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

bottled
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RATINGS: 851   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2011
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House, pours a dark ruby with a slight amber hue and a medium khaki head. Aroma of brett and cherries. Really sharp hanging sweetness of cherries wraps around the tongue and falling into brett. Full bodied and delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Smells of acidity and nag champa. Flavor is bold sour and malt, like a Belgian hippie in my glass. Very clear with no head to speak of. Enjoyable but the acidity of this beer hurts my stomach after a glass. Painful bliss!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Tap. Murky ruby brown with a pure white head. Dark cherries, slight sweetness and light vinegar in the aroma. Nice sourness, tart, vinegar, very sour fruitiness, acidic, and a lactic finish. Medium to lighter for the body with vibrant carbonation. Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4419) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2011
This poured a ruby red color with a biege head. Aroma was very sour, lots of funky and dust too. Flavor was dampened towel, light cheese and light tart fruits. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3800) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Tap at the Moth. Pours a very pretty ruby red color. Nice highlights and a foamy beige head. Very pretty! Aroma is definitely sour. Sharp tones of sour fruit and gently sweet flavors. Tingles over the palate big time. Flavor is very sour, so much so that it almost brings tears to my eyes. Dark fruit such as cherry and perhaps raspberry are tasted with some woody notes. Finish is sour that turns slightly sweet. It’s growin on me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
vinegar and some fruit with soda water carbonation and some band aid. tart with a mellow warming finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1794) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 2, 2011
On tap. Deep dark red color, funky aroma with vinegar and cherry. Wonderfully funky and sour with some sweetness. Vinegar present, but horseblanket flavor was more predominant. Very well crafted. Super.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zymurgeist2 (1051) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
On draught at The Trappist. Great crisp sour aroma. Beautiful ruby red, clear. Off white head lingers with adequate lacing. Sour with nice sweet malt coming through. Nice fruits as well. Good carbonation - maybe a little much as it is spritzy, but it is a cuvee. Dry finish is pleasing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Poured blood red. Very little head, if any. Smells of sour cherries. I love sour beers that immediately pucker up your lips and this one doesn’t disappoint. Had to let it warm a little, but worth the wait.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3309) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap, rare treat to have this beer on draft in PA. Pours a cloudy dark red color with thin ring of off white lacing. Medium carbonation. Aromas of wheat, oak, sour cherries, lactic acid, caramel malt. Taste is ridiculous, and very puckery especially upfront. the sourness then fades to give an awesome malt profile with notes of walnuts or maybe chestnut. Further tasting notes of green grapes, cocoa powder, and some other tart fruits. Very drinkable and balanced sour ale.


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