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


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RATINGS: 887   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (469) - CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours mostly clear deep amber brown (some particulate) with a fat finger of dense light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, light patchy lacing (4/5). Nose is dominated by sour cherry, with a hint of other berries and oaky wood, balsamic vinegar (9/10). Taste is mild sweet, moderately intense sour, just a hint of umame (8/10). Medium to full body, moderate to prickly sustained carbonation, with a tart, dry finish (5/5). Now that’s what I’m talking about! I do love me a good Flemish red, and that’s a good Flemish red. Lovely sour on the nose and the tongue, finishing tart and crisp. Well worth the inevitable heartburn! (18/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1594) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Sour aroma of berries, dried fruits and live yeast. Sweet and sour, slightly acidic taste. Medium body. Very well balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (453) - - OCT 12, 2014
Drink inbred vinegar bit is really bad not my fav. Andy thinks it's ok blah for Julie not me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregorymconway (163) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 330ml bottle from St Veronus. Deep brown red body with minimal to non-existent off white head. Sour cherry, light berries, wood, not much comes through past the intensity of the cherry. Very tart in taste, however not overbearing whatsoever. Very wine like, very minimal lacing. Extremely full bodied and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Keg @ Mekong. Hazy deep amber pour with a small head. Aroma of raspberry donuts, salt, light vinegar and wood. Flavor has a string tart raspberry jam character. Salty/sweet profile. Abrupt crisp finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"stumbled upon this on tap at Pangea in Sac w/o realizing it was a wishlist brew! quite sour in smell and taste, with a lot of apple vinegar and sweet cherries and oak. pretty good example of a flemish red. somewhere in the 5% range, but alcohol is definitely irrelevant with such flavorful brews. good stuff."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hockert (103) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown. Low head that goes down fast. Smells of sour apple, plumes and cherry. Taste is dry and sour. Nice balanced. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a clearish brown with a small off-white head. Sour with citrus fruit aromas. Also notes of metals. Seems like a clearish red that went wrong and got too sour. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at home - Tasting with Mette, Sune & Jørgen. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Redberries. Rubber. Vanilla. Fruity. Acid notes. High acid. Boring aroma. Pear. Apple. Fruity. Green fruits. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Mette & Theis. Hazy red-brown colored with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and red wine. Fruity flavor of red wine and caramel and with acidic notes. Tart finish.

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