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Oude Lambiek De Cam - De Cam Geuzestekerij

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 106
Gots: 84 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2/2012. 750ml 5% ABV. Served in a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a dark sunset orange color. Completely still. Body is lightly hazy with some fine visible sediment.

Smell: Lemon, barnyard, wet hay, green apple, oak, acidic sourness and and slightly herbal.

Taste: Lactic funk, cheesy, lemon, slight grassiness. Overall hugely funky. Sourness is relatively low.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel, with a dry finish. Flat as a board. Zero carbonation.

Overall: Really good lambic. Hugely funky with lots of character. I can't help but feel like some carbonation would have made it better, even though I understand it's intended to be still. Overall, I'd say it's worth the high price tag.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

Bottled in 2009.

A: Weak pop. Almost flat. Pours a nice orange and slightly cloudy color forming a minimum big bubbled layer that disappears instantaneously. No lacings, no trace of carbonation

S: Smell is really great. Sweet and very fruity. Strong notes of peaches and some light notes of orange. Oak. Pale and caramel malts. Strong notes of Lambic yeasts

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Extremely smooth and pleasant. I was expecting a much more sour taste. Well balanced. Strong notes of peaches. Oak. Light vinegar. A bit citrus. Strong notes of earthy Lambic yeasts in the end. No hops bitterness (as expected)

M: Light body and very low carbonation (maybe due to the 5 years in the bottle). Fruity Lambic aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Very delicate Lambic. Excellent stuff

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
94 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.