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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: 1151   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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TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Draft op tap at the Binnys South Loop taproom (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep dark brown with glowing rusty red, dark and not quite opaque, a moderate brownish tan head that stays at a decent film, laces well. Aromas are a good potent sour cherries feel, a touch sweeter, with a good sourness, light vinegar, and wet wood with a bit of funkiness in there. Nice sourness, moderate. Initial is a decent body, decent sourness with a touch of vinegar, dry and lightly vanilla oak come into play, some lactic sourness sticks to the palate, decent sourness, decent acidity, with a touch of vinegar, sour cherries that push a little more sweetness that temper the sourness a little more and kinda mute the finish and aftertaste just a bit. A solid sour, more sessionable but lacking a ton of complexity. Still, quite tasty and very welcome after a long work weekend. Cheers all.

3.6
WeeHeavySD (3399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2009
This is a surprise, its rare to be able to gte a new sour these days without trying. Tap @ Small Bar in SD. Pours orange with a tan head. Big tart nose, taste is decently tart too. Surprisingly deent.

4.3
trancecyclist (50) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2009
On tap at The Belgian Cafe in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. Very deep maroon color, little head, and with a deliciously tart and nicely sour cherry flavor. Right up there with the best of the Flemish sours.

3.8
nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2009
12oz pour at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle, Washington D.C. Pours a slightly translucent purple, mahogany amber with a very very thin, ringing white head. The aroma is my only complaint about this beer. At first the nose has very little, as it warms some tart berry aromas come out, cherry and cranberry mostly, red grapes, a little funk, a little hay, a little bit of citrus fruit. Flavor is spot on for a sour: bitter from citrus fruits, tart from the acid, strong lactic acid flavor, sweet ripe fruits, slight funk, toasted grain, a little splash of wood. Finish is tart, bitter, sweet and dry. I liked Ommegang Rouge better based mostly on the aroma but the flavors were also more developed. This was very drinkable though, something you could drink many of.

4.1
SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2009 Tap at small bar. Pours a ruby red with a beige head. Notes of sour cherries, horse blank funk. Flavor is. Medium tartness,chocolate, funk. Like a fua funkier version of la folie? But I’m drunk and typing this on my fucked up phone. Awesome beer though. Great balance. Nice funky tartness. don’t pass up the chance to try this

4.2
marcus (10977) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2009
On tap at The Trappist. This black beer poured with a generous beige head and a wild fruity aroma. There is an excellent sour brown flavor with a little bit of cherry and a strong dry finish.

4.1
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Tap at Ginger Man. After hearing of the connection between this and Ommegang Rouge, I assumed this was a different batch of the same beer, but apparently I was mistaken. The profile is remarkably similar. Pours brownish red. Subtle tart fruit aroma I wish were more intense. Lots or cranberry, cherry, and strawberry flavors with a strong funky bite. In comparison to Ommegang Rouge, this has slightly more bite and a dryer finish. All in all, it’s a slightly different angle of the same wonderful beast.

4
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2009
On tap at the Maproom, Chicago, IL. Hazy, ruby red with small white/pinkish head. Aroma is sour cherry, oak, dryer, grapey, acidic. Flavor is sour cherry, light grapiness, a little acidity, light oak, a little cola, sweeter. Medium to light body with light carbonation. Love the aroma, very similar to rodenbach grand cru but the flavor is a little too much cola.

4.3
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s. This is great indeed. Aroma is subtle with red malts, sweet berry. Flavor kicks you right in the face with an extreme rounded fruity sour that changes the expression on your face. Really crisp, and the only Flemish sour I like.

4.3
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2009
On Tap at Pizzaria Paradisio. Pours a really deep slightly muddy ruby color with a fingers worth of tan head. Aroma is sour cherries, wood some light malt undertones. Flavor is balsamic and red wine vinegar with cherries, dark fruit, a little woodiness. Really nice and sour/tart through the back end. Great beer.


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