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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (4457) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
Bouteille de 330ml. Bière brune-rouge avec un filet de mousse. Au nez des effluves de bois, foudres, fruits rouges et d’acide. La bouche est suret comme on l’aime, boisée, elle fait saliver. Finale suret-aigre, fruitée. à consommer avant 06-02-2015. Vive les Jacobins !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (2451) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
Really nice! Pours dark amber with limited head and some lacing. Nose is sour and some fruit. Notes of sour candy, some fruit. Tastes medium tart and very light sweet. Lightish body with lively carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
sudomorph (1133) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a dark ruby with a very thin head that fades to nearly nothing. Smells sour with fruits. Taste is fruity and sour with a dry finish. Very bubbly carbonation. I’m sure it is very true to the style but I’m not a fan of the sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Roonai (305) - - JUN 29, 2013
pours an opaque amber brown with a bubbly white head that dissipates. nose is tart brett- i know im about to get heart6burn from this brew. taste is... yep- heartburn. you get used to it and its quite tastey but the acid on this is in-tense.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
Maybe it’s because I haven’t been able to get any Flemish Sour Ale here in years, but jeez - I love this brew. Beautiful deep red with a moth watering fruity sour aroma. taste is aggressively sour with a nice lingering tang that doesn’t overpower. Fantastic!

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AlexT (11) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
This was an interesting experience since I didn’t know anything about the Flemish sour ale. Most likely an acquired taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (450) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a deep raisin colour, with minimal head. The aroma notes include fig, sour apple, toasty malts, and raisins. The tasting notes include sweet fruity sour, blended with a complex mix of fig, toasty malts, and has almost a Sherry character to it. Excellent! My favorite Lambic to date!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2319) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
One of the all-time classic Flanders reds. So many of them taste like saccharine fermented cola, but Jacobins is nuanced, tart, authentically fruity with cherry pits, and woody without being tannic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, creamy tan head. High delicate carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit, cherry, jam, yeast, hints of oak and lilac. Medium sticky. Fruit sourness and slightly herbal. Very delicate Brett character without overpowering. A little cloying on the finish. Probably should have let this sit. Still, very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
This was my favorite beer of the 8 I tried at Prohibition Taproom’s Sour Event during Philly Beer Week. This was an awesome sour!


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