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

bottled
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RATINGS: 918   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (918) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sour cherry aroma. Flavor starts sweet, with a very sour, acidic finish. This isn’t my favorite style, but this is still a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Brownish red colored pour. Nary a head and no lacing to be found anywhere. Acetic, sour fruit notes in the nose. Very tart bite up front. Nice sourness mixed with a slightly fruity note. Not bad. Would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Deep red color with a large head that quickly faded. Aroma is a mix of sour, vanilla/oak, and cherry. Taste is a very pleasant tart that seems more inviting then any other sour I've had. Finishes dry that welcomes another sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whodatder (2) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
A great beer for the girl in you life that swears she doesn’t drink beer. Sweet, tart cherry flavor with a lasting delicious finish. No added fruit is masking this excellent sour, the gateway for all things delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from New Leaf Market. Clear, deep amber pour with a fizzy whit ehead that fades quick. Nose is nice sour cherries, vinegar, lemon peels, hints of hay, funk and maybe some lingering vanilla beans. Balance leaning on the puckering vinegar side with more sour cherries, lemons, leather and underlying barn funk. Finishes tart with great carbonation. Pretty damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Clear dark mahogany with a quickly fading tan head... tart lightly funky cherry oaky aroma, mild sweetness, more tart than sweet in this case cherry is relatively intense... lively fruity cherry mild tartness, mild sweetness, definitely a top notch oud bruin... intensely sour up front, fades quickly to a sweetness that is still overtaken by the sour... medium bodied, very flavorful...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (583) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a dark red-brown with a minimal head. Smell is cherry, dough, earthy. Taste is very sour with a bit of sweetness - cherries, a little chocolate - very powerful.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mymaestro (41) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Sour and sweet at the same time. Dark cherry flavor and color. Distinct Iambic tartness. On tap at The Blue Nile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3446) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a brownish amber with a light khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is in your face with dry tartness. I get influences of cherry and maybe some strawberry? Taste is all sourness and very drying. Cottonmouth ensues. I really like this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
On tap at The Meddlesome Moth. Pours dark reddish amber with small off-white head. Aromas of sour cherries, some wood, dark malt, and light vanilla. Flavors of sour cherries, bit of vinegar, wet oak, and some vanilla. Finishes with good amount of mouth puckering goodness. Great sour and a nice surprise.


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