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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:
214
Reviews:
89
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
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Photo of nrs207
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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Photo of claaark13
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of spicelab
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375mL bottle dated Jan 09. Had this in a tasting a while back and was very impressed. Expectations..

Violent pop of the cork foreshadows fierce carbonation which recedes just as aggressively to a near-clear golden orange body and, unsurprisingly, a very vigorous bead.

Bright and punchy nose, led by huge green capsicum, plenty of bitter citrus peel, peppery cut grass and an assertive phenolic sweetness underneath it all. Mild dusky Brett character lingers nicely in the background. Not amazing, but close.

Flavours also display that big, earthy jalapeno character, but it merges with thick lemon pith and bitter herbs into a hulking tart beast.

Moderately oily initially, before quickly giving way to a stripping tartness that makes the saliva glands go a little nuts, and leaves the mid-palate rattled.

Classy gueuze with a near perfect nose and a much more raw flavour profile. The green capsicum character virtually imprints itself on the cerebral cortex. Similar to, but better than Mamouche in my view.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
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 Sean9689
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2001 750ml shared at Fountainhead.

A - Pours golden yellow in color, white head, thin collar.

S - Citrus, fruity sweetness, funk, tart lemon, light grass. The age has really smoothed this one out...drinks like a funky tart lemonade minus the sugar.

T - Light bitterness, smooth tart & sour citrus funk, oak. Again, I think this is De Cam perfection right here. The age on this bottle is just about perfect for my palate. Finish is tart citrus and oak.

M - Light body, refreshing, good carbonation, dry finish.

O - I have to say, very impressive. Being over 10 years old, this is drinking perfectly at the moment. If anyone has a bottle with this kind of age on it, I'd suggest drinking it now. Recommend.

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Photo of kscaldef
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle, 2009 bottling date

A: Cork extracts easily. Pours golden, slightly hazy. Probably could have coaxed out more head, but I was worried about overflowing my glass, so kept it minimal. Copious bubble trains in the liquid.

S: Apples, peaches, cloves and nutmeg

T: Apples and cheese. Definitely the cheesiest gueze I've encountered, but it's not unpleasant. Not very sour at all.

M: Medium carbonation. Quite dry, but low astringency. Light body.

O: Very interesting to try a gueuze so different from the other's I've encountered. Personally, I'd place it above Cantillon and below 3F.

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Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jethrodium
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. 2009 Vintage. The cork shot out as soon as the cage was released. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small white head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a strong mineral note. There is also quite a bit of funk, lemon, light apricot, and some pear. The taste is apricot, pear, some light lemon, a bit mineral, and a light tartness. The finish has a distinct mineral note. Light bodied with medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of spdyfire83
3.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

210th Review
37.5cl bottle
Poured in a 3F Geuze glass
Bottled: January 2009

A: Cork shot off as soon as the cage was twisted far enough. Murky straw. 5+ (white) fingernail head on gentle pour - head filled the glass top to bottom.

S: Cheese, funk, straw, lemon, and earthy floral overtones with touch of grapefruit.

T: Strong earthiness with loads of citrus, yeast, and funk. Sourness is soft. Weird after taste that is somewhat unpleasant. I've had better.

M: Light bodied with loads of prickly carbonation.

O: Smells better than it tastes. Maybe it needs age, but just average at this point.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dazedandconfused for sending me this one!

Bottled 1/2009.

This has been the first bottle I have opened so far where the cork shoots out with the cage intact after I only have loosened the cage itself. Pours a clear golden yellow with a massive 4 inch fizzy bone colored head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Lots of tiny bubbles are active in the beer itself after the pour. Small dots and chunks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. When I stick my nose into the glass and take a whiff I am met with an intense blast of funk that tingled and burned my nose and made the hair on my face stand on end. I am also getting very sour, tart, woody, and earthy aromas. Definitely one of the funkiest gueuzes I have ever smelled. Taste is of funk, lemony sourness/tartness, grain, and some slightly woody flavors. There is an acidic tingle on the palate with each sip. This beer has a very high level of carbonation with an extremely crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great gueuze and probably the best one I have tried thus far in my beer tasting journey.

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Photo of warnerry
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
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 HopHead84
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4/7/2012

2009 vintage. Thanks!

A: Pale yellow and slightly hazy with a massive rocky mousse-like head.

S: Strong mineral with bright apricot and lemon character. Interesting flowery note with a pronounced earthy profile. Leather and horse blanket with mustiness.

T: Big horsey and barnyard notes. Leathery, with light oak and a moderate lactic sourness. Firm citric acidity with an upper moderate tartness. Strong lemon profile.

M: Light body with high carbonation. Very dry mouthfeel.

Overall: My first De Cam. Very impressive.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mrbubbler
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of drink1121
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easily popped the cork oh of this one with more sound than a Champaigne.
A- pours a typically light straw with a good amount of cloudiness. High amount of head that takes a good amount to dissipate. Good lacing all the way down.
S- holy musty barnyard funk. I dont think I have smelled a beer this musty. After the initial wet horse blanket, I get tart apples and lemon peel. I get some grassiness in the background similiar to a sav bland
T- I don't get the layers as I do in the smell, but the taste is sill good. I think it's just a bit more in unison. Lemon, sour apple and other citrus flavors that are hard to pick out. I don't get the back of the tongue/side of the mouth puckering like I do with most gueuzes either, but it's pretty dry. This is different but just as good as other Belgian geuezes. Just different.
M- typical lambic mouthfeel. Spritzy then mellows towards the back of the mouth.
O- what a great gueuze. Different but special. Glad I have 2 more. Excited to age this to see if the taste begins to become layered.

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Photo of tquest
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of nathanjohnson
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of starrdogg
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Oude Geuze De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
4.3 out of 5 based on 214 ratings.
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