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


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RATINGS: 872   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Draft at Hopleaf. Deep dark and brooding. The aroma has definite aspects of vinegar. Textbook Flanders, this drinks with a velvatine sourness -- glistening with a kiss of cherry, this is a delicious night cap. (#3907, 5/8/2010)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
On tap at Flatbread, Burlington.
Aroma : Big cherries. Tart. Lots of cherries.
Taste : Cherries and tart. Hints of oak and a bit sour.
Overall : Pretty straight forward but quite good. Nice cherry profile and nice tartness. Not as good as the Cascade Kriek to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
A: The pour is a muddy mahogany color with plenty of red highlights to it. There’s not much in the way of head, however. S: The nose is very typical for a Flanders red ale. While there’s certainly a strong vinegar component, it’s not overwhelming. There are also plenty of sour cherries and some oak. T: The flavor is quite acidic, but well balanced between the lactic and acetic acids. The sour cherries are prominent and juicy, along with a touch of oak which dries the beer out a bit. M: The carbonation is moderate, but the beer still has a slightly slick feel on the tongue. The finish is dry and crisp. D: One of the better examples of a Flanders red ale that I’ve had lately. Very nice acidity and fruit flavors. I look forward to having this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
On tap at Stone. Dark copper brown with cream colored head. Nose gives only a hint of what’s to happen in the mouth. Big burst of deep pungent sour followed by yeast smack. Not the high dry sour. Deep and in the back. Full mouthfeel. Lout of salivation but never the dry finish. Long lingering mouthfeel and afters. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8229) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2010
mobile rating. acedic balsamic vinegar and sharp oak. husky grains, light roasted wood, light toasted grains. fried onions and vinegarette and what else? hmm. highly acetic; texture is light; body is somewhat thin.
Earlier Rating: 11/7/2009 Total Score: 4
draft at falling rock. unfiltered dark burgundy with a black cherry tinged small head. vibrant but soft nose of creamed tart cherry skins, medium wood presence, good, pure pedio. tangy, zesty, rich but not full on the palate. ripe black cherries, tart, sour and mildly acidic (lactic) dark fruit. sugar content is good, acid content well played. body is silky, smooth and light. wonderful stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2010
Draft @ Max’s. Dark red pour with some slight tan head. Some cherry and raspberry notes, acetic acid, along with woody notes. Both sweet and sour notes, decent sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
Dark reddish brown with a fizzy white head. Sour vinegar aroma. Tart sour fruit and lemon taste with an acidic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2010
On tap at Collins. Pours deep red brown with a minimal head. Vinegar and red fruits in the aroma. Impressively balanced sour with red fruits, some fresh apple, dusty, a bit of biscuit. Lively palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4550) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
On tap at Stone Bistro. Pours a dark cloudy brown/amber, thin white head. Sour apples, berries, vinegar, and oak. Good sour, not among the best, but still very decent. Wasn’t sure what this was when I ordered it, but glad I did.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2194) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2010
on tap at The Cheeky Monk in Denver, CO on 4/7/10... dark red pour with a big 3 finger off white head... sour apple / acidic nose with a touch of yeast... big round sour body with a sweet front and a smooth tartness... sour apple finish... excellent sour!

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