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: 1079   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Ol Beer in Walnut Creek, Ca. Lots of carbonation in it. Nice on the palate. Get the cherry flavor right up front. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (788) - 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 (549) - 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 (3739) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (253) - GERMANY - SEP 12, 2016
Yep, very nice lambic. Cherry are strong in the aroma. The taste is nicely sauer with a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (835) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Clear red/brown colored beer with a small white head. Taste is nice sour, berries, cherries, fruity and woody. Nice dry sour afthertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (884) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Dark reddish color with thick head. Aroma has sour elements, vinegar, oak cherries and berries. Taste is sour with long dry aftertaste. Flavors of cherries, berries, some lactic elements and wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (669) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2016
Roodbruin/Cola kleur met weinig wit schuim. Geur: wat kazig, zoet - zuur, appels, kers, framboos. Smaak: zuur, kers. Medium koolzuur. Afdronk: wat tannine, droog, kersenpitten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko Hakaniemi, Helsinki. Looks like cognac. Taste is sour as in lambic. Well, this is actually lambic made in the wrong place - Flanders. Colour is darker, though. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (935) - FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu tulppaaniin todella syvän punaisena ja "kirkkaana", noin kahden sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksusta löytyy vahvimpana hapanta kirsikkaisuutta ja makeampaa herukkaisuutta tai rypälemäisyyttä, hiven kuivaa hedelmäisyyttä on myös joukossa. Maku on todella happaman kirsikkainen, herukkaisuus, lähes mansikka tasapainottaa sitä hieman. Hyvin lievää brettamaista nahkaisuutta on joukossa myös. Suutuntuma on lähes suuta supistavan hapan, mutta samalla yllättävän täyteläinen juotavuuden kärsimättä. Hieno olut, tähän tyyliin törmää valitettavasti turhan harvoin. Melkein lambicmaisen hapan ja todella täyteläinen prosentteihin nähden.

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