Oude Geuze De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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De Cam Geuzestekerij

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-20-2002

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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 92
Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottled Jan 2009. sampled late August 2014

Appearance- cork pushes itself out of bottle (bottle has been in fridge for several months, and was not jostled), beer is deep blonde and just shy of brilliant with a lovely glow. Huge head with poor retention and no lace

Aroma - fresh cracked malt, hey, lemon, honey, white grape, pepper, baby's breath, just faintest whiff of horse hide, acidity lightly prickles nostrils, very pretty beer. As always with the best Gueuze, very fresh and bright aroma despite age.

Flavor- stiffly malty with a rather simple flavor of lemon juice, with light fruity notes, rhubarb, vanilla, very mellow acidity, lightly herbal, very subtle and smooth, delicious

Mouthfeel- This is where this really stands out from other Geuze that I've had. Nearly medium bodied and luxuriously creamy. No sharpness to the acidity. High carbonation. Acid and possibly light tannin stimulates the salivary glands and glides off the back and sides of tounge Amazing.

Overall- artful. a joy to drink.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ultra Dry, Petroly tasting Geuze sampled at the Delerium Café on 8-18-08. 375 ml bottle dated Jan 2006. Plenty of funky horse hair aromas, gasoline, grapefruit, dust, etc... Flatish body is forgiven as the wildness of it all more than makes up for it. Citric flavor with touches of barnyard piss and soap. Mmmmm.... A treat. One of the best beers and biggest surprises of my stay in Belgium. Drinkable by the liter.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warnerry
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says "Exclusief Oude Geuze" and lists the abv at 6%, but I don't see a separate listing; bottled Jan 2009.

After reading a few other reviews that mentioned corks flying across the room from this batch, I hold onto the cork while untwisting the cage. And a good thing too, as the cork comes shooting out as soon as the cage is loosened. No liquid or foam comes out.

A - An initial attempt at a pour into a wine glass yields three fingers of foam and a thin pool of liquid. Yep, it's carbonated. Eventually, a hazy golden brown liquid emerges beneath one finger of dense white foam. Great retention.

S - Huge funky aroma, more earthy than musty, though some must is present as well. Faint notes of lemon.

T - Bracingly tart, which I did not expect based on the aroma. Quite acetic and citric. Earthy funk elements are definitely there, but they take awhile emerge from the wall of sour. A bit grassy as well, with some lemon and green apple. Very tasty.

M - Prickly carbonation, maybe a bit too much, but still crisp with an earthy dry bitterness that yields a medium mouthfeel.

O - Very tasty geuze. After the initial sour burst, a nice balance of sour and funky.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Eriogonum
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of chickenm
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Soonami
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ShadesofGray for sharing this 2003 dated bottle.

This beer is FANTASTIC! It is very crisp and dry with lively carbonation. The beer is a little sweet at first, but the funky develops to give off lots and lots of bretty barnyard (combo of musty straw and horse pee). There is a lot of puckering lemon and bright orange zest. I immensely enjoyed this beer and would say this is one of the best examples of Gueuze I've ever had.

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Photo of jtladner
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a small taster at the volkscafe across from the brewery. Beautiful, clear straw yellow color. Tart, clean taste. Very easy drinking and a striking difference from the base lambic tasted side by side.

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Photo of simoen
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rastaman
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stinky, sour and dry, dirty nappies and cheese, puckery, lemony. Hardcore lambic pretty much at its best, the palate however, was a lot softer and less harshly acidic than something like Cantillon, or even Beersel, which i actually welcomed. i don't what i can really say other than there is simply nothing wrong with this gueze, all i wanted to do when i finished it, was have another one(Bottle- GBBF 03')

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage.

A: Pours with a massive white, fizzy head that dissipated slowly leaving a nice white cap on top. Random bits of lacing form on the sides. Color is a hazy golden/orange.

S: Nice musty/barn/hay aroma upfront mixed with some lemony citrus. A little bit of oak and faint green apple.

T: Great level of sour/tartness, very balanced. Less musty than the aroma with more of a citrus presence. Some lemon and more green apple. Some oak hits in the middle. Slight sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly fizzy with a dry finish.

O: Really nice gueuze, had no problem downing this bottle. Great level of tartness, not overly sour (even though I love them sour), but very balanced.

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Photo of mattfancett
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Sammy
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, akkurat -stockholm.

maybe the only bargain beer to be had in the whole country - very fair price on a beer i could never find otherwise.

paired with some mussels - whisky, bacon, cream

appearance: served in de cam glasswear - active carbonation, straw golden body, agressive white foam

smell: when handed to me, the beer guru announced that this "smelled f*cking wonderful" - this was pretty accurate. funky grass, sour grape, lemon zest, earthy

taste: greate gueuze - funky straw/grass, sour white grap, hay, wet earth, lemon zest, tart white wine, all the characteristics you could hope for

mouthfeel: tart, dry, aggressive

overall: great

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of fthegiants
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tempest
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally cracked open a bottle I bought last year in Ghent. I also finally noticed the bottle date was from 2000, so I wasn't sure what to expect here. I think the beer was a little past it's prime, as it wasn't bursting with complexity. Instead, it had smoothed out a bit. Frankly, this just helped me drink more of it, so I'm not complaining. A lot of great gueuze will be bursting with flavor, but the sourness really hurts drinkability. So with this more subtle (for the style) tartness, the beer is still full of the trademark tangy lemon, citrus rind, and farmhouse character - it just doesn't beat you over the head with any of them. I certainly wouldn't mind drinking this beer again.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled Jan 2009

pours a golden yellow with an ever so fizzy head. amazing retention.

tons of sour lemon, light vinegar, and dry oak. a bit grassy and earthy.

very sour through out. lots of vinegar with a strong bitter lemon and tart apple flavor. oak is not as apparent as in the smell. a bit in the finish.

moderare carbonation mainly through out the middle with a lightly dry finish.

overall, this is one excellent gueuze, wish i had more.

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Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled January 2009.

Appearance - The cage came off without event, but the slightest pressure on the cork causes it to fly off and the beer begins to gush. Fills the glass with white foam. It settles quickly and leaves very little on the surface. The body is clear deep golden.

Smell - Lots of white pepper. Bright orange citrus. Hefty oak. A little bit of pale malt. Light acidity.

Taste - Sour up front, but drops off quickly. Drops off to oak and pepper. The malt lends a hint of sweetness and then becomes orangey. Strong oak lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Very dry. The body drops off quickly. High carbonation.

Overall - Excellent without being all that dynamic. Missing some of the sour and malt characteristics that would allow this to transcend other gueuzes.

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Photo of tquest
5/5  rDev +15.5%

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