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


on tap

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RATINGS: 967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Draft at Brasserie V. Deep burgundy-brown, stained glass look. Massive steady beige-red head. Intense funky sour cherry aroma, some lemony citrus. Sour citrus flavors, but also a soft, delicate malt body. Excellent stuff, world class all the way. Twangy red raspberry, cherry flavor, lots of sour depth. Mouth puckering, some lactic vanilla tones as well. The lactic sourness sticks with you. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4096) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle (12 oz).Deep cherry-brown color with a small quickly vanishing off-white head. Aroma is of sour cherries, wood, balsamic notes and slight chocolate presence. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately to heavily sour. Strong sour cherries, balsamic notes, wood, slight chocolate and some tobacco notes. Mouthfeel is dry and mouth puckering. Good Flemish Sour Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7431) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep cherry color with a medium white head. A big aggressive nose of fruit, woody and sourness. The flavor is a solid Flemish sour with brown malts, tart cherries, some yeasty dryness, a bit of sawdust bite in the finish. Really good. Has that big malt base to balance out the sourness, and it drinks quite well. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Deep ruby and clear with a small head that quickly vanished leaving a fine ring of lacing. Tart and fruity. Good body and flavor with a complex mixture of fruits strawberry citrus and oak. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear brown with a small off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Dark ripe fruit
Taste: Tart cherries, dark fruit with a very dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Poured from a 330ml bottle, thanks to Mike. Cherries, apple, chocolate, citrusy, slightly sweet. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeJslc (769) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
Deep red/copper, clear, beige head. Toasty malt and tart cherries, acidic sourness, some tannic grape-skin impressions, finishes dry. Tasty Flanders Red with pronounced sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hfmejias (1082) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of fruits (cherry and apple) and hints of malts. Taste starts sweet, caramel flavors then starts to get a bit sour from fruits nice balanced beer. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doofgoblin (451) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Great sour. Almost a sweet, rich balsamic vinegar taste. The aroma is sour, of cherry, and a faint funk. Pours brown with little head. Taste is of light cherry notes, balsamic vinegar, sweet, and a mouth aching sourness. Finishes dry, sweet, and sour. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at Rattle n Hum.. Pour is a deep red with light white head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma is vinegar, sour cherries, slightly yeasty. Taste is oak, dark fruit, tart and crisp. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.. Very nice.

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