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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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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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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted at his place.

2009 vintage.

Pours a slightly murky honey yellow with a slightly foamy tan head that settles to dots of lace on top of the beer. No lacing on the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, funky with some woody and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a woody finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer but I think it smells better than it tastes.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 08:39:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7%

12-27-2013 00:33:15 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Eric for hosting us and breaking out this and quite a few other great Belgian brews. 2000 vintage served in a mini snifter.

Pours a light golden color without a much of any head formation even after a fairly-hard pour. A few bubbles on top throughout. The nose is really quite funky with a good deal of barnyard character along with some leather and earth. Just very funky.

The flavor adds in some good notes of citrus and rind underneath the hay, funk, and wet leather that the nose had pulled together. The finish is quite excellent with a slight sourness and a beautiful dryness. Carbonation is light throughout and this goes down quite well. Thanks again, Eric.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 11:48:50 | More by Thorpe429
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured out a nice amber color with minimal cloudiness and a small white head that would soon fade. aroma is just downright sour. so much critters in here. lacto like i have never seen. reminds me of the early batches of the rr sours when they were fresh. just raw vinegar and straight funk, gorgeous. carried right over into the flavor which again was no holds barred and just deep sour and funk that was incredibly vibrant and tongue lashing. dry finish is an understatement as all sense of flavor is zapped from the mouth and cotton mouth is what you are left with.

overall loved it,

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 00:20:42 | More by mikesgroove
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color; as the beer is hardly carbonated, it looks more like a wine than a beer

Smell: Oaky, funky and lactic

Taste: Lactic sourness from the outset, with oak and vanilla flavors building through the middle; the earthy funk adds another dimension, after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; no carbonation

Overall: A really nice lambic - up there with the best

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:23:38 | More by brentk56
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1995 lambic bottled in 2000 and drank in 2004. Poured a pale hazy yellow beer with almost no carbonation, which was to be expected. Nose of citrus and a bit of acidity. Taste is quite dry and sour with a surprising but welcome subtle sweet ending. Again notes of citrus (lemon/lime) are present. I’m not expert on what should unblended bottle lambic should taste like but I can say that this was a real good experience. Too bad I probably won’t be able to get my hand on some of this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2004 14:34:07 | More by Phyl21ca
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womencantsail

California

4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Matt for sharing this one. A 10 year old lambic (bottled in 2000) is rarely a bad thing.

A: The pour is a mildly cloudy golden straw color with very little white head.

S: This particular lambic is quite heavy on the oak--it's quite musty and funky. A nice lemon and citrus rind aroma as well.

T: Like the nose, this is a very oaky/woody beer. The wood flavor is not harsh or overbearing, but certainly dominant. The lambic is still fairly tart with most of that sourness coming in the form of lemons with perhaps a hint of green apples.

M: The body is medium with a light carbonation and a dry, puckering finish.

D: While you do have to enjoy the oak component, this is still a nice lambic that is quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 18:32:10 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-18-2014 15:11:38 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2013 22:45:32 | More by kjkinsey
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2013 00:47:58 | More by spycow
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-15-2011 02:04:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2013 20:49:33 | More by Texasfan549
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Right before the Tap & Table closed they were doing a beer of the week special. The description they had on this beer sounded like it would be pretty amazing. So I bit the bullet and bought a bottle to bring home with me. The following day I had gone to a friends place and we split the bottle together. Popped the cork out and gave it a pour, the hazy orange yellow liquid didn't produce much head or lacing. The smell was filling our noses before we even had put the glasses to our faces. The funky smell was very prominent, the deeper you breathe this one in the more aromas that come out. It had a really interesting sour grapefruit aroma in there mixed with earth and wood. The flavor of this beer is acidic at first, tart citrus flavors like grapefruits and some apple in there too. The taste then fades into a much smoother earth flavor. The mouthfeel is almost medium bodied. Overall I found this beer to be pretty good for it's style, I can't see myself ever buying it again because of the cost. I don't enjoy this style enough to drop almost $30 on one bottle. However if you like the style and you have the money do yourself the favor and try this, it's impressive.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 15:37:33 | More by Knapp85
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-15-2013 04:24:24 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 00:12:07 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 14:41:58 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks for opening this one, Arne. Brewed in 1995, bottled in 2000. The lambic has a moderately hazy sunset amber body, cloudy yet bright. Lightly carbonated, it pours without a head, though a thin collar forms.

It smells strongly of musty, damp oak. Moderately funky with subtle notes of vanilla, lemon rind, citrus - the interplay between the oak and acidity is wonderful.

Woody and lactic on the palate, firmly sour and fruity with strong but soft tannins. Very smooth and drinkable, the tannins are nicely balanced by the lemony acidity. Carbonation is at a low, almost flat level. It finishes oaky and drying with notes of mellow lactic acidity, cider and lemon rind. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 07:54:51 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2011 18:24:09 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 18:23:12 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured into a Russian river wine glass. Beer is yellow and really hazy, lazy head that disappears very quickly. No lacing, low carbonation. About what I expected.

Aroma is really nice, barnyard funk, lactic acidity, hay, mild acetic. Very nice indeed.

Beer is thin and mildly carbonated on the palate, the lead off is a little weak but that's ok because it's quite tart on the backend of the beer. Puckering would be a good way to describe it. There is a citric style sourness to it followed by some milder lactic smoothness. Acetic is minimal. The beer overall is quite good. I'm glad I opened it. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 17:25:46 | More by drabmuh
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2000 Bottle vintage, sampled at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas; July 2010
This pours with a lightly hazed, amber tinged, still looking body. The cork popped out though and it has formed a head upon pouring with a pale, off-white, big bubbled head. This smells nicely of aged foot, ample wood / oak (at least for a Lambic), a spicy almost cinnamon like note, some hints of acetic acid, a light cider character and a fresh cut wood plank aroma that comes off as quite vibrant at times. A lactic tartness anchors the nose and there are also aromas of tobacco as well as a faded cedar-woodiness. The aroma is really quite complex and interesting and I am definitely enjoying smelling this beer.

A hint of textural fizz is here, but the beer is largely flat feeling on the tongue. The beer is lightly sour up front, but finishes with an oak-derived astringency that accentuates the dryness of this beer and, in a complimentary fashion, the tartness. Lots of wood character is found in the flavor with notes of fresh cut wood, a light spiciness and even some woody pepper notes. The astringency int eh finish is joined by notes of chalk, pepper and a lactic acidity that fades with time. This is pretty light bodied and there is just enough texture to keep this from being down right watery (it is not quite there). The woodiness brings out flavors of mushrooms, musty cellar notes as well as some phenolic influence producing a smell like the burn of a saw blade on wood.

This is not as complex as it could be and the texture is a little flat at times, but this is a straight Lambic, so you have to expect that. I really like the ample wood character here though. The aroma is definitely a touch more interesting than the flavor and a bit more balanced too; the texture seems to compete with the balance in the flavor. Overall though this is a very nice and tasty Lambic, and I would love to have a bunch of these in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 03:51:54 | More by Gueuzedude
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-26-2011 00:55:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-26-2013 21:37:05 | More by mendvicdog
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing. 2003 vintage.

Pours a dark golden orange color that's almost flat with a one finger, bubbly white head that slowly settles into an impressive lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Intense aroma with a great balance of lactic funk, acetic acid, barnyard must, pale malt, light fruit and citrus.  Funky lactic cheesiness along with oak, wet grass, cobweb and bandaid followed by acetic vinegar, strawberry and citrus rind.  Smells absolutely incredible with barnyard funk, horseblanket, acidity and sweet fruit notes bouncing off of each other . I can't imagine any way in which the aroma could be improved.  

Medium bodied with delicate carbonation and a nice balance of lactic funk, acetic acid, oak barrel and sweet fruit.  Tart and puckering with the perfect amount of sourness.  Great oak barrel and lactic/cheesy funk flavors along with lingering acetic acid that's complimented by light fruit and zesty citrus.  Not solvent-like, harsh or overly acidic with strawberry and orange zest sweetness countering the sour funk.  Mouthfeel is incredible with the perfect amount of acetic qulaity that leaves me thirsting for more.  Incredibly complex yet insanely drinkable. Excellent!  

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 14:46:51 | More by corby112
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imperialking

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

11-30-2011 05:05:15 | More by imperialking
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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
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