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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: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Date: 9/6/2010 Source:Mekong Clear amber brown with little head. Caramel malt aroma with light spicy funk and hint of sourness. Flavor follows aroma. Quite dry with a lightly sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
On draught. Terrific. Classic. Sour acetic notes along with well-balanced slightly sweet malt and well-cloaked alcohol make for a fantastic, memorable sour red experience. See also Rodenbach and Duchesse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2010
[Tap] Pours a ruby red color with a small amount of head. Sweet fruity aroma includes cherry and berries. The taste is of tart cherries, funk, and sweet malts. Lingering tart and slightly lactic finish. Good balance and fine bubbles of carbonation. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Sourness is mild but pleasant and gets better as you drink. Nicely balanced with sweet malts and caramel flavors. Excellent dark sour

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Tap @ Rattle N Hum. Brown/amber and clear with a bit of head. Aroma is not very strong, bit of sour fruit note, apple and cherry. Sourness is somewhat harsh on the palate, with a touch of sweetness to balance it out. Solid with a nice sour finish. Tried this next to the Rodenbach Grand Cru, and have to say that I preferred the Rodenbach because the Bockor had a somewhat mild aroma and was a bit more harsh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours a Dark red with a thick beige head. Nose is of a solid sour fruit with tones of oak and vanilla. A malty balance surrounds the sour cherry center of this medium bodied brew. A slight sweetness helps create a magnificent balance. It creates a dry and acidic finish with is just wonderful. One of my favorite sour ales. just well done without having to go completely over the top. A lesson in balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7533) - 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 (10068) - 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 (7991) - 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 (1097) - 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.


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