Oude Lambiek De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Cam Geuzestekerij
Belgium
decam.be

Style: Lambic - Unblended

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
113
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
9.67%
 
 
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123
Gots:
90
For Trade:
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Photo of Bung
2.24/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Photo of JohnParadee
2.39/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Must have been a bad bottle. Zero carbonation, and skunky funky smell & taste. Would love to try again...

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Photo of jdhowe
2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

hazy golden orange, no carb, salty, oily, lightly bitter. Not really my thing.

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Photo of pluppykatie
2.97/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drinking out of a mini Duvel glass.

Appearance - Very nice golden color.
Smell - Not too fond of the smell on this one.
Taste - A little weak, but still decent.
Mouthfeel - A hint of bubblyness to it, overall smooth.
Overall - Overall an alright beer.

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Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Sailracer
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of pixieskid
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of SFLpunk
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750mL green glass cork and caged. 2003 vintage.

Pours a mostly clear deep golden orange with no head. Nose is musty and somewhat lemony. Some straw and old wood notes too.

Palate is seriously sour and still. Flavors of that musty note come across on the palate. Lemon zest, lime pulp muscat grapes and aging oak boards.

Notes: Disappointed by this. At first I thought the overt musty character indicated a flaw, but it's consistent with most reviewers' notes. Not a fan of the big must, though.

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Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.35/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2012 bottle poured into snifter. New beer #400

There was almost no carbonation and some slight oxidation.

I was really looking forward to this beer but I ended up getting a bad bottle.

I would love to get a chance to try again.

Price: $35 for 750ml

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Photo of jwinship83
3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked and caged bottle that was gifted to me by a coworker. i dont think i would ever find myself paying the $38 dollars for this one. drank out of my duvel tulip glass.

A- this one pours out of the bottle a very hazy golden orange colored body with a large bright white head on top. the head takes its time falling and leaves behind little to no lacing, which is odd considering the size of the head.

S- the first thing i pick up on is the large amount of funk in this one. very musty/barnyard-y smelling. there is smellable oak here. some lemon peel is also detectable. very faintly acidic.

T- the taste starts out with the lemon zest i could smell along with a little bit of grapefruit. after that i pick up on a large amount of the oak barrel. the huge level of funk i could smell is still here. it comes off as very old and musty. little in the way of sourness.

M- the body is larger than i would have expected. there is little to no carbonation, which is the way it should be. very dry aftertaste.

D- im not sure how i would feel if i dropped the $30 on this one. glad i got to try it. maybe it could use more time to become something i would really enjoy? right now, i would probably pass on another glass of this and let someone that really loves it have it.

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Photo of nathanmiller
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Euroglot
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours gold with a touch of red. No head.

Nose of barnyard funk with a lemon subnote. As it warms, vinegar is noted.

Light medium body, with a somewhat smooth texture. No effervescence.

The flavor is intense, but lacks complexity and balance. It tastes just like the nose with a tart citric note added.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: Erroneously labeled 37.5cl. Green glass. Unbranded hood-and-wire cap over a cork. Purchased at BEERA in Sofia, Bulgaria for 28 leva. January 2009 bottling date.

5.0% ABV. Lambic.

Served chilled into a bierkrug. Reviewed live.

HEAD: None whatsoever. No lacing.

BODY: Clear honey colour. Ample yeast sediment is plainly visible.

Looks nice for a Lambic. Not unique or special. Seems aptly carbonated.

AROMA: Sourness is noticeable - maybe a 5-6/10 in terms of intensity. Barnyard funkiness. Acidic. Cedar wood perhaps. Green apple. A blip of backgrounded oak. Bacteria. Neutral malts. Apple cider vinegar/acetic acid.

Aromatic intensity is above average.

Lambicus yeast is beautifully showcased; this aroma nails the clean funkiness and twangy sourness typically imparted by brettanomyces lambicus.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Sour, definitely, but not puckeringly so. Acetic acid runs amok through the build, evoking apple cidre vinegar. Clean lambicus yeast funkiness. Barnyard character. Cedar. Oak sits in the background, lending the brew an easy cohesion of flavour.

Twangy throughout, though it lacks the smacky lactic feel of superior lambics. It's aged nicely, and needs no younger Lambic to make it palatable.

Smooth, wet, light-bodied, undercarbonated. Needs a bit more body.

I find no hop character, though I suspect aged hops were utilized.

Nicely balanced, though depth of flavour could be better.

OVERALL: A very approachable Lambic with a classic flavour that's true to style. With more depth of flavour and possibly further aging, this would be world class. I'm glad I got the opportunity to try it, but the candle it holds to the expressions of the style produced by, say, Drie Fonteinen is a meagre one indeed.

High B- (3.49) / WORTHY

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of SpdKilz
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CDCNAM
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew33
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of IndyDad
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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