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


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RATINGS: 925   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (841) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle pours dark red with quickly dissipating brownish red head. Head is completely gone after a minute or two. Barnyard, spoiled vegetables, cherry, red wine. Very sour with medium body. Tartness gives the impression of crisp body, but the medium body is actually kind of smooth and syrupy. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mzaar (1954) - 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 (527) - 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 (271) - 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 (921) - 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 (2252) - 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 (116) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (589) - - APR 26, 2015
Taster at whole foods. Pretty great sour. Complex and balanced with a pleasantly sour finish. Pours a pleasant warm hued reddish brown. Definite warmth from the oak and vanilla and nice fruit notes (cherry, raspberry) round it out. Caramel, green apple and a dose of vinegar. Super solid lambic. Plays the balance card perfectly. One to drink and ponder. Note to self- buy some quality aged cheese and pair with this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
On tap at trio on the outer banks in North Carolina it is an amber color with a slight head. The aroma is sour cherry and the taste is a strong sour flour that finishes like a tart green apple Not bad since I am not a fan of sour beers

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