De Cam Wilde Bosbessen

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.5%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2017 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) In de Ardense wouden groeit in het wild de bosbes. De regio van Vielsalm is beroemd voor zijn rijke oogst en veel streekproducten met de Wilde Bosbessen. De Bosbessen (Vaccinium Myrtillus) worden in hun geheel (geen sap) aan de lambiek toegevoegd in een verhouding van 40 kg per 100 liter jonge lambiek.

(translated to English) Wild blueberries grow in the Ardennes forests. The region of Vielsalm is famous for its rich harvest and many local products including the wild blueberries. The Blueberries (Vaccinium Myrtillus) are added whole (no juice) to the lambic at a ratio of 40 kg per 100 liters of young lambic.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2017 vintage, with a best before date of July 2040. Poured into a De Cam stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy reddish purple colour with a thin pinkish head that disappears quickly, while leaving only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Blueberry skin, blueberry, blackcurrant, slight jammy, lightly tart, leathery funk.
Taste: Sour, tart, blueberry skin, mixed berries, lemon, funky, with light oak notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft to no carbonation and a somewhat acidic finish.
Overall: Aromas and flavour were quite good, but increased carbonation would have improved this in every aspect.

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