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

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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgfellow (100) - - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a deep red with minimal head. Aroma is dried fruit, old leather; pleasing. Taste is tart and characteristically light. Enjoy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2442) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Dark brown, tanned head. Smells of tart fruits, funk, cherries, caramel and malts. Medium sweet, then medium sour, nice tart fruits like apples and cherries, some caramel. Moderate bitter, mostly fruit bitterness. Very nice fruity beer, quite well balanced. Also the caramel is very well integrated. Love this one

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hazewee (40) - Andenne, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2013
Robe limpide, cuivrée aux reflets rubis. Nez oxydatif et gourmand à la fois (impression d’un vieux balsamique de Modène). Bouche à l’attaque très acidulée (pomme Granny), développant ensuite beaucoup de fruité (pêche blanche). Finale longue et complexe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2714) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Very rich nutty sour beer with black cherry, chocolate, balsamic, and light vanilla. Very tart and acidic but a nice maltyness balances things a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. It pours a small, dense, light beige head over a clear, amber body. Cherry, wood, lemon and some oxidation in the aroma. Lightly funky. It’s dry on the palate, medium bodied and soft, with cherry, some oxidation, wood and lemon. Fruity, sourish, cherry finish that lasts for some time. A quite pleasant one, but not impressive. It sort of lacks a bit on most things. 130216

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Very sour, Bretty and funky nose. Medium body, tart berry-like character, loads of Brett and acid, with a sour astringent finish. Very enjoyable. 160213

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours brownish with a small off-white head. Aroma of funk, berries, sour grapes and lemon. Flavor is puckering sour and red berries with some vinegar and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma is sour with notes of malt, sour cherries and wood. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sour with a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (12693) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood, cherries and sour fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and rather acidic. Dry and rather acidic finish. 160213

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11979) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark brown/amber with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, cherries, sour and a little vanilla. Flavour is malt, sour, vinegar, caramel, cherries, little sweet, little tart and oak.


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