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


on tap

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RATINGS: 794   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Absolutely stunning a delicious sour beer! Found on a dusty shelf in a small beer store in New Jersey, those people don’t know what they are missing. Aroma was great. Strong must, vinegar and stale malt. My mouth watered at first whiff. Pour was a murky dirty red with no bubbles or head. Taste was perfect. Mouth puckering sour and full of flavor. Heavy sour cherry that never ventures into the "sweet" territory with strong doses of vinegar and malt. The finish leaves the top of the mouth feeling the sour sting for quite some time after the swallow. Carbonation was mild but fitting. Wish I could get this regularly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1543) - 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 (583) - 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 (284) - - 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 (3017) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12 oz. on tap at Alewife. Clear mahogany with a ruby tint and a lasting ring of cream. Aroma is tart cherry, earthy dark grape must, vinegar, brown sugar and a touch of oak. Tastes of cherry, vinegar, caramelized pear in red wine, earthy must and a bit of toasted oak on the finish. Medium body has medium carbonation and has a nice balance with a definite sour-dry bias.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1530) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
Smak och doft av röda bär, vinäger, körsbär, ekfat, plommon med toner av vanilj och äpple. Lagom sötma och stor syrlighet. Fin inbjudande röd färg, mycket gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppsan (126) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours ruby with medium head. Complex aroma and flavor with cherry, oak, fruitcake and cream notes. Perfect sweet and sour balance . Fantastic Flemish!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Ruby pour. Tart aroma. Great tart cherry flavor notes of Apple. Sharp puckering mouthfeel. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bediddleby (11) - - JUN 15, 2014
If you like sour beers you will love this beer. If it's available to you, just get it. If you've never had sour beer, try it. If you don't like it, never get another sour. (Though, I will say, sours are usually an acquired taste.) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at Terra Waconia restaurant. Sourness clear in the nose. Cherries. Dark red body with thin off white head. Tart mouthfeel with a malt backbone. Very good.

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