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


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RATINGS: 807   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2012
PIcked up 2 bottles of this in Belgium. Best by 2/15/14. Enjoyed in a bordeaux glass.

A - Very light red pour into the glass. But in the bowl, it’s red to dark brown appearance. Nice clarity, no yeast or haze cloudiness.

S - Cherries and tart funkiness on the nose. Hints of oak and a slight hint of that notorious Rodenbach yeast strain. However, it’s weak as far as picking things out. It took a lot of work to pick out what I smelled.

T - Lots of cherries, oak, vanilla and a hint of pineapple. Lots of tropical / passion fruit going on here. Very sweet, very tart and zero hints of vinegar at all. It’s a solid tasting beer!

M - Medium carbonation, light body. Easy to drink.

O - This is a great tasting beer. Very earthy and rugged but tasty and enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
This is a fun Sour Ale! I loved it! Aroma is strong and sweet, with minimal head. Color is deep red and slightly opaque. My first thought about the flavor and palate was that I had just popped a Sour Cherry Warhead into my mouth, thats pretty sour. Good blend of flavor and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (316) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma is sour, but full. Pours dark red with almost no head. Palate is robust, can detect the alcohol, and sweet. Ends with a sour punch, making it fun to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10127) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Clear amber/brown beer with a beige head. Vinous fruity aroma, sourish, red berries, grapes, rubber, banana, hop notes, citrus. Sourish fruity flavor, hay, herbal, grapes, rubber, grapefruit, lemongrass, barnyard notes, red berries, woody, peach, sour. Really fresh and lovely to find this complexity in a rather low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13771) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Tap @ Brussels Beer Weekend, 2012. Pours clear amber with a creamy head. Fruit, barnyard, caramel and oak. Lambic like notes. Dry, tart and crisp. Balanced. Lovely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Pours red brown with a large light tan head. Smells mildly sour and mildly sweet. Taste is sour with a very subtle sweetness. Medium-bodied with an astringent texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge finishes with subtle fruit and fair amounts of sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toxichop (329) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
P: Deep brown ruby red with a lacing for a head. A: vanilla, sour apples and funky yeast. T: stone fruits, green apples, cranberries, lemon, pretty sour and tart but not overpowerin. M: full body and dry. A really enjoyable flanders.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JTSingletary (1) - Temple Terrace, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2012 does not count
Sour, somewhat vinegary, but great flavor. Rouge color. Love this beer. Blah blah blah. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
Clear reddish brown colour, slightest white head. Aroma of wood, caramel, fruity, cherry, sour notes, light coffee, red fruits, quite tart. Tart flavour, citrus, acidic, wood, brown sugar, vanilla, red wine and light redcurrant. Finish vanilla, redcurrant, red grapes and citrus.
Nice one!
(From 33cL bottle @ De Kluizenaar, Nijmegen)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2574) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Blood red body, thin pinkish-white head, quickly receded to a thin tight colar. Only a few stray trails of lacing. Nose is full of bold cherries, grape soda, oak and a hint of dark chocolate and lactic notes. Flavor is a bit cleaner with cherries and grape soda taking center stage. Mild sourness complements of a blend of acetic and lactic acids. Mild carbonation. Medium to light bodied. An exceptional value.

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