Oude Geuze De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium
decam.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 08-20-2002

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212
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89
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to a random patron at CCB for sharing a healthy pour of this with me. I don't know much about it. 750ml "Gooik Oude Geuze" of unknown vintage.

A - It is brightly golden and very effervescent, with the steady stream of bubbles supplying a persistent white frothy cap.

S - Bright notes of sour lemon rind, hay-bales and an earthy wet-wood nuance are phenomenal; the nose suggests that this is indeed a very fine example.

T - The taste is fantastic. Horsey funk, hay, green grass, dank basement and tart lemon flood my palate, tempered by a slight charcoal/sulfur/charred oak nuance. The flavors are bright, individually distinguishable, and well-integrated. As my glass is nursed along, softer notes of tart peach and loquat are revealed. This is about as good as it gets.

M - Bright, pleasantly astringent, with long-lived effervescence.

D - I don't know if this is rare or what, I have never seen it save for today in the possession of (an awesome and generous) totally random bar patron. I want more!

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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bottled Jan 2009 - 375 ml bottle.

A - Nice lacing with a hazy dark gold color. Think half way between an amber and a hefe.

S - It's a geuze. The most unique and amazing smell in the world to me. Musty citrus smell. A distinct sour in there as well.

T - Tartness and funkiness with apple finish. The finish last forever, in a very, very good way.

M - Tiny bubbles in the carbonation make for a light feel and really add to the taste.

D - I love geuze, but you can never have too many of them.

Maybe the best geuze I've ever had.

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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A very dry, sharp tasting, sour Gueuze. Oak is detectable in the aftertaste. The newest of the Gueuze blenders, the Bottle was dated 1998 and sampled in the De Cam Stekerij at Easter 2002. The Gueuze was extremely effervescent when de-corked. Excellent example of the style, a truly traditional Gueuze, will definitely become a favourite amongst Gueuze Monsters in years to come as the Vintages develop character, and may well mount a challenge for King Cantillons crown. The 1998 Vintage is one of the first batches to leave the Stekerij and hence the oldest. Review is for the 1998 Bottle. Note: Newer examples that I have tried (2000) lack the dryness and can be somewhat 'flat' when served. I believe that time will better this Gueuze in the years to come. Superb!!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Oude Gueze de Cam" - fortunately and finally found at the Bier Circus in Brussels. 375ml size, bottled October 2006 (nearly a year prior). De Cam is one of the last true lambic producers - and due to incredibly small production - certainly one of the rarer to come across (even in Belgium!)

A beautiful colour, a sun roasted orange with crisp, burnt brown highlighting. Flawlessly pearl white head that consistently manged to leave drapes of lacing just (and only) above the level it was currently at. Not sure how...

Aroma of funk and underlying toasty malts. Caramel. Barnyard wheat. Soft, fruity undertones. The scent of nectar (like peach, apricot). An incredible delight to the senses.

The carbonation is perfect. I believe they blend one, two, and three year old lambic, whatever the case the result is perfect. It is smooth but not without some sour puckering. The sweet and sour notes are perfectly blended.

Delicious. Tart fruit. Again, sweet and sour is balanced on the palate. The taste is impossible to describe (or at very least capture the essence of). I feel like a jerk posting a review with the inability to better describe this beer... it is special, it is unique, it is a name I will always remember as one of the best beers I've ever had.

While I had difficulty finding this one, and little success in describing it, I can say one thing for sure - I enjoyed it. Oh did I ever...

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2003

Review from notes

A- pours a darker amber color then your typical gueze. Minimal head but a good swirl revives half a finger of off white head.

S- Massive barnyard funk with notes of rustic earth horseblanket/goat and blue cheese. Slight dryed floral aroma on the finish with an abundance of wet hay.

T- starts of with a burst of wild mushroom and rustic earthiness. Tart mouthpickering acidity with notes of oak in the middle. Predominate barnyard funk permiates the beer with wet hay, horseblanket and goaty flavors galore. The wheat adds some raw ceral grain flavor and need softness. Finishes bone dry with some bitterness and lingering rustic funk.

MF- prickly mouthfeel with a light body. Fine champagne like carbonation but not as active.

D- very drinkable.

Overall A incredibly unique gueze that would only continue to mature with age. Top notch at this juncture and one of the best guezes I've had. 

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4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

into a tulip it was a light orange brown with a very nice three finger head of lace and a good amount of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Nice retention only gradually let the head fade away, what was left was a very nice set of concentric side glass rings of lace. Smell was very sour, lots of grapes and other fruits. A bit light on the nose before the sour wrath kicks in. Flavor was very full and robust. Nice yeast filled flavor wrecks your taste buds but calms down considerably on the finish. A huge rush of sour fruit than kicks into overdrive and puckers your lips through the finish. This was a wonderfully unique brew that had a very good flavor and a light fruity feel

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was glad I found this brand, because it isn’t easy to come by. “De Cam” is one of the last of three to brew Lambic. And they do there own blending.

Because the label is only in Dutch, it has given some translation problems it seems. This is what it says:
“In large one hundred year old oak barrels, the Lamiek ripens for years. Specially for you, 1, 2 and 3 year old Lambiek has been carefully tasted, blended and bottled.
(Address of the brewery)
This Geuze only contains wheat, malt and hop.”

Bottling date 15-03-2003 (EU system). I served this at room temperature in a Geuze glass, a “Boerke” (looks like a 1/2 pint glass).
Very strong head development at first, but it settled eventually. A nice thin creamy head remained.
When I opened the bottle a strong Geuze sent overwhelmed my nostrils. Everything rural and old romantic came to my mind as I enjoyed the odour. More specific it reminds me of a farm / stable. Moisture, wild spices, unions, salted and dried meat. Strong basic tones.
The colour is a light orange amber. Little bubbles running through.
Taste is overwhelmingly good. Some bitterness at first, sourness kicks in very quickly and becomes overpowering. Citric. Evolves in a more well balanced aroma. Dark bread and malt / moisture / old.
Malt and sour flavours linger on in the back of the mouth.

Best Geuze I have drunk so far. Congratulations for saving this unique beer.

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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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