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


on tap

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RATINGS: 852   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from draft and poured a nice dark red color with a small head. excellent aromatics with some funk, sour apples, cherries and spices. Nice depth as well with a good tart quality too. medium/full bodied with a nice acidic bite to it. Very good feel as well. This is a real quality sour and gives just the right amount of sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rotjoch (50) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2011
On tap at Modeste Bier Festival. Didn’t have any expectations whatsoever, but what a surprise! Almost as good asz the Foederbier from rodenbach, and that’s a compliment. Tart, acidic, complex... you name it, it’s got it! Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
txspartan (968) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
Dried cherry flavour,rather sour. More enjoyable than a Rodenbach, not all that good, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2755) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2014 10/17/14: on tap at Local Cantina. Big cherry, apple, vinegar tart. Nice. 9/29/11: On tap at toronado on our n. california trip. Muted funk and vinegar aroma. Tastes are red wine, vanilla, yeast, berries- cherry. Medium sour. Very good stuff. 7.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at Toronado. Amber-orange with a thick, fine head. Aroma of yogurt, cherry, caramel, and a bit of vinegar. Very sour flavor, with huge lactic notes, some vinegar, caramel and cherry. Great sweet-and-sour balance. Creamy and lovely. The real thing, though it claims to be a lambic—I would guess it is a Flemish Red. Good sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattH (649) - California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Pours a deep blood red with thin white head. Taste is of extremely sour cherries. High carbonation. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
If you like cherry sour patch kids, this is for you. Very cherry, very tart, very good. Had this on tap - had a nice head - color was hard to really tell due to the darkness of the pub. VERY sweet - a bit much for my normal drinking pleasure, but the sweetness was appropriate given how tart it is. Overall, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
undsioux7 (802) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap. Pours deep ruby red with a small tan head. Lots of tart/sour cherries with a nice woody finish. Finishes dry. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (711) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2011
8-oz draft at Rattle w Erica. Pours deep red/purple with small head and leaves a vapory lacing on the glass. Aroma is faint fruit but little tart; taste is a grapey/winey tart explosion with long legs, which I always enjoy with sours. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 On tap @ the Common Table. Deep red pour with a decent off-white head. Lots of oak in the nose with cherry, cocoa, and vanilla - flavor is tart cherry with some funk and wood. Really well done sour!

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