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: 1047   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2942) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle obtained through trade with JStax. Pours translucent crimson with small off-white head. Little lacing, mediumi/thin body, low carbonation, and sour aroma. Taste is complex sour, and wonderful fruit (mostly cherry). Not as sour as some, but very good, thanks JStax.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Amber lambic with a light tan head. Immediately acerbic. Cherry, chocolate and apple appear in the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2013
On draft in a CCB snifter. Pours very dark red. Vinegar sour cherries on nose. Very nice. Flavor follows suit. Really flavorf cherry vinegar with a clean crisp finish. Easy drinkind and relatively light mouthfeel. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5170) - 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 (2353) - 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 (6116) - 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 (1406) - 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 (578) - 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 (3377) - 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

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