Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 837   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The beer Cuvée des Jacobins is unblended old lambic, aged for at least 18 months in (French) oak barrels from the cognac region. These oak barrels are called ’Foeders’ in Dutch. It has a robust character but is beautiful and sophisticated with a full body and overtones of vanilla, dried cherry, stone fruit and cocoa. It is a complex, beautiful sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
Has a small, fizzy head, burgundy, fiery color with hints of brown oak in it. Invites with aromas of fermented grapes, vinegar notes and sweeter malts, with hints of tart acidity. Sparkling sourness convinces from the first glance, with a tongue-drying, vinous aspect, among high carbonation. It has a gentle fruity note of overripe grapes, which goes well with the sharp vinegar bite, resulting in a very pleasant taste, which reminds me of a good, medium-bodied wine. This brew has a fantastic complexity compared to its relatively low abv, with an intense, dry sourness, which gets especially recognizable during the finish, which is like the rest of the beer just very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3876) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Aroma is fruit, strong tartness and a hint of cotton candy/sweetness. The flavor is fruit, cherries, mild oak, malts and a long and sour/tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1152) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Mørk orangebrun med høyt beige skum. Kirsebæreddik, syrlige epler og noe maltlukt. Snerpende sur, syrlig smak. Lite kullsyre. Tørr. Koseøl!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (239) - Tasmania, - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. It pours a dark copper-red with a small but creamy-looking off-white head. The aroma is enjoyable, with vinegar and caramel. The flavour is initially sweet with fruity berry (not beery) notes, quickly tending towards sour with a lasting sour finish. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5960) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Fontaines. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is light sourness, wood, light caramel, redwine, little vinegar, dusty notes. Flavor is malt, sourness, dark tart cherries, caramel, wood, tartness, redwine, vinegar. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting sour winelike finish. 300714

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (380) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Draft @Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Aroma is dry, fruity, bit sour. Taste is a bit sour, dry, fruity. Dry and more sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3115) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Draft 2 Antwaerps Bierhuyske Pours clear, but very dark redbrown . Small white head . Smell is dry sourness, barrel , fleshy, some fruits . Taste is very intense . Nice sourness, rather sharp , very dry (!) . Fruity undertone . Very balanced . Pretty nice,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (820) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Wife ordered this draft at Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA served in a snifter glass, hazy reddish-amber color with thin white head. Aroma of sour fruit (apple, cherry), vinegar and light wood. Taste adds notes of vanilla, tartness, some straw, bread and some mineral. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, dry with lingering tartness. Intense pleasant sour-tart beer, my wife made an excellent choice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Nose is wood, vanilla, cherry, green apple, peach; very nice. Taste leads sour before migrating to a puckerish sweetness. Taste of cherry, green apple, vanilla, slight citrus, a little cola and caramel in the sweetness in the finish. A complex and delicious beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Unfortunately the cooler this was kept in isn’t functioning correctly and the beer is served too warm. For me this is a beer that does need to be at least somewhat chilled. This had a great head and lace. Had a very aromatic, pungent aroma. Cant pick up some of the finer qualities as they’re lost in the acidity that more fully expressed with the warmer temps.

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