Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2012-14

Myself and 4 friends ordered these bottles simultaneously at the Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2012. I wanted to put them all as separate reviews but that’s a lot of new posts to clog up the feed of readers so here goes a nice digest.

De Cam Kriek Lambik – January 2009

3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20

adamjackson (351) – Canaan, USA – JUN 4, 2012

bottled January 2009 

A – 2 finger rose red head. Gorgeous beer! Grape juice or something purple to burgundy. 

S – Very faint. Hard to pick up. Wild fruits. Minor malt 

T – Minor sweetness. Majority is huge krieks taste. Earthy almost tree branch taste. Dirty and cherry taste. 

M – 20% carbonation. Dry fleeting finish. Light body 

O – 79/100 needs more sweet more sour. More wild. It’s just a kriek wine. More like a wine than a beer. 


De Cam Kriek Lambik


Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage – 2007

4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20

adamjackson (351) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 4, 2012

UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 2007 3f vintage label gueuze 

A – poured slowly. Half finger produced. Cloudy dark orange. SRM of 15. 

S – flowers. Acidic. Quite a bit of vinegar. Scent. Pine and tropical fruits. Plums and big pear scents. 

T – Gigantic sour in your face. Amazing! Peaches, pears, vinegar 

M – covers your entire tongue with tart 50/50 carbonation. Insanely dry finish. 

O – Remarkable. Worth the price? Probably not. Still, an upgrade to the standard oude gueuze 


Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage

 

Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze – 2007


4.3

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20

adamjackson (351) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – JUN 7, 2012

Cantillon Lou pepe kriek 2009 vintage- Brewed 2007 

A – 3 finger slightly yellow head. Faded to one finger then stuck around vanilla color yellow gold. Crystal clear 

S – lemon seeds and coriander. Pepper and distiller water. Minor dry yeast scent 

T – dry honey. Some biting spices. Oak and a tad bit of cloves. Creamy lemon pie 

M – 35% carbonation on swish. Dry and fleeting. Medium body 

O – lives up to expectations but maybe too much spice. 94/100 


Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueuze 2007

 

 

Cantillon Zwanze 2010

3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20

adamjackson (351) – Canaan, USA – JUN 4, 2012

Zwanze 2010 brewed April 21st 2008 

A – quarter finger head. Faded fast SRM of 4 light golden. 

S – wheat but with a minor hop. Citrus and Belgian yeast. Very nicely balanced. 

T – big citrus zest. Honey and pumperknjcke bread. Oats and a fading wheat profile. Mild bit of cheese. Like goat cheese. Slight apple an pear taste 

M – 30% carbonation. Veery dry fleeting wheat and Amarillo hops running away. 

O – would have loved to have this fresh. 89/100. Very tasty. Wheat is a bit of a miss for me though. It was nice to have. 


Cantillon Zwanze 2010 - Brasserie Cantillon