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

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RATINGS: 916   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma has sour with wood notes. The taste is sour, wood notes and a little bitter. The aftertaste has a little sweet moving to sour with some notes of wood.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Appearance is a ruby hue with a white carb. Smell is of acidic fruit and wood. Taste is great. Super sour and dry, with the fruit melding well in the funk. Thick coating on the tongue that makes the flavor more pronounced, somehow. Really fruity and sour. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BilgeRat415 (11) - - MAR 25, 2012
A wonderfully drinkable lambic. Not so sour it feels like a gimmic. Sour enough, though, to share. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Another great rotational offering at Angler’s in Lawrence. Tart, funky, with everything you could ask for in a lambic. Perhaps a bit on the mediciney sweet side which is why its not in the top tier for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ VBPF’12. Cuivre, fin blanche. Arôme fruité, aigre, léger malt et caramel. En bouche, aigreur persistante, note de toffee/caramel sur un fruité rouge aigre.Vraiment très agréable comme ce côté malté caramel se mélange à cette aigreur, le tout ayant une pointe de douceur vanillée.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3566) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
With no Supplication in sight, I had no choice but to make the plunge with this one. Surprisingly good, sour beer, I miss GT when rating beers..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2012
33cl, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, vinous/sour and slightly woody/fruity, balanced, clear, small head, very good brew, ’Very nice to see that Bockor makes this kind of beer!’

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to portableparty! Dark clear mahogany pour, a little light lacing and very tart cherry aroma. Flavor is also tart dark cherries, a little sugar, muddled raspberries and finished very dry and sour on the aftertaste. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Draft pours clear amber/mahogany, creamy beige head. Aroma of sour lemon/berry/unripe fruit, oak, wine, vanilla, cherry, lactic, Bretty funk. Taste is sweaty, heavily soured, earthy, fungal/basement. Light body, some nice sweetness to balance all the sour, sharp sour finish, dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Re-rate. Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish with a huge off white head. The aroma has a lot of vinegar and cherry juice. The taste is lightly tart, sour cherry, abrupt finish but very nice. Very good sour.


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