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


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RATINGS: 984   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (742) - Örebro, - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Flaska från systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med minimalt skum. Syrlig doft av äpple jästa körsbär och kryddor. Möjligen även arrak Frisk och härligt syrlig smak bla äpplekart . Väl kolsyrad med en trevlig strävhet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (709) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Complexité remarquable de l’olfactif avec notes de vanille, cacao, chocolat au lait et petits fruits, sur une base acidulée aux accents de vinaigre de vin, de poussière et de terre. De couleur rouge bordeaux, tirant sur le brun, elle développe une mousse beige d’épaisseur moyenne, qui s’attarde et laisse un filet sur le liquide. Une douce acidité vineuse envahit la bouche, laissant de subtiles notes de cerises de terre, de petits fruits, ainsi que des accents de boisé et de terre. La complexité des saveurs est beaucoup moins ressentie cependant qu’en olfactif. Il y manque le retour des notes de chocolat et de cacao ainsi que la vanille. C’est cependant doux et agréable malgré la forte acidité.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle @ agards väg 15. Pours a brown to redish colour beer with a small head. Sour and fruity with yeasty notes. Dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1101) - SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
@ Agards väg 28/11-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and acidic with brett. Body is medium, the finish is dry, acidic and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewfoolery (35) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Poured from the bottle at surf and sand at laguna beach. Pours ruby red with slight haze. Classic blend of tannic bitterness with acid well balanced. Cherry notes linger

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Taxee (15) - - NOV 24, 2015
I am a fan of sour beer but this had overtones of a kind of metallic taste. Not pleasant at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1247) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep Amber. Sour cherries, some lemon tartness, grape skins, dark malt. Intense and balanced. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hikeg (143) - - NOV 22, 2015
Small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing head, virtually no lacing. Normal, medium amber body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of nutty and molasses. Light hoppy aroma. Moderate yeasty aroma, with notes of barnyard and earth. Notes of cherry, red wine and cask wood. Moderate sweet, light bitter, heavy acidic and acetic (vinegar) initial flavor. Average, light sweet, light bitter, heavy acidic and acetic (vinegar) finish. Light to medium body. Watery texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, moderate astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (3316) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2015
1/2 pint on tap @ One Pint Pub. Pours deep amber with a high off-white head. Aroma is sour malts and some fermented fruits. Flavor is very sour malts, berries, vinegar and some acidic, tarty notes. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2015
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark copper pour with a puffy white head. Heavy tartness in the aroma with some dark fruits and a light sweetness. Big sour cherry flavor at the start with a nice tartness throughout the flavor leading to a sweet and sour finish. [9/11/15]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupastan (157) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear red-brown beer with a small, beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma is tart, sour cherries, wood. Medium to high carbonation. Taste is tart upfront, sour cherries, lemons, but sourness quickly fades to dry and some sweetness. Aftertaste is bit lemony and dry. Very promising start, but too bad that the sourness faded away so quickly.

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