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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 957   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1567) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
[7378-20150711] 330mL bottle. Fruity light malt aroma. Clear, bright amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Fruity malt and toasted sour yeast flavour with a lingering aftertaste. Medium body is fairly sour. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(c/o tuqueboy)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetj17 (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Dark, tawny-amber color, with a reddish glow in the light. Good clarity. Thin tan foam quickly dissipates to a ring. The aroma hits the nose as it is being poured. Very intense, dominant tart cherry and raspberry notes, with hints of ripening. Touches of oak, faint herbal hops, a bit of earthy funk. Awesome aroma. Strong cherry fruit character in the taste as well, moderately tart, but balanced slightly by a vanilla caramel sweetness. The flavor doesn’t seem too heavy on the oak. Alcohol seems low. The carbonation is just strong enough for the style, and the body has a touch of syrup-like character but is mostly clean with a light to medium thickness. Overall a very nice example of the style. The flavor is quite intense and enjoyable. While the light sweetness gives a good balance, it hangs slightly in the finish, and I think I would have preferred it to lean even further in the sour direction. Perhaps a few more months in the bottle would round it out nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (482) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget herbs, caramel, woody, cherries, tart,red, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8643) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
bottle from Bièrerie Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Red-brown colour, beige head. Malty start with an omnipresent fruity sourness, not too sour to be unpleasant, though. Quite well balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (2496) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at vjohans Summer tasting. Pours redish and clear. Synthetic cherry, tart and sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (231) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Dee red, white head. aroma sour, cherry, caramel, lambic feeling Sour, cheery and Carmel, strawberry. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1063) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Amazing aroma of red wine, cherries, pours a reddish brown color not much head. Amazing taste, fruit, hints of cognac and wine with a tart sour finish, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (66) - - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Almost no head. Red/copper body. Smells of sour apple, yeast, cherry. Tastes very sour and fresh, apple, cherries. Sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seffle (314) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from SB 150718. Pours a dark copper with a beige head. Very complex aroma and palate with sour cherries, red wine, vanilla, oak, prunes and a heavy but very nice sourness. I love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2978) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Taste this many times first @ home on nov. 2011. Brown reddish color, with good beige head. Aroma: sour, woods, wine touch ?,dark red fruits. Taste: very great old brown !, fruits (aplles, red fruits, oak, lovely sour,. Very pleasant beer.


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