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


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RATINGS: 926   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. This was quite sour, but not mouth puckering so like some others. Subtle notes of sweetness, fruit, and oak rounded out the flavor well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rnebrija47 (4) - - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
Definitely have the vanilla, berries, and some plum in the nose. Pretty tart and good sourness. Pick up apple and cherry notes for sure. Got that puckerness from cranberries as well. Very nice sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (630) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Red-brown to mahogany color, beige head. Red berries and ripe fruit nose, sugar, wood, vinous. Heavy sour taste, tart berries, cherry pits, almonds, vinous notes, astringent finish. Medium to light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laurids (12) - - DEC 3, 2014
This is a bottle from the Belgian Beer Shop in Leuven, served in tulip. Pours a deep ruby red with thick offwhite head. Nose is funky barn. Comparing to Duchesse de Bourgogne, this is really sour. First sip is intense, pretty much like a mouthful of sour patches. Palate is dry and slightly astringent. The taste is the least successful thing about this beer. I feel that with a slightly sweeter beer this would acquire that body I love about the Flemish reds. I would take this over Bourgogne des Flandres any time, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (967) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Bouteille 330ml, gracieuseté de noeffix, merci Phil! Couleur rouge vin semi-translucide, mousse beige foncée évanescente. Arôme de vinaigre balsamique, levures sauvages, canneberges, boisé, acidité. Goût de petits fruits rouges aigres, levures sauvages, grande acidité, boisé. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (926) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Tap @ Henriks. Dark amber,reddish with a slightly tanned head. Lovely aroma with peach, plums and malts. Also the signature lightly tart, acidic note. Taste is fruity, acidic and generally impressive. Easily top 3 sour reds I’ve had so far. Medium-light body with avg co2 levels. Semi-dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (381) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma is sweet and fresh with some malts and grapes. Pours amber with a small white head. Taste is acidic with a sour feeling. Fresh and sweet taste with some grapes and fresh fruits. Palate is fittingly thin and a has a nice feeling. Overall a nice beer which is tasteful despite a relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1305) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Lätt dimmig mörkt bärnstensfärgad öl med beige skum. Kösrbär längst fram i doften följs av trä och lätt vinägersyrlighet. Körsbären framträdande även i smaken, tillsammans med en del trä och källare. Bra torr syrlighet i avslutningen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at HopCat GR - pours a dark ruby red . Sour cherry , faint vanilla and tart vinegar aromas . Tasty sour , would definitely order again . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Sample from growler at Kurtkeller 018: Tequila-aged and Let’s Agree to Ruin Our Evening with Pepper beers-tastic 01 on 11/04/2014. Pours a hazy deep amber color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing. Aroma of tart fruit, oak and yeast. Light-bodied with flavors of vinous oak, berries and yeast. The finish is tart and fruity with a cherry and berry aftertaste. Solid beer all around.

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