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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 795   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pennington (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Sweet & sour cherries, S - tart cherries, mild vinegar T- vibrant sweet and sour cherries. Very well balance between the sourness and the sweet fruity cherries. Faint oakiness in there as well. Overall an exceptional beer! I would drink it again!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2851) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On draft at the Half Moon in Kennett. The pour was ruby red-tan, the head off white and average. The aroma was tart cherries, vanilla, faint faint oak. The flavor followed, tartness was present but not overdone, well complemented the base flavors, tannins and bret touches done well. Each sip seemed to change delicately with the temperature. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Smooth, easy-drinking. Not overly complex and more on the funky side. Sour cherry, touch of wood.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1769) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Pours a dark red color with a small amount of head. Big aroma of sour fruit, cherries, berries, and a little vanilla. Taste is like having a liquid jolly rancher. I haven’t had a lot of sour ales but this is definitely the most sour I’ve had and I think it was too much for me. Very acidic and vinegar like finish. I appreciate what this beer does and I enjoyed drinking it, but its just not my favorite style. Definitely an acquired taste and I’m not totally there yet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3142) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2012
On draught at DBA in Brooklyn, no cute story... just a beer on draught that I drank and rated.

Pours a deep reddish brown with a small but well retained head.

The aroma is lots of sour cherry, wet wood and a little bit of balsamic vinegar.

The flavor is mostly lots of sour cherries, the beer is earthy, bracingly sour, only mildly sweet right up front but finishes very dry.

I’d like to find a few of the bottles!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has huge notes of sour cherry, raspberry, citrus, vanilla and sweet tarts. Awesome. Dark brown reddish hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is heavy sweet, tart and sour. Palate is medium bodied and watery soft. Overall a very nice sour tart brew that really delivered the tartness in spades. A good one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Draft at Falling Rock. Nice dark brown pour with ruby, red highlights. Small khaki head. Sour cherry aroma. Pungent, sour flavor with an acetic finish. Yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Dark red color with a small head. Tart and lightly sour aroma. A bit of vinegar. Hay, oak. Very tart flavor. Moderate cherry, oak, hay. Acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep red/mahogany with an off-white head which quickly fades. No retention/lace. Aroma of sour cherry, wood, tannins, light dark fruit. Taste is moderately sour, woody, tannin, earth, light sweetness. Palate is dry, low carbonation, slick, sour finish. Good.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle - Pours deep ruby red with a thin light tan ring of head. Dried cherries, white grape, some Turkish apricot, and some sour SweetTart notes. Very smooth. The taste...holy hell is this good. Big sour cherries, Smarties, vanilla, and a lots of bracing vinegar sourness. Finishes with big time Smarties and cherry. Both puckering and smooth on the finish, if that makes any sense. Wonderfully silky smooth palate, probably due to the fine-bubbled carbonation. Oh my God I love this beer.


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