripe cherries, spices. Finish is long and fades towards gentle fruit that you almost forget how punchily sour it starts. Very beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teddybeer (3359) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2016
Orangish color, quickly diminishing white head. Aroma has notes of vinegar, yeast and berries. Flavor is funky, very fruity, sourish with cherries and some wood. Strong sourness in the aftertaste with fruity mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2686) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Clear amber orange color with off white head. Yeasty and light malty aroma, funky, bretty, barnyard, berries, wood. Heavy sour acidic taste. Almost medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1646) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to fonefan - june 24th 2016. Pours a cool reddish, semiclear orange. Aroma has complex, oily fruityness; gooseberry, sour cherries, almond, marzipan, light acetone, blackberries. Taste is sour, dry, juicy and super fruity, no hints of acetone, citric finish. Average to low carbonation and an oily body. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1838) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Rød klar skum lidt hvid kort Krisebær eddike Blackberry Sur modrate sød lidt Tør

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (2186) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours copper with a quickly fading white head. Aroma lots of fruits, cherries, light gooseberry, with light cherry stones. Taste is rather sour with loads of cherries, barn and a touch funk. Rather dry with a sticky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen (3085) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl green bottle poured into a glass. Clear orange with no head. Aroma is tart, light body, no carbonation, and no lacing. Taste is tart, tart cherries, and some berries. Nice beer.


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