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


on tap

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RATINGS: 862   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (483) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Clear dark brown with a small creamy khaki head. Tart vinegary aroma with some red currant- Taste is tart with balsamic vinegar, red/unripe currants. Well balanced. Thin body, soft carbonation, dry and woody. Short dry after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle 33 cl thanks to Knä (not on ratebeer). Sampled on July 23, 2014.
BB 04 09 15.
Clear dark red color, smallish fizzy tan head. Acidic, some vinegar scent. Sweet, mixed with acidity, not much vinegar, currant berry taste. Sour aftertaste. One of the best of the style I’ve had in a long time (this style is usually not close to a fav for me). Medium low mouthfeel, very very low bitterness.
What I like that I think differes from most others in the style I’ve tried is the low parts of vinegar and not so much sweetness mixed in it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (1028) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Couleur cuivrée aux reflets rouges, légère mousse blanche. Super nez typique fruité, aigre, vineux, fut de vin. Gout fruité, cerise, avec aigreur magnifique et robuste. Une note vanillée en fin de bouche. Superbe Oud Bruin, tout ce que j’aime!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (896) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark red brown. Aroma of cherries, acidic, some funk, slight creaminess. Tastes cherry, sour, prunes. really quite salty. Yeasty brine. Mild carb. Oaky. Some ammonia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2948) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you stoutnick! Pours deep brownish red with a frothy pinkish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, grape juice, lemon juice, moist wood, blackberries, sour cherries, moist hay, lemon zest and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is tslightly sweet, sour, slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, grape juice, moist hay, raisins, blackberries, cherries in sugar syrup, oatmeal cookies, moist wood, grape skins and hints of red wine vinegar. mouthfeel is slightly dry, soft, round, tiny mouth-puckering, tiny throat-burning and medium bodied. finish is sour, slightly malty and slightly fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, blackberries, raspberries, sour cherries, moist hay, moist wood and grape skins. Solid good sour…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2487) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Beautifully balanced. Nice color , leg appearance on the draft . Great sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (88) - - JUL 15, 2014
Color is ruby red and dark brown. Nose is cherry, vinegar and oak. Taste is sour with cherries. Palate is sour and a finish towards vinegar. A very refreshing sour red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Brown, finger off white head Smell tart cherry, lactic, wood Taste sweet creamy, vanilla front, tart lactic finish Light body Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JSjoblom (1) - Västra Fröluna, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Nice colour and a great tasting bear. Try it and you will not be disappointed! Love this bear!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1731) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
A beautiful colour, reddish brown, a head is medium and beige. The aroma is nicely balanced and fresh. Cherries, sourness, some balsamico, hint of berries. Taste is strongly sour, cherries, dry wood, grapes, hint of iron. Medium bodied, slightly sticky. This is good beer, refreshning with a nice and strong sourness.

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