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


on tap

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RATINGS: 800   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle, poured into trappist glass. Dark, dark red yet pretty clear, with a khaki head that dissipated pretty quickly, leaving just a little knot-stock of foam in the middle. Nose is fresh, tart cherry, bits of wet wood and slight apple cider vinegar. Hints of vanilla and, surprisingly (I didn’t expect to agree with the bottle description) chocolate round out the puckering tartness. Really nice sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (684) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark red brown. Aroma of cherries, acidic, some funk, slight creaminess. Tastes cherry, sour, prunes. really quite salty. Yeasty brine. Mild carb. Oaky. Some ammonia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2582) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle received as extra in trade. Thank you stoutnick! Pours deep brownish red with a frothy pinkish offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, grape juice, lemon juice, moist wood, blackberries, sour cherries, moist hay, lemon zest and hints of red wine vinegar. Taste is tslightly sweet, sour, slightly malty and fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, grape juice, moist hay, raisins, blackberries, cherries in sugar syrup, oatmeal cookies, moist wood, grape skins and hints of red wine vinegar. mouthfeel is slightly dry, soft, round, tiny mouth-puckering, tiny throat-burning and medium bodied. finish is sour, slightly malty and slightly fruity with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, blackberries, raspberries, sour cherries, moist hay, moist wood and grape skins. Solid good sour…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2444) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Beautifully balanced. Nice color , leg appearance on the draft . Great sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (17) - - JUL 15, 2014
Color is ruby red and dark brown. Nose is cherry, vinegar and oak. Taste is sour with cherries. Palate is sour and a finish towards vinegar. A very refreshing sour red.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Brown, finger off white head Smell tart cherry, lactic, wood Taste sweet creamy, vanilla front, tart lactic finish Light body Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JSjoblom (1) - Västra Fröluna, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2014 does not count
Nice colour and a great tasting bear. Try it and you will not be disappointed! Love this bear!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1565) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
A beautiful colour, reddish brown, a head is medium and beige. The aroma is nicely balanced and fresh. Cherries, sourness, some balsamico, hint of berries. Taste is strongly sour, cherries, dry wood, grapes, hint of iron. Medium bodied, slightly sticky. This is good beer, refreshning with a nice and strong sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (602) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear amber brown color, small frothy beige head, recedes to a lasting layer of cream; sour aroma, morello cherries, vinegar, brett, hint of vanilla; full dry sour taste; medium body, sticky mouthfeel; sour finish with only a hint of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (322) - - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at Mekong Richmond. Pours a ruby red/copper color with 1/2" of off white head. Aroma is cherry pie, cherries, pie crust, oak, vanilla, stone fruits, all in a deliciously musty context. The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour cherries. Additional notes of vanilla and a bready, pie crust. Delicious beer. The feel is acetic and sour, but not overly so. A touch of vinegar in the finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3093) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 280913. Great tart sting from the first sip to the last. Long lingering finish.

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