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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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95
world-class

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 107
Gots: 73 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003)
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4.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brewed in 2000 and tasted in 2011. Beer was exceptional. Poured a light gold with no head at around 50 deg. Effervescent with sourness on the nose and strong apples. Lactic was smoothed with age and had apple and slight peach notes as it warmed in the glass. Hay and a slight "musk" followed on the back end of the taste. Become more prominent as it warms. Very clean sourness present with slight funk although restrained for an unblended lambic. The taste also lingers long after swallow in a pleasant dry acidic sourness that coated my pallet. Bret character was more subtle than I was expecting and had a restrained presence.

This is a fantastic beer and recommended to anyone enjoying lambics or sours.

scinerd3000, Jun 19, 2011
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I had this bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontaines, 28 euros. It was so good I bought another to take home. 2000 vintage.

I've really been into lambics and gueuzes lately, but I'm stuck with the distribution to the USA so I often don't know what waits for me in Belgium. This particular lambic was possibly the best I've ever had. It wasn't overpowering with sour character, it was just something I could sip for hours.

It poured a hazy dark golden color with <1cm of spitty looking foam (served in a De Cam glass of course). I hate to use terms like barnyard but it definitely applies to this aroma. Lots of mustiness and hints of aging over-ripe fruit. It smelled out of this world, I could not imagine it being improved. It tasted balanced, not overly tart, sour in intervals while in other moments seeming a tad more sweet. It was dry and light bodied, with just enough carbonation to keep it silky.

No way I've had a better lambic to date. I've tried some other classics while in Belgium (and also those that are available in the US) and this one is my favorite.

TurdFurgison, Nov 02, 2010
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4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a small off white head. In the aroma, tart and oaky, white grape fruitiness and somewhat dry. In the taste, dry and tart white grape, and a nice oaky flavor, quite clean and full. A smooth and sour medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a dry oak and hints of tart fruit in the aftertaste. Whats not to love here, tart and oaky, clean and fantastic.

OWSLEY069, Mar 02, 2011
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4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

mind blown. will go on record as stating this to be the best lambic i've had to date. simply amazing and delicious. 2003 vintage. Brewed in 2000 and bottled in 2003. pours a slightly hazy orange-amber and actually develops a little ring of a head. nose is musty, cobwebby cellar, wet oak, overripe lemon, mineral (wet rock), barn and lactic sticks out more than acid. wonderful. taste is round and smooth and defined. not bracingly sour. everything has come together perfectly. in the taste, must, oak, citrus and barn rule, but are rounded out and balanced by a citrusy, mouth-watering middle and a long, almost peppery finish. soft and silky, the aging process has managed to give just a hint of tingle to the medium body which seems fuller and more present/living/real than other lambics that i've tried. i could drink this everyday. an outstanding beer well worth tracking down.

timtim, Dec 27, 2010
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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks goes out to dyan for this one. A bottle of the 2001 vintage, bottled in February of that year, but brewed in 1996. As a matter of note, it was aged in the barrels for 2 years longer than the 03 version that made it to the US recently. Enjoyed as the 4th beer of our tasting, and this turned out to be one of the big surprises of the event.

Completely clear coppery amber in color with no head at all. There are some wispy bubbles that gather on the surface, but that's about the extent of it. Naturally, as you would expect with any old lambic or geuze, there is no lacing to be seen.

Light and bright in aroma, with some sulfurous notes, sweaty feet, tannins, and briny sea water aromas. Additionally, I find a slight funky barnyard that goes a bit beyond the sweaty feet from earlier, as well as that bone dry feel that is so characteristic of great lambics. The flavor just takes that groundwork and runs with it. Citrusy lactic sourness mixed with a dry and sweaty/briny tasting funkiness. There are extremely notable tannic flavors, hints of sulfur, and again, that bone dry finish.

Light and enjoyable, with some absolutely unreal complexity. Phenomenal on all levels...from the flavors, to the feel, to the aroma. Nothing in this beer underperforms the world class lambic that it is. I need to pick up some of the 03 to see how they compare.

NittanyBeerFan, Mar 29, 2011
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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage. 750ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass. 5% abv.

A - Dark amber body. First pour was sediment free but somewhat hazy. Some large bubbles form some edging and there a is a very faint cap. This doesn't stick around for too long. Light lacing after a swirl.

S - Super funky and sour. Lemons, green apple, and some grass and hay. Oaky with some vanilla tannins and light spice. The finish is of vinegar and strong brett notes.

T - Somewhat watery and thin, but still complex and layered. Juicy apples and pears followed by some mouth puckering lemon juice. Smooth oak finished by funk, leather, vinegar, and some very faint but welcomed oxidation.

M - Rating this to style, and its just about perfect. Very still with no carbonation. The body is light to medium. Drinks like a wine, with a very dry finish and lingering tartness.

O - A world class beer. Its just held up so well over the nearly ten years its been in a bottle. Really complex and layered, yet approachable and drinkable. Certainly worth the wait.

davey101, May 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
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!

Neffbeer, Jan 22, 2011
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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.