Oude Lambiek De Cam | De Cam Geuzestekerij

Oude Lambiek De CamOude Lambiek De Cam
BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 343 ratings
Oude Lambiek De CamOude Lambiek De Cam
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheLongBeachBum on 09-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,254
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
343
Liked:
307
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
9.72%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
89
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 343 |  Reviews: 114
Photo of blisscent
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.48/5  rDev -17.5%
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 samEBC
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours yellow-orange and completely still. Smells of tart fruit, oak, sour apple, and even some acidic, mustardy deviled egg funk. Tastes bracingly tart, with crisp Granny Smith apple and pear nuances. Not much grain in the flavor for an unblended lambic. Feel is soft and heavy without the carbonation. Overall very tasty. Not sure I would pay $45 for a bottle again.

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Photo of Duff27
3.62/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of straightlambic
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BDeibs
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thegerm87
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnParadee
2.39/5  rDev -43.4%
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 LightnerLiquorKS
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ken_P
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KillerJigger
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Liked this over DDG by a bit!!

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Photo of trevorpost
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Highbury09
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

UPDATE: Had a better managed bottle at Moeder Lambic.


Took the top off. Note I didn't pop a cork. There was no pop to be had.

Appearance: Light orange, no head.

Aroma: Smells like it's gonna be pretty sour. Nice vanilla and oak, touch of some brett.

Flavor: Less intense acidity, some oaky tannins, some sweetness. Not a ton of brett character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carb, almost still.

Overall: As a beer price not considered, it's meh. $40 price tag considered, probably won't pick up another De Cam.

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Photo of Damian
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 750 ml/1 pint 9.4 fl oz. corked and caged bottle purchased at Pemberton Farms, Cambridge, MA
Bottle date: 2/2012
Served in a traditional lambic tumbler

The beer poured a completely still, medium amber color. Unusual for most beers but apparently the norm for unblended lambics. Some large bubbles capped the liquid but they quickly dissolved. Minute sized bubbles could be seen suspended throughout the liquid.

Outstanding aroma. Super funky, musty and complex. The beer had an intense "aged" quality to it. Bug-y and barnyard-like. Funky cheese came to mind. Loads of hay as well. Quite lemony. Lemon rind was most apparent. The beer was both sweet and tart with subtle notes of apple juice. Speaking of "sweet" and "tart," this reminded me a bit of SweeTARTS candies. There was a woodsy, oaky quality as well. Touch of Band Aid. All in all, really interesting.

The flavor profile was also solid but definitely not as funky or as interesting as the aroma. Slightly sweet up front with some crackery malt and green apple notes. The beer turned drier as it moved along the palate. Lemon came through strong. Some vinegar as well. Really crisp and tart. Quite yeasty. Lemon rind dominated in the ultra dry, pithy, semi-bitter finish. Earthy, aged hop notes were also detectible.

With the beer being completely still, I found the mouthfeel rather difficult to assess. The liquid seemed to be medium bodied, but it felt quite watery. Not terrible per se, but not exactly my cup of tea. I assume that this is appropriate for the style.

This was my first time trying an unblended lambic and it was quite an adventure. The aroma was truly fantastic and the flavor, mouthfeel and appearance were all very unique as well. Although I doubt I would repurchase this based on its high price point (I paid $35 for my bottle), I was glad that I gave it a try.

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Oude Lambiek De Cam from De Cam Geuzestekerij
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 343 ratings
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