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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 825   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2012
A very enjoyable beer. Very nice frothy head, beautiful deep brown and ruby colors. Oaky sharpness in the aroma, fruity and sourish. Lots of fruit-skin type flavors, makes your mouth pucker but has an excellent sweetness balance. Acetic but not overly so. Easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2316) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Clear amber pour thin off white head ..... aroma of sour cherries, light oak, funk and vinegary/acidic ........ taste is of sour cherries, berries, vinegar/acidic, oaky and funky .... mouthfeel is sour and very dry ...... finish is dry

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
falco242 (251) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 On tap, pours a golden color with a slight head to it. Smell is tart with almost a vinegar aroma. Tart sour cherry that is delightfully balanced and does not leave you making a sour lemon face. Great sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
On tap at the common table. Pours a deep Ruby red with a thin tan head. The aromas are cherries, light vinegar. The mouthfeel is zesty, vinegary and dry. Nice beer! Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1306) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle, with an 01 stamped on the back label. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color and has about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like tart cherries, oak, vinegar, and a bit of vanilla. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like tart and sweet cherries, vinegar, oak, dark fruit, and some sugar. Even though the tart flavors are stronger, the sweet ones are still noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and is well carbonated. I think it’s a good brew, I liked it. $4.99 a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
On tap at the Cheeky Monk. Pours a reddish brown. Strong cherry aroma. Sweet and sour cherry, raspberry, apple, oak flavor. Clean finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
The best sour beer I’ve had on draft in Texas so far. Amber, not much head. A good sourness with a wood aged flavor, full of tannin. Nice to have some complexity with the sour as well as a lower alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1261) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
on draft which was a dark amber color. very nice sweet/sour aroma of fruit and vanilla, the first taste was like biting into a fresh lemon a sourness that turned into something wonderful. this is a very smooth beer with lots of complex flavors under the sour. a full pour next time i am there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 On tap in a snifter. Pours deep brown/ruby with a lacy head. Aroma of sourness, some cherries and fruits, light malts and hops. Flavor really sour. Average texture. A pretty good beer of this type. Edit: 11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Same color. Aroma and flavor the same as before, but now I just like the style more. A good dark sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft. Poured a cloudy brown color with a mostly lasting frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart cherry, fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet&sour dark fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sour dark fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.


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