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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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95
world-class

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 107
Gots: 75 | 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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foogerd

New York

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml corked and caged bottle.
2003 vintage.

A- Straight pour down the middle managed to produce an island worth of off white colored head. Body is peach colored with varying degrees of haze.

S- Some cherry and other light fruity notes, moldy cheese rind. Giving it another swirl seems to produce more prominent fruit notes, funk takes the backburner.

T- Sweet acidic fruits intially then tons of funk, moldy cheese, creamy lactic notes, dry wood, dry puckering finish with noticeable tannin presence.

M- Crisp straightforward with light carbonation.

D- Light on the palette with a low abv, nothing is too harsh here,harmonizes perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 03:08:36 | More by foogerd
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errantnight

California

4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 15:37:35 | More by errantnight
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 14:00:53 | More by wyatt13
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

07-04-2014 20:11:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2014 03:12:44 | More by gcare02
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-10-2014 00:57:41 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2014 20:07:42 | More by JamLand
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2012 bottle poured into snifter. New beer #400

There was almost no carbonation and some slight oxidation.

I was really looking forward to this beer but I ended up getting a bad bottle.

I would love to get a chance to try again.

Price: $35 for 750ml

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 17:13:11 | More by maDUECEgunner
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-02-2014 13:36:49 | More by pisano
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden orange body with minimal head and lace. The aroma is typical tart/sour with a touch of acidity as well as wood/oak. Brew is more of the same as the beer is smooth and easy to drink as it comprised mostly of a sharp, acidic sour tartness but it comes across less sour apple/cherry and more sour/tart tropical fruit. In other words, for as sour as this beer is there is a bit of both oaky woodiness and sweet fruit notes to this beer, and it's not just sour but also a touch of funkiness. These are the sours I like b/c it's more complex than drinking some highly carbonated sour juice that some beers of this style are like.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2014 18:30:02 | More by clayrock81
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle sealed with cork and cage.

cork was very eager to come out of the bottle as soon as the cage was loosened up.

bottled date of 02/2012, so that should make this the 2009 vintage because the bottle label says that this beer is three years old.

poured into a pair of HF wine Stems.

Appearance: slightly hazy golden yellow / pale orange bodied beer with huge white head almost 4 fingers tall. The head has some staying power, but it eventually falls down to a thin cap.

Smell: Vinegar. lemons, and golden delicous apples. Musty funk that is well balanced with the tartness. Moderate oak and hint of sweet malt.

Taste: Almost reaching moderate sourness. Lemons and apple medley of golden delicious and granny smith apples. Moderate musty funk that matches the sourness nicely. Acetic sourness with decent dose of Lactobacillus. Wet oak and dry earthiness that contrast each other in an interesting and unique way. Grassy and grainy. Really really nice mineral profile found in this beer as well. Fantastic balance of all these complex flavors.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation. Light and crisp. Gentle carbonation that becomes fairly lively as it rolls across your tongue. Slightly prickly, but never becomes too aggressive. So so very drinkable. Especially considering the almost moderate sourness of this beer.

Overall: My first De Cam beer. This easily exceeded my expectations. What a nice lambic! It reminds me of a gueuze that is slight heavier than most gueuze. Complex, balanced, with a very nice mouthfeel. A must try for every sour beer fan!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 03:43:01 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-27-2014 01:26:12 | More by Hugonaut13
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yankeepride

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2014 22:07:20 | More by yankeepride
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

05-03-2014 04:16:39 | More by facesnorth
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Jackz29

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-17-2014 01:56:13 | More by Jackz29
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-10-2014 22:06:47 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-04-2014 17:19:23 | More by rjp217
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-03-2014 05:52:19 | More by Evil_Pidde
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-28-2014 22:55:58 | More by threedaggers
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2014 15:53:15 | More by ToddHolder
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 04:09:18 | More by mdaschaf
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-11-2014 00:32:28 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-10-2014 20:44:39 | More by rowingbrewer
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JSchock7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2014 06:08:32 | More by JSchock7
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -7%

02-24-2014 22:19:40 | More by Eighty
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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.