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Oude Geuze De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 182
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-20-2002

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Photo of drink1121
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily popped the cork oh of this one with more sound than a Champaigne.
A- pours a typically light straw with a good amount of cloudiness. High amount of head that takes a good amount to dissipate. Good lacing all the way down.
S- holy musty barnyard funk. I dont think I have smelled a beer this musty. After the initial wet horse blanket, I get tart apples and lemon peel. I get some grassiness in the background similiar to a sav bland
T- I don't get the layers as I do in the smell, but the taste is sill good. I think it's just a bit more in unison. Lemon, sour apple and other citrus flavors that are hard to pick out. I don't get the back of the tongue/side of the mouth puckering like I do with most gueuzes either, but it's pretty dry. This is different but just as good as other Belgian geuezes. Just different.
M- typical lambic mouthfeel. Spritzy then mellows towards the back of the mouth.
O- what a great gueuze. Different but special. Glad I have 2 more. Excited to age this to see if the taste begins to become layered.

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml into a tulip. Bottled January of 2009. Cork shot off while unscrewing the cage with a huge pop.

Hazy pale yellow with a solid white head that sticks around a bit. Lots of bubbles dance to the top of the beverage. So aggressively carbonated that you can see a small mound of bubbles shooting out of the top of the head.

Soft barnyard notes are the most forward, followed by sharp lemon peel. Not much more beyond that, to be honest, but definitely pleasant.

Sharp citric notes up front that quickly moves into a solid funk with flavors of hay and goat cheese. Pretty damn lactic, in fact. Much more than any other gueuze I've had.

Crisp and thin medium body with moderate carbonation of tiny bubbles.

Solid citrus flavor with an interesting, more lactic funk than other gueuzes. Glad I finally got to try this one, had to actually order it from one of the Belgian sites. Might have to get some more of it in my next order, it's pretty different.

Photo of Viciousknishs
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2003

Review from notes

A- pours a darker amber color then your typical gueze. Minimal head but a good swirl revives half a finger of off white head.

S- Massive barnyard funk with notes of rustic earth horseblanket/goat and blue cheese. Slight dryed floral aroma on the finish with an abundance of wet hay.

T- starts of with a burst of wild mushroom and rustic earthiness. Tart mouthpickering acidity with notes of oak in the middle. Predominate barnyard funk permiates the beer with wet hay, horseblanket and goaty flavors galore. The wheat adds some raw ceral grain flavor and need softness. Finishes bone dry with some bitterness and lingering rustic funk.

MF- prickly mouthfeel with a light body. Fine champagne like carbonation but not as active.

D- very drinkable.

Overall A incredibly unique gueze that would only continue to mature with age. Top notch at this juncture and one of the best guezes I've had. 

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 350 mL bottle into a tulip. Thanks to goodstrongbeer for bringing this over.

Appearance: The pour is a hazy tangerine color, slightly muted color with a gentle off-white head.

Smell: Full and sour, this is pretty awesome. There is some funk and a nice level of grapefruit and lemon zest sour aromas.

Taste: Although it is easiest to note the full sour flavor, there is a lot of complexity here as well. Soft grains start off each sip, followed by lemon zest and grapefruit citrus sour. Light oak and some musty notes come in toward the end.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the light side here. The sour flavor and acidity is most noticeable. The body shades to the light side of medium.

Overall: This is just a great example of a sour gueuze. Very enjoyable.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled Jan 2009

pours a golden yellow with an ever so fizzy head. amazing retention.

tons of sour lemon, light vinegar, and dry oak. a bit grassy and earthy.

very sour through out. lots of vinegar with a strong bitter lemon and tart apple flavor. oak is not as apparent as in the smell. a bit in the finish.

moderare carbonation mainly through out the middle with a lightly dry finish.

overall, this is one excellent gueuze, wish i had more.

Photo of Soonami
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ShadesofGray for sharing this 2003 dated bottle.

This beer is FANTASTIC! It is very crisp and dry with lively carbonation. The beer is a little sweet at first, but the funky develops to give off lots and lots of bretty barnyard (combo of musty straw and horse pee). There is a lot of puckering lemon and bright orange zest. I immensely enjoyed this beer and would say this is one of the best examples of Gueuze I've ever had.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one was shared by beeruser with funkydelic, StayWhatYouAre2, 67couple, others, and myself at a recent tasting graciously hosted by beeruser! 2009 Vintage! Served from bottle into a Duvel Parra tulip. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a minimal white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, subtle sour, funk, and bell pepper. The flavor was of sweet malt, bell pepper, funk, and slight sour. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Bell pepper, eh!? That is a new one for me in a beer... However, it really wasn't that bad in this one and actually helped bring out the subtle sourness I picked up on. This brew was very easy drinking and enjoyable. I would love to try one of these with a good bit of age on it to see how it develops over time. A definite must try, even if it is just to try and taste the bell pepper notes I got on it.

Oude Geuze De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.