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

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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1900) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2015
mahgany colour with ruby notes, moderate sized beige-ish head; aroma of citric an woody notes, sour cherry and tart; taste is dominated by citric sourness with sour cherry, tannins, tart and some moderate bittery notes; excellent sour ale

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (765) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Reddish brown colour with nice head on top. Smallish lacing also. Oh boy, this is sour. And awesome! Aroma has red berries, ripe fruits, extreme sourness and slight roasted feel. Sour red berries, sweet berries. Slight dark fruit flavors. Medium body and very high carbonation. Excellent sour beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2015
On tap @ The Craft Bar...Pours a nice dark red with minimal head. Aromas of vinegar, cherries, & wood. Funky sour cherry woody vinous tastes with a great pucker finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1013) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Ramata con riflessi rubino, limpida. Schiuma beige fine di brevissima persistenza. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di frutti rossi, ribes e lampone ed amarene, aceto, polvere, vaniglia e cacao in polvere. Gusto acido, intenso, amabilmente dolce, poco/nulla amaro. Finale lunghissimo. Astringente sulle gengive, spigolosa, calda ma non alcolica. Corposa e di carbonatazione fine ma decisa. Equilibrata ed estremamente armonica.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wischylini (230) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
Crystal clear, deep red-brown, no head. Aroma of sour cherries, wine, oak, balsamico vinegar, burnt sugar, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is incredibly sour; delicious. The mouthfeel is light, and the carbonation is moderate. Long aftertaste with balsamico and wine-like notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (810) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Cloudy chestnut brown colour, creamy beige head. Sour cherry and berry fruity, balsamico, tard, vinous, oaky, caramel malty base. Great flavours, especially considering the low abv. Lingering aftertaste, fruity and tard. Good body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2015
Clear caramel colour with almost no head. Cherry, wood. Medium sweet, tart and dry finish. soft carbonation, medium body. Well balanced between sweet and sour, very refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvgeniyKurilov (148) - - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle on Brussel Beer Weekend 2015. The best sour beer I’ve ever drunk. Very sour and a little sweet begining,good carbonated body and dry and nice end. Very refrrshing and complex beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (256) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from vinmonopolet@Valkendorf. Aroma of sour cherries, sour dark fruits, sour berries. Dark red amber, clear, nice beige head. Light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, tastes of sour berries, dry cider, stone fruits, hints of apple and vanilla. Full body, lively. Very nice, complex, and yet fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3586) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. It poured a dark reddish/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of tart dark red fruits, some cherries, oak and acidity. The taste was similar to the aroma with more sourness, tartness, oak, vanilla and cherries. Good stuff.


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