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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: 1071   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3648) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a clear ruby color with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity and tart with sour cherry and subtle oaky notes. Flavor has some cherry vanilla notes and some sour funkiness...a bit of caramely sweetness and oak towards the end. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry slightly oaky sour cherry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Red-brown in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of leather, raspberries, oak, must, funk, earth, and brown sugar. Taste is tart cherries, oak, leather, light funk, and berries.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Red in color, decent beige head, clear look. The smell is cherries, acidic, tart, fruits, and nice. The taste is good, tart, cherry, fruits, dry, and good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3851) - Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2012
11.2 oz bottle purchased at Lukas Liquors in Overland Park, Kansas. 02 is printed on the back label, not sure what that means. The pour is a slight haze ruby copper brown with a one inch light tan head that lasted nicely. The aroma is bright citrus and cherry sour. The fruit of black cherry shows through nicely as well. Also a hint of vanilla present. The taste tart black cherry sour, acetic, but not overly so. The lemon citrus comes out and the back, along with vanilla woodiness. The flavors all meld and layer nicely on each other. The palate has great soft carbonation, and the bright acidity and sour really shine in the long finish. This is a nice Flemish Sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1587) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle picked up at SL.. Love the nose on this... lots of cherries, slight saw dust, wood notes, tart/sourness. Dark red in color, small head that faded quickly. Taste follows the nose... Nice tart/sour cherry taste, some dark fruits, wood notes, really lively! Lots of flavor for a low alcohol beer. Very complex. Body has a good amount of carbonation but still smooth. Overall: I forgot what I paid for this but it really doesnt matter, this was very enjoyable, the rita hayworth of redheads! Thanks to matt for the rec!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
On tap at Congregation Ale House. Nice tart nose, cherries and light hops, balsamic sweetness and light oak. Dark coppery brown clearn with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium-high carbonation. Starts tangy and tart, with sweet and sour cherries, lactic-balsamic acidity and caramel, oak. Tart finish, light astringency with nice cherry pie after. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (3080) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
From tap. Pours a deep garnet red wih very little head. Stong woody and sour aromas. Super sour taste with red fruit flavors. Very pronounced and distinctive

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopstoot (7) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012 does not count
From Tap on ZBF 2012 A clear dark brown/red beer. White carb, quickly dissipated. Fruity Aroma with wood. Long light bitter Finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2012
Thanks to curly for the trade. Dark brown, loose white head. Really nice aroma of cherry, lemon, and oak. Nicely tart, with a lot fruit character, plus citrus, vinegar, and oak. Tasty and easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012
This is wonderfully sour and fruity. Very very tasty. This should probably be on your go get list.


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