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: 1064   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
revoltingblob (45) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours reddish brown, lift bubbly head. nose is horse blanket, funk, my dads feet lol, palate is rhubarb, stawrberries, estery stuff. Beautiful mouthfeel and carbonation reminiscent of sparkling burgundy. Very nice !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2771) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 12, 2016
Poured from 330ml bottle after cellaring for over a year. Clear, but very dense, very dark red/mahogany with a thin a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, berries, light funk and a hint of wood. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. A very nice balance of sweet and tart makes this beer continuously interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (9684) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 12, 2016
tap. Sweet and sour aroma and flavor, pretty oaky and heavy on the dark fruit\plum aspect more than cherry. While nice, didn’t really stand out in the style.
Earlier Rating: 9/27/2014 Total Score: 4.2
"stumbled upon this on tap at Pangea in Sac w/o realizing it was a wishlist brew! quite sour in smell and taste, with a lot of apple vinegar and sweet cherries and oak. pretty good example of a flemish red. somewhere in the 5% range, but alcohol is definitely irrelevant with such flavorful brews. good stuff."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
honest_silu (68) - Jeddah, SAUDI ARABIA - APR 9, 2016
I love this spl beer with taste of sour like tart cherry. At first sip my lip pucker and I can taste many rock fruit blend of cherry, apricot or even peach. This beer I select from store at recommend from shop owner who know I am a man who like full boost flavour. He tell me this is spl b’coz of aging in barrel like fine wine. I think this is one of my new favourite beer. I wish it have more alcohol b’coz at 5.5% I think this is low boost.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccostoya (22) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 5, 2016
Pours clear red-amber. Poor head retention. Aromas of cherry, dried fruit, medium-intense sourness and a hint of brett. Taste is very slightly sweet, heavily sour, with presence of apple, cherries, and subtle hints of oak lactones. full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long astringent finish. It makes you salivate like hell. Best sour ale I’ve had so far

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (853) - - APR 5, 2016
pours dark copper-brown color, clear, with creamy off-white biegehead. visually high carbonation. Aroma: intense lactic acid, sour cherry aroma, some green apples, grape... Flavor: funky; sour cherries, green apples, grape, grapefruit, lime, with notes of honey, vanilla in the backgroud, which steps forward before finish and with long dry acidity in finish. Body is moderate medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1466) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Aroma is dried dark fruits, funk, barn house and earthiness. Taste is sweet malts with heavy sour notes and funk. Finishes with puckering sensations. Appearance is a dark clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
On tap at Mekong. Aromas of sharp lemon, red berry fruit. Murky dark red complexion with a mostly fading white head. Dry, sour, acidic. Light-medium bodied.
Earlier Rating: 8/3/2014 Total Score: 3.9
Aromas of cherry, vanilla, caramel, cola. Hazy red with a mostly lasting khaki head. Tart rounded out nicely by vanilla notes. Light-medium bodied, acidic but smooth, fluffy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6024) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear brown color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Vinegar, sweet, fruity, sake, apples in aroma. Complex aroma. Sour, acidic, fruity, twiggy, sweet in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Sweet acidic apples and tannins in aftertaste. Nice full body. Very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Very pleasant sour aroma, gently woody, but not over-oaky, some berry hints. Very sharp palate, lovely sourness, but no vinegar fortunately - this is ageing done correctly. Finish magnificent, the sharp berriness hangs around for ever, and mellows to a lovely sweet red bruin. Balance between sweetness of the base beer and the sourness from the ageing is just right.

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