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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: 795   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - 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.


4
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1549) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (588) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (294) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3028) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3588) - 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.

4.1
   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.

4.3
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (820) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Ruby pour. Tart aroma. Great tart cherry flavor notes of Apple. Sharp puckering mouthfeel. Fantastic.

4.5
   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


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