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


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RATINGS: 802   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 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (679) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a clear, dark red-brown with a short lived head and no lace. Aroma is tart, cherry and light oak. Taste of tart, cherry skin attack with oily palate and a sour finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (638) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
U: klar vackert koppar/brunröd smutsvitt gulnat skum. D: sötsyrlig doft med balsamvinäger, vingummin, röd gele, ekfat, lite knäck och choklad. S: sötsur med balsamvinäger, vitvinsvinäger, mustade äpplen, röda sträva bär,ek, lite karamell. M: medelstor till större med mjuk kolsyra och en len och lite fet/oljig textur. T: skitbra flemish red, men lite för mycket vitvinsvinäger för att det ska bli topp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (490) - - MAY 20, 2014
From BA review on 2-19-12 - Poured from bottle into chalice style glass Appearance – A deep red-brown color which formed a moderate head upon pouring. There was a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass upon the loss of the head. Smell – A sour cherry aroma hits you up front and persists throughout the aroma. Toward the end a more vinegary aroma mixes in to the sour cherry. Taste – A nice sour cherry taste meets the tongue. The taste matches the smell quite nicely, and as soon after the sour cherry hits, a bit of more vinegary/acetic acid taste comes into play. It leaves a very bitter and sour taste on the tongue. While sour and bitter it is surprisingly very nice. Mouthfeel –The sourness mixed with the bit higher level of carbonation which when combined make it a a slower drinking beer. The thickness is rather moderate, but again, due to its sour nature, it is one to sip and enjoy over the long haul. Overall – A nice dryer sour. It has lots of sour cherry flavor and some nice aromas. A good slow sipping light abv. brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5452) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Poured into a tulip (the glass, not the flower), this ale displayed a reddish brown body with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is sour cherries (stems ’n’ all) and some rust. The flavor is tangy with the cherries and also seems to carry a splash of vinegar. Sour and refreshing, this is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1106) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Cherry, some cocoa, tart but with semi-sweet finish, mahogany hue, refreshing, great representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr_MedievAle (153) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 Welch’s grape juice on the nose. Deep ruby red in color (might have been lighting in the pub I was at). Minimal frothy white head. Mouthpuckering sourness up front, tasting of sweet tarts: little sour cherry, some bitter chocolate, oak. Finishes incredibly smooth with plum and apple cider flavors. Crazily complex. Palate: refreshing carbonation with a light body. Finishes long....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
Dark reddish brown, beige head. Red berries like cherries, lemon juice, green apple, vinegar, tart, some wood. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (649) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a beautiful red color with low off-white head. Aroma of cherry, redcurrant, red wine barrels, light tart brett. Taste is medium tart and fruity with lingering sweet finish. Light, crisp body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2169) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Tap at the Coffee District. Reddish brown pour with a white head. Vinegar aromas. Tart with sour cherries, vinegar, and malty notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3790) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Location: Draft at Mekong, 5/2/14

Aroma: The nose is vinegar, sour yeast, and fruit, with some woody and malt notes
Appearance: It pours a mahogany color with an off-white colored head on it
Flavor: The flavor is heavy vinegar, plenty sour, with some tart fruit and yeast/spice notes
Palate: The body is medium, but it doesn’t have a great drinkability or mouthfeel for me
Overall Impression: I’m surprised I never rated this one, so here it is now. This isn’t my favorite type of beer within this style just due to the overwhelming vinegaryness of the flavor, and personally not quite loving that type of sour. Still, I can appreciate this one, even if it isn’t totally for me.

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