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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 17, 2013
750 ml bottle courtesy of Secret santa. Thanks. Pours a cloudy amber color with minimal head that instantly vanishes away. Perhaps this is a Jonge Lambik. The aroma is disgusting with extra funky horse blanket, whores dirty sheets and some barnyard bouquet--very nice. The flavor, like the aroma, is overtly funky with overripe fruits, cider, spoiled tart green apples, bit of sugar, oak and cedar. The palate is full and smooth with very soft carbonation. Finishes long and tart. Overall: I loved this, funkiest beer Iíve had in a long time. Thanks Santa you clearly went above and beyond to get me this.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kr1zz (213) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
Bottle bought at Dranken Geers last year. Pours hazy golden with no head and no carbonation. Yeasty sour aroma, dry, oak finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (23) - - APR 10, 2015
Aroma: Yeast barnyard aromas, banana, Peach. Appearance: clear, golden, no head Taste: heavily sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, fruity and fresch. thin feel, no carbonation. Tasty!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (979) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2015
Corked and caged bottle, 2012. Pour is slightly hazy orange with some head. Nose is cheesy, lemon juice, green apples and some funk. Taste has apple skin, some lime zest, apple juice, funk and some light bitterness. Low carbonation, almost completely flat.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Awesome olfactory aroma of cellar oak cedar barnyard with green apple sharpness. Flat no head. Flavor or sour peaches and hay with some yeasty spice and bread. True classic style lambic. Perfect.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (405) - randers, DENMARK - APR 4, 2015
Floral aroma, appear pale light Brown without head. Taste heavy sour. Medium bodied heavy sour aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3309) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottled version USA Distribution. Purchased at least 18 months ago and stored in the cellar horizontally. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a Gueuze Tumbler and allowed to warm and decant for a bit.

A - Nice darker orange, bronze / copper colored.....flat, obviously.

S - Nose is cheesy, wet hay, lemon skins and peach juice. A touch of strawberry and spice.

T - This is a very thin beer. Lots of funk, cheese, hay and grass. A little bit of metallic taste, juicy orange. Finish is very thin it does coat the teeth a little bit but not all that sour.

M - Oily, incredibly thin mouthfeel. Lingering copper finish.

O - Itís not great compared to most old lambic Iíve had but considering itís bottled and distributed, not a bad find. The price is steep in USA distro $ 35+ a bottle.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3138) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2015
750ml bottle pours out an amber color no head. This thing was totally flat. Nose is green apple leather some dust. Taste is green apple fruits barrel notes and a nice funk.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1781) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 26, 2015
75cl bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Color is dark gold, orange. Almost no head. Taste is medium high sour, light to medium sweet, medium bitter. Body is smooth. Aroma is cheese, hop, fruit, citric, brett.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (599) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 24, 2015
This was definitely an oude version. 0,75 bottle at Mad for Beer pub in Rome - Italy, together with mortlach. Pours clear amber orange color, some bubbling phenomena on the surface. Nose: curry powder, green apples, stable. Mouth: mild tartness, very balanced sourness, white vinegar, fruity in a way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle @ fermentoren. Pours clear deep orange with no head. Aroma is very raw and authentic with a lot of rural notes, vinegar, horse blanket, oak, apples, weak floral notes and lambik storage room. The taste follows up with notes of horse blanket, fresh and almost floral notes, vinegar, weak vanilla, weak sweet white wine, goose berries and some oak. Iíve really come to like the unblended style and for what is is I think it is excellent and delicate.


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