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
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90
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from the De Cam Brewery. Bottled Jan 2009. Mostly clear orange-yellow pour with an immediately fading head and almost no lacing. The nose is amazing with a huge musty funk and sharp tartness along with hints of oak, sour lemon, and barnyard. The taste follows suit with sharp, almost cheesy notes initially along with hints of barnyard, tart lemon, earthy funk, and oak. The mouthfeel is smoothly sour with very little carbonation and a tart, puckering, oaky finish. Overall, an amazingly flavorful and hugely drinkable Lambic. Highly recommended!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of errantnight
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2001 bottle I've been cellaring for the past 4.5 years.

Pours a hazy pale gold with a hint of orange and just a touch of thin head.

Aroma is astounding, each new sniff yields new perceptions, and it develops as it warms. Thick must and barnyard, hints of lemon, apple, washed rind cheese, earthy.

On the palate this is round and full for a beer with almost imperceptible carbonation (as is appropriate). Vinous and layered, with a touch of mid-palate sweetness that finishes with a crisp tartness and a mineral bitterness.

A beer that on one hand begs to be sipped and savored for days, and on the other, that is so refreshing and complex and simply drinkable that you wish you could drink it by the carafe.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale golden orange body with minimal head and lace. The aroma is typical tart/sour with a touch of acidity as well as wood/oak. Brew is more of the same as the beer is smooth and easy to drink as it comprised mostly of a sharp, acidic sour tartness but it comes across less sour apple/cherry and more sour/tart tropical fruit. In other words, for as sour as this beer is there is a bit of both oaky woodiness and sweet fruit notes to this beer, and it's not just sour but also a touch of funkiness. These are the sours I like b/c it's more complex than drinking some highly carbonated sour juice that some beers of this style are like.

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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle sealed with cork and cage.

cork was very eager to come out of the bottle as soon as the cage was loosened up.

bottled date of 02/2012, so that should make this the 2009 vintage because the bottle label says that this beer is three years old.

poured into a pair of HF wine Stems.

Appearance: slightly hazy golden yellow / pale orange bodied beer with huge white head almost 4 fingers tall. The head has some staying power, but it eventually falls down to a thin cap.

Smell: Vinegar. lemons, and golden delicous apples. Musty funk that is well balanced with the tartness. Moderate oak and hint of sweet malt.

Taste: Almost reaching moderate sourness. Lemons and apple medley of golden delicious and granny smith apples. Moderate musty funk that matches the sourness nicely. Acetic sourness with decent dose of Lactobacillus. Wet oak and dry earthiness that contrast each other in an interesting and unique way. Grassy and grainy. Really really nice mineral profile found in this beer as well. Fantastic balance of all these complex flavors.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with almost moderate carbonation. Light and crisp. Gentle carbonation that becomes fairly lively as it rolls across your tongue. Slightly prickly, but never becomes too aggressive. So so very drinkable. Especially considering the almost moderate sourness of this beer.

Overall: My first De Cam beer. This easily exceeded my expectations. What a nice lambic! It reminds me of a gueuze that is slight heavier than most gueuze. Complex, balanced, with a very nice mouthfeel. A must try for every sour beer fan!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
4.24 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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