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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Clear dark mahogany with a quickly fading tan head... tart lightly funky cherry oaky aroma, mild sweetness, more tart than sweet in this case cherry is relatively intense... lively fruity cherry mild tartness, mild sweetness, definitely a top notch oud bruin... intensely sour up front, fades quickly to a sweetness that is still overtaken by the sour... medium bodied, very flavorful...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (668) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Pours a dark red-brown with a minimal head. Smell is cherry, dough, earthy. Taste is very sour with a bit of sweetness - cherries, a little chocolate - very powerful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mymaestro (52) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Sour and sweet at the same time. Dark cherry flavor and color. Distinct Iambic tartness. On tap at The Blue Nile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (4309) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Poured on draft. Pours a brownish amber with a light khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is in your face with dry tartness. I get influences of cherry and maybe some strawberry? Taste is all sourness and very drying. Cottonmouth ensues. I really like this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msante79 (2222) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2012
On tap at The Meddlesome Moth. Pours dark reddish amber with small off-white head. Aromas of sour cherries, some wood, dark malt, and light vanilla. Flavors of sour cherries, bit of vinegar, wet oak, and some vanilla. Finishes with good amount of mouth puckering goodness. Great sour and a nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estover (77) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Pours a wonderful deep red with a dark head. very sweet nose. Tangy on the tongue, very acidic and sour. I’m no Flemish geek but this is just about the best one I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with almost no head or lacing but a steady stream of fine bubbles. Aroma is sour cherries, some nice funk, bit of vinegar, some wood. Flavor is sour cherries, puckering sourness, mild funky yeast, slight citrus, some pear, good bit of oak, wood, vanilla. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent, fine carbonation, medium weight. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigAl0331 (4) - - JUN 26, 2012 does not count
(1st ever beer review); It pours with a brownish-red color with a decent initial head. The aroma is good but kinda leans towards the vinegar smell, however that seems to change as the beer gains some warmth in the glass. It surprises you on the first taste... It’s a puckering sour with the taste of tart cherries and finishes clean. Like other sours, time in a glass help expand the flavors that this beer has. Don’t rush the 11.2 oz of sour ale and allow it to mature as you drink it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pennington (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Sweet & sour cherries, S - tart cherries, mild vinegar T- vibrant sweet and sour cherries. Very well balance between the sourness and the sweet fruity cherries. Faint oakiness in there as well. Overall an exceptional beer! I would drink it again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eaglefan538 (2983) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 23, 2012
On draft at the Half Moon in Kennett. The pour was ruby red-tan, the head off white and average. The aroma was tart cherries, vanilla, faint faint oak. The flavor followed, tartness was present but not overdone, well complemented the base flavors, tannins and bret touches done well. Each sip seemed to change delicately with the temperature. Good stuff.

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