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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2604) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Moderate grain for the malt, light to moderate flowers for the hops, faint barnyard for the yeast with sour apple, red wine vinegar and mixed berries in the background. Head is small, fizzy/frothy , white with some spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark mahogany. Flavor starts heavily acidic and very sour, then finishes moderately acidic and lightly bitter and still sour. Palate is light to medium, watery with a soft carbonation and a very tart finish. I think I’m getting used to Sour Ales...this one wasn’t horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlruthven (600) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bottle, poured into trappist glass. Dark, dark red yet pretty clear, with a khaki head that dissipated pretty quickly, leaving just a little knot-stock of foam in the middle. Nose is fresh, tart cherry, bits of wet wood and slight apple cider vinegar. Hints of vanilla and, surprisingly (I didn’t expect to agree with the bottle description) chocolate round out the puckering tartness. Really nice sour.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2012
pours a plum red smell of sour cherry. extremely tart, mixture of sour cherry, sweet cherry, blueberries,raspberries. very pungent,wouldst be able to drink more than one but could see this pairing well with dessert

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours a deep plum red with a light tan head. Aromas of oaky vanilla, cranberries, cherries, hints of peppery barnyard, and slight acidity. Perfect medium light body, that finishes crisp and blows your taste buds into heavenly oblivion with flavors of: sour cherries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, lots of balanced acidity (lactic and just enough acetic), tons of tannins from the wood, and a bit of barnyard all balanced out by some residual malty sweetness. In my opinion this is the best Flemish Red I’ve ever had and one of my favorite beers. This would be killer with goat cheese, cheesecake, foie gras, or lobster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Tried it on tap at Mongoose versus Cobra in Houston. Very tart, sour cherry notes. Drop kick to the taste buds! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (599) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Balanced tart desert. Layers of tart candied malt, sweet berries, sour apple, light bitter carbonation, with a long sour finish that doesn't overwhelm. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Aroma of tart black cherry and slight funky yeast. Pours deep deep red with slight film. Taste is super tart and sweet with sour apple, cherry and a nice yeast. Fantastic sour beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyle50216 (17) - Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
this is a very enjoyable ale. Can be both enjoyed with or without food. I bought a 4 pack of this just recently and am enjoying every single drop of this delicious elixir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joshwoodward (575) - - SEP 16, 2012
Solid sour. Quite puckery, a touch of sweetness but not much. More carbonation than normal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (548) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Red brown color with thin white head. Cherry champagne aroma..Complex layers of sweet raspberry, cork and sour candy flavors. Nice lingering tart and dry palate.

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