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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: 852   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1316) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Appearance: hazy, opaque amber/ruby, with a vanishing, soapy light tan head. Aroma: balsamic demi glace, vanilla, tannins, leather, tootsie roll, sour cherries, tart raspberries, and general stone fruit. Taste: sour and tart up front, with balsamic and light soy sauce notes over red wine and black currant/cherry, then sweetening up a bit with some vanilla and light caramel, under it all a bit of earthy, leathery funk. Finish: lingering sweet/tart/sour interplay, leaving the palate gushing with saliva (sorry, sounds gross) for another sip. Notes: Holy smoking BALLS this was a good sour ale. Draught at Victoria’s Gastropub in Columbia, Maryland.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyF (36) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med obefintligt skum. Mycket svag doft av körsbär och syrlighet. Smaken är syrlig med inslag av körsbär, vinäger och röda vinbär.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (113) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Balsamic, salt and tart nosefull. Packs a punch. An ugly beer, no head, but who cares this thing is complex, tart, salty, sweet and refreshing. Sours confuse me and that I like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (33) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
Head disappears fast, nice colour. A: Cherry, tobacco, quince T: tart pear, some bitterness like zest...?, lingonberry, some toffee. Laudable beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a snifter. A: Pours a magnificent amber color forming a small yellow head with low retention and only spotty yellow and bit molasses lacings in the glass S: Grapes! Vinegar, toffee, caramel malts, cherries, oak, more grapes, flowery hops... T: Sour and slightly sweet upfront. Becomes quickly, dry, acid and funky. Strong notes of grapes, toffee, caramel malts, cherries, oak. Reminds a Cabernet Sauvignon wine, and I’m serious! Metallic and a bit earthy end M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Lingering in the tongue. Very sour and fruity aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent Flanders Red Ale... [ BA Review @ 6/6/2014 ]

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (266) - CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours mostly clear deep amber brown (some particulate) with a fat finger of dense light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, light patchy lacing (4/5). Nose is dominated by sour cherry, with a hint of other berries and oaky wood, balsamic vinegar (9/10). Taste is mild sweet, moderately intense sour, just a hint of umame (8/10). Medium to full body, moderate to prickly sustained carbonation, with a tart, dry finish (5/5). Now that’s what I’m talking about! I do love me a good Flemish red, and that’s a good Flemish red. Lovely sour on the nose and the tongue, finishing tart and crisp. Well worth the inevitable heartburn! (18/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1543) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Sour aroma of berries, dried fruits and live yeast. Sweet and sour, slightly acidic taste. Medium body. Very well balanced.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Drink inbred vinegar bit is really bad not my fav. Andy thinks it's ok blah for Julie not me ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (86) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
330ml bottle from St Veronus. Deep brown red body with minimal to non-existent off white head. Sour cherry, light berries, wood, not much comes through past the intensity of the cherry. Very tart in taste, however not overbearing whatsoever. Very wine like, very minimal lacing. Extremely full bodied and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4672) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Keg @ Mekong. Hazy deep amber pour with a small head. Aroma of raspberry donuts, salt, light vinegar and wood. Flavor has a string tart raspberry jam character. Salty/sweet profile. Abrupt crisp finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Delicious.


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