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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (1117) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 Belle couleur ambrée-rouge avec un beau col résistant. Aromes de fruits rouges, épices, caramel, bonne acidité, bois. Bien balancé. Très interessante!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (795) - - MAR 10, 2015
On tap. Pours a really clear and brute mahogany with no head as served. Aroma is fairly light. Tart cherry and a little vinegar. Taste is sweet, tart cherry, vanilla. Sour. Very vinous, dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (143) - - MAR 7, 2015
Attractive ruby red with copper highlights, a tan, one-finger head that lasts a few minutes before vanishing in true lambic form. The nose is vinegar, sour cherries and hints of vanilla oak. The palate doubles down on the vinegar, with suggestions of celery, cucumbers and peaches joining the cherries, along with acid and traces of leather. It’s sour without being mouth-puckering, with a pleasantly slick feel. But it also gets in its own way. There’s underlying sugar that doesn’t compliment the sourness so much as fight through it. And the vinegar becomes more pronounced with aeration, diminishing the potentially nice palate. This is certainly OK, but a trifle disappointing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bit hazy ruby, foggy head and lacing ring, tiny sparkling. Nice sour aroma with red berries (cherry, red currant), bit funky, wood. Sour, starts sweet but dries, light body, long sour finish with berries. Really tasty, sourness gives refreshing effect to this, good balance, natural feel.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
elosop (215) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
Mörkröd med liten, beigebrun, krona. Doftar fräscht av röda vinbär, lite åt lambic-hållet. Smaken omedelbart syrligt sur med lite "torr" avslutning. Eftersmaken oxå mest surt. Nja...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (2778) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
@ Stordirren 15-2-27: riktigt trevlig lite syrlig doft av röda bär. Smaken är hyfsat syrlig med fin balans mot hallon och lite "källare". Riktig bra. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottled. Quite much red colour with a mediumsized reddish beige head. Aroma is dry wood, some mild sweetness as well as some vanilla, cherries and some sourness too. Flavour is very similar, but in a very nice balance, also has some slight yeasty and earthy notes. Somewhat dry palate. Very pleasant Flemish sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4110) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle at Carsten. Clear red. Aroma medium malty (caramel, barrel, fruity). Flavor medium sweet and acidic. Medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andy_ (1000) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
330 ml bottle
Mahogany brown to ruby red clear beer with some beige head. Aroma has lambicish sour vinegar with light amounts of cherry, oak and sugary sweetness. Flavor is very sour with vinegar, gastric acid and woodiness. Palate is medium full with heavy carbonation. Finish has medium bite of bitterness. Aftertaste is very sour with vinegar and gastric acid, also sugary sweet with some oaky woodiness. There’s some good aromas and flavors but the sourness overpowers everything.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hanuta06 (400) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: light peach aroma. Appearance: Very thin, fizzy, off-white initial head that disappeared within seconds and no lacing. Clear, dark-orange body. Taste: heavily sour cherry initial flavor and heavily sour cherry, leathery finish with short duration. Palate: light body, dry texture and fizzy carbonation. Overall: great taste.


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