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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle: Brown color with reddish hues and no head to speak of. Aroma of barnyard, oak barrels, ripe apples, and a bit of yeast. Delightful flavors of apples, vinegar, wood, tartness combine for a solidly classic Flemish sour. Lots of carbonation and acidity are also present but not too much. This is up there with the Dutchess!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Dark ruby red with off white head. Aroma is cherry and vanilla. Tast is tart... sweet and sour. And maybe a little more sour. Fairly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JDIndy (3) - - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
11 oz bottle from Payless in Carmel. Beautiful dark ruby earth tones. Sizzling off white head. Rich deep oak and wild cherry , slight grapeskin, vanilla. Taste is citrus peel , woody, pure cherry extract. Makes the mouth water. Refreshing and memorizing. A wonderful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
At Holy Grale. Pours amber and red clear. Nose is very tart, vanilla, oak, caramel, maltz. Flavor is tart lacticity, sweet malts to balance, medium slick bod. Flavor is tart and acidic but not acetic. Nice drinkable sour and easy but complex. This is quite the drinkable sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5742) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Draft at Brasserie V. Deep burgundy-brown, stained glass look. Massive steady beige-red head. Intense funky sour cherry aroma, some lemony citrus. Sour citrus flavors, but also a soft, delicate malt body. Excellent stuff, world class all the way. Twangy red raspberry, cherry flavor, lots of sour depth. Mouth puckering, some lactic vanilla tones as well. The lactic sourness sticks with you. Phenomenal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5209) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle (12 oz).Deep cherry-brown color with a small quickly vanishing off-white head. Aroma is of sour cherries, wood, balsamic notes and slight chocolate presence. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately to heavily sour. Strong sour cherries, balsamic notes, wood, slight chocolate and some tobacco notes. Mouthfeel is dry and mouth puckering. Good Flemish Sour Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep cherry color with a medium white head. A big aggressive nose of fruit, woody and sourness. The flavor is a solid Flemish sour with brown malts, tart cherries, some yeasty dryness, a bit of sawdust bite in the finish. Really good. Has that big malt base to balance out the sourness, and it drinks quite well. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Deep ruby and clear with a small head that quickly vanished leaving a fine ring of lacing. Tart and fruity. Good body and flavor with a complex mixture of fruits strawberry citrus and oak. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear brown with a small off-white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Dark ripe fruit
Taste: Tart cherries, dark fruit with a very dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2803) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Poured from a 330ml bottle, thanks to Mike. Cherries, apple, chocolate, citrusy, slightly sweet. A very nice beer.

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