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

Photo of Zach136
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
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 +1.7%
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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Photo of Liquidswordz
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitze
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Brilliant copper gold with a slight hint of a fizz.
S: horse blanket, goat, over ripe fruit, lemon.
T: Lemon, tart, citrus, herbal, leather, vanilla, wood, wine like.
M: The odd bubble here and there – petillant rather than carbonated.
O: A unique and very interesting beer.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EB1
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 CraigTravor
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetChicken
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Bottle Date: 2/2012.

A- Pours a solid bronze color with nearly no bubbles at all. Flat?

S- Somewhat sweet, oaky and tart. Has that delightful gueuze funk.

T- Has the tartness and funk one expects from a gueuze. Moderate vinegary taste, very dry. Mild acidity brings notes of lemon. After a while, it breaks into full-on sour. At first it wasn't doing it for me but, the more I drink it, the more it quenches my thirst for that sour apple pucker combined with that oaky tannic quality.

M- As said before, it's dry, it's flat and pretty much lifeless but the flavor makes up for that in the long run. Light body.

O- While I would certainly take a Tilquin over this any day, it's quite good for what it is. Not really worth the price asked IMO, but I'm glad I got to try it all the same.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justin-m
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of stcules
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Botteldatum: 2010
Light orange color, a veil of foam.
In the smell the right funkyness, citric. Good. Some leather, but with notes quite sweet.
A good tartness, clean and not too extreme.
But very, very pleasant.
!4 years in the bottle, and still relatively fresh taste.
Some more tartness in the aftertaste.
Good.

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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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