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Oude Geuze De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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96
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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 178
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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From: Etre Gourmet, BE
Date: Vintage 2009
Glass: Cantillon gueuze glass

Note: the cork on mine was ready to explode out as soon as uncaged.

De Cam's blend of lambics produces a delicious version of the style with strong notes of sour lemon and apples, vinegar oak, and a balancing mustiness and sweetness. While this is quite good, I'm not sure if it's worth twice the price of a recent vintage 3F. As a treat I might include a bottle in an order once a year.

Pours a voluminous head of 4cm, which has better than average retention of several minutes, gradually fading to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of drinking. Foam is made up of small bubbles, giving a frothy, dense appearance. Lacing is present, a few large, thick clumps cling to the sides of the glass, in general quite good for the style. Beer's body is a dark orange color, with light bringing out pale orange-yellow hues. Carbonation is readily visible through the hazy body (40-50% opacity), high in number and activity.

Aroma is of well-balanced sourness and sweetness, with sour lemon and apple cider vinegar, but also mellow oak, light sweetness, and a notable balancing mustiness. Quite delicious.

The flavor of this gueuze is nearing a sharp tartness found in some bottles of 3F Vintage, but never crosses that line. In general, this is of delicious sour lemons and apples, vinegar, oak, and a balancing sweetness and mustiness. Front of palate is awash in sour lemons, apple cider vinegar, tart apples, and mild acetone. Mid-palate of sour lemons, apple cider vinegar, tart apples, mellowing oak, and a backbone of pleasant malt and basement mustiness that refuses to let any harshness through. Back of palate experiences tart lemon and apples, oak barrel, and apple cider vinegar in strong fashion but never harsh, with balancing residual sweetness and a bit of mustiness. Aftertaste is of mild acid as from lemons or vinegar, faint oak, and mild mustiness.

Beer is medium-light to light in body, with carbonation of high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is at first Closes dry and slightly puckering, with light stickiness coating the palate and lips.

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Oude Geuze De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
96 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.