Brewed by Bockor
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 748   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scipio (650) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours a dark reddish amber with a light beige head. Extremely potent aroma. Enticing as well. Very, very sour and tart, with grape, cherry, and apple. Taste is so sour it made my mouth pucker! Cherry and apple come out the most, grape is still there, with vanilla notes underneath. This is quite oily and sticky when you drink it. Carbonation is softer, yet is easily apparent. And needless to say the aftertaste is strongly sour and tart. It lingers a long time also. I must say that this is the most extreme example of this this style that I have ever tasted. If you like these, you will be thrilled. I am beside myself that I have found something this delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 - on tap at Hollander. Clear reddish brown pour with some head. Aroma was fruity, sweet and a bit sour. Taste was consistent with aroma, but a bit heavier on the sour. Smooth and easy drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (762) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear red amber beer with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is spicy with notes of acidic pears, apples, cherries and woody vanilla. Flavor is fruity with notes of cherries, vanilla, wood and leather. Really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (501) - örebro, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Mörk bärnstens färgad med ett orange-brunt skum som snabbt faller. Doft: Funk, rengöringsmedel, trä, röda bär, äppelmust. Smak: Funk, trä, omogna krusbär och äppel kart, väl lagrad balsamvinäger, lite sockerkaka. Koncentrerad, god smak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3065) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish dark brown color with a small off white head on it. Nose is definitely sour with a little malt and oak peaking through to complement the sourness. Taste is very sour, but has a few hints of sweetness throughout. Very pleasant drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
corkyrory66 (437) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2014
Bière absolument surcotée sur le site !! D’ailleurs la cote belge la plus haute est à 4,4 ce qui veut dire 88 au grand maximum, et non pas 99 !!! Ceci change tout ... Certes la fermentation spontanée et le mûrissement pendant 18 mois en fût de chêne constituent des procédés de fabrication très respectables, et même dirons-nous originaux et contraignants, mais ceci ne donne pas un laisser-passer au niveau de la dégustation !!! Le brasseur définit sa bière comme une bière acide complexe. Couleur roux vineux assez joli. Clarté nette. Bulles fines nombreuses partout, pas mal vives. Mousse beige qui tombe et nappe. Arômes de fût de vin, vinaigre de vin, lierre, vigne vierge, pointe de piment d’Espelette. 1ère bouche assez liquide sur une aigreur de vin (entendez un vinaigre), avec une pointe de muscade. Arrière-bouche assez vineuse, fût ancien, pomme, cerise du Nord. 2ème où la cerise du Nord et la pomme verte passent en avant. Arrière-bouche de fût de chêne. 3ème avec un fondu un peu plus important, mais nettement sur l’acide. Arrière-bouche sur du fruit rouge, airelle, groseille rouge jeune. La longueur n’apporte rien d’autre, aigreur, acidité, avec un peu de muscade et de moutarde (?!) La levure est absente (fermentation spontanée). L’alcool est banal : 5,5 % abv. Il ne peut aider en rien. La finale pourrait faire pleurer (comme les oignons quand on les pèle...) et pour cause... CONCLUSION : si vous aimez un verre d’acide ayant la couleur du vin rouge (jeune) d’un banal vigneron de quartier, alors plongez sur la Jacobins rouge, mais de grâce arrêtez de lui donner des cotes de Château Margaux. Comprenne qui pourra ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FBoekman (17) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2014
Fint skum som lägger sig snabbt . Mörkröd. Sur! Lite körsbärstoner. God.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2014
Eye: Clear, deep orangey red with a mid-sized head.
Nose: Sour cherries, rhubarb, lingon berries.
Mouth: Sour and lively.
Tongue: Sour cherries, sour grapefruit, oak barrels.
Brain:Sour and delicious. I’ve had lambics that were less sour than this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1453) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Dark ruby color, white head. Sour taste with cherry, tart, tannins, oak, acidic notes and vanilla. Sour finish with cherry, vanilla and oak. Excellent flemish sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a red-brown color with a finger high off white coloured head. Sweet and vinous aroma with notes of balsamico and strawberries. Taste starts out sour and ends sweet with heavy notes of green apple and strawberries. Medium dryness. Also small notes of balsamico and wood. A nice, light sour that may not be the most complex beer; but is on the other hand very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
dls13dls (10) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
12oz bottle. Similar characteristics to wine. Natural carbonation.. Sour and aged taste. Fruit flavor like plum or berry. Not a fan of sours.. So don’t judge me.

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