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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: 825   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bediddleby (11) - - JUN 15, 2014
If you like sour beers you will love this beer. If it's available to you, just get it. If you've never had sour beer, try it. If you don't like it, never get another sour. (Though, I will say, sours are usually an acquired taste.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at Terra Waconia restaurant. Sourness clear in the nose. Cherries. Dark red body with thin off white head. Tart mouthfeel with a malt backbone. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5617) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Tap at Grand Cru, Hampden, Baltimore. Berry sour, dry, light. Bright red, offwhite lace. Dry chewy body. Nice balance. Just what I needed after travelling for a day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3919) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Some pucker and vinegar with a light smooth sour body and cherry in finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (104) - - JUN 4, 2014
citrus, herbs, woody, red, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, full body, lively, long finish

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2033) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2014
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun färg. Lite som de gamla Fahrenheitflaskorna. Syrlig lambikdoft plus laktosyrlighet, körsbär. Smakmässigt närmare flamländskt rödöl än lambik. Tydlig sötma, torkade körsbär, syrliga plommon, vanillin, rejäl syrlighet. riktigt trevlig.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xBEERxNOLA (71) - - JUN 1, 2014
Super high carb. Really has a lot of bite. Really sour. I love this. Champagne like but not too dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (925) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 31, 2014
33cl bottle from Oak Barrel, Sydney (exp 22/2/15). A fine example of a Flemish sour red ale with a nice tart sour finish and notes of cherries and malt vinegar. Refreshing palate with medium-light body and oily texture. Dark red appearance with smallish beige coloured head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Ahhhh - I have a rule of not drinking any European beers when in the US but the bar tend at Cannery Row Brewing Co gave me a generous sample of this to compare against Lost Abbey’s Red Poppy so fuck it, a rates a rate, not like I haven’t had this a few times over the years anyway - 29/04/14. Murky reddish amber with a decent sized off white meets crimson head. Nose is bitter cherries, musty wood, dank straw, dark pitted fruit. Taste comprises cherry skins, tarte bramble berry, light acidic value, dank wood, light funk, soured red berry compote. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy berry closure. Nice Flemish red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ester_ (98) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Brown-orange color with a big persistent foam collar. Aromas of wild yeasts, sour, wood and red fruits. Flavors of wild yeasts sour, red fruits and wood. Couleur brune-orangée, beau col de mousse persistant. Nez de levures sauvages, "sour", bois et fruits rouges. Saveurs de levures sauvages, "sour", fruits rouge et bois.


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