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


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RATINGS: 1071   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainTilven (161) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAR 22, 2016
Dark red body with brown reflections; fine bubbles; rather hazy; light beige foam very fine and quickly fading while remaining. Aromas of candied sour cherry, sour apple, woody. In first place, flavors are the same as aromas - delicious; ending is round; a lot of body, with the vividness of sourness. Actually complex and balanced, as indicated by the brewer. Matches very well a potée lorraine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (647) - PORTUGAL - MAR 21, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 23B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown (BBF 13.10.18). AROMA: moderate-high sour aroma, more forward than a moderate orange and red fruits/wine aroma. APPEARANCE: red body with orange highlights and translucent. moderate ivory head with average retention. TASTE: initial sour and acidic flavor with notes of aged red wine, red wine barrel and faint vanilla from wood. malt notes almost absent. low bitterness with an acidic finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a red flanders with less fruit and malt presence than other examples, giving more emphasis on the sour profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2367) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2016
Big fluffy light brown head. Clear dark amber color. Fresch lemon acidity. Apricot aroma. Dry finnish and tiny bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
Rounding out a week of sampling new new world sours, I grabbed an old world one just before departure. Poured warms it is heavily carbonated with that thin head of a good sour, champagne brown body. The aroma reminds me of my tour in the Cantillon brewery some years back - musty, wood, summer heat in a Brussels park. The flavour is an absolute perfect mix of sourness - light and intense citrus, leaves no cloying notes or weird hints of something else. This is the sour to measure all others by - way up there for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5290) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2016
Deep red colour and a thin head. Aroma of glacé cherries, wood and sherry vinegar. First sip is intensely sour but it seems to mellow out slightly later. Fine, intense carbonation. There’s just enough sweetness to tone down the sourness. The cherries are not overwhelming either so in the end it’s alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tlyx (90) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Doftar trasmattor och ammoniak. Rena rama luktsaltet. Granatäpplen, kärv smak av kärnor och vinäger. Komplex. Ett underbart öl. Får en att vakna upp i ett spirituellt tillstånd.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hemmelmann (9) - - MAR 1, 2016 does not count
Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge es una Sour Ale roja color borgoña de espuma cremosa compacta que se adhiere notablemente a su contorno, color moca. En nariz tiene un aroma fuerte a cerezas negras, un toque a vino tinto, un oporto. En boca desprende inmediatamente un acidez fuerte, bastante agrio. Deja la boca levemente seca, de final corto, sabor a guinda. También deja entrever un leve toque a levadura. Una cerveza muy especial, que si bien es para gustos adquiridos, que encanten de lo acido, es una cerveza muy interesante y luego encanta!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (559) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from 2014. Best before May 22 - 2017.

The liquid is clear, mahogny, deep red-brown color with a thin, beige head.

Nose: Fruity, apples, cherries, oak, vinegar, vanilla and funk.
Taste: So good! Sour, funk, vinegar, oak, vanilla, red berries, cherries, dried fruit, caramel malt and red apples.
Mouthfeel: Light, crisp carbonation. Fresh. Tart. Medium body.

This is a perfect sour beer! Light but very mature. Great, full taste with a deep, oak taste of the 18 months barrel aging. The nose is amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thb (803) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Deep red orange, clear, not many bubbles. Aroma has sour cherry, vanilla. Taste is remarkably juicy - cherry, other red berries. Sour off the bat, easing off into a semi-sweet finish. Bit of a woodsy finish. This is very, very tasty. Ever so slightly syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle at home, 13th February 16. Pours deep brown red. Aroma is sherry, berry, oak, wood, balsamic. Taste is barrel, balsamic vinegar, sherry, vinous, rounded and delicious. Lovely beer

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