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


on tap

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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2011
1980 Vintage bottle@Kulminator: +/- 30 year old, the taste has become a bit thin and weak, slight chlorine taste has started creeping in, slightly sour with touch of vinegar and red berries & dusty cherries, very slightly acidic, thin body, pretty much no carbonisation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
Draft at The Map Room in Chicago. Wonderful surprise. Deepest ruby-red pour, thin off white head on still body. Nose is rich fruit, cherry, cranberry but also apples. Effervescent, tart sip - really full and tasty fruit body. Red and tart. Much fruitier than most ’reds’ of the style. A step up into the sour world. Very very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4769) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2011
On draft at Falling Rock. Pours dark red-amber with a white head. Nose is funk, vinegar, sour cherries, slight yeast, and some sour fruit (red grapes, maybe?). Flavor is similar with a hint of dark sour fruity sweetness before vinegar and tart take over. Medium-bodied and an enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
draft at falling rock. Pours muddy red brown with small gray head. Aroma is sour funk, with some cherries and cheese noticeable. Smooth and medium bodied with a tart, slightly puckering finish. Flavor of old cheese, sour cherry, raspberry, hay, malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 9, 2011
What a wonderful and surprisingly delight to see when I visited Angler’s in Lawrence. Draft pour into a 12oz goblet. Color is thick and dark-pit cherry. Some sediment in there, this was near the bottom of the keg. Low clarity and a medium head. Aroma is tangy and sour cherry pit juice. Its light an not heavy on the acetic or the lactic qualities. The flavor follows suit, absolute joy to drink. Light and refreshing, yet definitely sour. Right to style and perfect for a beautiful spring day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, maroon amber pour, aroma of red wine vinegar, sour cherries, cherry ludens, taste has a very sharpe acidic flavor, mouth puckering that hits you right in the jaw joints. lighter mouthfeel. very nice sour

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
This is a very bold, sour and puckering beer. Poured a deep red with a fruity smell to it. Very interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Good sour cherry/apple aroma with hint of yeast. Good balanced sour that is easy to drink and still has elements of a non-sour beer (slight hop/citrus). 12oz snifter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1033) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Pours a combo of rusty red and brown. Aroma of sour cherries, vinegar and barnyard...some serious funk.The beer is certainly sour on he palate and a little in the dry side

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
This beer pours a dark amber with a nice white head that has great retention and very nice lacing. The aroma is very nice and tart with notes of vinegar. The taste is great, very tart throughout with a nice smooth finish. Mouthfeel is good and this is very drinkable despite its tartness.

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