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


on tap

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RATINGS: 962   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1056) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Decent malty background some cherry tartness, oak, caramel, dried fruits, kinda light roastiness. Moderate sourness with moderate to light sweetness, quite dry finish. Refreshing and highly enjoyable sipper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Smells weird, kind of like a typical sour red mixed with minerals. Taste is pretty sour with intense lactic and acetic sourness. Medium sharp carbonation with light to medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2563) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
330ml bottle from trade with JefVerstraete. Many thanks! Pours a deep red with bubbly pink head. Simply gorgeous. Perfectly balanced with a soft fruitiness, robust sourness and cheek sucking tartness. An absolute joy to savour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poohmets (25) - - MAY 4, 2015
Very sour balsamic smell. Appearance is flat and black. Palate is sour yet even. Taste is very nice vinegar and sourness. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (145) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2015
Интерес& пиво спонтан& брожени& с яркой благоро& почти винной, кислинк& По вкусу чем-то близко сухому вину с ягодно-ф нотками. Приятны& кислова& аромат.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (654) - - APR 26, 2015
Taster at whole foods. Pretty great sour. Complex and balanced with a pleasantly sour finish. Pours a pleasant warm hued reddish brown. Definite warmth from the oak and vanilla and nice fruit notes (cherry, raspberry) round it out. Caramel, green apple and a dose of vinegar. Super solid lambic. Plays the balance card perfectly. One to drink and ponder. Note to self- buy some quality aged cheese and pair with this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1430) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
On tap at trio on the outer banks in North Carolina it is an amber color with a slight head. The aroma is sour cherry and the taste is a strong sour flour that finishes like a tart green apple Not bad since I am not a fan of sour beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4612) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
On draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Tart cherry nose. Flavors of sour apple and cocoa. Sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michellekc (5) - California, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Medium Dark Reddish color and nearly clear with a little head. Strong cherry aroma. Cherry less noticeable in the flavor but still there. This is a sour beer for people who like sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours clear deep chestnut brown with a medium beige head, excellent retention. Aromas of tart cherry, citrus, plum, caramel, and bread. Medium light body, gentle carbonation. Moderate sweetness, strong puckering sour, very little bitter finish. Delicious!

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