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


on tap

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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 16, 2009
On Tap at Toronado San Diego. Deep red color; minimal head. Well-soured acidic aroma. Quite sour flavor, medium carbonation; tastes great. This is the kind of Flanders Red that I prefer, more sour cherries and less balsamic vinegar. I don’t know if this is the same beer as the Ommegang Rouge, but I can’t tell any difference and they are both stand out Flemish sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dagimp (715) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a nice red color. Smell is sour with cherries, like sour cherries! Mouthfeel is nice and light. Taste is sour up front with cherries on the back side. Sourness is not overpowering and blends nice with the sweetness of the cherries. An excellent sour. I tried this along with the Ommegang Rouge, also brewed by Bockor. They were indeed very similar with one being slightly more cherry taste than the other (can’t remember which). But only slightly so and that was probably due to the difference in the age of the beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2009
Draft at Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels. Darker;, light hazt blond coloured beer with a small white head and almost no carbonation. Sour fruity balanced aroma, hints of grains and sour appel. Medium sprankling palate with a refreshing taste. Finish is light sour and dry ending with some fruity sour, light grainy and cereal dry hints.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy deep copper with a medium creamy off white lacing head. Aroma of tart cherry, green apple and bready notes. Flavor of the same. Great sourness meets tart cherry. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium brownish (with a red tint) color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of cherries, vinegar, and some funkiness. Tastes of cherries, the same lighter funkiness, and lighter vinegar (which was stronger in the aromas). Lighter tartness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of light tart fruit, cherries, and light funk. Poured deep amber/copper/cola in color with a medium to large-sized creamy, dense, beige/light brown head that lasted throughout. The head was beautiful. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium tart and lightly sweet. Tastes of tart cherries, barnyard, and funk. Medium body. Slick, slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly tart, cherry and funk finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14382) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 2010-06-02, RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20, 7-3-7-3-15=35
Light blond color. Strong acidic and acetic aroma, with a dash of Bretts. Lean body, with low carbonation; a feeling of uva fragola; sour; citric. Refreshing.

2009-10-17, draught at Spuyten Duyvil, New York, 8-5-7-3-15=38
Red mahogany color. Nice aroma, lactic, with caramel and cellar smell. Reasonable body structure; caramel flavor, light residual sweetness, interesting fruit profile (cherries, but also raspberries, and some cherry kernels); medium lactic sourness. The final is lightly astringent and woody, a bit sour, but also short. Pleasant, it reminds me the Rodenbach family. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Served on tap at Toronados. The appearance is a grainy red with some brown notes. The flavors and aromas are a nice sour cherry with some oak tones. The mouth is nicely carbonated to carry the sour tart. A great recommendation by the bartender.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Live rate, on tap at the Maproom. Glad this was on long enough for me to get down here to try it. Dark clear red with an creamy beige pink head. Sour and earthy funk aromas of raspberries, hay, earthiness, with residual sugars. Tart raspberries and red fruit flavors pucker my lips on first sip, but with the sweetness it’s not too strong. Lightly sweet, red fruits, with some vinegar acidity in the back of the mouth. Body is on the thin side, but this is hardly noticeable with the tart fruit flavors. A solid birthday beer, just what I’m in the mood for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1531) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Aroma of sour apple, raspberries and red grape. Appearance was deep red with creamy head. Flavors of red grape, raspberries and sour apple. Palate was bubbly, mouthfeel was large. Delicious!

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