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


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RATINGS: 843   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at Rattle n Hum.. Pour is a deep red with light white head that dissipates to nothing. Aroma is vinegar, sour cherries, slightly yeasty. Taste is oak, dark fruit, tart and crisp. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Keg @ Mekong. Hazy deep amber pour with a small head. Aroma of raspberry donuts, salt, light vinegar and wood. Flavor has a string tart raspberry jam character. Salty/sweet profile. Abrupt crisp finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"stumbled upon this on tap at Pangea in Sac w/o realizing it was a wishlist brew! quite sour in smell and taste, with a lot of apple vinegar and sweet cherries and oak. pretty good example of a flemish red. somewhere in the 5% range, but alcohol is definitely irrelevant with such flavorful brews. good stuff."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hockert (82) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown. Low head that goes down fast. Smells of sour apple, plumes and cherry. Taste is dry and sour. Nice balanced. Well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a clearish brown with a small off-white head. Sour with citrus fruit aromas. Also notes of metals. Seems like a clearish red that went wrong and got too sour. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13440) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at home - Tasting with Mette, Sune & Jørgen. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Redberries. Rubber. Vanilla. Fruity. Acid notes. High acid. Boring aroma. Pear. Apple. Fruity. Green fruits. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle at Mette & Theis. Hazy red-brown colored with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and red wine. Fruity flavor of red wine and caramel and with acidic notes. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
baraciisch (1903) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Mahogany red in color... Aroma of berries, ripe fruit, hard candy... Flavor is intensely tart, berries, coffee notes... Berry sweetness and tartness on finish... Really complex ad enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (456) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear red copper with off-white head. Smell is acidic and vinous, lemonade sweetness with some dried fruit and wet hay. Taste is very sour with lemon and hidden is some sweet fruit. Sour with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senap (363) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Otroligt syrlig. Drar lite åt safthållet, fast surt. Väldig långt ifrån det mesta annat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
7stern (392) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Reddish brown with small head. Cherry and vinegar. Fruity taste blends with the sourness. Citrus is lingering.

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