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


on tap

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RATINGS: 920   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2011
(draught) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of citrus fruits, peaches and leather, cherries, bread dough and brown sugar, nicely balanceed. flavour is mostly the same, cherries and lemons with lots of grain and a light sour touch, a little tame. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Tap @ Stumbling Monk. Hazy amber pour with a short white head leaving minimal, coarse lace. Sour nose with a hint of funk (that never really materialises). Very sour up front: lemon juice and sour cherries. Some apricot and peach sweetness enters in the middle and matches the tartness, especially as it warms. Finish is medium length and tastes like a Sweet Tart. Medium body and carbonation, you’ll have to search hard to find any hoppiness. I like it, but one glass is enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9279) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Rattle ’N’ Hum. A very good sour, dark body with no head. Simplistic,simply very sour cherry . Medium mouthfeel. Some lace dots. I cannot pass up this style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommeagher (222) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
A deep, dark fruit taste. It’s sweet, and puckery sour. It’s a "flanders red ale", a dark brown draft. This is one sour punch in the mouth that you’ll gladly ask for seconds. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/20/2011. This sour ale pours a medium reddish brown from the tap. Medium sized beige/off white foamy head. The aroma is malty, musty, fruity, sweet and cherry. A medium bodied sour. The malts are fruity and sweet, tart and slightly funky. Nice cheery flavors. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. The sweet cheery flavors are balanced by the wood, funk and tartness. A very drinkable sour. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Poured bright red, tart cherries, bready malty, little wood, slight vinegar, clean dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7470) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap. Deep black cherry colored pour and crystal clear. Thin white head. Huge nose of sour cherries and vinegar. Monster on the tongue - sharp as a Sour Patch Kid candy. Very sweet. Mostly cherries. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4510) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Draft at Capone’s. Looks like cough syrup, red/burgundy body with a foamy pink head, sorry but I just can’t rate a pink/red beer high in appearance even if it’s loaded with fruit. Aroma of cherries, sourness, graham crackers....basically a sour cherry pie. Flavor of sour cherries, grahamn crackers, and medicine. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lingering aftertaste. This is one really nice fruity sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
Deep ruddy garnet pour. The nose is softly tart with a touch of cherry fruitiness on the back and a soft sweetness through the middle. A whole lot fruitier than I recall the Ommegang version being with significantly less tartness as well. A little bit of sugary flavour as well as the younger, less complex tartness. It seems to lack the real funked out intensity of the original Ommegang version - a little rushed to market perhaps?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2854) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Old note, @ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, tart, sour, fruity, cherry raspberry type fruits, sour, but not funky. Clean reddish brown color’ little to no head, no lace. Sour flavor. Lite body, smooth watery mouthfeel, tart sweet finish. Tasty, nice sweet moments mixed in with sourness. Glad I bumped into this.

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