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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1039   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (685) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle (33cl). Lovely deep rusty red colour. Small off-white soft head, settles as a stable ring, no lacing. Sour-sweet aroma with cherry fruit and crushed kernels, aged vinegar, blackcurrant. Medium body, modest/flat carbonation. Rich, sweet/tart/vinegary taste, amazingly well-balanced. Mild vinegar burn (pleasant!) in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nordcore (1246) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Deep red with a short-lived lightbrown head. Cherry aroma with some sence of sour green apple. Taste, sour and sour with sour green apple ending, spes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
This is a really nice sour. Definitely grab some if you see it. Very drinkable and tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mtbiker54 (37) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 3, 2013
Une belle couleur ambrée avec des reflets rouges. En bouche une acidité maîtrisée accompagnée d’un fruité assez rond. Toujours en bouche un côté vineux présent assez longtemps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VinegarStroke (365) - Napa, Alabama, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle: Chesnut color. Toffee froth that dissipates. Sour nose but loads of richness and fruit. Cherry, glazed and dried fruit. Malt. Old oak. Spice. Touch of Brett and obviously VA but relatively clean. Cold black tea. Medium sweet,low bitterness and moderate to high level of sourness. It is balanced and clean. Medium weight. Long . Rich complexed bright. A bloody good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
Pours a clear dark red colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, yeast, vanilla and some woody notes. Taste is sour fruit with some woody notes leading to a tart finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draft at Howells & Hood. Deep caramel with a tan head. Strong, tart, funky aroma. Tart cherry, sour and wood. Slight vanilla.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Loversen (2) - - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
Smaker surt og har mye kullsyre, ingen ny favoritt akkurat. Litt artig, men mest rar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2379) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
Pours a red purple beer with a not very long lasting white head. Smells berry and cherry. Heavy sour. Nice. Average carbo, thin body and a sticky texture. I might find this one too sour. But overall a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Deep red. Aroma is a sour smell. Taste is sour sweet in balance, zing, lovely and drinkable. Palate is clean with a lingering sherbert. Overall, great malty sour here.

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