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


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RATINGS: 920   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Powerful sour in this bottle, with a whole slew of delicious puckering face-slapping tastes. Starts with a sweet cherry lean, one that turns green and envious rather fast, with a sour apple middle that rolls into a tart, rich, deeply-oaked finish. The oak and sourness linger on the palate for ages, despite a rather brisk carbonation. A modest funky note begins to show as the beer warms, but it brings with it a fruity sweetness that rides an old leather saddle. Not a pretty beer, but absolutely wonderful nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4390) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Very cherry on the nose. Clear chestnut,medium head. Tangy cherry, a bit sweet for the style.Alcohol well concealed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. I probably walked past this unassuming little bottle 5 or 6 times when I was Zipp’s, really glad Tyler pointed it out to me as I wouldn’t have picked it up without his recommendation. Pours deep ruby/brown,with a thin off-white head, and poor lacing. Nose is leather, tart cherries, funk, acid, demerara sugar, rum, and preserved fruits. Flavours are bracingly sour, but not acetic or over-the-top; lots of cherry, strawberry, funk, leather, semisweet in the mouth, then very drying as it moves into the finish. Like a better Duchesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
vettefan77 (4) - - MAY 16, 2012 does not count
OK - Im a dark beer lover, but the wife is gone for two weeks, and im trying to expand my horizons a bit. This was not the ticket apparently. The smell was ok, and i can definitely taste the cherries, etc. Has too much of a ’bite’ though...strong vinegar, and not enough balance. I wouldnt say it was filtered through a jock strap, but it wouldnt be a stretch. I guess it’s a highly acquired taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (9670) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
33cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Dark red-brown color, small off-white to beige head. Smell pretty sour, vinegar, lightly fruits. Taste is very sour, vinegar, tart. Not dry sour and some sour fruityness is clearly present as well. Medium body, low to medium carbonation. Too much sharp sourless for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4546) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle @ home. Amber to red-brown colour with a head that is quickly gone. Smells very sour, cellar, brett, slightly dusty. Tastes sour, very fresh, red fruits, also some sweetness. Not bad! Gopd carbo, full body. Slightly dry in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armandch (28) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Light fruity aroma. A little bit sour but well balanced. A little bit sweet but fresh. Very easy to drink. Highly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drinksatwork (10) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2012
330 mL btle. Dark, deep mahogany in color w/ white head. Nose is outstanding w/ vibrant aromas of green apple, cherries, balsamic and a subtle hint of vanilla from the barrel. Everything on the nose follows through on the palate of this complex beer. The sourness is wonderfully balanced and is not sharp or acidic. Wonderful beer that shines with earthy cheeses or anything from the grill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2012
tulip.dark red color small withe head. Smell of apple, and citrus. taste very sour and citric withe some hints of cherry. light body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3405) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity and tart with sour cherry and subtle oaky notes. Flavor has some cherry vanilla notes and some sour funkiness...a bit of caramely sweetness and oak towards the end. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry slightly oaky sour cherry finish.

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