Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7928) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ VBPF’12. Cuivre, fin blanche. Arôme fruité, aigre, léger malt et caramel. En bouche, aigreur persistante, note de toffee/caramel sur un fruité rouge aigre.Vraiment très agréable comme ce côté malté caramel se mélange à cette aigreur, le tout ayant une pointe de douceur vanillée.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
With no Supplication in sight, I had no choice but to make the plunge with this one. Surprisingly good, sour beer, I miss GT when rating beers..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2012
33cl, exclusive brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sour brew, vinous/sour and slightly woody/fruity, balanced, clear, small head, very good brew, ’Very nice to see that Bockor makes this kind of beer!’

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to portableparty! Dark clear mahogany pour, a little light lacing and very tart cherry aroma. Flavor is also tart dark cherries, a little sugar, muddled raspberries and finished very dry and sour on the aftertaste. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Draft pours clear amber/mahogany, creamy beige head. Aroma of sour lemon/berry/unripe fruit, oak, wine, vanilla, cherry, lactic, Bretty funk. Taste is sweaty, heavily soured, earthy, fungal/basement. Light body, some nice sweetness to balance all the sour, sharp sour finish, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Re-rate. Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy reddish with a huge off white head. The aroma has a lot of vinegar and cherry juice. The taste is lightly tart, sour cherry, abrupt finish but very nice. Very good sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3563) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
11.2 oz bottle. Deep, clear purple brown with a thin beige coating and bubbles on the edge. Nose is red wine vinegar, sour cherry and horse blanket. Juicy with a sour bite and a sparkle. Taste is raspberry jam, cranberry and toffee with a touch of cigar in the finish. Bright and fruity with spot-on carb and acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
000pete1983 (6) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
Such an enjoyable sour ale. Amazing sweet/sour balance of flavor. Rich orange candied sour notes that seem to continue forever. Dark cherry notes with some vanilla on the finish. Really good. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (13120) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 14, 2012
Der saure Beginn wirkt leicht gesüßt, was aber nicht schlimm ist. Frisch, angenehme Kirschnoten, rund, sehrsüffig. 11/10/11/11/11/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to Mar. Puts light brown/red with off-white head. Aroma is very acidic and dusty. Flavor is acidic, rustic, cherry. Light mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation. Overall, excellent brew.

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