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: 1083   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle:   Deep ruby, moderate tannish head, foamy, little lacing.   Oakish and immature cherries on the nose, tart yet somewhat sweet.   Sweet and tart on the tongue, seems like a mix of young and old cherries, on oak, with a dry backside.   Very simple, but enjoyable.   Seems a little artificial in its sweetness tho.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Very dry and tart finish.   Good, but simple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Absolutely stunning a delicious sour beer! Found on a dusty shelf in a small beer store in New Jersey, those people don’t know what they are missing. Aroma was great. Strong must, vinegar and stale malt. My mouth watered at first whiff. Pour was a murky dirty red with no bubbles or head. Taste was perfect. Mouth puckering sour and full of flavor. Heavy sour cherry that never ventures into the "sweet" territory with strong doses of vinegar and malt. The finish leaves the top of the mouth feeling the sour sting for quite some time after the swallow. Carbonation was mild but fitting. Wish I could get this regularly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours dark amber-red with a smallish light tan head. Nose is woodsy, sharp, with a creamy undertone. Cherries and vanilla ice cream. Sweet and sour flavor. No bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Slight barnyard funkiness in the end of the nose. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cheap (5360) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Had this today again, yum! Old rating: Had this on tap at vintage, nice place. Beautifully sour or tart aroma. Oh, looks like rodenbach. Yez, tart olfactory greets my nose and makes my mouth water. Very yummy crazy sour thing happening. Yes, very yummy. Fun tart experience. What a drink, need more. Finish? What finsih, its all gone. Balderdash. This was a real great beer drinking experience. Not over the top like so many tart beers, just right. The bst beer I’ve tasted in a long, long time. It reminded me why sour and wild beer is my favoritie style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
11.2 oz bottle served in a Darkness Tulip. Batch 01. A: Pours a transparent mahogany with a light hay colored head. The body is bubbly and supports a nice frothy head with solid retention. The finally subsides to a thick collar and leaves some splotchy stick. S: Tart grape skins, cherry pits, slight acidic berry. Earthy malt and oak flavors. The nose is spot on. T: There is slight pucker up front from the acidity, but it quickly gives way to sweet malts, tart cherries, and dry grape skins. There is an earthy oak flavor towards the back end and the tartness sticks to the back of throat. M: Creamy and smooth with mild puckering on the backend that tickles the through. Medium carbonation and body. O: Very solid. Complex flavors, but goes down very smooth. I don’t typically like this style, but this was very delicious. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-25-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2681) - 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 (609) - 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

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