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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 920   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (479) - USA - JAN 16, 2015
A nice dark ruby color almost blood red with a half finger white head that dies down and then sticks around the edge. Smells of sour candy, apple, vinegar, cherry, vanilla, some funk. Taste is a sour cherry, apple, vinegar, finishes with a nice sweet caramel malt and vanilla that washes away the sour. Small bit of funk as well. The sour has a nice bite to it but is balanced well with the sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Aroma: light sour, vinegar, barique/oak, citrus fruits. Appearance: clear, dark amber, small, creamy, off-white head. Taste: very sour. Palate: sours are quite extreme, acidic, sour cherries, soft carbonation. Overall: very, very sour Sour Ale, quite a bit too sour for my taste! Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1636) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Strong acidity. Very fruity though. A bit off balance and difficult to dring without getting stomach acidity. A bit dough like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
Balsamic vinegar nose. Ruddy brown. Super sour body. Mouth puckering. Wow. This beer is non stop sour. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
petergaynor (136) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2014
Pours a ruby coloured red with very little head. Lovely yeasty smell. Taste is nicely balanced sour with plenty of tart

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (634) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
How: Bottle. Where: At my home. Aroma: Red, sour berries, plums and apples in the background. Appearance: Ruby red with an off-white head Taste: To sour for my tastebuds, not much sweetness. Palate: medium body and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (513) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
330 mL bottle. Deep red pour, Berry and fruit, sweet aroma. Nice sweet taste with a great sour astringent finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (270) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Acid in the nose. Sour taste similar to lambic. Well balanced beer. A bit sweet. Definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
florent.janssens (195) - - DEC 27, 2014
Bière acide. Acidité qui arrive directement en bouche et qui évolue en arrière Goût. Acidité à la limite d’une geuze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (683) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Dark tawny red. A little dark foam. Bracingly tart-- almost feels like electricity on the tongue. The most pronounced and well-defined palate and mouthfeel I have ever experienced with a beer. Delicious and certainly not for everyone. I have two more in my basement and I can’t wait to enjoy them soon.


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