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Oude Geuze De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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95
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164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 182
Gots: 36 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-20-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

nkeckhar, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Ciocanelu, Dec 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Jordy777, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Jones153, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

falloutsnow, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

tom10101, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

2beerdogs, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Eriogonum, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BeahDrinkah, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

aztraz, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Sammy, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

WOLFGANG, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

GRG1313, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Crazydaddyo, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

POTABLE83, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

oglmcdgl, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle, bottled in 2009, poured into a tulip glass at Ølbutikken.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, topped with a finger of white head that recedes to a thin layer, leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Moderate acidity with lemon, awesome earthy, wet, musty funk along with some damp oak. Smells very nice.

T- Acidity is considerably ramped up in the flavor, very tart, lemony, some white grape. Earthy funkiness is a bit more toned down, with some damp oak, hay, grass.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, finishes very dry.

O- A really nice gueuze, I would certainly drink this regularly if it was easier to find in the US.

WillCarrera, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jarrgal, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ystazi, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, May 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, May 23, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml - bottled a year ago

A - pours a hazy orange with an ephemeral white head. No lace. Bubbly.

S - softer aroma than its peers. Green apple, toasty malt, soft cider vinegar, leather and faint oak. Not much in the way of funk beyond a soft lactic note.

T - tart green apple, lemon, oak, a dash of black pepper. Lactic and acetic, but less than some of its peers.

M - light body. Dry and tart, but not quite sour. Lively carbonation with a mild peppery zing. Crisp.

O - this Gueuze is less extreme than Cantillon or 3F. Similar to Tilquin, but with less lacto. Not complaints. Easy to drink with moderate acidity for the style. It tastes different than the three mentioned. More reserved, less funky, has a maltier aroma and has a nicely balanced, elegant flavor.

GuzzLah, May 05, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber gold, clear as a whistle. Poured at cellar temperature into a Lost Abbey tulip, produced a half inch head of foam. Some small curtains of sticky lacing.

Light, airy, well integrated notes of fresh apple and citrus, light funk, old wood, touch of mint.

Lovely taste of green apple and lemon, oak, grassy hops. Good acidity balanced by malt/sugar sweetness. Finishes clean with a light citrus peel/tannic bitterness.

Light body with fizzy carbonation, has a crisp and refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall, a really pleasant Oude Geuze to drink, light and airy, yet subtly complex. The whole beer is so well integrated in taste, body, and carbonation--nothing is out of place and the flavors sit on a mousse of carbonation, another example of a geuze as good as some fine champagne.

Beerenauslese, Apr 13, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Liam

Bright orange colour, fairly generous white head, good lace as well. Smell is sour and funky, earthy and grassy, tart lemony citrus, a bit of balsamic but very vibrant, lots of tart fruity notes, green apple, quite nice. Taste is sour and quite tart, cider and apple, fruity with some lemon, drying finish and well executed. Med-high drying carbonation, medium bodied. Awesome stuff here, drinks like a dream would welcome this gladly anytime.

peensteen, Apr 06, 2013
Oude Geuze De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.