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


on tap

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RATINGS: 984   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 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 (6334) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small canvas colored head. notes of malt vinegar, vinyl, pepper, meat, and wood. Sour mouthfeel with lively bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steeleliver (125) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Great lambic that pours a deep reddish tan with not much head. Nose is very much of cherry. Taste is cherry with a tinge of vanilla, just playing the line between sour and overwhelming. The taste was great, although the palate let off and the sour became a bit much at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2012
One of my favorite beers at PIB ’12. Gorgeous dark red pour and red head, sour cherry and currant notes dominated, with a hint of vanilla. Starts sour without puckering and eases out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
11.2 oz into small tasting glass A- Deep amber, fine head that fades fast. S- Smells sour I guess? My palate is not very refined when it comes to sours so that’s the best I can do. T- Sweet and sour seem fairly well balanced. Again, my palate is not refined enough to enjoy this, so I can’t say much more. M- Fairly thick, low carbonation. O- Sours are not my thing. As sours go, this is one of the better I have had, so I don’t want to rate it poorly. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-18-2012 03:09:43

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (942) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sour cherry aroma. Flavor starts sweet, with a very sour, acidic finish. This isn’t my favorite style, but this is still a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Brownish red colored pour. Nary a head and no lacing to be found anywhere. Acetic, sour fruit notes in the nose. Very tart bite up front. Nice sourness mixed with a slightly fruity note. Not bad. Would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Deep red color with a large head that quickly faded. Aroma is a mix of sour, vanilla/oak, and cherry. Taste is a very pleasant tart that seems more inviting then any other sour I've had. Finishes dry that welcomes another sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
whodatder (2) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
A great beer for the girl in you life that swears she doesn’t drink beer. Sweet, tart cherry flavor with a lasting delicious finish. No added fruit is masking this excellent sour, the gateway for all things delicious.

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