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


on tap

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.

sneevel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 2, 2012
Pours dark reddish brown with a tiny off white head. Aromas of sour cherries, barnyard and a little caramel. Tons of energy on the palate - a cascade of sour berries, barnyard funk and those sour coke bottle candies that the kiddies like. Also lots of grapey, winey flavours. A delicious sour- I’ll be having this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (69) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle from vinmonopolet@Valkendorf. Aroma of sour cherries, sour dark fruits, sour berries. Dark red amber, clear, nice beige head. Light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, tastes of sour berries, dry cider, stone fruits, hints of apple and vanilla. Full body, lively. Very nice, complex, and yet fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. It poured a dark reddish/amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of tart dark red fruits, some cherries, oak and acidity. The taste was similar to the aroma with more sourness, tartness, oak, vanilla and cherries. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scirtes (174) - POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle, bb 31.03.2018. Pours dark amber - red, clear, with nice yellowish head. Aromas of sourness, fruits, some cherries. Taste is moderately sour, quite dry almost no bitterness. Lively carbonated, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sigmund (5799) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
330 ml bottle, as Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge, brewed by Brouwerij Bockor. BB date 26.08.14. From Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 5.5%. Deep reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of oak, red wine, red wine vinegar and brettanomyces / farmhouse. Sweet and sour flavour, notes of red wine vinegar, sour cherries and lemon. Don’t think I’ll buy this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
23Skidoo (38) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 One of my absolute favourites, especially given how cheap it is in my area -- the bang for the buck ratio is insane. Dark red with a nice whitish head. Aroma: a bit weak initially, but gets stronger after a few minutes in the glass; cherries, light smoke, vanilla, fruity, somewhat funky. Medium body. Sweet-sour taste, sour cherries, plums, hints of vanilla. Vinous. Strong dry finish. Overall: very enjoyable, balanced and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
[7378-20150711] 330mL bottle. Fruity light malt aroma. Clear, bright amber brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Fruity malt and toasted sour yeast flavour with a lingering aftertaste. Medium body is fairly sour. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(c/o tuqueboy)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetj17 (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Dark, tawny-amber color, with a reddish glow in the light. Good clarity. Thin tan foam quickly dissipates to a ring. The aroma hits the nose as it is being poured. Very intense, dominant tart cherry and raspberry notes, with hints of ripening. Touches of oak, faint herbal hops, a bit of earthy funk. Awesome aroma. Strong cherry fruit character in the taste as well, moderately tart, but balanced slightly by a vanilla caramel sweetness. The flavor doesn’t seem too heavy on the oak. Alcohol seems low. The carbonation is just strong enough for the style, and the body has a touch of syrup-like character but is mostly clean with a light to medium thickness. Overall a very nice example of the style. The flavor is quite intense and enjoyable. While the light sweetness gives a good balance, it hangs slightly in the finish, and I think I would have preferred it to lean even further in the sour direction. Perhaps a few more months in the bottle would round it out nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget herbs, caramel, woody, cherries, tart,red, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8660) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
bottle from Bièrerie Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Red-brown colour, beige head. Malty start with an omnipresent fruity sourness, not too sour to be unpleasant, though. Quite well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
finol (2525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at vjohans Summer tasting. Pours redish and clear. Synthetic cherry, tart and sweet.

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