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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


Loversen's rating

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Loversen (2) - - SEP 21, 2013
Smaker surt og har mye kullsyre, ingen ny favoritt akkurat. Litt artig, men mest rar.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (144) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2014
Acid in the nose. Sour taste similar to lambic. Well balanced beer. A bit sweet. Definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
florent.janssens (85) - - DEC 27, 2014
Bière acide. Acidité qui arrive directement en bouche et qui évolue en arrière Goût. Acidité à la limite d’une geuze.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (679) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Dark tawny red. A little dark foam. Bracingly tart-- almost feels like electricity on the tongue. The most pronounced and well-defined palate and mouthfeel I have ever experienced with a beer. Delicious and certainly not for everyone. I have two more in my basement and I can’t wait to enjoy them soon.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shlemophone (9) - RUSSIA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
Dark red sour. Great aroma. A solid sour. Very interesting beer but i can’t drink more than one of this during one evening :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (210) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Duchesse de Bourgogne glass. Pours a dark maroon colour with a short lived beige head. Aroma is barrel funk and red berries. Taste is quite severe with it’s sourness but flavourful enough to balance this with it’s complex flavours of tart redcurrants and sour oakiness. A very good Flemish red.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
reidbeer (1) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
Definitely have the vanilla, berries, and some plum in the nose. Pretty tart and good sourness. Pick up apple and cherry notes for sure. Got that puckerness from cranberries as well. Very nice sour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syfher (116) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass. Good but not the best of Sour red brown beer. Nice aroma but lack of nice appearance, the taste is like a "gueuze brune" (the sour stuff). Nice but light palate. Good beer, go try it !

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardaxe (267) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. This was quite sour, but not mouth puckering so like some others. Subtle notes of sweetness, fruit, and oak rounded out the flavor well. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rnebrija47 (4) - - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
Definitely have the vanilla, berries, and some plum in the nose. Pretty tart and good sourness. Pick up apple and cherry notes for sure. Got that puckerness from cranberries as well. Very nice sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Red-brown to mahogany color, beige head. Red berries and ripe fruit nose, sugar, wood, vinous. Heavy sour taste, tart berries, cherry pits, almonds, vinous notes, astringent finish. Medium to light body, average carbonation.


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