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DE CAM (WOOD AGED VINTAGE ALE) Three-year-OUDE LAMBIEK



DeCam

LAMBIC/WOOD-AGED VINTAGE ALE 5% ABV                                           

SOLD OUT for 2013!

  Belgian Family Owned

  Suitable for Cellaring

  Barrel Aged/Cask Conditioned

One of Belgium’s most sought after Lambics! Karel Goddeau is the Master Blender at the Geuzestekkerij De Cam in Gooik, the pearl of Payottenland in Flemish Brabant. De Cam occupies a barn on the grounds of a museum of folk life in Gooik in the heart of Lambic country. It is a setting right out of Brueghel. Karel is revered among Lambic lovers as one of the finest blenders working today. Base Lambics come from Girardin, Drie Fonteinen, Boon and Lindemans. The casks come from Pilsner Urquell. Many people have longed to see De Cam’s lambics in the U.S. and we are very proud to be able to finally offer them.

We could wax poetic about the leathery, herbal, citric, woody, vanilla and buttery qualities—but the only way to truly appreciate it is to taste it yourself. The one quality we must emphasize is that this is an OUDE LAMBIEK (old Lambic) NOT Geuze. There is some very light sparkle to the beer but it is not intended to have the high champagne-like carbonation that Geuze aims for. Oude Lambiek is like a fine white wine and its stillness is a mark of this. De Cam’s Oude Lambiek is aged for a minimum 3 years in oak casks and then bottled (altogether 10 years of maturation!). There are only 1500 bottles in the entire United States. When De Cam opened it was the first of its kind in 40 years- a blendery dedicated to helping authentic Lambic beers to survive. Literally, when this product is gone it can never be made again.

A mighty twelve Vanberg & DeWulf beers were named to the 2012 list edited by Chris Schonberger at Complex Media “100 Beers to Try Before You Die.” One among them is DeCam.

Format
Case, 6 x 75 cl (25.4 fl oz), cork finished