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


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RATINGS: 941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1309) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle @Albion. Pours amber red with very small beige foamy head that disappears immediately, cheesy aroma, sour taste, medium carbonation, long sour finish. Quite enjoyable sour brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jsmanigold (79) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Very intense sour flavor. Not my cup of tea. A big vinegar presence is noticed with each sip. Will pass on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dodskenta (75) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Poured into a snifter. Pretty clear red brown color with a small, quickly dissipating head. Nose is sour raspberrys, sweet malts, oaky vanilla. Very nice. Taste is sweet rapsberry jam, sour berries, lots of vanilla oakiness. It’s the most sour flanders I’ve had, but oh how fine it is. Would appreciate a bit more funk though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hopmaestro (458) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
Aroma is wine, cherries and tart red fruits of your choice. The taste is really sour, with red currants and cherries up front and underneath is an earth tone that makes me think about leather and wood. I’m thinking of not grading sours at all, cause it fucks up my system, but for good measure...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (165) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2015
Flaska från SB. Brun, svart rostig färg med gyllengul skumkrona. Syrlig frisk doft av röda bär. Frisk, stram, syrlig kropp med bra kolsyra. Kraftfull smak av röda vinbär, sura nappar belgojäst och stall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gad905 (199) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle shared 30/4/14. Pours slightly hazy auburn deep ruby, small head dies. Nose of sour cherry, sour apple, cheesy tartness, red wine, deep caramel. Tastes almost light sweet deep caramel, heavy sour, cherry, green apple, red wine, red wine vinegar, balsamic, tart cheese, some funk, buttery oak. Medium light body, slightly sharp carb, looooong finish full of all that sour and slightly sweet fruit. Delicious, a really nice ’between styles’ beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3404) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, sourness and some cherry fruitiness. Body is light to medium, malty and dry flavor, sourness and light cherry fruitiness. Finish is short to average, malty and dry, sour with light cherry fruitiness, light valinna (oak). Could use more body to balance sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 Ruby-mahogany with thin, fine yellow-caramel-dust head that sticks around. Slow rate of decay. Pleasant island of head. Aroma is vinous, light caramel/toffee, light acetic acid (balsamic), touch of old cedar, touch of strawberry. Body is is medium-light-to-light, lightly syrupy-watery with moderate carbonation, semi-creamy. Flavor is light balsamic (fruity berry strawberry variety) under a touch of caramel sweetness and a blanket of tannins (very winelike in this respect). Finish is all pucker and no bitter, still, acetic is not overly present or harsh. Crisp finish. An excellent Flemish sour! Perhaps could use more complexity in the flavor. Just light enough to allow the whole bottle to go down without misgivings about the intensity of sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rammer (349) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 20, 2015
It’s very cool. Very rich and powerful sour! Wine notes are felt. Great sour beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xXbaptisteXx (128) - - JAN 18, 2015
Couleur rubis assez foncé la mousse et de couleur blanc cassé et Persite un petit peu Auné va sentir des notes de caramel fruits rouges vinaigre (on sent bien l'acidité) Ta bouche elle va être assez acide (et du coup très désaltérantes) on va sentir des saveurs de raisins framboises et bien sûre le vinaigre!! ;) Une très bonne bière mais réserver aux amateurs aguerris car le goût ce genre de bière n'est pas connu au grand public

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