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: 1048   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3378) - 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 (2988) - 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 (2664) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a deep ruby brown with a finger of eggshell fizzy foam. On the nose its earthy, tart and full of dried cherry and a touch of vanilla. On the palate its a lot of the same with a elegant delicate balance between sweet cherry fruit and tart earthiness. Nice dark woodsy touches in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3361) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle, 9C. Deep red with a beige head that’s soon a wisp. Aroma of apples, cherries, under-ripe apricots, wood. Tart apples, some cherries and dried berries. Tart rather than funky, finish is of old vinegar and wood. The sourness builds up and left it feeling just a little thin, but vivid and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorkDaDork (7) - NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012 does not count
Funky smell, but not too much. First mouthfeel is very sour and a bit less sparkly than i expected. The aftertaste is very rich and balances the sourness in a great way. Good at low and higher temps up to 10 c.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2755) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2012
Dark brown red colour, medium carbonation. Very sour, balsamic vinegar, sour cherries. Very refreshing and full of taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2012
330ml bottle picked up at Vinmonopolet Langnes. A deep ruby shade to a dark brown coloured body. Bare naked surface. Dusty sour aroma. Dry vanilla oak and tart, red berries to the taste buds. Tart and sweet ending. Well, well…ok, I thought, without drinking it all (Tromsø, 15.12.2012).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
The aroma is tart, sweet, and fruity with a touch of body odor and wood. The appearance maroon with a fizzy head that fades away. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is fizzy. Overall quite flawed but as the style goes quite drinkable.

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