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: 1079   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (992) - - APR 5, 2016
pours dark copper-brown color, clear, with creamy off-white biegehead. visually high carbonation. Aroma: intense lactic acid, sour cherry aroma, some green apples, grape... Flavor: funky; sour cherries, green apples, grape, grapefruit, lime, with notes of honey, vanilla in the backgroud, which steps forward before finish and with long dry acidity in finish. Body is moderate medium, texture soft, carbonation is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1529) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Aroma is dried dark fruits, funk, barn house and earthiness. Taste is sweet malts with heavy sour notes and funk. Finishes with puckering sensations. Appearance is a dark clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
On tap at Mekong. Aromas of sharp lemon, red berry fruit. Murky dark red complexion with a mostly fading white head. Dry, sour, acidic. Light-medium bodied.
Earlier Rating: 8/3/2014 Total Score: 3.9
Aromas of cherry, vanilla, caramel, cola. Hazy red with a mostly lasting khaki head. Tart rounded out nicely by vanilla notes. Light-medium bodied, acidic but smooth, fluffy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6330) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear brown color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Vinegar, sweet, fruity, sake, apples in aroma. Complex aroma. Sour, acidic, fruity, twiggy, sweet in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Sweet acidic apples and tannins in aftertaste. Nice full body. Very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut!
Very pleasant sour aroma, gently woody, but not over-oaky, some berry hints. Very sharp palate, lovely sourness, but no vinegar fortunately - this is ageing done correctly. Finish magnificent, the sharp berriness hangs around for ever, and mellows to a lovely sweet red bruin. Balance between sweetness of the base beer and the sourness from the ageing is just right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Pours dark amber with beige head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sour, fruits, citrus, lemon, some vinegar. Flavor is sour and somewhat sweet, acidic notes, lemon, sour cherries, vinous and slightly woody. Finish is sour cherries with touch of malty sweetness. Overall: good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2016
Dark reddish amber beer, small off-white head. Nose is fruity, tart, some sugars, red berries. Flavor is tart, dry, woody, berries, fruit. Very tart and dry finish, some citrus, lingering wood and slightly sweet malt. Slightly vinous mouthfeel. Not overly complex bit nocely balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (907) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Funky sour smell, ruby red and hazy. Taste is sour and winey, fairly rich body, not too funky, really nice and smooth despite the acidity.

   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 (657) - 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.

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