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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: 804   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RIXBREW (11) - USA - FEB 3, 2012
Explosion of flavor on the entire palate. Complex sour flavor yet balanced and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Simply amazing from tap. Dark brown with a thin head. The nose is loaded with vegetal/balsamic notes. Medium bodied sour with plenty of tart berry an field greens. Long finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mymaestro (33) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Sour and sweet at the same time. Dark cherry flavor and color. Distinct Iambic tartness. On tap at The Blue Nile.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RDLCHEF33 (1) - Rome, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2013 does not count
One of the best sour beers I have had ever..... Smell of cherries and the aroma. Is amazing!!! Makes you pucker right up.... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cmax (8) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
Best sour I've ever had, and I've had all of RRBC sours as well as many many others.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pennington (1) - - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Sweet & sour cherries, S - tart cherries, mild vinegar T- vibrant sweet and sour cherries. Very well balance between the sourness and the sweet fruity cherries. Faint oakiness in there as well. Overall an exceptional beer! I would drink it again!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (686) - - AUG 19, 2012
On tap. Nice ruby red color. Dark tart cherries, wet wood, funk, cheese, brown sugar, some vinegar.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours a deep plum red with a light tan head. Aromas of oaky vanilla, cranberries, cherries, hints of peppery barnyard, and slight acidity. Perfect medium light body, that finishes crisp and blows your taste buds into heavenly oblivion with flavors of: sour cherries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, lots of balanced acidity (lactic and just enough acetic), tons of tannins from the wood, and a bit of barnyard all balanced out by some residual malty sweetness. In my opinion this is the best Flemish Red I’ve ever had and one of my favorite beers. This would be killer with goat cheese, cheesecake, foie gras, or lobster.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mep3222 (423) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Aroma is of vinous cherry. Cherry might slightly dominate the sour smell, but still great. Very sour taste, but cherry and oaky/woody fruit flavors balance very well, not as pucker sour as say la folie. Lower carbonation, but not too noticeable. Everything just works well with this beer. Near perfect, and a must for sour lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
keanex (1400) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2013
16 13 on the back of the bottle.
Appearance: The body is a perfectly clear ruby to garnet with a tall tan head that settles into a creamy full coating with a dense ring.
Aroma: Sour and tart cherries with hints of oak and upon swirling I can pick up sweet vanilla. Boy this smells amazing.
Taste: Whooaoaoaoaoaooaoasokasoks Holy fuck this is fucking amazing. The intro is very unassuming, hints of malts with a touch of vanilla. The mid-taste hits hard and very intense with a strong red wine vinegar and sour cherry. The first sip it’s really all I can discern. The second sip I find some vanilla underneath it. The finish hints at some cocoa, but lingers with a puckering red wine vinegar. Holy hell. This is wonderful.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: I would have passed this up had it not been recommended just a week before. This is everything I’ve been wanting in this style. Puckering sour with layered complexity. Duchess was my favorite, but this is my new favorite.


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