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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: 807   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of wood, cherries. Nice good sour flavor. Really well done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle. Deep red with a thin lasting off-white head. Aroma is sour, of cherries, vanilla, citrus, wood. Taste is sweet, quite sour. Lots of cherry, very acidic. Dry finish with a little more vanilla. Refreshing. Pretty light bodied, average carbonation, oily. Really good sour.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gforce38 (4) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
A bit tart but very refreshing. Hints of cherry and vanilla. Smooth finish. Aroma is strong.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (594) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Very complex sour. The palate alone leads you on a journey through a sweet, tart, and sour progression. Loaded with tons of flavor, Bockor presents flavors of cherry, green apple, oak, vanilla, and plums. I love this beer. It’s great for sipping and very satisfying to all of your senses.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4448) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
7/II/2012 33cl bottle from Brugs Bierfestival @ home - BB: 17/I/2014 (2012-107)

Clear red to red brown beer, small yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, red berries, sour cherries, bretta touch, wood notes. MF: good carbon, light to medium body. Taste: fruity start, bit sweet sugary, strawberries, lemon juice, some tobacco, dry. Aftertaste: lemon juice, very sour but still some sweetness lingering, dry wood notes. Very pleasant easy drinkable beer. Too bad they don’t sell this in Belgium...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours dark dark red with a smell off white head. Aromas of cherries, slight vanilla, other dark fruits. Taste, sour apples and tart cherries with vanilla undertones, nice sour acidic finish, dry finish with mouth puckering that you can’t prevent. This is delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle pours dark red, clear with nice white head...good amount of carbonation. Aroma very nice, dark fruit, acidity and complex. Taste full of dark fruit, mild sourness, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2012
(Bottled) Clear dark brown with a small head. Mild aroma of wet wood and balsamico, too cold to find any nuances (it’s like 5 degrees C inside the festival hall). Flavor of cherries, leather, vinegar, dried fruit. Refreshing. Light to medium body, tart and acetic palate with low CO2. Quite enjoyable in small doses. 4284

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7818) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2012
Little off-white head, dark red-brown beer, clear. Lactic acid, buttermilk and citruspeel. Sour, lactic, wood, brown sugar. Lipsmacking sourness and acidburn, body thinned by the acids. As good as the old brown that I remember. Because whatever the commercial hoompah says, this is NOT a new beer. It was one of my favourites 25 years ago, already!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
Une massive présence acide en arôme annonce ce qui nous attend, une massive présence acide en bouche. Quelque part au milieu de la gorgée, le jus de cerise boisé s’exprime mais est aussitôt rabattu par l’acidité. Probablement la bière la plus sûr que ma bouche ait rencontré. Assèchement brutal garanti.


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