Oude Geuze De Cam
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From:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
 
Belgium
Style:
Gueuze
Ranked #14
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,091
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.93%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
145
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 22, 2022
Added:
Aug 20, 2002
Wants:
  190
Gots:
  50
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Rated: 4.37 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Not a gusher. Appearance is clear or cloudy (depending on what you do with the yeast sediment), with a billowing head. Moderately high funk factor with leather, oak tannins, sour lemon acidity, yeastiness (like from a good champagne), bread dough, and a touch of apple/pear sweetness. Fizzy mouthfeel, but not thin or light. Overall it's a great gueuze.
Jul 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The classically light amber body is just barely foggy, and builds a deceptively short, off-white head that loudly and unevenly fizzles out to a thin fuzzy collar vibrating with an actively lifting fizz underneath.

A spritz from the effervescent surface tickles the nose while working fervently to also froth up the body like a more delicately fluffy sort of champagne, delivering to the palate crisply tart pear and plum that rub shoulders with a sort of pleasantly herbal light oak and funk that bloom in the exhale.

It doesn't look that active but it feels so insanely fizzy & lifting, frothing up immensely & transforming the acidity into a fruitiness surprisingly not unlike strawberry pie filling before the semi-dry finish cleanly vanishes. A light touch of cracker emerges as it warms, but actually, overall, this gueuze is a little sweeter than is typical for the style.
Jul 05, 2021
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Rated by OompaMentor from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
DLD - 5/18/2019
Jun 25, 2021
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle from Etre Gourmet, served at home in a flute glass. Pours a hazy pale colour, enormous head with medium retention. Great lacing.
Aroma is wild, barnyard, bretts, leather, stalk, hints of yoghourt and blue cheese, fruity esters of pears and apples.
Medium body, earthy texture, active carbonation. Funky finish.
Taste follows the aroma.
Top class beer.
Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a clear, golden amber coloration with a small, fizzy head. Smell is dominated by quite musty, earthy, sweaty funk and some fruity esters of green apple and apricot, as well as some wet grass, oak and doughy malt. Taste is an excellent balance of light doughy, sweet'ish malt, some profound musty, sweaty, earthy funk with hints of blue cheese and mushrooms and strong, fruity and slighty spicy yeast esters of green apple, pear, apricot, gooseberry and clove, with the apricot standing out particularly here, as well as some wet grass and a good oak presence. Finishes with a mild tartness and some funk, oak and fruity apricot and goosberry esters lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is a world-class Geuze that really impresses with its very strong, complex and nuanced funkiness, as well as some vibrant fruity esters and a good oak presence to round things out, while it may be little less tart and acidic than other examples of the style. One of the funkiest "standard" Geuzes I've had, reminding me a lot of 3F Oude Geuze. While it may be just a touch more sweet than I usually prefer, it turns more dry towards the finish, with a very good light/medium acidity and profound funkiness, making for a fantastic overall balance with a rich complexity.
Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.05 by desint from Belgium

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Slightly hazy golden with a huge white head.
It's not a particularly funky nor sour gueuze but it's quite balanced. Some citric notes, some cereal notes.
Smooth mouthfeel
Jan 13, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2018 vintage; drank 12/27/19 @ Elastic Arts.

This was a FUNK BOMB when opened; horse blanket for days. However, as it opened up a fruity undercurrent emerged. Nice!
Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Jun 08, 2019
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
La Fine Mousse 75cl
Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by steverx8 from England

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Nov 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by fthegiants from California

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by YvesB from Belgium

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2016 marked cage. Cork and caged 75cl bottle. As a note, as we were removing the cage, the entire top lip of the bottle blew off with the cork still in it. It was a huge surprise and I would recommend some care with all of these De Cam bottles. In any case, pour was a slightly murky yellow body with a slight orange hue, two finger white head (but we did have to pour through a strainer, so I doubt this was a typical pour for this beer), just enough retention and not much lacing. Smell is wet hay, a bit of oak, light acetic acidity, light lemon, a bit of sweet bread. Pretty nice, although it is on the sweeter side. Flavour is a dry and light acetic acidity, some citrus and lemon, sweet crackeriness and grain, wet hay, mild oak. This one is on the sweeter side, not unlike Drie Fonteinen OG's. It's not dry like Boon, and doesn't have quite the funkiness of Cantillon. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, soft on carbonation, not too acidic or bitter, easy drinker, although it seems to lack a little bit of complexity to it.
Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Nov 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by Jhfinn from New York

Jul 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2016 cork and cage. Consumed 5/2017.

White head. Dark golden color.

A very nice gueuze. Wet horse blanket and wet oak. Funky with a lemon citrus. Apple skins. Light tartness. Great drinkability. Always a treat!
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15-03-2003 label consumed 11/18
Nice pop. Pours a nice white head. Clear golden color. Great appearance. Very little off flavors (hint of metallic). Lemon citrus, stone fruit, earthy, funky, wet basement, cheesy funk. 4.5
May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Apr 01, 2017
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Rated by chippo33 from Vermont

5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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Mar 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by DarthGuitarHero from Minnesota

Feb 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by Danny1217 from Florida

Feb 10, 2017
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful cloudy bright orange body with a white cap. Barnyard funk lead nose with lemon, apple, earth, hay, vinegar, leather, and oak. Taste is more mild than the nose with the funk and sour notes to the fruits, gets more of the skins and zest, good earth tones though. Feel is incredible, has the funk and must, has the vibrant and rich oak, has the sour fruits esters and earth tones, with light touches of grass, hay, and leaves, yet still is smooth and elevated, bravo!
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by professorchow from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.37 by petermethot from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by unclekeith from Alaska

Oct 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by swanfungus from California

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Deltoro from Florida

Jul 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Jow from Belgium

Jul 15, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
De Cam oude Geuze '13 Vintage consumed on 160708

Pours a clear amber-orange color with a bubbly, medium head, which turns out to be unusual stable.

Smells of a profound funkiness, entangled into dried apple peel and dusty, old oak. Has a mineralic stony quality with wet mushrooms and a flowery grassiness to it. White bread and sour lemon pulp compliment both to the pungent funk in this, establishing an awesome, aromaful nose, which is hard to compare to any of the other Lambic.

Has a lively but fitting carbonation and an utmost refreshing light body, revealing tons of flavor nuances. This creates an ever developing taste, which focusses throughout on its taste defining sourness.

Tastes of moldy earth, old apple peel, wet stones and a juicy lemony whiff. The lemon turns more flavorful after this initial stage, opening up the palate to a well dosed sourness, defining the flavors without getting close to numbing the tongue. Apple gets a tad sweeter during the finish with an aqueous softness, wrapped up by crisp lemon peel.

Drinks very nice, full of fruit supported funk with a bright, soft finish, soothing the sourness without loosing any character. Moldy, matured white wine characteristics get combined with crisp lemon and create an inciting potential.
Jul 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by billab914 from Virginia

Jul 06, 2016
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