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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 105
Gots: 84 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003)
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Photo of errantnight
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2001 bottle I've been cellaring for the past 4.5 years.

Pours a hazy pale gold with a hint of orange and just a touch of thin head.

Aroma is astounding, each new sniff yields new perceptions, and it develops as it warms. Thick must and barnyard, hints of lemon, apple, washed rind cheese, earthy.

On the palate this is round and full for a beer with almost imperceptible carbonation (as is appropriate). Vinous and layered, with a touch of mid-palate sweetness that finishes with a crisp tartness and a mineral bitterness.

A beer that on one hand begs to be sipped and savored for days, and on the other, that is so refreshing and complex and simply drinkable that you wish you could drink it by the carafe.

errantnight, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Prost76
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Prost76, Sunday at 06:32 PM
Photo of ScottP
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ScottP, Saturday at 11:49 PM
Photo of aleigator
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

Glowing yellow-amber color, with no head at all.

Brett defined nose, sulphur and soap, with green apple skin, vinegar hints, overall pointing into a fruity direction.

Has a low carbonation, which leads to a fruity beginning in which mandarin, oak and lemon peel stand out, accompanied with slightly lactic notes. Acidity get more intense, the longer it stays on the palate, leading to a very sour overall impression. Still, it is very enjoyable due to barley malt and dough yeast, keeping the beer in balance. Lemony fruitiness stays on the palate with a dry sourness, leading to an even dryer finish. Easy drinkable and complex at the same time.

aleigator, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of EuphonicHops
3.75/5  rDev -12%

EuphonicHops, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Danimal25
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Danimal25, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Soto, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4/5  rDev -6.1%

MikeCactusGordon, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of e_dawg
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Pours an opaque light orange/yellow color with a small head which quickly fades. Minimal lacing. Aroma is lemon, citrius, and apricot with grass and earthy tones. Aroma gains complexity as the beer warms. Taste is sour with light carbonation. Not much alcohol present and a touch on the watery side. The bitterness lingers on finish. Very smooth and light overall with a nice sour kick that's not overpowering. Purchased for $40, a bit steep but enjoyable nevertheless. One of my favorite beers at the moment.

e_dawg, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -29.6%

SVD, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

josephwa, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Fettpopps, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a stemless wine glass. Bottled Jan 2009.

Apricot orange body, opaque and solid, with a little bit of cola carbonation. Head non existent as to be expected, with a soapy and faint white bubbled collar along the edges.

Great funky bouquet on this, classic funky notes of earth and light pepper. Pretty basic but big and impressive.

Light bodied slightly and a little wet and feeling like box juiced on the mouthfeel for first sip. Little hints of fruit but fairly indistinct and hard to pin down. Very mild acidity with a light freshness to it for being so old. Hints maybe towards orange and stone fruit peach apricot character.

Not bad, pretty interesting with a big classic funky character.

smakawhat, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle at 45 degrees into chalice
Aroma initially of apple cider which morphs into a more general sour fruit aroma
Head large (> 6 cm), off white, fizzy, very rapidly diminishing to partial 2 mm ring
Lacing none
Body medium amber, cloudy, continuous moderate CO2 effervescence
Flavor of tannin, fruit, some slight yeast phenolics; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 4
A decent lambic, rougher than the usual blended. To my taste, not worth the price.

Ozzylizard, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Bottle opened 9.26.14

Bottled 2/2012

Light and fruity. Not as funk as I had hoped. Especially for the $.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Dirty25
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Dirty25, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev -6.1%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev -6.1%

inspektor, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of jdhowe
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

hazy golden orange, no carb, salty, oily, lightly bitter. Not really my thing.

jdhowe, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

atrocity, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of jaymo18
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%

jaymo18, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of starshockey9
3.75/5  rDev -12%

starshockey9, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of IrishColonial
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%

IrishColonial, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of cmrillo
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

cmrillo, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

ThirstyHrothgar, Aug 23, 2014
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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.