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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (899) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap at hot city pizza for beer week. Aroma is of sour cherry, makes my mouth water. Flavour is also dominated by sour cherries, some cocoa in the way background. This is very close to Russian river supplication, or perhaps visa versa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2012
33cl, on draft at Cafe Hollander. Pours a reddish brown color with an off white, almost pick, head. Aroma is oaky, fruity, tart cherry. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sour, more oak and tart cherry, with a light, sour finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
#1256 draught; nose is barn yard, little hay, cranberry, gingerbread, red pepper, petrol, feel is mediumwatery, carb is medium, taste is cranberry, dry sauvignon blanc, later red pepper,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Draft. Really nice, tart, Flanders Red. Aroma of vanilla. Very sweet, very tart, with strong presence of cherries. Beautiful tartness on the palate. A great beer to pair with a hearty meal, or even as dessert. I?d prefer this one in fall or winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of wood, cherries. Nice good sour flavor. Really well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle. Deep red with a thin lasting off-white head. Aroma is sour, of cherries, vanilla, citrus, wood. Taste is sweet, quite sour. Lots of cherry, very acidic. Dry finish with a little more vanilla. Refreshing. Pretty light bodied, average carbonation, oily. Really good sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gforce38 (4) - - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
A bit tart but very refreshing. Hints of cherry and vanilla. Smooth finish. Aroma is strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (637) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Very complex sour. The palate alone leads you on a journey through a sweet, tart, and sour progression. Loaded with tons of flavor, Bockor presents flavors of cherry, green apple, oak, vanilla, and plums. I love this beer. It’s great for sipping and very satisfying to all of your senses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
7/II/2012 33cl bottle from Brugs Bierfestival @ home - BB: 17/I/2014 (2012-107)

Clear red to red brown beer, small yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, red berries, sour cherries, bretta touch, wood notes. MF: good carbon, light to medium body. Taste: fruity start, bit sweet sugary, strawberries, lemon juice, some tobacco, dry. Aftertaste: lemon juice, very sour but still some sweetness lingering, dry wood notes. Very pleasant easy drinkable beer. Too bad they don’t sell this in Belgium...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours dark dark red with a smell off white head. Aromas of cherries, slight vanilla, other dark fruits. Taste, sour apples and tart cherries with vanilla undertones, nice sour acidic finish, dry finish with mouth puckering that you can’t prevent. This is delicious.

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