Category Archives: Geuzestekerij De Cam

De Cam Perzik

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2022 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Fruitlambik: 1000 kilo perzik (peach) worden samen met 1500 liter lambik vergist op vat.

(translated to English) Fruit lambic: 1000 kilos of peach are fermented together with 1500 liters of lambic in a barrel.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.12
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2022 vintage, with a best before date of July 2032. Poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour, with a one finger white head that had good retention and left nice lacing. The bottle itself, when opened, turned out to be a slow gusher, and definitely persistent.
Aroma: Peach, peach sour gummy candy, rose apple, apple peel, lemon juice, with a touch of damp wood.
Taste: Sour, tart, slightly underripe fruit, peach, apricot, apple peel, wood, lemon juice, and an acidic lemon pulp like finish which was a little harsh.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Loved the aroma, and the flavours were nicely peach forward. Perhaps the acidic lemon pulpy finish which was a little harsh on the throat was a concern, but I’m hoping it will mellow out a bit over time.

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De Cam Lambiek Special

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2018 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) De gele kruisbes, braambes en krieken werden in hun geheel aan de lambik toegevoegd. Fruit: 45kg per liter spontane gisting lambik.

(translated to English) The yellow gooseberry, blackberry and cherries were added in their entirety to the lambic. Fruit: 45kg per liter spontaneous fermentation lambic.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.6
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2018 vintage, with a best before date of 15th November 2039. Poured into a De Cam stemmed glass.
Appearance: A slightly hazy orange pink colour with a big two finger white head that had pretty good retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, tart, cherry candy, mixed berries, oak, vinegar, with light citrus zest notes.
Taste: Fruity, tart, a touch sour, gooseberry, cherry, oak, a splash of citrus, and a touch of vinegar.
Mouthfeel: Dry, prickly, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A good mix of fruit creating a fruit punchy like aroma and flavours that was really enjoyable and easy to drink.

De Cam Oude Lambiek 5 Jaar Op Foeder

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5%
Style: Lambic – Unblended
Other Notes: 2014/2019 vintage

Brewer Description: (from Untappd in Dutch) Traditionele lambiek die 5 jaar in foeders gerijpt heeft. Gebotteld in 2019.

(translated to English) Traditional lambic aged in foeders for 5 years. Bottled in 2019.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2014/2019 vintage, with a best before date of March 2039. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen gueuze glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden orange colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Funky, musty, damp wood, wet hay, lemon, green apple, with some light mixed berry notes.
Taste: Funky, tart, a touch sour, musty damp wood, apple, citrusy, lemon, orange peel, and a touch of berries.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with no carbonation.
Overall: I usually prefer carbonation in my drinks, but this was good, enjoyable and thirst quenching.

De Cam Zjiem Bezen Framboise Lambic

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2020 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) Fruitlambik zonder hergisting: 600 kilo trosbessen en 400 kilo Frambozen worden samen met 1500 liter lambik vergist op VAT.

(translated to English) Fruit lambic without refermentation: 600 kilos of redcurrants and 400 kilos of raspberries are fermented in VAT together with 1500 liters of lambic.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.27
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, 2020 vintage, with a best before date of August 2030. Poured into a De Cam stemmed glass.
Appearance: A clear ruby red colour with a one finger pinkish head that dissipated quickly to a ring around the glass while leaving only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet candied red fruit, raspberry, redcurrants, wood, light funk, with leather notes.
Taste: Tart, light sour, leather, funky notes, candied fruit, raspberry, redcurrants, with hints of wood.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Not as complex as some of the other De Cam offerings, but still enjoyable as the candied fruit sweetness and leathery funk balances the tartness such that it’s easy to drink.

De Cam Lambiek Rabarber

Brewery: Geuzestekerij De Cam
Country: Belgium
ABV: 7.2%
Style: Lambic – Fruit
Other Notes: 2019 vintage

Brewer Description: (from bottle in Dutch) De licht rode ‘VALANTINE’ rabarber wordt geoogst in de lente. Hij wordt gebruikt voor wijn en nu ook om te vergisten met lambiek die vergist op houten vaten. 45 kilogram op 100 liter jonge lambik.

(translated to English) The light red ‘VALANTINE’ rhubarb is harvested in the spring. It is used for wine and now also for fermentation with lambic fermented in wooden barrels. 45 kilograms per 100 liters of young lambic.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, 2019 vintage, with a best before date of June 2041. Poured into a De Cam stemmed glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear copper orange colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, while leaving some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Rhubarb, earthy, oak, light funk, a touch sour, with some lemon notes.
Taste: Light sour and light funk, oak, earthy, rhubarb, pear, lemon, with some grassy herbal finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: Easy drinking and easily the most rhubarb forward lambic and/or beer that I’ve tried. Increased funk and sourness would be interesting.