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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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95
world-class

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 107
Gots: 77 | FT: 10
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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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Surprised to get a massive pop from the cork. The almost two years in the bottle rendered this straight lambic carbonated. A stiff pour yields a decent sized off-white head that fades quickly.

The aroma jumps from the glass quite strongly. Citrus and barnyard. Lots of funk and earth. Musty and slightly cheesy. Herbal, oak, and tea notes as well. Incredibly complex but not overwhelming. Faint hint of malt, maybe some subtle berry notes. Not particularly acidic. No hops.

Tart initially in the flavor but is rounded off with earthy and musty funk. Definite oak tannins provide a tea-like character. Balance is towards oak and funk though tartness is definitely there. As it warms the oak becomes more pronounced but never overwhelming. Acidity is firm but not vinegary.

High carbonation, which, again, was surprisingly, but welcome. Extremely dry with a good amount of oak tannins. Tart but not mouth puckering.

One of the best straight lambics I've had, though it is the oldest I've had as well. Definitely compares to Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 00:44:14 | More by sjccmd
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4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
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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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I was really looking forward to this beer but I ended up getting a bad bottle.

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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.

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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.

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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.