Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 107
Gots: 86 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of cfrances33
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle an Monk's Cafe, 2003 vintage, served in a gueuze glass.

A- Pours a nice, slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that quickly fizzles to a collar.

S- Lots of lactic acidity, a ton of great oaky barrel character, and a very interesting earthy, musty funkiness.

T- Has a nice amount of lactic acidity, although it's still only moderately tart for a lambic, definitely less than I was expecting after a decade in the bottle. Oak flavors are pretty prominent, which lends a bit of mild vanilla flavor and a lot of tannins. There's a nice earthy funk as well. Finishes with a very dry, oaky, tannic finish.

M- Light-bodied, smooth, dry feel. Carbonation is on the lower side, but still very good.

O- I really enjoyed this beer, my first from De Cam. This is a really well-made, delicious beer that has aged very nicely, I would love to drink this again.

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mothman
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light head. Color is a pale gold.

Flavors of sour and light acidity. Lemon and tart flavors. Very funky. Cherry tartness.
Barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel is tart and dry. Lighter bodied.

Overall, this was a nice lambic. Pretty easy to drink, but one glass was enough.

Photo of CB_Crowe
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Sailracer
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of brandoman63
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of trapper2408
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of pokgye
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of yourefragile
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Jeffo
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to farundrpar for bringing bottles of this stuff over for the party. Good times man!

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a tasting glass
Vintage: 2009

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, white head with good retention. Gamboge in color, slightly hazy, with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a thin wisp. A ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Tart lemon notes, green apples and pears, some grapes and white wine hints, as well as some light musty and vinegar aromas. Bold and interesting.

TASTE: Milder flavors of tart lemon, green apples and sour grapes. White wine, with slightly musty notes as well. A bold finish of tart lemon sourness, lime notes, some lightly acidic qualities and touches of floral bitteness. Pretty decent.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Enought weight on the palate, creamy as well, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Not puckering nor acidic per se. Good feel.

OVERALL: A solid lambic that I was glad to try. Lots of good tart, fruity elements with just a touch of acidity to give it the kick it needs. Pretty impressed with De Cam so far, so hopefully this trend continues. Recommended.

Photo of pperez38
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of SpdKilz
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of pixieskid
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Etan
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip. 2009 bottle.

A: Pours a clear light gold with some coarse white bubbles.

S: Pungent oak, lemon rind, wet hay, soft cheese, overripe berries, light acidity. Smells great.

T: Opens somewhat watery. Light wheat, plenty of oak, woody sourness builds and then falls off with some herbal notes. Very tannic in the finish.

M: Obviously flat, light-bodied.

O: This smells great, but is tasting very young and a bit too watery.

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, poured into a lambic glass

A bright golden orange, near amber color with a thin yellowish cap made up of various sized bubbles. The nose is of spoiled fruits and musty, old wood. Some notes of aged cheese, saddle leather, wet hay, and citrus fruits. Amazingly musty/funky. On the palate, fruity notes seem to emerge up front before a rush of barn, old wood, salt, cheese, and sweaty saddle leather. A good sized dose of lacto and vinegar in the finish. Good and sour. Medium body, dry and tart in the finish. Low carbonation. This is a pretty amazing unblended lambic. A good amount of wood comes through in the finished product, I wasn't quite expecting that, but it really adds this wild dimension. Sour and funky in all the right spots.

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tewaris
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the gent who shared this. 2003 vintage I believe.

Mustard brown colored with a rapidly disappearing fizzy head. Loads of funk but limited acidity in the aroma. Very welcoming tartness with notes of hay, must and some phenolic bitterness at the end. Very lactic. Dry and sharp mouthfeel. Very good.

Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
94 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.