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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: 843   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5150) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
Thanks to curly for the trade. Dark brown, loose white head. Really nice aroma of cherry, lemon, and oak. Nicely tart, with a lot fruit character, plus citrus, vinegar, and oak. Tasty and easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
This is wonderfully sour and fruity. Very very tasty. This should probably be on your go get list.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Sampled on tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives from the tap topped by a creamy, amber tinged, tan colored, one-finger thick head. The beer is a concentrated amber color. The nose smells primarily of lactic acidity, with a backdrop of fruity notes that hint at cherries. There is a touch of oxidized malt richness here as well some caramelized malt aromatics.

The flavor is definitely tart, even leaning towards sour. It is quite dry up front, but does pick up some sweetness and even an acetic bit as it moves towards the finish. The acidity is predominantly lactic in character, which is good. Other flavors of cherry, some earthiness, maybe a touch of oak and some astringency are noticeable here.

This beer is actually fairly simplistic, it is satisfying and tasty though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1449) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Purchased at Fox & Obel in Chicago, IL with the help of a Groupon, enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon prior to eating some homemade chili. Appearance a cola like brown with a dark ruby red base and a small white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of sour cherries, small touch of vanilla, bit of sour, smells nice and slightly complex. Taste is definitely sour but not as sour as other sours I’ve had. Cherries are the dominating factor, and I do get a bit of the cocoa in the flavor as well which is unique. It’s highly carbonated, kind of a belcher, which I haven’t particularly noticed from other sours I’ve had. It’s definitely not an easy drinker, a small sipper, but it is enjoyable. Happy to have purchased.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1526) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
Tap at hay merchant Houston. Dark copper and clear. Nose is slight sweet, a bit woody. Taste is a bit sugary, with hints of cherries and wood. Slight tartness on the end. Decent and unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imtodd (3) - USA - APR 20, 2012 does not count
Beautiful color. Sweet smell with a sharp tart beginning. Finishes with a bit of vinegar taste. Overall, very nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3380) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 15, 2012
A draft pour at The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, CA this came in the glass a very dark red with a small tan head. Nose of ripe cherries with some sour notes. Smells great. The body is medium, and the mouthfeel slick, The flavor is rich black cherry and a really pleasant sourness. The finish is both malty and sour lambic. This is a sipping beer and it enjoyed it a lot from first sip to last drop.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
briansilv (1) - - APR 15, 2012 does not count
Poured from bottle. Deep dark red with cream color head.smell of sour cherries with the usual funky characteristics of this style. Taste is initially puckering, then the sweetness of cherries and plumbs come through. Hints of malt at the end and not overly acidic. Taste is complex and slightly different every sip. A little to sour and tart to be called sessionable... my tastebuds could only handle one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl New Leaf Market - 11.2 oz bottle. Dark reddish-black brown pour with a light off-white head. Strong sour aroma with hints of raspberries and vinegar. Delightfully delicious sour flavor with some raspberry notes, some sour cherries, a bit of burnt chocolate. Nice puckery mouthfeel. One of the better sours I have had in a while, good character.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marplot (1) - - APR 12, 2012 does not count
Aroma: smells a little like a vinegary red wine without the funky smell normally associated with sours.Appearance: light head as expected but a really nice, deep red-brown color.Taste: wow. A really tart flavor throught the entire taste. This is what a sour beer should taste like.Palate: thin but this class is.Overall: A great looking beer that defines what sour should taste like. It is the right beer to drink leisurely while sitting outside in the evening. Even at the low ABV I would not consider this a session beer because it is not one you could drink multiple times in an evening and enjoy.


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