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

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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerschot13 (5) - laakdal, - FEB 10, 2013
This beer is very sour. It’s a red flemish sour ale with complex flavors. it aged in an oak barrel for 18 months. Not one of my favourite beer types but if you like sour ales you should try to find this one. It’s a very special beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1100) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2014
Mørk orangebrun med høyt beige skum. Kirsebæreddik, syrlige epler og noe maltlukt. Snerpende sur, syrlig smak. Lite kullsyre. Tørr. Koseøl!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. It pours a dark copper-red with a small but creamy-looking off-white head. The aroma is enjoyable, with vinegar and caramel. The flavour is initially sweet with fruity berry (not beery) notes, quickly tending towards sour with a lasting sour finish. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5866) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Fontaines. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Aroma is light sourness, wood, light caramel, redwine, little vinegar, dusty notes. Flavor is malt, sourness, dark tart cherries, caramel, wood, tartness, redwine, vinegar. Medium body, soft carbonation, lasting sour winelike finish. 300714

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (376) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Draft @Antwaerps Bierhuyske. Aroma is dry, fruity, bit sour. Taste is a bit sour, dry, fruity. Dry and more sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Draft 2 Antwaerps Bierhuyske Pours clear, but very dark redbrown . Small white head . Smell is dry sourness, barrel , fleshy, some fruits . Taste is very intense . Nice sourness, rather sharp , very dry (!) . Fruity undertone . Very balanced . Pretty nice,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Wife ordered this draft at Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA served in a snifter glass, hazy reddish-amber color with thin white head. Aroma of sour fruit (apple, cherry), vinegar and light wood. Taste adds notes of vanilla, tartness, some straw, bread and some mineral. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, dry with lingering tartness. Intense pleasant sour-tart beer, my wife made an excellent choice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (382) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Nose is wood, vanilla, cherry, green apple, peach; very nice. Taste leads sour before migrating to a puckerish sweetness. Taste of cherry, green apple, vanilla, slight citrus, a little cola and caramel in the sweetness in the finish. A complex and delicious beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Unfortunately the cooler this was kept in isn’t functioning correctly and the beer is served too warm. For me this is a beer that does need to be at least somewhat chilled. This had a great head and lace. Had a very aromatic, pungent aroma. Cant pick up some of the finer qualities as they’re lost in the acidity that more fully expressed with the warmer temps.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
The pure, lambic-like ’foederbier’ from Bockor, normally used for the production of their fruit beers. Loose, snow white foam, warm golden colour, cloudy. Strong lactic acid in the nose, yoghurt, lime, apple peel, honey, cookies... Taste delivers what the aroma promises: a lacticly acidic beer, soft and smooth, very refreshing, funky fruitiness, paired with a rounded, honey-like sweetness for balance and finishing in a long, dry acidity that cleanses mouth and throat. Delightful even if this isn’t a ’real’ Senne lambic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daafisch (32) - New York, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at rattle n hum NYC. Deep read color with minimal white frothy head. Aroma of tart cherries. Taste is a very smooth very tart cherry flavor. A very good sour red.


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