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

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RATINGS: 1143   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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4.9
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours a deep plum red with a light tan head. Aromas of oaky vanilla, cranberries, cherries, hints of peppery barnyard, and slight acidity. Perfect medium light body, that finishes crisp and blows your taste buds into heavenly oblivion with flavors of: sour cherries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, lots of balanced acidity (lactic and just enough acetic), tons of tannins from the wood, and a bit of barnyard all balanced out by some residual malty sweetness. In my opinion this is the best Flemish Red I’ve ever had and one of my favorite beers. This would be killer with goat cheese, cheesecake, foie gras, or lobster.


3.7
elbernays (1479) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bottle from Saveur beer. Pours cherry red with little to no head. Aroma is berries, cherry, earthy wood background. Flavour is is dry tart green grape skin sour with a cherry fruit background. Lovely rounded tart finish. Lasting dry white wine finish. Lovely beer.

3.9
alteregoo (1394) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Piana średnio obfita, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa rubinowo czerwona, klarowna. W aromacie sporo tanin w typie starej beczki, wytrawnego ciemnego wina, do tego czerwone owoce, ocet balsamiczny, lekka wanilia... W smaku intensywnie kwaśne, lekko cierpkie, lekko słodkie, jest czerwone wino, ocet jabłkowy, wiśnie, porzeczki, ciemne winogrono, drewno, wanilia. Przy tym jest dość gładkie, aksamitne w odczuciu, z niskim do średniego, drobnym wysyceniem.
Fajnie ułożone i bogate piwo, dla mnie lepsze od chociażby ikony stylu - Duchesse De Bourgogne.

3.5
BitchPls (808) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Dark brown beer with a huge beige foam. Sour and sweet berry/cherry aroma. Balanced sourness, cherries in the flavor. Quite tasty and not overwhelming.

3.4
Msdrbeat (777) - East Lansing, USA - JUN 16, 2017
Hopped and light. Bottled at dusty's. Crisp mouthfeel that doesn't linger too long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Alusmamuts (1904) - LATVIA - JUN 7, 2017
Dark brown/red with medium beige head. Nice sour wine-like aroma. Strong but mild fruity sourness, which stays also in the aftertaste.

3.9
Jabic (564) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Ar: Tart pie cherries and wet wood; a bit of juicy fruit and peach skins; tangy, roasted caramels. Ap: Deep amber-red, slightly turbid; small off-white head with low retention, leaves a thin, fine ring. T: Tart cherries, lemon, and roasted caramel; largely clean acidity, which is medium-high; slight vinegar notes, but not unpleasant, adding just a bit of bite; bitterness is low, though there is some tannin structure with a slightly oaky in flavor; strawberries, peach skin, and sour orange juice longer into the finish. P: Light body with high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Excellent Flanders red ale; bright, firm acidity with just a hint of vinegar; lots of lean, underripe fruit flavor mingles well with the tannin and wood background notes; caramel malts and roast flavors are also nice accents, bolstering the overall beer profile without taking over.

3.8
mike67 (1196) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark red with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Nose is of sour dough, funky yeast, red fruit and some caramel. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is very sour, funky, tart, fruity, caramel malt. Finish is long and sour. Too sour for me.

4
Bill Becker (1010) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 2, 2017
August 12th 2015 bottle. Dark red liquid sitting under an inch of foam. Smells of both sour and sweet cherries. Taste is sour cherries dominant, almost 1 dimensional but what a state to be in. Tastes kinda woody too. Light bodied with ample carbonation. I dig it.

3.6
lesifflebiere (1874) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2017
Petite mousse au sommet de ce liquide couleur de sang, ou de thé d’hibiscus. Nez qui promet de l’acidulé, avec des baies et du boisé pour compléter. Une bouche très mince et sèche, dû au sûrette et au fruité (cerises, canneberges, fraises à peine mûres). Une rouge un peu simplette, mais terriblement efficace dans ce qu’elle réussit à faire.

3.9
mrjez (612) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle at BBW, Umeda. Deep ruby red with beige head. Aroma of vinegar, yoghurt lactic notes, plenty of cherry. Dark woody berry flavour, some sweet cherry, tart tannins, light balsamic. A sour front that transitions nicely into sweet with a spritzy feel, finishing somewhat dry. Easy flavourful drinking, just the right sourness level.


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