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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: 794   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Draught pours brownish red with very little head. Aromas are vinegar, sour fruit, and lemon. Taste is sour lemon, tart cherry and cereal on the back end. Medium body no carbonation. Overall a very delicious, classic Sour ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1717) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Quite sour, fuzzy fizzing, deep brown translucent. Malty and sweet, dates, caramel. Arima of tree SAP and fall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2011
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours dark ruby with a thin beige head. Nose of cherry skins, wood, vanilla, and acetic notes. Taste adds more of a granny smith apple tartness. Light palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (852) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Tap. Nice dark color big tan head. Nice sour smell with light sweetness. Tart! Yet still smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Apex with mcberko, pours a clear deep orange / red with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of sour fruits, funk and some sweetness. Flavour of sour red fruits, citrus, light worcester sauce, light sweetness and light spice. Well-balanced, smooth for the style. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2011
On tap at Hasselt Beer Festival, Hasselt, Limburg, Belgium 12.11.11 in company of Loz, Jackie, Simon and David. Pours a light chestnut colour with a small rim of bubbles. The aroma reminded me of the De Dolle Orbier Special Reserva, quite lovely nose. Fruity, tangy and with a great sourness in the mouth, some dark fruits, ossibly summer fruits such as bitter cherries, there is wet wood and the sourness rules supreme but it is a lovely sourness. Possibly my favourite of the day. . A8 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 4.0

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at Apex in Portland, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy reddish orange with a small tan head. Aroma of tart fruits, some citric fruits and slight sweetness. Flavour is quite sour, with beautifully tart fruits and a bit of worcestershire sauce. Well-blended sour flavours. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. Pours dark ruddy amber with a beige smear. Nice cinous/sour aroma. Med body. Fairly sour. Vinous. Rather acidic. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Draft at Mekong. Thanks Graham. Pours a clear ruby color with a large tan creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Tart aroma with notes of caramel, cherries, stone fruits, earthy notes and a slight vinegar note. The taste is tart cherries, strawberries, stone fruits, earthy notes. Medium bodied and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A - Pours a cloudy hazy copper-dark-red color with a finger of white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some lace. S - Aroma is full of sour ant tart cherries. Touch of other fruit sweetness. Very sour and acidic. T - Kicks off with some strong sour cherry tartness and sourness. Very sweet as well. Through the middle, the beer mellows a bit and some funkiness comes through. The finish is a mix of sour and tart cherries with some sweet darker fruits coming through. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a very sour and acidic mouthfeel. D - Very drinkable. Nice complex and rich sourness and sweetness.


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