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Oude Faro De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

Oude Faro De CamOude Faro De Cam

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%


Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DefenCorps on 06-17-2012)
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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.55/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottledatum: Jan. 2009

Appearance - Deep amber. Small head. Nice collar. A few wisps.

Smell - Strange fruity and vinegary acid. Sweet and fruity. Simple. Weird for a lambic, not bad indepedently.

Taste - Ouch. Vinegar acidity. Lots of sugar. Sweet fruity sugar. It's an uncomfortable sourness. This is not for me.

Mouthfeel - Sweet and sour and not a great blend. Medium body and carbonation.

Overall - This is all sorts of weird and unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:28:37 | More by Alieniloquium
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served alongside a bunch of other De Cam beers. Of course, the worst of the bunch. Served in a De Cam tumbler. Thanks, Matt. Nose is lambic-like with slight funk and citrus but taste is harsh and a bit of a disaster. Lightly sour. Not great, but not terrible, especially for a bottle faro.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 17:44:34 | More by Thorpe429
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Volkscafé De Cam.

The beer is transparent and appears amber colored with a small, fleeting head. The aroma is sweet and bready. Gueuze flavors with sugar sweetness, almost akin to a soda. Similar to other faros I have tried, especially in terms of sweetness and body. Hints of tartness come and go, but sweetness prevails. While trying these faros is fun and adventurous, I would never choose this over a traditional lambic. Well done for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 14:22:29 | More by Huhzubendah
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent Faro, well at least I liked it. Still like gueuze better and have failed to ever have an authentic gueueze but that will happen one day...maybe.

Beer is amber, mostly clear, white head, small and large bubbles, minimal lacing.

Aroma is a little funky, a little grainy.

Beer is a little funk a little bretty, a little sugary sweet, interesting and I did enjoy it but not a repeat for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 18:12:12 | More by drabmuh
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spdyfire83

Ireland

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

274th Review
Served in a Loon glass
Bottled: January 2009

Shared with kscaldef while he was in Dublin.

A: Translucent copper. A few off-white residual bubbles for a head on medium pour.

S: Smells of dark fruit, leather, and slight funk. Deep, complex, and rich.

T: Taste is overwhelmingly sweet with soured dark fruit. Tannins with loads of leather and a touch of cherry. The funk and horseblanket here is not terribly pronounced - it actually reminds me more of classic Rodenbach (i.e. Flanders Red). Candied brown sugar is nice, but a bit too sweet.

M: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

O: A good beer that is mostly enjoyable due to the deep complexity; however, the sugar is a bit too intense for my liking. Very minimal lambic character in this and, again, it drinks more like an Flanders Red, but I think part of that is because this style is still being honed/refined in the bottle. On-cask, this is a way different beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 20:43:33 | More by spdyfire83
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claspada

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light, semi-cloudy amber with a fine, effervescent bubbly white head. No lacing.

Aromas begin with grapefruit rind, stone fruit, lime flesh and fresh oak. Some sweeter syrupy sugary aromas emerge more as it warms with some emerging earthy, Bretty, horsey notes.

The tastes make a huge divergence from the aromas. Funk and must and earth take a back seat to the intense sugary candy syrup sweetness. Honey-like sweetness intensifies as it warms as well.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is sweet, almost cloying so. Needs much more sourness to balance the sweetness, maybe in time.

Overall this was a miss for me. Maybe it is still too young and needs time to develop but the candy-like sweetness is just too off-putting for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 22:40:51 | More by claspada
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light clear burgundy color lambic with a rather large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of light barnyard notes with some light candi sugar notes and some acidic notes which can be detected. Taste is also a mix between some candi sugar though not as much as expected as overall this is quite tart. Oak notes and light barnyard notes are also discernable with acidic notes not as pronounced as the aroma was suggesting. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this one and this is something I would drink more often if it was available.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 18:48:37 | More by Phyl21ca
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womencantsail

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the bottle, Tim.

Pours a hazy orange color with a tall tan head. Rather funky for a Faro, but still sweet. There is a good musty funk along with some grass, oak, nutshells, and barnyard. The tartness is still there, underneath all the sugar. The flavor is a nice mix of sweet and sour. Lactic tartness with a hint of vinegar. Sweet sugar and the nice funky notes of musty, damp oak, grass, and some barnyard. Very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 21:25:49 | More by womencantsail
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Etre Gourmet. This is different from the regular De Cam Faro in that it is a 2 year old lambic with candy sugar added at bottling. According to the brewer, this is still a work in progress. Bottled Jan 2009 (supposedly)

Clear dark amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and a little lacing, this looks pretty good. In fact, the color brings to mind Drie Fonteinen's Straffe Winter. The nose is great. Smelling nothing like your usual faro, this smells like a lambic primed with candy sugar that has since been fermented out. Lots of straw, hay, and a surprising amount of sulfur, more intense than in the Jan 2009 bottling of the Oude Gueze De Cam IMO. Moderately goaty with curing leather, horse blanket. A touch of urea too, if you ask me. The candy sugar does add a faint but noticeable touch, with a mild brown sugar and honey aroma. Enjoyable, despite the high sulfur note.

The palate opens rather sour with a big, juicy lactic and citric acid sourness. More lemony and less grapefruit-like, with a strong lactic acid that follows immediately, cleaning the palate of most other flavors. Quite oaky as well, with pronounced lingering tannins on the finish that really dry out the palate. Quite funky with a lot of horse blanket, leather and barnyard noticeable on the palate. The leathery notes are rather unique here, I can't think of too many lambics that have had this flavor. Again, the candy sugar adds a brown sugar and buckwheat honey. The sulfur on the nose, despite never really dissipating, doesn't allow itself to disrupt the palate too much. Drying, sour, moderately tannic on the finish, this beer is medium-light, carbonated to a medium-medium-high level. Lingering flavors of citrus peel, horse blanket, a little leather and a lactic sourness are noted. The tannins do hinder the drinkability, though.

Rousing and adding the yeast increases the sulfur on the nose to an even higher level. It does soften the acidity, soften the tannins. Acetic character is at a very low level, as it should be. This beer is an interesting and strange beast, and despite being closer to what I typically like than the Girardin Dominicus, I think I prefer the latter simply because it is a better crafted beer. Despite the price, it's something I am quite enjoying. This is an oddity I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 02:15:31 | More by DefenCorps
Oude Faro De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
84 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.