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


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RATINGS: 957   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (404) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Rouge parfaitement filtrée libre de mousse et de dentelles sur mon verre maculé. Nez acétique, très boisé, vinaigré et sec. J?ai l?impression que cette rouge est bien plus acide que sucrée et cette impression se confirme en bouche lorsque mes joues se contractent sous l?attaque de cette acidité balsamique. La barrique de chêne figure toujours au premier plan. Délicieuse Rouge Des Flandre, plus acide que sucrée et très rafraîchissante!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (104) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
Prachtig donker diep rood wijn zurig kersen vanille caramel aroma prachtig. Prachtige donker rood en een wolkige schuimkraag mooie caramel achtige schuimkraag. Prachtige warme droge wijnachtige kersen vanille afdronk. Komt heel vol en ruim binnen, enorm bruisend en heerlijke zuurgraad. Genieten dit, prachtig gewoon! Chapeau! Heerlijk hoe de smaken kersen appel vanille voorbij komen!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (175) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Härlig ekfatsvanilj på en bas av stenfrukter och torkade körsbär. Mycket komplex, vinös och elegant välbalanserad arom med inslag av jäst. Färgen landar mellan rubin och koppar. Skummet är kort men med perfekta lämningar. Kraftigt syrlig och bärig smak med jästinslag. Smaken är dock perfekt avrundad så att syrligheten inte blir stickande påträngande. Eftersmaken är likaledes bärig och syrlig. Munkänslan är stor och syrligt torr på samma gång. Underbart hantverk med perfekt genomförande!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3366) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - 330ml. Dark copper body with ruby glints and an average off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and oaky hints. Its robust sour taste carries fruity and woody notes. Ends with a long, strong sour finish. Awesome Flemish Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1547) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft to taster at craft and social pour dark copper with thin white head. Nose sweet malt and moderate tart sour. Taste tart sour up front, then sweet malt. Mostly reasonable sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leblancap (2) - Binche (Leval-Trahegnies), BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015 does not count
Real ’Oud Bruin’... almost perfect!! Nice head, perfect colour, incredible nose, ... full strength tartness, perfect carbonation, hint of vanilla, nice blend of sour cherries and wood tannins in the mouthfeel... Has all the characteristics of a flemish sour ale... Lacking a little bit of depth and fullness to its’ taste but otherwise... no comments. A 4 star beer in my book for sure!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (782) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear amber red with a thin ring of white foam. Flavors are vanilla, cherry, apples and oak with fruity and acetic notes. Strong acidity. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4673) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours reddish amber with a small beige head. The aroma has cherries, vinegar, cream, lemons, vanilla, mild oak and some smooth malt. It has a fairly light body with a crisp bite and some mild carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp berries, strawberries, cherries, oak, peppery spice, lemon acidity and mild apple cider vinegar. All of that is offset with smooth malt, oak and vanilla. The finish keeps the nice balance with the pepper, acidity and cherries staying up in the front. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2505) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep amber in colour with a thin off white head, good lacing. The aroma is of cherries, wood, a bit of vanilla. The flavour is of tart cherries, berries, wood, acidic. Finishes long, some sweetness turning tart. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a murky brown with light brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is complex, leather, dried fruit, faint tart apples and wood. Taste is cherry, tart Apple, moderately sour, faint vanilla. Pleasant aftertaste. Medium body, full carbonation, a bit of effervescent feel. Moderate acidity. Very nice beer, well developed flavor and not just a vinegar bomb.

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