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: 1057   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 13/20
mike_77 (5164) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Deep red colour and a thin head. Aroma of glacé cherries, wood and sherry vinegar. First sip is intensely sour but it seems to mellow out slightly later. Fine, intense carbonation. There’s just enough sweetness to tone down the sourness. The cherries are not overwhelming either so in the end it’s alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tlyx (90) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Doftar trasmattor och ammoniak. Rena rama luktsaltet. Granatäpplen, kärv smak av kärnor och vinäger. Komplex. Ett underbart öl. Får en att vakna upp i ett spirituellt tillstånd.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hemmelmann (9) - - MAR 1, 2016 does not count
Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge es una Sour Ale roja color borgoña de espuma cremosa compacta que se adhiere notablemente a su contorno, color moca. En nariz tiene un aroma fuerte a cerezas negras, un toque a vino tinto, un oporto. En boca desprende inmediatamente un acidez fuerte, bastante agrio. Deja la boca levemente seca, de final corto, sabor a guinda. También deja entrever un leve toque a levadura. Una cerveza muy especial, que si bien es para gustos adquiridos, que encanten de lo acido, es una cerveza muy interesante y luego encanta!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (549) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from 2014. Best before May 22 - 2017.

The liquid is clear, mahogny, deep red-brown color with a thin, beige head.

Nose: Fruity, apples, cherries, oak, vinegar, vanilla and funk.
Taste: So good! Sour, funk, vinegar, oak, vanilla, red berries, cherries, dried fruit, caramel malt and red apples.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp carbonation. Fresh. Tart. Medium body.

This is a perfect sour beer! Light but very mature. Great, full taste with a deep, oak taste of the 18 months barrel aging. The nose is amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thb (799) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Deep red orange, clear, not many bubbles. Aroma has sour cherry, vanilla. Taste is remarkably juicy - cherry, other red berries. Sour off the bat, easing off into a semi-sweet finish. Bit of a woodsy finish. This is very, very tasty. Ever so slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1832) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle at home, 13th February 16. Pours deep brown red. Aroma is sherry, berry, oak, wood, balsamic. Taste is barrel, balsamic vinegar, sherry, vinous, rounded and delicious. Lovely beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (833) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2016
Robe brune, brillante, très belle mousse crémeuse. Nez puissant et complexe où l’on retrouve des notes de caramel, de balsamique, de cerise acidulée sur un fond de fourrure et de bois. Bouche tout aussi réussie avec une attaque fraîche, fruitée, acidulée, fine bulle et longue finale sur le bois et la cerise. Une superbe "flemish sour ale" typée et complexe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7720) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, sourish nose with oak wood, sour cherries, apples, balsamic vinegar, caramel and pink grapefruit. Fruity, tart taste with notes of oak wood, apples, cherries, caramel, balsamic vinegar, a touch of vanilla, citrus and a tart and dry finish with low bitterness. Medium body, dry. Well made sour ale with a fresh acidity. An excellent example of the style. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (490) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Reddish brown, clear, moderate carbonation. Malty and a tart cherry flavor. Slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
330ml brown bottle. Reddish brown colour with a small collar of beige foam. Nose has tart cherries. Taste of tart cherries, vinegar, woody, acidic. Sharp and very tasty.

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