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


on tap

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RATINGS: 795   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
This beer pours a dark amber with a nice white head that has great retention and very nice lacing. The aroma is very nice and tart with notes of vinegar. The taste is great, very tart throughout with a nice smooth finish. Mouthfeel is good and this is very drinkable despite its tartness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
crossovert (6941) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Probably the best Flemish red out there, Tart, with a nice sourness, but just super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2011
The Fulton Grand, Brooklyn tap ($7 ($5 happy hour hehe)): Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is of sour cherries, yeast, some winy notes, and a few other ambiguous fruit flavors. Pretty sour. Definitely more sour than Duchesse, which I had previously on the same day. Rather tart, but that could have been surmised. Cherry throughout. There is also a sweetness throughout. Rather well-balanced and doesn’t try to overpower the drinker with sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown. Pours a nice cherry red with a bit of brown as well. Nose brings forward a good deal of sourness as well as some cherries and oak. A bit of an acetic character. The taste is vinegar, cherry, oak, and a bit of sweetness. Great, creamy mouthfeel. Drinks quite well, although the acetic character gets to be a bit much after awhile. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-20-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WMitty (17) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Potent sour beer. Not for the faint of heart is the balance between the sourness and the malt. You won’t soon forget drinking this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (3680) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of citrus fruits, peaches and leather, cherries, bread dough and brown sugar, nicely balanceed. flavour is mostly the same, cherries and lemons with lots of grain and a light sour touch, a little tame. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Tap @ Stumbling Monk. Hazy amber pour with a short white head leaving minimal, coarse lace. Sour nose with a hint of funk (that never really materialises). Very sour up front: lemon juice and sour cherries. Some apricot and peach sweetness enters in the middle and matches the tartness, especially as it warms. Finish is medium length and tastes like a Sweet Tart. Medium body and carbonation, you’ll have to search hard to find any hoppiness. I like it, but one glass is enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum. A very good sour, dark body with no head. Simplistic,simply very sour cherry . Medium mouthfeel. Some lace dots. I cannot pass up this style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
A deep, dark fruit taste. It’s sweet, and puckery sour. It’s a "flanders red ale", a dark brown draft. This is one sour punch in the mouth that you’ll gladly ask for seconds. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/20/2011. This sour ale pours a medium reddish brown from the tap. Medium sized beige/off white foamy head. The aroma is malty, musty, fruity, sweet and cherry. A medium bodied sour. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and slightly funky. Nice cheery flavors. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. The sweet cheery flavors are balanced by the wood, funk and tartness. A very drinkable sour. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart.

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