Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge Flemish Sour Ale

#12 Top 25 beers 2016
Return to List

This is a pure, fully sour beer, a classic example of the traditional Belgian style. Fermented 18 months in foudres with wild yeasts and bacteria, it is a powerhouse of beautiful, funky complexity. The nose is a bounty of earthy, mouth-puckering notes of cherry, green apple, lemon pith and hay, with a distinct and pleasant red-wine vinegar edge. The palate is tart and lifted, with assertive notes of lemon and sour cherry juice framed by hints of dried herbs, wood spice and apple skin. It's well balanced and immensely refreshing, and will pair masterfully with a rib-eye or beef stew. Artisanal Imports, Inc. Lauren Buzzeo

  • rating
  • Price
    $8,Buy Now
  • Appellation
Print a Shelf Talker Label
  • Rating
  • Alcohol
  • Bottle Size
    330 ml
  • Category
    Flanders Red Ale
  • Date Published
  • User Avg Rating
    Not rated yet [Add Your Review]
When you buy something through our link, we may earn a small commission. Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. Read more about our policy.
Blind tasting icons How We Blind Taste