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


on tap

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redpooba (402) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
A reddish ale with a soft dissipating head. The aroma of cured cherries and complex sugars hit the nose and then the palate. The beer is smooth with great balance of dark chocolate-cherry and rum flavoring. A wonderful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Tap at Lucky’s Belgian Beer Festival. This was the highlight of the evening. Pours hazy brown with a slight reddish note. Small beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sour cherries, quite pleasing. Taste is complex with sour cherry notes balancing some initial sweetness. Notes of vinegar, chocolate, and some definite barnyard funk as well. Finish is tart. Very nice wild ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Refreshing! Aromas of sour cherries and damp wood. Zingy sweet tart flavors on the palate remind you this isn't your average brew. Loved it. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewcrew2002 (89) - USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown color with a nice white foamy head. Fruity notes with grapes. with a hint of a steak sauce note. enjoy this beer more than I thought will definitely have this 1 again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2272) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill in Burlington VT. Ruby mahogany with a ruby tan head. Nice sour and malt mix, alcohol, tart cherries, acidic. Moderate body and carbonation, musty sourness with a nice tart cherry and sweet malt balance with a long dry finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at Tria. Ruby red color, small head. Very sour cherry ale - very smooth finish, however and found this beer to be excellent overall. Very enjoyable, already looking forward to having this one again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
pours a dark amber hue with a small light brown head that is mostly diminishing aroma of citrus dark fruits flavor is tart all the way through

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
psilosophy (563) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2012
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur rougeâtre sombre, mousse moyenne d’aucune tenue. Pardonnez l’inculte mais ce n’est pas du tout mon style de prédilection, d’autant que celle-ci est sans doute la plus aigre du style que j’ai jamais bu! Définitivement trop acide pour moi, je ne me suis pas régalé! Carbonnation fine et assez abondante. Trouvée à Vanuxeem - Ploegstaert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark red with a very small off-white head. Sour aroma of tart citrus/cherries, leather, earth and wood. Great earthy tart flavor with notes of cherry, wood and funk. Smooth but tart finish. A great sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5913) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
On tap at Rattle N Hum, July 2012. Very dark red with a small head. Really sour aroma and taste with wood, vinegar and fruit. Refreshing and nicely drinkable.

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