De Cam Lambiek Special

Formerly brewed at Geuzestekerij De Cam
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Gooik, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
De Cam Special was made with whole yellow-gooseberry, blackberry and sour cherry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (7028) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle from a shop near Brussels a couple of years ago, bottle date 08/2013, 75 cl sample. Slight hazy orange with a reddish glow, short frothy head. Aroma is quite fruity of cherry, bit marzipan, some tartness and funk. Quite sour in taste, fruity, citric acid. Almost sharpish in the finish. Bit thin in body. Besides the minor flaws, lovely beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 14, 2017
Delikatnie octowa nuta w aromacie, bardzo dużo czerwonych, kwaśnych owocw. Żurawina, wiśnie. Wytrawne, kwaśne, serek (ale taki, jaki w lambikach szanuję - dojrzały cheddar) i Brettusie. Pyszka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (1482) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 11, 2017
Butelka podczas sharingu w Chmielarni na Marszałkowskiej. Aromat naprawdę fajny, czuć owoce i skrę. Smak dosyć kwaśny, niestety wychodzi trochę ocet ale poźniej się utlenia. Czuć wiśnie, porzeczkę, trochę siana, dużo skry. Gdyby nie ten ocet, byłoby świetnie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (3149) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Lambiek Special by Geuzestekerij De Cam at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Mimo tego, ze mega kwasny, to bardzo fajny owocowo-derkowo, do degustacji a nie picia raczej, dziekuje Pan Mesjasz :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
Pours cloudy apricot with almost no head. Aromas of farmhouse, earthy notes, green grapes, minerals. Taste is funky and earthy with farmhouse notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and somewhat coarse with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (3462) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
Pours hazy orange with minimal head Aromas tart of bitter almond, sour cherries, over ripe red apples, earth Taste has tart notes of sour cherries, hints of oak, bitter almond, over ripe red apples , slightly citrusy notes , some sweet fruityness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neongolden (1527) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
(750ml 2015 bottle from Systembolaget web order shared). Pours a clear, slightly reddish-tinged medium amber with just a few loose white bubbles and no head to speak of. Aroma is quite acidic, on the border between very tart and truly sour. Lactic and berry-derived acidity dominate that aspect, with light white wine vinegar as well. Fresh lemon zest, sour cherry flesh, gooseberry, crab apple, slight raspberry, berry seeds, wet oak, very restrained funk. The palate is very well balanced between acidity and a malt core that contributes sweet notes to motivate the fruit. Lemon juice and gooseberry lead, along with sour cherry juice and a surprisingly up front minerality. The middle fills in with more malt sweetness, tart cherry flesh, building raspberry presence and a hint of wine vinegar, but as quickly as it appears, the sweetness fades to a drying light bitterness. In the dry finish, woody cellar notes, a sightly musty funk, prominent raspberry seeds and raspberry flesh, with a seam of acidic gooseberry and lemon riding things out along the roof of the mouth. Aftertaste of sour cherry and raspberry, slight herbal quality, and a little old wood. Medium bodied and slick, with very light but prickly carbonation. I was a bit surprised by the lower funk profile and relatively sweet core, but it nicely offsets the acidity and prevents it being bracing like the De Cam Framboise. A great Valentines beer, Im fortunate to have a lambic-loving partner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4598) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle pours hazy pale red with a small pink head. Big fruit aroma, berries and cherries, funky and tart yeast. Very sour and fruity flavor, biting, funky. Prickly carbonation with medium body, great feel. Really awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2017
2015 750mL at Akkurat with Nelson, 11/28/16.
Bright red robe shows a good clarity and a multicolor-tinted (yellow, pink, etc...) white head with reasonable retention for the style.
The nose is bright and juicy, with both tart and somewhat sweet suggestions. Jammy blackberry and surprisingly no sulfur, given how sulfur-heavy the nectarine bottles are (though they are younger). Good lactic character, with no flaw or intense sourness.
In the mouth its sweeter than expected. Not artificial, of course, but the fruits are tangy and heavily jammy, having not had enough time to work in to the lambic character, which itself is heavily tart and shows a good mix of lactic and brett character. Rather big body for a lambic with strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (16716) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle, 5.5%. Slightly hazy amber/orange with tiny head. Aroma is malt, tart, berries, cherries, cherry stone and lemon. Flavour is malt, tart, berries, cherries, sour, lemon, little barnyard, citric, wood, little acid, gooseberries, medium sweet and a little dry.

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