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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is tart cherries, green apples, and wheat. The taste starts out cherry sweet, then green apple tart and finishes nearly vinegar sour. Very good lambic/sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NBird (613) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2012
Deep dark ruby red, medium but fast settling head. Smells like cherries with medium level yeasty funk. Tastes Tarty and sour , but fruity cherry styles. Enjoying this with fresh manjimup cherries. Yes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
0.33l bottle. This is a near-clear deep red one with a medium sized top that completely fades within seconds and leaves behind a thin sidesticking film. It has a aroma of cellar, sweet&sour red berries with traces of apple cider vinegar and wood. Not bad at all, but it still does not reach up to my top references-beers within the genre. It’s average on the carbonation and slight oily on the mouthfeel. More sour&sweet in the taste. Some paint-thinner thingy going on also with wild-forest yogurt. It’s sharp with a vinegar sting, brett, lots of sour limes berries pop up; red currants and cherries. The taste really grows on you reveling new layers of flavor for each sip. A really fine one! 07.11.2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Wonderful sour beer. Strong sour flavour and powerful aroma makes finishing the bottle a challenge!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 This beer was just fantastic! The way this bubbly beer works your mouth is nothing short of legendary! It is a sour ale that is just straight up delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (5644) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2012
330 ml bottle. A clear deep red body with a dense off-white head. Strong aroma of fruit, acidic berries, wood, dry fruit and vinegar. Flavor is vinous acidic, berries, fruit and wood. Fine body with a tart aftertaste. Gives me a clear hint of cellar notes, a complex beer that feels both refreshing and a bit demanding in a well balanced way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2012
Pours a redish brown colour with a small white head. Aroma green apples, vanilla and oak. Flavour is strong green apples, vanilla, oak and spruce. Sour finish. Great complexity and balance. Really a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaips1 (75) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2012
on tap at st. sour day at the holy grale, this isnt the first time ive had this beer and hoperfully it wont be the last. It pours a solid ruby color with little head but nice solid ring of bubbles. The smells of sour, sour fruit and hints of brett depending on when you take a whiff. There is a little toffee smell every once and awhile. the taste is all sour patch kids, awesome biting sour and hints of fruitish flavors. This is a great beer and it really shines all the way through the sip. Bites of acidity and fruit with no medicinal traits no paint thinner no sulfur. The palate is bubbly and lively, not too much at all. Overall this is a score a pure home run, its a beautiful sour beer that any sour lover would enjoy. This beer was an intro sour for a friend of mine and it changed his entire perception of what beer can really be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5088) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear deep red-hued mahogany brown body with a medium creamy beige head. Looks great. Nose is plums, dark berries, light balsamic, wood, figs and hints of leather and sour funk tones. Taste is light wooden vanilla and red fruit tones up front, then transcending into a lemony tart lactobacterial landscape flanked by figs and plums. Lovely mild, yet tart finish. Medium carbonation, slick mouthfeel with high drinkability. A splendid Flemish red ale, and I have a strong suspicion this will become one of my go-to beers if it stays accessible through Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (841) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with quickly disappearing head. Aroma is vinegar, cork. Flavor is very sour, sparkling wine, red wine, wood, dry. Unfortunately the sourness supresses other flavors too much.

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