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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1187) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
On tap at the common table. Pours a deep Ruby red with a thin tan head. The aromas are cherries, light vinegar. The mouthfeel is zesty, vinegary and dry. Nice beer! Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1385) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle, with an 01 stamped on the back label. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color and has about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like tart cherries, oak, vinegar, and a bit of vanilla. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like tart and sweet cherries, vinegar, oak, dark fruit, and some sugar. Even though the tart flavors are stronger, the sweet ones are still noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and is well carbonated. I think it’s a good brew, I liked it. $4.99 a bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
On tap at the Cheeky Monk. Pours a reddish brown. Strong cherry aroma. Sweet and sour cherry, raspberry, apple, oak flavor. Clean finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
The best sour beer I’ve had on draft in Texas so far. Amber, not much head. A good sourness with a wood aged flavor, full of tannin. Nice to have some complexity with the sour as well as a lower alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2011
on draft which was a dark amber color. very nice sweet/sour aroma of fruit and vanilla, the first taste was like biting into a fresh lemon a sourness that turned into something wonderful. this is a very smooth beer with lots of complex flavors under the sour. a full pour next time i am there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 On tap in a snifter. Pours deep brown/ruby with a lacy head. Aroma of sourness, some cherries and fruits, light malts and hops. Flavor really sour. Average texture. A pretty good beer of this type. Edit: 11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Same color. Aroma and flavor the same as before, but now I just like the style more. A good dark sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft. Poured a cloudy brown color with a mostly lasting frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour tart cherry, fruit and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet&sour dark fruit flavor with a medium to heavy sour dark fruit finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Tap at the Repub. From notes. Pour is a very slightly hazy red brown, with just a ring of head that fades almost instantly and leaves no lacing. Aroma is light lactic notes, a fair bit of nutty and woody character, a slight amount of raisin malt. Taste is similar, with just enough tartness to let you know its there, as well as a nice biscuit and cracker finish that really works well. Could drink a lot of this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Draught pours brownish red with very little head. Aromas are vinegar, sour fruit, and lemon. Taste is sour lemon, tart cherry and cereal on the back end. Medium body no carbonation. Overall a very delicious, classic Sour ale

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Quite sour, fuzzy fizzing, deep brown translucent. Malty and sweet, dates, caramel. Arima of tree SAP and fall.


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