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

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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Aroma is ascetic - wonderful sourness. Pours a transparent red with no head or lacing. The taste is gloriously sour - makes my taste buds stand up and say "Thank you!" Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, an exceptionally pleasing sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11855) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2016
On tap. Thin to disappearing white-copper. A-sweet and tart fruit-cherry, wood, some mallt. T-tart fruit-cherry, some acetic, wood, malt. Slight puckering and drying on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (650) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a small, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Aroma of tart cherries, oak, red wine and Brett. Sweet fruity flavour of cherries, red wine, oak and Brett with a dry, sour, acidic finish. Light to medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation. A very nice Flemish Sour.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tranquillity (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
I’ve given the other beers from this brewery less than 2.0 , but this was a wonderful positive surprise. Dark cherry red-brown body, thick and even brown small-bubbled head. The aroma is woody, fruity, green apples, dried figs. The taste is mouthwatering. Average dryness. It’s incredibly balanced while multi-dimensional at the same time. The taste is cherry, champagne. Just lovely palate, it sticks to your tongue.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revoltingblob (45) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish brown, lift bubbly head. nose is horse blanket, funk, my dads feet lol, palate is rhubarb, stawrberries, estery stuff. Beautiful mouthfeel and carbonation reminiscent of sparkling burgundy. Very nice !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2661) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2016
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for over a year. Clear, but very dense, very dark red/mahogany with a thin a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, berries, light funk and a hint of wood. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. A very nice balance of sweet and tart makes this beer continuously interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2016
tap. Sweet and sour aroma and flavor, pretty oaky and heavy on the dark fruit\plum aspect more than cherry. While nice, didn’t really stand out in the style.
Earlier Rating: 9/27/2014 Total Score: 4.2
"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."

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
honest_silu (67) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - APR 9, 2016
I love this spl beer with taste of sour like tart cherry. At first sip my lip pucker and I can taste many rock fruit blend of cherry, apricot or even peach. This beer I select from store at recommend from shop owner who know I am a man who like full boost flavour. He tell me this is spl b’coz of aging in barrel like fine wine. I think this is one of my new favourite beer. I wish it have more alcohol b’coz at 5.5% I think this is low boost.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccostoya (22) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 5, 2016
Pours clear red-amber. Poor head retention. Aromas of cherry, dried fruit, medium-intense sourness and a hint of brett. Taste is very slightly sweet, heavily sour, with presence of apple, cherries, and subtle hints of oak lactones. full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long astringent finish. It makes you salivate like hell. Best sour ale I’ve had so far

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (772) - - APR 5, 2016
pours dark copper-brown color, clear, with creamy off-white biegehead. visually high carbonation. Aroma: intense lactic acid, sour cherry aroma, some green apples, grape... Flavor: funky; sour cherries, green apples, grape, grapefruit, lime, with notes of honey, vanilla in the backgroud, which steps forward before finish and with long dry acidity in finish. Body is moderate medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1381) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Aroma is dried dark fruits, funk, barn house and earthiness. Taste is sweet malts with heavy sour notes and funk. Finishes with puckering sensations. Appearance is a dark clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.


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