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: 1071   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3382) - New York, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Tap at the Jeffrey. Pours reddish brown with thin soapy head. Nose of cherries and vinegar. Tastes of balsamic, rhubarb, cherries, funky, vanilla, and earth. Sweet finish and a sticky palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Bottle: muddled, deep shade of brown with some dark ruby all around. Big-bubbled cap with a soapy formation that sinks to a skin quickly and leaves a little bit of lacing in the process. Aroma is fantastics; sour & rich black cherries, grape skins, wet oak, vinegar, tart lemon flesh, a touch of vanilla, & even a bit of back-end cocoa powder. Extremely vinous, tart, & slightly acidic. Taste is fill of sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, grapes, oak, faint lactic acid, & oak-induced vanilla smoothness. Sour & puckering, quenching & delicious with a finishing oak & cherry tartness that keeps you thirsty for more. Dry finish. One of my favorites of the style, & the availability is great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontape (470) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Bottle. I love a good sour and this is a great one. Pours a beautiful mahogany with a light head around the edges. Smell is rich and complex with cherry, tobacco, chocolate and more. Taste does not have the sweetness that the aroma might lead you to believe. It’s impressively sour with just a slight touch of sweet -- exactly what I want from a Flanders Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (7475) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at the Bad Apple, Chicago. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is citrus fruit sour. The flavour is medium spit with an acid citrus weak vinegar like palate with a tiny hint of barnyard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2013
Draft sampled at The Bad Apple, Chicago. Pours clear dark bet with an off white head. Aroma of tart fruit, toffee, raisins, light malt, Oak, vanilla and red berries. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and heavy acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pedrodv89 (30) - wetteren, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2013
Cuvée des Jacobins is een 100 % foederbier. Dit is een onversneden lambiek, en heeft 18 maanden gerijpt op eikenhouten vaten. Het bier heeft een robuust karakter maar heeft een mooie en gesofisticeerde inhoud met een afdronk van vanille, gedroogde kersen en cacao. Dit is een complex, maar zeer gebalanceerd zuur bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Light vanilla and fruit aromas. It pours an opaque deep red color with no head. The flavor is very tart with moderate sweetness on the finish; like a sour cherry with a hint of vanilla. The body is medium, mostly still and leaves some lingering acidity on the tongue. Very good, very sour and very complex flavor

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (2904) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A: Deep Reddish Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing S: Dark Sour Cherry, Black Currants, Cranberry T: Dark Sour Cherry, Black Currants, Cranberry M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Sour, Mildly Bitter Overall, a really solid Flaunders ale with a nice sour dark fruit nose and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGolem (784) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle 330 ml. Wow, that certainly is a sour one! Pours very dark red (almost brown), with small off white head, quickly disappearing. Aroma is of cherries and some balsamics. Amaing (and a little overwhelming) sourness, along with a touch of sweetness. Explosive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5830) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
Sample at SBWF. Sour and fruity smell. Very tart taste with red berries. Very interesting taste.

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