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: 1027   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Cheers Joe. Mahogany pour with a frothy white gead. Sour, cherry fruit aroma. Little hint of roastiness. Sour bitterness with a pleasant refreshing finish. Sickly sweet. Just not my style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1100) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
(330mL bottle from the LCBO) Poured a sort of pale mahogany, clear with ruby highlights and a tiny whitish head. Aroma acidic, sharp, sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, barnyard, some sweet fruit lingering along with overtones of lemon and wood, pretty complex. Flavour quite sour with some caramel malt sweetness coming through later to accompany a tart finish. Sour cherry, green apple, grain, lemon, some yeasty earthiness, faintly woody. That sour/sweet/tart finishing sensation lingers, but not a ton of flavour lingers with it. This is quite a nice sour overall, fairly low carbonation and an oily texture. A bit more barrel character would be nice given its extensive ageing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3579) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. BB 06 02 15.

App.: Deep mahogany with a modest tan head. Aroma: Lots of tart cherries, some oakiness, a bit of barnyard/funk/wild, earthy brightness, some sweeter cherry/fruit notes, pretty nice for the style. Palate: Medium body, gentle effervescence, slightly puckering and astringent. Flav.: Lots of rich and tart cherries, some darker malt notes too, a bit woodsy/oaky, a little earthy, nice; dry with fairly assertive tartness and a long, fruity finish balanced by some nice deep malt notes.

I like this style and I think this beer is a pretty good example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Sweet and sour is a good way to describe the nose on this one, quite a bit of the barnyard type sour notes and a candy like sweetness. Clear dark beatiful dark ruby color, fairly quickly fading white head. Caramel sweetness comes through as expected on the nose first, followed by some green apple tartness and a lemony sweet finish. Not overly complex and a bit too sweet for my liking, but clean flavors make this one still great. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark amber body, medium yellow head with good retention. Aroma of yeast, sour cherry, herbal hops, spicy and some woody notes. Taste is extremely sour, watercress, sour cherry, herbs, green apples, yeast and a touch of caramel. Extreme experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2956) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours a clean copper (seems deep amber sometimes) colour with a big off-white head that goes down slowly and leaves a bit of lace. A nice thin coat tops the brew. Sour nose with hints of cherries, earth and wind going through a farm. The mouthfeel is very, very sour with a little tart in the finish. Sour taste. feels like eating rhubarb, with notes of mild caramel in the background, cereal grain, cherries and other wild berries. Not getting much from the oak barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris__hartley (368) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
It pours ruby with mahogany highlights; the head is tan and foamy. The aroma has notes of: pungent acute barnyard funk, lemon-juice, toffee, hay, and sour berry. The taste is very-heavy sour and medium sweet and high acidity; there are notes of: lemon-juice, sour berries, toffee, and red-fruit jam. The palate is full-bodied, has light carbonation, and really long sour and sticky finish. Overall, it’s extreme pungency is a welcomed change from more subdued sour beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
330mL bottle lickbo. Clearish red with a huge beige head. The aroma is spot-on for the style with loads of acidity and cherries. Flavour hits right away with very sharp acidity and musky cherry. Somewhat woody although it’s in the background. Finishes sweet and then quite tart. Feels lightly carbonated for the style. Over-all very well done, albeit a style that I don’t typically get much out of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Very well put together. The berry-balsamic tartness is powerful, acidic. Some stemmy tannins from the wood. I find it lacks the deeper stone-cellar funk and cherry-fruit complexity / spicy overtones of Goudenband, so for my own likings I won’t be picking up a lot to drink. But would make awesome carbonade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (882) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle pours dark red with quickly dissipating brownish red head. Head is completely gone after a minute or two. Barnyard, spoiled vegetables, cherry, red wine. Very sour with medium body. Tartness gives the impression of crisp body, but the medium body is actually kind of smooth and syrupy. Very nicely done.

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