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


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RATINGS: 836   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Timvim (89) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
On bottle @ GH nation (student pub), Uppsala, Sweden 20140730. Aroma of cherries, oak and vanilla. Taste is similar with a bit of green apples and acetic acid. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hermod (3163) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
33cl bottle @home. BBE 09 09 15. Pours red/mahogany with a thin head. Sour aroma with red berries, apples, cherries and some vinegar notes, Flavor is tart with green apples, wood and cherry notes. The finish has some sweet notes, but still this beer is very dry. High carbonation. Complex, grows on you, gets better with every sip. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (426) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Draft pour at Bottleworks. Pours a deep dark red with no head. Sour dark fruit aroma. Flavor is intense sour cherry. I love the tart in this beer but finishes just a bit sweet. Other than that, this is a standout beer. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle->tulip. Dark amber with moderate frothy lite tan head. A: funky sour yeast. T: same, quite sour, which ascends. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (448) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Clear dark brown with a small creamy khaki head. Tart vinegary aroma with some red currant- Taste is tart with balsamic vinegar, red/unripe currants. Well balanced. Thin body, soft carbonation, dry and woody. Short dry after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle 33 cl thanks to Knä (not on ratebeer). Sampled on July 23, 2014.
BB 04 09 15.
Clear dark red color, smallish fizzy tan head. Acidic, some vinegar scent. Sweet, mixed with acidity, not much vinegar, currant berry taste. Sour aftertaste. One of the best of the style I’ve had in a long time (this style is usually not close to a fav for me). Medium low mouthfeel, very very low bitterness.
What I like that I think differes from most others in the style I’ve tried is the low parts of vinegar and not so much sweetness mixed in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (694) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Couleur cuivrée aux reflets rouges, légère mousse blanche. Super nez typique fruité, aigre, vineux, fut de vin. Gout fruité, cerise, avec aigreur magnifique et robuste. On de note une note vanillée en fin de bouche. Superbe Oud Bruin, tout ce que j’aime!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (754) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark red brown. Aroma of cherries, acidic, some funk, slight creaminess. Tastes cherry, sour, prunes. really quite salty. Yeasty brine. Mild carb. Oaky. Some ammonia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2770) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you stoutnick! Pours deep brownish red with a frothy pinkish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, grape juice, lemon juice, moist wood, blackberries, sour cherries, moist hay, lemon zest and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is tslightly sweet, sour, slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, grape juice, moist hay, raisins, blackberries, cherries in sugar syrup, oatmeal cookies, moist wood, grape skins and hints of red wine vinegar. mouthfeel is slightly dry, soft, round, tiny mouth-puckering, tiny throat-burning and medium bodied. finish is sour, slightly malty and slightly fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, blackberries, raspberries, sour cherries, moist hay, moist wood and grape skins. Solid good sour…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Beautifully balanced. Nice color , leg appearance on the draft . Great sour!

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