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

bottled
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RATINGS: 918   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft served in a tulip at 33 Wine Bar in St. Louis. Pours a clear red, with just a little bit of a dull brick red color to it and an inch-thick beige head that leaves in about a minute. Aroma of tart cherries, a lot of sweet and tart grapes, metal, sour funk, and red apple skins. Flavor of sweet and tart red and white grapes, sweet cherries, sour funk, oak, and a light mineral note. Light-medium bodied, with initially crisp carbonation that mellows quickly and a tart, fruity mouthfeel. Nice sour, but the metallic note is holding it back from being even better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9901) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Tasted on tap at Falling Rock in Denver, Colorado. Deep red-brown appearance. Sour, a bit fruity aroma. Somewhat sour but very tasty and very nice full flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
On tap at Hop Leaf, Chicago (second visit). Dark ruby red, juicy vinegary aroma of sour cherries. Wonderful sour cherry flavour, lightly funky, crisp and tart with woody nuances. JJ’s remarks: " I’m not gonna lie to you. I don’t know what the fuck this is because I’ve been drunk since we had that imperial stout at 3pm. "

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at City Tap House. Pours an amber brown color with an off-white foam head. Has an aroma of vinegar. Sweet and tart with a clean finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1823) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Pours amber with small head. Aroma is cherry and grass. Taste is tart cherry with a sour sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2790) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2010
The awesome aroma of wild yeast and sour berries with a bit of resiny. Sweet malts. The ruby amber brown color with almost no head is the usual for a sour. The flavor is similar to the Rodenbach grand cru with sour cherries and a sharp but palatable tart to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at Mekong for the Flemish Sour Ale Throw Down on 09/09/2010. Vintage 2008. Clear reddish brown body with a small off-white head. Tart fruit and funk aroma with light cherry. Sweet cherry, tart and light balsamic vineagar flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 7/3/8/4/16 - 3.8 On tap at Mekong for the Flemish Sour Ale Throw Down on 09/09/2010. Vintage 2009. Clear reddish brown body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet fruit, light cherry with a moderate tart and acidic aroma. Tart flavor with ltos of fruit and cherry. Medium body with moderately high carbonation. 8/4/8/4/16 - 4.0

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
From the tap poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Nice tart flavor with a lingering finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrelbelly (661) - BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle of 1980. Light sour whiskey smell. Taste lightly sour with a whiskey and apple touch. Very good beer considering the age although it is more like a liquor at this age.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1683) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2010
30 years old bottle. Not 100% sure if it is this one, cause the bottle I tasted at 10 sept 2010 was a bottle from 1980. A 30 year old bottle at Kulminator. There is no ABV at the bottle, very little information is given. That it is from "bockor"... So a 30 year old bottle had to be something less or more special... Orange amber coloured. About no carbonation. But that’s normal at this age. Just a very; very, very small head. Sour fruity smell, some caramel and alcohol comes up. Taste is the same as the smell. More liquor then beer ofcourse due the age. The feeling cause of the lack of carbonation is also about a liquor. Alcohol, sourness (but not to overwhelming at all). Had to think about the 30 years so rated a bit higher maybe. Sour-sweet mostly sour, but ok, specially for the age.


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