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: 1085   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.

Newk's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from draft and poured a nice dark red color with a small head. excellent aromatics with some funk, sour apples, cherries and spices. Nice depth as well with a good tart quality too. medium/full bodied with a nice acidic bite to it. Very good feel as well. This is a real quality sour and gives just the right amount of sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1050) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2016
Visual: Pours clear copper brown with a smallish head, thick ringed retention, clusters of active micro streams.

Nose: acidic sour woody, pukey cherry-prune (lvl-8)-pungency

Attack: immediate puckery sour, light crisp

Mid-palate: brown sugar , sour cherry, soft pukey-woody, red wine vinegar bright acidic

Finish: apple exhale, residual acidity, acidic woody sour dry

Summary: Drinks better at cellar temp, though I’m not getting all advertised flavours such as the stone fruit and cocoa. Plenty of acidic sourness but lacking in standout aromatic flavours or punchy depth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaTuJa (19) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Ar: Notes of cherry, red berries, oak, sour and little bit of vanilla. Very nice! Ap: reddis-brown with good head that last very long T: similar to aroma. Plus Some sweetnes. Sour charecter is strong and goes well with sweetnes. Aftertaste is long and has very nice "bite" O: World-class sour ale. Very complex and strong :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nutjes (301) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2016
33cl-fles bij Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste. U: Roodbruin met beige schuimkraag. G: Hout, zuur rood fruit, balsamico en een tikje vineus. S: Zoet-zuur. Rood fruit, eik, appels en melkzuur. M: Zeer volmondig met medium carbonatie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle in Mort Subite in Altrincham. Ruby with a cream head. Fruity vinous aroma. The taste has tart red wine and cherry notes with oak and sherbet spice. Refreshing and complex. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (1029) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2016
Robe ruby, peu de carbo, collet moyen fuyant lentement. Aromes bien marqués sur les fruits rouges aigres (cerises), bois vert. L’acidite se ressent dès l’attaque bien sur avec en prime les notes boisés, mais se poursuit jusqu’a une finale bien longue sur les cerises ameres. Ni trop ni trop peu, un juste equilibre qui fait la difference et qui remporte un vif succes. Un regal pour amateur de Sour Red

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CyborgX (32) - THAILAND - OCT 4, 2016
A red pretty sour beer, not much more to be said. Came in a 330ml brown bottle ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (846) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing opaque caramel crimson with sparse white foam. The nose is slightly vinous, showing a slight herbal medicinal edge. The palate is light bodied and fully carbonated. Moderately tart with a mix of caramel malts, light cocoa, and bing cherries. Flavors are not very rhythmic or put together; it’s slightly messy but flavors do compliment each other.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Pours a mahogany color with a tan head. Aroma is of tart with dark fruits, candied sugar, caramel malts, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar with the tartness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (554) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2016
33 cl. best before 10/08/18, aperta il 18/09/16. Rosso antico, limpida con riflessi dorati, schiuma tra l’ocra ed il beige fine ma non molto persistente che forma un anello in superficie lungo la parete del bicchiere, da manuale rispetto alla tipologia di appartenenza. Aroma di aceto di mele, legno (Foeder), un accenno di cannella, mela verde, fichi secchi, ciliegia disidratata, lievemente citrica ed oleosa. In bocca attacca acidula, sempre aceto di mele, successivamente note speziate, limone con una punta di noce moscata, uva fragola ed uva passa, fichi secchi, leggera albicocca, legno; quest’ultimo rimane presente con delicatezza anche sul finale insieme ad una lieve astringenza che incorda la mela verde lasciando la bocca quasi neutra. Mediamente carbonata, corpo medio, bevuta di una pulizia esemplare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Bottle from Real Ale Store, Newark. Red to mid brown colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity and a slight woodyiness. Taste is light sweet to sour.

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