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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

228 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.58%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

wyatt13, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Gonzoillini, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

KindaFondaGoozah, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JamLand, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.34/5  rDev -22%
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

maDUECEgunner, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

pisano, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

clayrock81, May 28, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
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!

4DAloveofSTOUT, May 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Hugonaut13, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

yankeepride, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

facesnorth, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Jackz29, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Claytonbrewsby, Apr 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

rjp217, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

threedaggers, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ToddHolder, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mdaschaf, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

rowingbrewer, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JSchock7, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Kurmaraja, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Large format corn and caged bottle from Tipples. Bottled 2/2012, drank on 2/23/2014. Pours perfectly clear golden orange with no head at all. Nuthin, but I expected that. Aroma of sour vinegar, sweet sugars, a tiny hint of mint. Smells very pleasant. Flavor is sour but not puckeringly so, sweet with some peachy influence, a bit of vinegar, fermented apples maybe, and a bit of spearmint in the back. Completely flat, but I was told to expect this. Honestly I think the flatness takes a bit away from the brew. Slightly dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium, but somewhat heavy for the lambic style that usually comes off extra dry and light to me. I like the flavors but the lack of carbonation isn't my thing. More like drinking a dry white wine than a beer. For $40+ I'd rather have a couple Fou Fones, or one of many other things. Glad I got to try it though, and get my Unblended Lambic tick.

BMMillsy, Feb 23, 2014
Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
95 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.