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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: 941   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is tart cherries, green apples, and wheat. The taste starts out cherry sweet, then green apple tart and finishes nearly vinegar sour. Very good lambic/sour.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Puckkker power! That is a nice Flemish Sour Red. Pours a clear red-brown with a bit of white head that reduces to a ring, which sticks around because it just doesn’t want to leave this poor beer alone. The nose is all sour goodness of grapes, wine, a little vinegar and a touch of cherries. Big sour taste, very sharp, but with wine, cherries and a lemon. On the sour end of the sour scale but a real nice sipper if you like the sour beers. If you don’t, don’t bother.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lbcgreg (53) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
A sour aroma and a fruity sour taste to start. Very tart finish with a hint of apple.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
330ml bottle from LCBO, Parkway Mall, Scarborough, ON. 5.5 % alc. / vol. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small white head which recedes to a ring. Wood barrel aroma with notes of hops and cherries. Taste is very sour. Mainly sour cherries, apple and some lemon. Lively carbonation. It doesn’t have that weird kombucha flavour that other sours have. I really enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (375) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
330ml Bottle from Systembolaget. Mahogany brown with a creamy tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma of cherry, tart, oak, balsamic vinegar. Sweet and greasy mouth feel, mild carbonated. The flavor has pleasant tart, cherry, lemon, red apples, apple cider vinegar, oak barrels. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (312) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
Rouge parfaitement filtrée libre de mousse et de dentelles sur mon verre maculé. Nez acétique, très boisé, vinaigré et sec. J?ai l?impression que cette rouge est bien plus acide que sucrée et cette impression se confirme en bouche lorsque mes joues se contractent sous l?attaque de cette acidité balsamique. La barrique de chêne figure toujours au premier plan. Délicieuse Rouge Des Flandre, plus acide que sucrée et très rafraîchissante!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
chromeotaphor (101) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
Prachtig donker diep rood wijn zurig kersen vanille caramel aroma prachtig. Prachtige donker rood en een wolkige schuimkraag mooie caramel achtige schuimkraag. Prachtige warme droge wijnachtige kersen vanille afdronk. Komt heel vol en ruim binnen, enorm bruisend en heerlijke zuurgraad. Genieten dit, prachtig gewoon! Chapeau! Heerlijk hoe de smaken kersen appel vanille voorbij komen!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sparf (171) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Härlig ekfatsvanilj på en bas av stenfrukter och torkade körsbär. Mycket komplex, vinös och elegant välbalanserad arom med inslag av jäst. Färgen landar mellan rubin och koppar. Skummet är kort men med perfekta lämningar. Kraftigt syrlig och bärig smak med jästinslag. Smaken är dock perfekt avrundad så att syrligheten inte blir stickande påträngande. Eftersmaken är likaledes bärig och syrlig. Munkänslan är stor och syrligt torr på samma gång. Underbart hantverk med perfekt genomförande!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle - 330ml. Dark copper body with ruby glints and an average off-white foamy head. Nice malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and oaky hints. Its robust sour taste carries fruity and woody notes. Ends with a long, strong sour finish. Awesome Flemish Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1486) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Draft to taster at craft and social pour dark copper with thin white head. Nose sweet malt and moderate tart sour. Taste tart sour up front, then sweet malt. Mostly reasonable sour.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leblancap (1) - Binche (Leval-Trahegnies), BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2015 does not count
Real ’Oud Bruin’... almost perfect!! Nice head, perfect colour, incredible nose, ... full strength tartness, perfect carbonation, hint of vanilla, nice blend of sour cherries and wood tannins in the mouthfeel... Has all the characteristics of a flemish sour ale... Lacking a little bit of depth and fullness to its’ taste but otherwise... no comments. A 4 star beer in my book for sure!!


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