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: 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7285) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber/red. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), lightly yeasty (horseblanket), with notes of cherry, old wood, Mandarin orange, honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Very nice...a bit sweeter than sourheads will probably want, but there’s quite a bit of sourness to counteract that so it ends up just seeming "bigger" than it is. It doesn’t really have the depth or pizzazz of 4+ examples, but it’s quite pleasant and doesn’t do anything wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 3, 2012
From the Bottle. Not much aroma but that’s made up for in the taste. Initial sweetness followed by a tart cherry sourness that lingers on the palate for quite some time, also some earthy notes present from the wood. Soft mouth feel and light carbonation.. Very good beer. I need to pick up some more bottles!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1641) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours dark reddish brown with an off white head that slowly fades. Aroma is cherries, wood, and vinegar. Taste is sour cherry and some bread. Some drinks had more sweetness at first then it finishes sour. This is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2012 Poured a deep brown, slight red hue, and a small tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma of tart cherry, light vanilla, light Brett, but I’m not picking up the cocoa. Taste is tart cherry from the start and finishes very sour. Mouthfeel is moderately thin, which is surprising. If you like mouth-puckering sour, this beer is for you. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12280) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Caramel, oak and red fruit in the aroma. Sour flavor, overshadowing the also present sugary sweetness. Toffee, soft red fruit. Mouthpuckering lemon. Fairly short aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma has sour with wood notes. The taste is sour, wood notes and a little bitter. The aftertaste has a little sweet moving to sour with some notes of wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Appearance is a ruby hue with a white carb. Smell is of acidic fruit and wood. Taste is great. Super sour and dry, with the fruit melding well in the funk. Thick coating on the tongue that makes the flavor more pronounced, somehow. Really fruity and sour. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BilgeRat415 (11) - - MAR 25, 2012
A wonderfully drinkable lambic. Not so sour it feels like a gimmic. Sour enough, though, to share. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ads135 (4139) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Another great rotational offering at Angler’s in Lawrence. Tart, funky, with everything you could ask for in a lambic. Perhaps a bit on the mediciney sweet side which is why its not in the top tier for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9089) - 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.

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