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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (2247) - Ouray, Colorado, 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 I’ve had in a long time. Thanks Santa you clearly went above and beyond to get me this.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2267) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Dated Jan 2015. Bottle opens easily with no pop, and a lot of the gas has gone. Beautiful reddish glow to this delicate looking orange beer, very thin head, only lightly effervescent. Nose is leather, sour, apple vinegar, apple cider, white and oxidised flesh apple, light horseblanket. Not massively funky or farmyardy, but really nice apple and cider fruit with leather. Taste is dry, fruity apple cider, sour apple vinegar, white wine vinegar, tart, citric acid, leather, lactobacillus sour, some tannin like substance on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killroy (96) - BULGARIA - JAN 29, 2016
Orange color with almost no head. Soar aroma, with some spices, citrus. Similar taste. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (2465) - NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2015 Bottle shared with TO, SO and PMR at Melkebaren, Sandnes, 19.12.15. Pale orange. Very small head. Clean aroma of brett and citrus. Also some malt. Complex. Astringent mouthfeel.. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1287) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Vova! Hazy orange color. Aroma of oak, wine, greeen apples, floral, winegar. Not very sour, floral, wineous, woody, spicy flavors, notes of pepper, lemon peel, grass. Medium-bodied, dry, flat. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (1060) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel, Tel Aviv. Many thanks for this one. Clear golden with no head. Aroma of wild yeasts, funk, rosemary and some orange peels. Sour flavor with notes of orange, funky, bitter with some black pepper and wood. Flat, medium-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2015
At a tasting, many thanks, light hazy palish orange color, aroma vinegar, paper and some spiciness, wood and citrus flavor with some saddle and spice, light sourness and quite mellow. woody oranhe peal bitterness. Really interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neongolden (1012) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
(2001 750ml bottle @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Nov 17 2015, split w/ phyllomedusa) Pours clear deep gold with, of course, no head. Aroma is delightfully wet, earthy and funky, like a forest floor with fresh mushrooms and decaying leaves. A bit of brighter herbal blend on top of balanced dry wood core. The palate has a beautiful balance of light acidity, wood, wet leaves, mushrooms, wet earth, lemon/lime zest, a hint of quickly buried white grape. Finish has a bit of lingering acidity but is dominated by wet earth, leaves, soft tannins and mushrooms. Nice umami! Medium bodied and slightly slick, flat. Wow. If this is what 14 years does to oude lambic then it should always be aged that long. Just lovely quality to this beer, so contemplative a sipper.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (1121) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2015
Occasion rêvée de placer un nouveau style de bière sur Ratebeer avec ce lambic unblend … Mais le rêve s’arrête là en matière de dégustation !!! Pour le reste, cette bière m’a rappelé d’agréables moments à la Bécasse de Bruxelles, où on dégustait ce type de lambic en groupe sur les fameux bancs de bois, en chantant toutes les vieilles fariboles des Marolles et autres joyeuseries propres à amuser l’âme ou le coeur des students que nous étions … Bref, pas grand-chose à se mettre sous la dent avec ce Oude Lambiek de Gooik, dans ce bizarre pays du Pajottenland … Même s’il a vieilli trois belles années dans les vieux djiboulous de chêne de plus d’un siècle, ce jus de chaussette ne va pas révolutionner l’art brassicole … Niveau abv de 5 % en format de 75 cl. Couleur orange/mandarine, à la clarté très légèrement voilée. Quelques bulles éparses, fines et lentes. Mousse qui est juste un filet blanc contre la paroi du verre. Arômes de vinaigre, bois de fût, raisin au pressoir, petit vin blanc. 1ère bouche fluide à la saveur aigrelette, sûre, vinaigrée. Arrière-bouche de vin perlé. 2ème sans aucune ampleur, vague. Arrière-bouche de petit vin de troquet. La longueur ne montre aucun développement. Les jambes sont huileuses. La levure est spontanée, et pas évidente. L’alcool est bof. La finale est bof. CONCLUSION : pas de quoi casser une patte à une mouche, même dans un caberdouche avec un manouche … Mes points vont à l’étiquette, à l’ambiance de la Bécasse, et au Manneken Pis ... Bref, on n’irait pas à Bruxelles pour ce lambic, même si moi j’y suis allé pour l’acheter ... Et ce n’était pas loin de Molenbeek St Jean, qui, si l’on traduit bien pourrait se dire « le ruisseau aux moulins de St Jean », c’est poétique …

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Huge thanks to sideshowe for sharing. 2003 vintage. Pours a dark golden orange color that’s almost flat with a one finger, bubbly white head that slowly settles into an impressive lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Intense aroma with a great balance of lactic funk, acetic acid, barnyard must, pale malt, light fruit and citrus. Funky lactic cheesiness along with oak, wet grass, cobweb and bandaid followed by acetic vinegar, strawberry and citrus rind. Smells absolutely incredible with barnyard funk, horseblanket, acidity and sweet fruit notes bouncing off of each other . I can’t imagine any way in which the aroma could be improved. Medium bodied with delicate carbonation and a nice balance of lactic funk, acetic acid, oak barrel and sweet fruit. Tart and puckering with the perfect amount of sourness. Great oak barrel and lactic/cheesy funk flavors along with lingering acetic acid that’s complimented by light fruit and zesty citrus. Not solvent-like, harsh or overly acidic with strawberry and orange zest sweetness countering the sour funk. Mouthfeel is incredible with the perfect amount of acetic qulaity that leaves me thirsting for more. Incredibly complex yet insanely drinkable. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GTAEgeek (1665) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2012 bottle, shared at my cellar clearing party. Hazy orange, with a ruby hint, and a big, pillowy, beige head. Nose is orange peels, strong cloves, white grapes, and grapefruit. Sweet and citrusy, very tart, with just a touch of bitterness. Light to medium body, crisp, effervescent, and pretty acidic. This is a very pleasant, aromatic, and wonderfully complex lambic.


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