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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: 927   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz bottle $5.99. Dark red-brown color, good head at first and then a film of bubbles. Smells a bit like cherries, wood, brett adn possibly pedio(?), I anticipate it will be sour. Taste is more complex than I expected with the wood playing a good part, sour but not completely mouth puckering. One of the better Flanders Reds that I’ve had. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-15-2012 02:26:51

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoyalTenenbaum (6) - USA - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
Light aroma notes of bread and apples. Decent palate, leaves Granny Smith tartness on the lips. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
No idea how I overlooked this beer for so long. This is a great sour ale and wasn’t nearly the price of some of the others I’ve come across. Complex flavors. Fruits and vinegars. Citrus and pome, sweet grapefruit and grapes. The yeasts are present in the flavor. Not a whole lot of astringency. Great finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2527) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 Dark purple colour. Sour aroma, cola. Sour taste, with a touch of sweetness. Vinegar and apples. Overall quite a nice Flemish Red, though I still prefer Duchesse.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark amber with a good sized creamy off-white head. Aroma is funky fruity, barnyard, wood and red ripe berries. Taste is fresh and dry fruity, crisp and tart, very well balanced, lingering dark red berries, good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3791) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2012
On 35 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Amber color, ok foam. Aromas from red fruit tea Medium body & high complexity . High intensity sourness and ok bitterness. Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3075) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 nov 2012, tap. Brown/ruby, clear. Nose is vinaigrette and cherries. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Cherry lifesavers up front and vinaigrette finish. Rather tart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (805) - NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Flaske kjøpt på polet i vika.mørk rød farge uten skum, smaker kirsebær, vanilje,eik,druestein. En veldig god sourale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6626) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
Medium tan head. Clear brown body. Vinous wooden red berries aroma with yoghurty notes. Sweet-acidic wooden wild berry taste with yoghurty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel with astringent sting. Dry-sweet-acidic wild berries aftertaste with wooden yoghurty notes. A good one. Clean and highly drinkable, but still subtle. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Triaden Lørenskog.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gr0ve (2174) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
330 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown colour. Crystal clear. Medium-sized white head initially, but it falls down quickly. Nice sweet vinegary aroma with dried fruit and a little funk. Nice acidic flavours with a good dose of candy-like flavours. Red berries, vanilla og cherries. A little too sweet and slightly artificial, but overall a really nice Flemish red.


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