Bill Becker (772) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml corked and caged bottle from Jan 2009.
Okay, I put it in the fridge for about an hour and when I removed the cage, the cork shot out like a rocket. Thankfully, I didnít lose much of the beer.
It pours a huge head of foam..I can see a cloudy straw yellow brew underneath. As the foam shrinks, it leaves some nice lacing behind.
The smell is both very sour and a bit bitter. Lots of apple like tartness dominate but thereís also a barnyard kind of smell there. It smells so good. I wonder if the taste can match it.
Green apple tartness is up front, slight hint of funk, a bit of hop bitterness, more sourness...this is a grand brew to drink if you really dig sours. Iím smacking my mouth drinking this. I just donít want the sourness of this brew to leave my palate!
On the low end of medium bodied with a lively level of carbonation, the mouthfeel is just fine.
This IS one hell of a Geuze! De Cam beers are awesome!
aleigator (735) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De Cam oude Geuze í13 Vintage consumed on 160708
Pours a clear amber-orange color with a bubbly, medium head, which turns out to be unusual stable.
Smells of a profound funkiness, entangled into dried apple peel and dusty, old oak. Has a mineralic stony quality with wet mushrooms and a flowery grassiness to it. White bread and sour lemon pulp compliment both to the pungent funk in this, establishing an awesome, aromaful nose, which is hard to compare to any of the other Lambic.
Has a lively but fitting carbonation and an utmost refreshing light body, revealing tons of flavor nuances. This creates an ever developing taste, which focusses throughout on its taste defining sourness.
Tastes of moldy earth, old apple peel, wet stones and a juicy lemony whiff. The lemon turns more flavorful after this initial stage, opening up the palate to a well dosed sourness, defining the flavors without getting close to numbing the tongue. Apple gets a tad sweeter during the finish with an aqueous softness, wrapped up by crisp lemon peel.
Drinks very nice, full of fruit supported funk with a bright, soft finish, soothing the sourness without loosing any character. Moldy, matured white wine characteristics get combined with crisp lemon and create an inciting potential.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4333) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml Bottle, 2009 vintage. A hot day like today calls for a refreshing lambic so I cracked my 2009 Oude Geuze from De Cam.
6.5% and a crystal clear deep gold with an incredible nose of oak, lemon, ripe bananas(?), and a peppery/woodsy funk.
Medium bodied with a sharp carbonation and a dry finish.
The taste is tart, acidic, tannic oak, white pepper and very dry. Man this hits the spot. If youíre a fan of lemonade on a hot day then grab a geuze to enjoy.
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Sovereign in Georgetown. Pours a clear light copper with an off white head. Woody, musty aroma. Flavors of bandaids, dank straw and tart apple. Yum.
Japalo (1774) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@home. L56-2014. Koelship. Nice sound when opening. Happy new year. Short lasting 2 finger foam. Golden slight haze. Stall wooden plum notes. Fresh sour taste lovely blended with the dry finish. Good oak body. Very drinkable. Complex too. Champagne go home ;). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClubGonzo (5358) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2009 vintage. The cork pops right out of this one, but no gusher is in sight. Instead, a gentle smoke arises from the bottleneck, promising a very high carbonation level contained within the liquid therein. Pours a slightly hazy light golden body with a large creamy white head. Aroma is smooth funky brett notes, hay, lemon peel, citric notes, straw and hints of minerals, red fruits and grape peel. Taste is lemon juice, stable notes, lots of funky brett tones, hay, citrus peel and hints of grape peel, cellar must, straw and vinous fruity tones. Light, dry body, high to fizzy carbonation. A real funkfest and a lovely dry, slightly fruity geuze with lots of character. Very nice.
Nische (1799) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 1998 Vintage. Hazy amber with very small white head. Deep aroma with layers of petroleum, oak, apple zest. Taste follows the same with some dusty rubbery notes that actually fits perfectly here. Light funk, mellow citrus and apple notes. Extremely nicely balanced flavors. Quite mild overall with just hints of dust, stable and funk.
umich03jm (3416) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is super funky. Big barnyard and cotton funk, some vinegar and oak. Tastes like barnyard and oak big time. Moderately sour, very dry, great funky barnyard.
linusb (717) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like all the rest a 2009 bottle. ;)
Small gusher and quite heavy carbonated. Nice taste to it and quite tart! Nice!
tarmok (1103) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of cider vinegar, cellar. Taste same, light sweet, heavy sour. Medium body, light feel, soft carbonisation, long finish.
VamboladeTolly (1400) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange with small white head. Aroma: Fruity, sourish, vinegar, raw apples. Taste: medium + sour, viger, acid, raw apples, slight sulphur, hay. Well balanced.Nice one.