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


on tap

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RATINGS: 980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5008) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Pours reddish amber with a small beige head. The aroma has cherries, vinegar, cream, lemons, vanilla, mild oak and some smooth malt. It has a fairly light body with a crisp bite and some mild carbonation. The flavor starts with sharp berries, strawberries, cherries, oak, peppery spice, lemon acidity and mild apple cider vinegar. All of that is offset with smooth malt, oak and vanilla. The finish keeps the nice balance with the pepper, acidity and cherries staying up in the front. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2559) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep amber in colour with a thin off white head, good lacing. The aroma is of cherries, wood, a bit of vanilla. The flavour is of tart cherries, berries, wood, acidic. Finishes long, some sweetness turning tart. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (727) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a murky brown with light brown head that fades quickly. Aroma is complex, leather, dried fruit, faint tart apples and wood. Taste is cherry, tart Apple, moderately sour, faint vanilla. Pleasant aftertaste. Medium body, full carbonation, a bit of effervescent feel. Moderate acidity. Very nice beer, well developed flavor and not just a vinegar bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours crystal clear ruby red in color with very slight head pinkish-white. Aroma has some cranberry, cherry. Taste is smooth, with intense sour and fruitiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (378) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Aroma: sour, winey, barnyard Appearance: clear amber-ruby, tan head Taste: heavily sour, light sweetness, cherries Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mzaar (2281) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2015
Flaska. Konjaksfärgad med ett litet smutsvitt skum som snart försvinner. Dofter av körsbär, jäst, jord och nejlika. Smakinslag av körsbär, citrus, julkryddor och trä. Torr munkänsla, fruktig avslutning. Njutning!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap at Madison Craft Beer Week. Aaaanddd, it’s good. Dark red brown body. Cherry oak aroma. Big tart cherry flavor with hints of vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (346) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
LCBO bottle BB 13.01.18. Pours a clear deep-brown red. Nose is fresh and sour, berries and some wood. Taste follows the nose. Sour, fruity, wood, vanilla. Crisp, dry and quenching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1140) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Decent malty background some cherry tartness, oak, caramel, dried fruits, kinda light roastiness. Moderate sourness with moderate to light sweetness, quite dry finish. Refreshing and highly enjoyable sipper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Smells weird, kind of like a typical sour red mixed with minerals. Taste is pretty sour with intense lactic and acetic sourness. Medium sharp carbonation with light to medium body.

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