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: 1072   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 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 (554) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1654) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2012
On tap at La Porte Noire, Brussels. Pours a hazy deep red colour with a small off-white head. Aromas of berries and cherries, not far from a kriek. I also sence some wood, sweet berries and honey. Nice balanced and lasting flavour of sweet berries, raspberries, leather and salt. Has a slick mouthfeel, and is not especially bitter. This is a fantastic sour ale with a lot of taste in every drop. Feels like a sweeter version of a kriek.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2012
PIcked up 2 bottles of this in Belgium. Best by 2/15/14. Enjoyed in a bordeaux glass.

A - Very light red pour into the glass. But in the bowl, it’s red to dark brown appearance. Nice clarity, no yeast or haze cloudiness.

S - Cherries and tart funkiness on the nose. Hints of oak and a slight hint of that notorious Rodenbach yeast strain. However, it’s weak as far as picking things out. It took a lot of work to pick out what I smelled.

T - Lots of cherries, oak, vanilla and a hint of pineapple. Lots of tropical / passion fruit going on here. Very sweet, very tart and zero hints of vinegar at all. It’s a solid tasting beer!

M - Medium carbonation, light body. Easy to drink.

O - This is a great tasting beer. Very earthy and rugged but tasty and enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
This is a fun Sour Ale! I loved it! Aroma is strong and sweet, with minimal head. Color is deep red and slightly opaque. My first thought about the flavor and palate was that I had just popped a Sour Cherry Warhead into my mouth, thats pretty sour. Good blend of flavor and palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jnkor (363) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Aroma is sour, but full. Pours dark red with almost no head. Palate is robust, can detect the alcohol, and sweet. Ends with a sour punch, making it fun to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18117) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Draught at Rattle&Hum, NYC. Clear amber/brown beer with a beige head. Vinous fruity aroma, sourish, red berries, grapes, rubber, banana, hop notes, citrus. Sourish fruity flavor, hay, herbal, grapes, rubber, grapefruit, lemongrass, barnyard notes, red berries, woody, peach, sour. Really fresh and lovely to find this complexity in a rather low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15492) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Tap @ Brussels Beer Weekend, 2012. Pours clear amber with a creamy head. Fruit, barnyard, caramel and oak. Lambic like notes. Dry, tart and crisp. Balanced. Lovely!

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