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

bottled
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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2902) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
From the singles cooler at Lemon Tree. For a $2 bottle of Belgian funk, what have I to lose? Spicy notes just from pouring it into a small chalice. First idea is of cinnamon, or perhaps coriander and clove. Close up, I only get a hint of sourness, mainly a note of sweet malt and just a little fruit juice. Reddish brown reminiscent of an old bottle of cherry juice, which is kind of to style, thin fizzy head. Taste has some sweetness to it, but there’s the sourness, too. Mostly cherry, smattering of cocoa. The tartness comes in waves, sometimes puckery, sometimes like SweeTarts candy. But never overboard as in Warheads candy. That would give me an excuse to get a few more bottles to lay down for comparison, but right now I have, believe it or not, an overfilled cellar.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8572) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
bottle from Bièrerie Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Red-brown colour, beige head. Malty start with an omnipresent fruity sourness, not too sour to be unpleasant, though. Quite well balanced.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (2491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at vjohans Summer tasting. Pours redish and clear. Synthetic cherry, tart and sweet.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (223) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Dee red, white head. aroma sour, cherry, caramel, lambic feeling Sour, cheery and Carmel, strawberry. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luvystypotables (1060) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Amazing aroma of red wine, cherries, pours a reddish brown color not much head. Amazing taste, fruit, hints of cognac and wine with a tart sour finish, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IngetSlick (59) - - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Almost no head. Red/copper body. Smells of sour apple, yeast, cherry. Tastes very sour and fresh, apple, cherries. Sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Seffle (314) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from SB 150718. Pours a dark copper with a beige head. Very complex aroma and palate with sour cherries, red wine, vanilla, oak, prunes and a heavy but very nice sourness. I love it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2015
Taste this many times first @ home on nov. 2011. Brown reddish color, with good beige head. Aroma: sour, woods, wine touch ?,dark red fruits. Taste: very great old brown !, fruits (aplles, red fruits, oak, lovely sour,. Very pleasant beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle..Pour is copper with a cream head..Nose is funk, cherries, spice, wet oak,dark fruits...Taste is soggy oak, wet oak, spice, funk. cherries, dark fruits..love it

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2995) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis. Deep red-brown body; clear with a thin head that soon reduced to a ring. I had a typical reaction to this in that the aroma was a bit unappealing but the flavor was good However, in this case the aroma was nearly neutral (but too much ’vinegar’) and the flavor was very good. Nicely tart and moderately fruity, O: Excellent for style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2015
DRAFT at Bad Apple in Chitown. Short pour with brown / red body. Bitter / sour nose....tart cherry and caramel. Taste is a wonderful sour. Definitely a GREAT beer.


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