Oude Lambiek De Cam
De Cam Geuzestekerij

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De Cam Geuzestekerij
Ranked #8
Ranked #2,662
4.22 | pDev: 9.72%
Sep 12, 2023
Sep 01, 2003
Aged in vats of more than 100 years old, De Cam's Oude Lambiek is a blend of unpasteurized 3-year-old lambics specially selected by brewer/blender Karel Goddeau for their character and roundness. Still, without a head, Oude Lambiek should be chilled and enjoyed like a fine white wine but prized for the wonderful, rare, spontaneously fermented Belgian Ale that it is.
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
75 cl corked bottle, I don't remember where I got it, served in a flute glass.
Golden colour, just a hint of head that dissappear in the blink of an eye. No lacing.
Aroma is funky, earthy, bretts, hay, some citrics and green apples, grapes, vinegar.
Medium to light body, rough texture, no carbonation. Dry finish.
Taste follows the aroma.
I expected more sourness and funkiness, but it's really a great beer.
Sep 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Shared 750 ml bottle at a lambic tasting, Lilland Bryggerihotell, Tau. Hazy orange colour, no head. Very moderate natural carbonation. Strong and pleasant brettanomyces aroma, "farmhouse" notes galore. Sour brettanomyces flavour, notes of lemons. Astringent finish.
Aug 23, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from Etre Deep gold in color minimal white bubbles. Tart funk on the nose. Earthy funky flavor with a smattering of lemony tartness. Mostly flat. Somewhat plain and one dimensional.
Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clear with a faint haze, this displays a darker amber than I'm used to seeing in lambic, topped by a moderately tall khaki foam head that fizzles out to a bubbling film with a raised but thin veil ringing uniformly around the surface's edge.

Exhibiting a touch of cedar the moment I bring it to my lips, it expresses a light acidity before the exceedingly silky, medium-light body glides quickly down lifting up an orange zest exhale. Because it doesn't seem to spend much time on the palate, it may actually be more acidic than it tastes. Aroma adds a pungent funk of overripe peach and a little resin, and that resinous quality carries over in taste along with a touch of crabapple as it warms.

A light spiciness is lifted by its soft effervescence which comes to a tangy yet bone dry finish.
Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured at 52 degrees, the color is deep dark gold/almost orange with excellent clarity; a few initial white bubbles, but really no head; very little/no carbonation save a few tiny bubbles that cling to the side of the glass. Green apples, light funk, musty antique store smells; grapefruit rind, wet wood, earthy hay, straw nose. Layers of tart lemon, grapefruit rind, apricot, green apples and orange peel; dusty funky fruity dry finish. Light dry body; almost zero carbonation; medium tartness, but not quite puckering; moderate acidic/tannic tongue coating. Overall a world class lambic; after 3 years in the barrel and almost 3 years in the bottle, the initial sourness has softened, with the yeast contributing layers of mild funky earth tones and tart citrus fruity flavors; with some light acidity; no alcohol notes from 5% abv; a great warm weather beer that can be enjoyed any time of year.
Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 2.93 by PSU_Mike from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by smi69 from New York

Jul 08, 2019
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Very hazy amber color, juicy, no head or lacing to speak of, no visible carbonation.

S: Sour, tart, fruity.

T: Slightly sour, tart, fruity. Smooth as butter.

F: Light bodied, very drinkable with plenty of flavor.

O: Very decent lambic.
Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 4.12 by Quafftastic from Virginia

May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a clear, light amber coloration with no head but some tiny carbonation bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass on first pour. Smell is tart and funky, with some sour grape, green apple and white vinegar notes as well as just a hint of blue cheese and oaky tannins. Taste follows the nose, being quite tart and funky, with notes of sour grapes, green apple, white vinegar and a strong and lightly tannic woody oak presence that has a certain earthy, musty quality to it, as well as ligher notes of blue cheese and hay. Finishes quite dry, with a medium/strong tartness and some funky, woody notes lingering in the aftertaste. Flat mouthfeel with a medium body and almost no carbonation.

This being my first unblended Lambic, I thought it was quite interesting compared to the Geuzes I've had so far. The citric acidity that is so prevalent in many Geuzes is much more subdued here and it features a much stronger vinegary and tannic character instead, as well as a very strong oak presence and a sort of more earthy and musty sourness/funk. The almost completely flat mouthfeel, despite some tiny carbonation bubbles actually being visible clinging to the inside of the glass, is probably the hardest to get used to. While this is quite an enjoyable brew due to its unique character, I don't think I will be seeking out many traditional Lambics over Geuze in the future.
Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 3.76 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is a pretty good Belgian Lambic. I enjoyed it very much.

Look: hazy golden yellow with no head

Aroma: tart lemon, some yeast

Taste: The flavor is sweet wheat crackers, tart/lemon/green apple cider, some funky/yeasty undertone (nice), oak and white wine..

Feel: light body
Feb 28, 2018
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