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De Cam Oude Lambiek

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Brewed by Geuzestekerij De Cam
Style: Lambic Style - Unblended
Gooik, Belgium

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Unlike many other unblended oude lambik, there exists both draft and bottled versions of De Cam Oude Lambiek.

Please note the age of the sample you are reviewing when entering your rating. While many factors determine whether you have had "Jonge" or "Oude" Lambik, a general rule of thumb is to enter 1 year-old or older lambik under "De Cam Oude Lambiek" and anything less than 6 months-old under "De Cam Jonge Lambiek".

For those between 6 and 12 months of age, you should take in to consideration the character of the lambik. Samples presenting themselves as hazy/cloudy, with some head-formation and residual sugar should be entered as "Jonge Lambik", while those that are drier, higher in clarity and with little/no head formation should be entered as "Oude Lambik".


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2219) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at Dougís house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 750 mL bottle. The pour is a murky orangey gold color with no head or sign of carbonation. This is a little different. The aroma is interesting. There is a tart vinegar right up front and a bit of yeast, barnyard, light fruit skin, and a bit of dried hay. Itís messy. The flavor is much of the same. There is a light stone fruit to it, but itís overshadowed. There is a little bit of leather on top of the barnyard and an oaky funk. The mouth feel is oily and flat as fuck. There is no carb at all, and thatís an issue I believe. The aftertaste is lingeringly oaky and funky. There isnít much good happening here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (1263) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2016
At the epic peach/apricot sour tasting. Aroma is sour, funk, skins, good. Appearance is amber golden, clear, flat. Taste is flat, oak barrel, funk, barnyard, eh. Mouthfeel is flat, light to medium body, oak funk aftertaste. Overall, first unblended did not impress.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Taboada (828) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle sample tasted at BBF Lab Madrid 2016 on the 02/07/2016. Hazy golden colour whit a white disappearing head. Aroma is leather, sour grapes, lactic and lemon acidity. Taste is very dry, medium sour and light bitter. Aftertaste is light tart, light bitter with herbal and citrus flavor. Next one please!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle (2015), shared by Mart - thanks! Murky orange with no head. Acidic, esters, peach, funk, dirty horseblanket. Acidic finish. Tastes fruity, peachy, sour, earthy and appley. Crisp, sticky, and I repeat: acidic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (5386) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2016
750ml c&c bottle from a group that may or may not exist on this site. Poured a super flat sun burnt orange body with zero head from the lack of carbonation. Aroma is tart apple cider vinegar, horse blanket, set leather, yeast, tannins and slight manure. Body is horribly flat, zero carbonation and an average aftertaste on the flavor. Flavor of green apple cider, leather, tannins, horse blanket, light funk and cob webs. Body sucks, actually flatter than water somehow.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1780) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2016
750ml bottle of 3 year old, bottled 2/2012. Pours an orange color without any head. No carbonation. Mild lambic flavors, a little zesty sourness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6015) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2016
750ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Cloudy orange color. Tiny size, bubbly head, stays. Sweet, acidic, leather, bit of manure in aroma. Acidic, fruity, apples, leather, rubber in taste. Fruity, apples and rubber in aftertaste. Acidic jammy mouthfeel. Drinkable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (2817) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle (from belgiuminabox). Pours golden. Aroma is fruity, acidic, oak, citrus, lemon. Flavor is sweet and bitter, peaches, lemon, funk, salty. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (2770) - ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
2015 bottle shared by Mart. Hazy amber, no head. Nose is horse and barnyard, dry notes, tartness, fruit. Flavor is tart, fruity, lemons, salt, earth. Tart finish, medium dry. Almost oily mouthfeel, lingering fruity and earthy dryness. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4489) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle in Rome. Thanks Mortlach! Still dark gold, clear. No head. A little waft of funky rotting fruit. A little oxidation, lots of sweet fruit juice. Clean, rather tasty, but a little muted. nice treat.


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