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: 1085   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15528) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark brown/amber with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, cherries, sour and a little vanilla. Flavour is malt, sour, vinegar, caramel, cherries, little sweet, little tart and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (17004) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby brown. Aroma and taste are sour cherries, vanilla, wood, fruits, malt and has a nice citric finish. Yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mysan_brewing (60) - - FEB 15, 2013
Smell of fermented hay (silo). Sour berries tickles the nose. Looks georgeous, seetrough reddish brown with a thin white head. Taste is sour cherries mixed with a smooth vanilla flavour. I'm not normally into sour ales, but a friend said you just have to taste them enough times. Turns out he's right, I really enjoy this one :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap at Grumpy’s Nordeast. Strong sour aromas. Palate is electric with sweet tartness. Dark ruby color. No head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tempus (2) - Stateline, Nevada, USA - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
Great nose, proper color, perfect amount of sour taste, clean finish, what more could you ask for in a sour.....too bad I got the last pour before the keg blew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerschot13 (5) - laakdal, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
This beer is very sour. It’s a red flemish sour ale with complex flavors. it aged in an oak barrel for 18 months. Not one of my favourite beer types but if you like sour ales you should try to find this one. It’s a very special beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1561) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 On tap at capitol beer. Color is dark ruby. With off white head aroma is vinegar and fruit. The taste is slight vinegar with a tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, mahogany colour with a firm medium-sized tanned foamy head. Mildly woody malty aroma with caramel, a balanced level of acidity and fruity notes of morello cherries, red berries and citrus. Moderately sour and delicately sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Vinegary sour-fruity taste with a delicate caramel-malty base; very lasting sour-tart, woody and slightly tannic finish with present notes of cherries. An awesome Flemish Red. 11.I.13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1297) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Deep red pour, no real head. Sour wild yeast on the nose.Tangy/bitter. Dark fruit and wet stone, with young citrus on the tongue. Dry finish. Little too sour for my taste, but I would like to try it with food.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Aroma is ascetic - wonderful sourness. Pours a transparent red with no head or lacing. The taste is gloriously sour - makes my taste buds stand up and say "Thank you!" Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, an exceptionally pleasing sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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