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


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RATINGS: 1046   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1596) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Aroma is ascetic - wonderful sourness. Pours a transparent red with no head or lacing. The taste is gloriously sour - makes my taste buds stand up and say "Thank you!" Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, an exceptionally pleasing sour beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1362) - ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Duft intens syrlig duft lidt malt karamel smag syrlig funk malt ksramel lidt rosin svesker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (639) - HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2016
Elevennek tűnő főzet pezsgő beltartalommal, simulékony, elegáns, igen kellemes illatokkal; vaníliás, tejszínes, meggymagos, zöldalmás aromákkal. Elemi erejű, de szépen megrajzolt savanyúság lép a színre ezt követően, nyelvünk szinte még hozzá sem ér az italhoz, ezt a tulajdonságát máris megtapasztalhatjuk. Elsőre kissé vadnak tűnő, intenzív savasságához rögtön hozzá lehet szokni, kisimulnak az ízjegyek, elmélyül a tartalom. Meggyes savanyúság keveredik némi mandulás színezetű, cseresznyés édességgel, érett hangulatot árasztó, száraz vörösboros komponensek karolnak végül egymásba. Bár már nem az első példány, amihez a stílus keretei között szerencsém volt, mindenképpen szokatlan, de semmi esetre sem kellemetlen az összbenyomás, amit egy ehhez hasonló fanyar ale nyújtani képes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (784) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 9, 2016
330ml bottle from Beervana. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small off-white head that diminishes rather quickly and leaves a small lacing. Aroma is quite fruity and acidic with vanilla-wood undertones. Notes of sour cherries, pommegranate, red grapes, wine vinegar, lactic acid, oak, vanilla and lemon. Very nice and rounded. Taste is mostly sour, with sweet vanilla and wood backbone, mainly in the finish. Predominant flavors of sour cherries, berries, lemon, honey vinegar and red apples. Fantastic. Dry. Woody finish and aftertaste. Truly well-crafted. A fine, delicious oak aged Sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2180) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright, reddish amber colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of sourness, bit metallic; bright, refreshing sour flavour with a long, strong sour finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3853) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy deep amber. Aroma of sour cherry, funk, wood, vanilla and berryish notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up bone dry and tart. Light to medium, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Sour. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enteogenisk (73) - Bĺlsta, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 (33 cl bottle in wine glass.) Pours brown/red with a whimsical yellowish brown finger head. Aroma is typical of sour beer with lemons and citric yeasts with follows on the palate with a fruity acidity. Like young red apples, sour raspberries with a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (441) - BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2016
Helder donker roodbruin bier met kleine beige schuimkraag. Aroma: hout, rode wijn. Smaak: zurig, hout, azijn. Mondgevoel: licht met mooi koolzuur. Afdronk: eerder zure afdronk met een verfrissende ontwikkeling.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2141) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Wow, really nice lambic nose with vanilla, red wine vinegar and big oak notes. A little honey as it warms as well. Quite sour on the palate with lots of oak notes and a hint of vanilla on the palate as well. Above average carbonation. Super complex for such a low abv. The barrel character is there, but not overdone. Awesome and exactly what I was in the mood for tonight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2292) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
After a long day blogging about the migration patterns of Helisoma anceps I’m about tuckered out . Thankfully I found this in my fridge. I can’t really make out the colour with these sunglasses on but I’d assume if I took them off the lights that are on would give some telltale hints of hues. Fascinating aroma to say the least ----> Slightly sour strawberry, cherry, vanilla, caramel, touch of the ol’ barnyard, wood, bitter nuts. Pretty incredible. From outside the rim there is a sugary sweet strawberry/cherry blend that hovers. The flavour doesn’t take a step back ----> instant drool inducing attack. I already know I need to get more. Vanilla gets wiped out by raspberry, strawberry and cherry tartness but continually pops in and out, vinegar, dank wood. Wonderful. Finishes tart as one would expect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (329) - Tienen, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2016
Red Brown with an off white head, quickly receding. At first reminds me of the dearly missed Rodenbach Alexandre, which is a very good start. Acid dominates the mouth, but becomes nicely balanced with the sugar and the earthy tones. Vanilla as well and of course cherries. A dry fizzy mineral acidity makes up the long finish

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