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


on tap

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RATINGS: 984   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Pour deep reddish brown with a smallish head. Potent sour cherries, yoghurt, vanilla and marcipan nose, which are repeated in the mouth. Not too extreme what regards dryness, still with a good blend of caramel as a balance to the fruity sourness. Quite a nice surprise from Bockor!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2345) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Nice ruby body, thin white head. Nose is lactic sourness, oak, balsamic, strawberries, cherries. Flavor follows, lots of nice lemony lacto character, balsamic, really juicy berries, aspirin, wood. Great balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Langnes. Drukket i heimen 21 Nov 12. Amber. Pen, litt farget skum som fester seg til glasset og varer en stund. Frisk syrlig fruktaroma. Smaken lever opp til aromaen: Stikkelsbær. Det dukker imidlertid opp en litt kjemisk undertone som drar ned helhetsinntrykket. Avslutter syrlig men forblir forfriskende.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1312) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle, as pictured. Poured a deep somewhat-clear ruby red. Had a strong cherry taste to it, slight sourness, but very balanced. Not overly-puckering sour, but enough to let you know it’s a sour beer. Went over very well with some of my non-beer-drinker family members as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
Brown redish colour with a thin white head. Caramel and sour fruit aroma. Sweet malts, some hops. Sour strawberries, vinager. Nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGB (573) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours red with a somewhat funky aroma of malt and some hops. Quite sour taste with raspberry and malt. Decent palate for how sour it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer is orange to copper in color with 1/2" of off white head. The aroma offers cherry pie, cherries, pie crust, oak, vanilla, stone fruits. It also smells musty, in a positive way. The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour cherries. Yum. Why have I not tried this before?!? Additional notes of vanilla and a bready, pie crust. Delicious beer. The feel is acetic and sour, but not overly so. A touch of vinegar in the finish. Overall, this is a beer I would like to have a case of in the cellar, so I could pull one out and enjoy every now and then. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-04-2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
From the singles cooler at Lemon Tree. For a $2 bottle of Belgian funk, what have I to lose? Spicy notes just from pouring it into a small chalice. First idea is of cinnamon, or perhaps coriander and clove. Close up, I only get a hint of sourness, mainly a note of sweet malt and just a little fruit juice. Reddish brown reminiscent of an old bottle of cherry juice, which is kind of to style, thin fizzy head. Taste has some sweetness to it, but there’s the sourness, too. Mostly cherry, smattering of cocoa. The tartness comes in waves, sometimes puckery, sometimes like SweeTarts candy. But never overboard as in Warheads candy. That would give me an excuse to get a few more bottles to lay down for comparison, but right now I have, believe it or not, an overfilled cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2459) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Manglerud enjoyed at home
Dark brown, tanned head. Smells of tart fruits, funk, cherries, caramel and malts. Medium sweet, then medium sour, nice tart fruits like apples and cherries, some caramel. Moderate bitter, mostly fruit bitterness. Very nice fruity beer, quite well balanced. Also the caramel is very well integrated. Love this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Draught. Nose is sharp lactic acid with light malt notes and a vague fruitiness. Deep mahogany with no head. Flavor is sour with a slight sweetness. Notes of cherries, cranberries, raisin, and caramel. Medium bodied. Slow finish.

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