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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: 914   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (749) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours a dark reddish amber with a light beige head. Extremely potent aroma. Enticing as well. Very, very sour and tart, with grape, cherry, and apple. Taste is so sour it made my mouth pucker! Cherry and apple come out the most, grape is still there, with vanilla notes underneath. This is quite oily and sticky when you drink it. Carbonation is softer, yet is easily apparent. And needless to say the aftertaste is strongly sour and tart. It lingers a long time also. I must say that this is the most extreme example of this this style that I have ever tasted. If you like these, you will be thrilled. I am beside myself that I have found something this delicious.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michellekc (3) - California, USA - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Medium Dark Reddish color and nearly clear with a little head. Strong cherry aroma. Cherry less noticeable in the flavor but still there. This is a sour beer for people who like sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours clear deep chestnut brown with a medium beige head, excellent retention. Aromas of tart cherry, citrus, plum, caramel, and bread. Medium light body, gentle carbonation. Moderate sweetness, strong puckering sour, very little bitter finish. Delicious!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (961) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Cika Alberto in Pozarevac after Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with my bro ippopotamo36!Bottle aging in Pozarevac for few months.Bought at De Hopduvel Ghent Belgium.Pour it reddish color with small white head.On the nose dusty cherry.Taste and aroma of cherry, sour little bit annoying, but ok all together is not bad.Maybe is after so many beers this was not a moment to try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - APR 12, 2015
Rötlich, braun. In der Nase Beeren, Balsamico, Holznoten, dunkler Zucker, Apfel. Am Gaumen Balsamico, sehr sauer, Himbeeren, Zitron, Holz, Beeren, etwas unterkarbonisiert. Sehr gut.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (275) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is wine, vinegar, green apples. Taste is raspberries, dry oak, currants, vinegar. A quality Flemish sour.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkandersson (10) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Brownish red colour, low crown. Sour, winelike smell. Pleasant feel, much taste of red currant, wine, green Apples. A bit of vinegar, but well balanced. Nice, lasting aftertaste of vinegar and currants. Very pleasant with and after good food, or desserts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (599) - Rome, ITALY - APR 1, 2015
0,33 bottle courtesy of markoijelena from Belgium. Thank you man. In Pozarevac-Serbia. Pours reddish Amber clear with ivory foamy head. Nose: little vinegar far away, strawberries, sour notes. Mouth: extremely tart in a way, red fruit, syrupy with a sour overall palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1841) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
The smell is sour and berries. The flavor is citrus, berries and some sweetness. Good bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the front of the mouth forever. Not so hard to be a sour beer. More right, I think. Good anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2015
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/30/2014. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, light cocoa, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, light cocoa, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Large amount of acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, raspberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a nice sweetness/sourness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Flanders red ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink even with the high level of acidity. An insanely delicious offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1770) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy fruits berries raspberries red fruits some candy and sourness flavor malts spicy berries raspberries red fruits some sweetness some candy and a sourness aftertaste


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