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Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium
decam.be

Style: 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:
211
Reviews:
88
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Etan
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml into a Cantillon tulip. 2009 bottle. The cork shot out of the neck when I loosened the cage a bit, so be careful.

A: Pours a glowing orange with large, spongy white head.

S: Lactic acidity along with a hint of acetic vinegar character, mineral notes, floral, a bit of sweet unmalted wheat, slight oak. Soft and balanced nose.

T: Opens on the palate with a very dry, moderately sour wave of earthy acidity. Smooths out with lactic notes, light mineral character, relatively strong pale malt sweetness, leafy, a bit of tannic vanilla.

M: Light-bodied and frothy with very high carbonation.

O: The mineral character and and the presence of some pleasant malt sweetness make this geuze unique, and it's eminently drinkable. I would have liked a bit more funk but besides that this is a delicious geuze. I wish we had better access to this in the US.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

09 bottle

Holy pop Batman. And a gusher. Voluminous head sizzled down quickly to a finger on a hazy golden body.

Oh yeah the funk and perceptible tartness get the ol' olfactory a roarin and the mouth watering. Lots of green apple, hay, lemon, earth, and cheese.

Lemon and hay. Musty aftertaste lingers. Not as sour as I was expecting based on the other De Cam I have had. Still a good hit of sour.

Has a crisp tingly carbonation. The light bodied brew washes away fast. Dry. Like a champagne.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of abrethanson
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purchased at High Times from Trace for 2012 Christmas. Bottle was 37,5cl corked and caged bottle poured into a wine glass. Vintage: January 2009

A: Pours a hazy peach / orange similar to a cider.The head is extra thick on this one (3 fingers) but quickly dissipates. It leaves a hardy coating of white on the glass when swirled.

S: sour, metal, copper. Definitely funky and a little yeasty. The metal copper smell is distracting

T: Dry like an extra brut only lightly carbonated with a heavy dose of sour. Citrus fruit and green apples but not lip puckering tart. A little grape fruit rind tartness vinegar sour at the end. Again the metallic flavors from the smell come into play, especially within the aftertaste. Flavors of bread, yeast and saison funkiness as well. Well balanced flavors overall as nothing is over powering and one flavor flows well into the next.

O: A tasty beer. I like champagne, lambics, sours, and I liked drinking this geuze. The low alcohol makes it fairly session-able and the flavors are approachable. I think this would taste good with a flat bread pizza, fish, chicken, or light pasta dish. Would be good with fruit and cheese plate as well.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Jeffo
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the mega gueuze lineup, including nine different gueuze. This one actually came out on top, which was a pleasant surprise. Got this at Geers in Ghent some time ago.

From a 37,5cl corked and caged bottle into a snifter
Vintage: January 2009

APPEARANCE: Pours a huge, fizzy, loose, rice krispy impersonating, white head with horrible retention. Takes a few pours to actually get any beer into the glass, so in that sense, it was actually a postive thing that the head was a Houdini fan. Slightly hazy amber orange with higher levels of carbonation evident. Monster, fizzy head quickly fades to a small foam cap, and a whisp remains until the end of the glass.

SMELL: Much like the Tilquin gueuze. Funky notes, with lots of lemon and green apple tartness. Light cheese notes, with plenty of green grapes and white wine on the nose. Very acidic as well.

TASTE: Lemon tartness, funky sour notes, as well as green apples, green grapes, white wine flavors, and a light acidic vinegar flavor after the swallow. Plenty sour and acidic, with tart, sour lemon and apples as well. White wine and a hint of floral bitterness tries to balance the tart, acidic aftertaste. This works well, as the acidic vinegar flavors don't overpower the tart sourness. Well balanced, and more up my alley.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Smooth on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry and puckering.

OVERALL: Definitely on the more acidic and vinegary side of the spectrum, but not as much so as the Tilquin gueuze. This one had lots of tart, fruity esters and white wine notes worked well with the acidic component. This was probably my top choice out of the lineup, and I'd most likely really enoy a bottle myself. I used a little bit of this in my Tilquin - Cantillon blend, which worked out really nicely as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Photo of mdfb79
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 10/13/12 notes. Big thanks to whoever broke this out at the end of the Top Hops tasting; it was awesome.

a - Pours a golden color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of a ton of barnyard funk, oak, cheese, light wine, and some fruit. Funk is awesome and super strong; loving it.

t - Tastes of fruit, oak, wine, funk, cheese, earthy notes, light citrus, and some floral notes. Not quite as funky as the nose, though some is still there.

m - Light to medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was a great gueuze; it's super funky which I love. Tons of funk and cheese to it, especially in the nose...one of the funkiest smelling gueuzes I've had. Would love to have it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml corked and caged bottle from Jan 2009.

Okay, I put it in the fridge for about an hour and when I removed the cage, the cork shot out like a rocket. Thankfully, I didn't lose much of the beer.

It pours a huge head of foam..I can see a cloudy straw yellow brew underneath. As the foam shrinks, it leaves some nice lacing behind.

The smell is both very sour and a bit bitter. Lots of apple like tartness dominate but there's also a barnyard kind of smell there. It smells so good. I wonder if the taste can match it.

Green apple tartness is up front, slight hint of funk, a bit of hop bitterness, more sourness...this is a grand brew to drink if you really dig sours. I'm smacking my mouth drinking this. I just don't want the sourness of this brew to leave my palate!

On the low end of medium bodied with a lively level of carbonation, the mouthfeel is just fine.

This IS one hell of a Gueuze! De Cam beers are awesome!

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Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge thank you to Jeffo for the awesome and most generous box this past summer.
375ml, Botteldatum: Jan. 2009, poured into a Cantillon gueuze tumbler.

Appearance. Pours a beautiful yellow gold with a little haze and 3+ fingers of white head.

Smell. Sour lemon juice, green grapes, lightly grassy with some dry, earthy funk.

Taste. Sour lemons, green apples and under-ripe green grapes, light bitter wood and some dry funk.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with medium+, lively and bubbly carbonation.

Overall. A very nice gueuze with some nice acidity. I wish this kind of thing was available locally and cheap, I'd drink it every day!!

Thanks again, Jeffo.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of aasher
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2001 courtesy of claaark13, thanks Sean!

Tis one pours a light bodied bright polished gold in color with no head but visible carbonation. The nose is super funky, with a bunch of hay, horse piss, sharp a acidity, and wet grass. It has some stank. The flavors are very sour, acidic, earthy, with loads of barnyard and horse blanket. The mouthfeel is light, probably mostly due to age, which makes this drink like an unblinded or draft lambic. Great flavor and far too easy to drink. This one was a gem.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Oude Geuze De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
4.3 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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