Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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Reviews: 105
Hads: 294
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 110
Gots: 89 | FT: 11
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003

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Reviews by Neffbeer:
Photo of Neffbeer
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle
brewed in 2000, bottled in 2003.
poured into a wine glass

A: Beautiful straw orange color with a small thin white head. I was surprised to see any bubbles given that it is an unblended lambic. The shading of this beer is exquisite when held up to the light.

S: The funk makes itself known along with some brett like leather and oak. Apples, and lemons waft amidst a strong lactic sourness. It smells extremely inviting to the point that I can barely take my nose away from it.

T: Very tart, but not exceedingly sour. There is a bunch of oak, some lemon pith and apple peels. The funk comes out strong as it warms with a burst of fresh meadow and hay. It finishes with notes of pepper and a dry bitterness.

M: It is a very still beer and the mouthfeel is quite light.

D: I am extremely glad I picked this up. I will have no trouble finishing off this bottle on my own. Cheers!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Soft pop from the cork, attempted a continuous single pour into 2 large wine glasses.

Bright golden orange, perfect clarity. Poured at a moderate height, larger bubbles form then dissipate into a thin layer of foam. Soon there is only a wispy skim, with a pearl string of larger bubbles at its edges. For an unblended lambic though, this much foam is pretty unprecedented.

Ripe lambic aromas of citrus and ancient wet wood. Musty, woody, cheese rind, freshly turned topsoil, horsehair, traces of honey and white wine minerality. Time has rounded any sharp edges, rendering it truly lush and easygoing.

Soft tartness of grapefruit and lemon yogurt, dry woodiness in the middle, with a soft dry aftertaste of white wine. Fullish vinous body, little to no bubbles as expected for a straight 3 year old lambic. Taking a bigger sip results in a hugely dry tannic aftertaste. Mellow tangy citrus upfront and in the middle.

Great to sip and savor on a strangely warm December night...

2013 batch: 3.7 ...not nearly as good as the 2009. A bit muted and on the bitter side. Feels a little bland as well, barely tart and not really sour. Muted grapefruit pith at room temperature. Okay, but would save my money next time.

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Photo of errantnight
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to TurdFurgison for this rarity. This was the 2000 vintage. Served in a Chouffe tulip.

A - Looks like unblended lambic. A hard pour yields a thin ring of bubbles and a few wisps on top, as well as lazy streams on the sides of the glass. The body is a slightly hazed light cider color.

S - Some nostril-singing acetic notes, funky and spoiled fruits, fruit skins, blue cheese, and some sweet brett and horse. As it warms more barnyard emerges.

T - The taste is more vinegary, with some faint oxidation and mineral notes, along with with a hefty does of lemons and tart apples. Very sour finish.

M - Very dry, big pucker, medium body, and a hint of carbonation. The finish is lightly tannic, but this is actually quite refreshing.

D - I really like this one, although I think it may be past its prime at this stage. Looking forward to comparing it to a fresh vintage. Very easy to drink in any case.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked & caged bottle.

Pours a hazy amber color with a very little white head. Nose is funky and wet and dank and tart and vinegar.

Taste is mouthpuckering and tart, it's got that wet horse blanket taste to it that's really cool. Theres a nice light carbonation to I that I like a lot, it makes it much more drinkable. Overall very good.

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Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Brilliant copper gold with a slight hint of a fizz.
S: horse blanket, goat, over ripe fruit, lemon.
T: Lemon, tart, citrus, herbal, leather, vanilla, wood, wine like.
M: The odd bubble here and there – petillant rather than carbonated.
O: A unique and very interesting beer.

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Photo of glid02
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Green's on Ponce in Atlanta. I hope this is the correct listing as it's the lambic and not the kriek and the label is almost identical. The label states that it's a blend of three-year lambics. On a small oval on the bottom right of the front of the label is written XXIII, I'm assuming it was bottled in 2003.

Pours a hazy golden-tan color with a slight ring of fine bubbles around the glass. The bubbles quickly fade leaving no lacing and light legs.

Smells of large amounts of funk - wet hay and grassiness with hints of leather. Also present are slight amounts of wheat twang.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Light malt flavors with slight amounts of wheat kick things off and are quickly overtaken by solid amounts of funk. Very slight amounts of medium fruit flavors come into play midway through the sip before fading out into a lightly tart and funky ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with very soft carbonation. It's not completely still as some unblended lambics can be.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I thought this beer smelled amazing and tasted almost as good. A very well-crafted lambic that's well worth a shot.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2003 Vintage. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon flute. Shared with schen9303.

Pours near flat. No head, no lacing. Beer is a clear pastel orange. Expected from the style.

Nose is cheese, wet straw, apricot, citrus puree, and rotting wood. Really delicious as far as lambic goes. Super funky and very aromatic.

Opens puckering. Apricot puree tartness. Wet and rotting wood. Oaky. Cheesy. Lemon sour and dried straw. End is more tartness. Dry and puckering fruity finish with a tart, sour aftertaste. Tasty!

Light bodied with near no carbonation. Oily and silky in the mouth and dry and puckering going down. Tart finish with a dry, lingering aftertaste. Extra points for the LACK of carbonation. Really enjoy this one.

A real under-the-radar lambic. Smells great and is really funky, sour, and developed overall. Lack of carbonation is a plus for me in this style. Worth the money.

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Photo of grownfool
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Photekut
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tempest
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled January 2009. Mmm. Juicier and smoother than a gueuze but with all the same notes. There isn't that rough bite or sour jaw-clenching tang. The aroma holds the funky wild barrel character and the flavor is almost a touch juicy. There's nothing new in this beer, it's just a very well built lambic that smoothed with time to showcase the barnyard and farmhouse notes is a more gentle format. Very cool beer. You could use it as an intro to lambics or just enjoy on a summer afternoon.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

brewed in 2000, bottled in 2003.

pours a deep yellow with a slight copper and orange tint. basically no head what so ever minus a bit around the rim.

a nice amount of funk with a nice sour lemon and citrus. bits of oak through out this.

starts off with some funk. nice lemony sourness kicks in and carries it through the finish. hints of apricot and peach. a dry oak flavor finishes this off.

for an unblended lambic, this has some decent carbonation. tart and dry.

this is delicious, one of the best unblended lambics i have had.

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Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled January 2009.

Appearance - Flat, but a few bubbles well up from a vigorous pour. Clear burnt orange body.

Smell - Sharp acidic aroma. Quite malty. Lemongrass. Slight funk.

Taste - Maltiness right up front, without any sweetness. Lemon sourness builds. Oak and some bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Feels much heavier than a 4.8% lambic.

Overall - These beers always make me crave a full on gueuze. It's a teaser.

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Photo of tquest
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of OddNotion
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
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