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


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RATINGS: 927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2881) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob6239 (673) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours crystal clear ruby red in color with very slight head pinkish-white. Aroma has some cranberry, cherry. Taste is smooth, with intense sour and fruitiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (137) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Aroma: sour, winey, barnyard Appearance: clear amber-ruby, tan head Taste: heavily sour, light sweetness, cherries Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mzaar (1963) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2015
Flaska. Konjaksfärgad med ett litet smutsvitt skum som snart försvinner. Dofter av körsbär, jäst, jord och nejlika. Smakinslag av körsbär, citrus, julkryddor och trä. Torr munkänsla, fruktig avslutning. Njutning!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap at Madison Craft Beer Week. Aaaanddd, it’s good. Dark red brown body. Cherry oak aroma. Big tart cherry flavor with hints of vanilla and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (273) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
LCBO bottle BB 13.01.18. Pours a clear deep-brown red. Nose is fresh and sour, berries and some wood. Taste follows the nose. Sour, fruity, wood, vanilla. Crisp, dry and quenching.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Decent malty background some cherry tartness, oak, caramel, dried fruits, kinda light roastiness. Moderate sourness with moderate to light sweetness, quite dry finish. Refreshing and highly enjoyable sipper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Smells weird, kind of like a typical sour red mixed with minerals. Taste is pretty sour with intense lactic and acetic sourness. Medium sharp carbonation with light to medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2265) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
330ml bottle from trade with JefVerstraete. Many thanks! Pours a deep red with bubbly pink head. Simply gorgeous. Perfectly balanced with a soft fruitiness, robust sourness and cheek sucking tartness. An absolute joy to savour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poohmets (17) - - MAY 4, 2015
Very sour balsamic smell. Appearance is flat and black. Palate is sour yet even. Taste is very nice vinegar and sourness. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 1, 2015
Интерес& пиво спонтан& брожени& с яркой благоро& почти винной, кислинк& По вкусу чем-то близко сухому вину с ягодно-ф нотками. Приятны& кислова& аромат.

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