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


on tap

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RATINGS: 967   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Pours a nearly opaque reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is tart cherries, green apples, and wheat. The taste starts out cherry sweet, then green apple tart and finishes nearly vinegar sour. Very good lambic/sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (903) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Ramata con riflessi rubino, limpida. Schiuma beige fine di brevissima persistenza. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di frutti rossi, ribes e lampone ed amarene, aceto, polvere, vaniglia e cacao in polvere. Gusto acido, intenso, amabilmente dolce, poco/nulla amaro. Finale lunghissimo. Astringente sulle gengive, spigolosa, calda ma non alcolica. Corposa e di carbonatazione fine ma decisa. Equilibrata ed estremamente armonica.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wischylini (195) - Grimstad, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2015
Crystal clear, deep red-brown, no head. Aroma of sour cherries, wine, oak, balsamico vinegar, burnt sugar, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is incredibly sour; delicious. The mouthfeel is light, and the carbonation is moderate. Long aftertaste with balsamico and wine-like notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Cloudy chestnut brown colour, creamy beige head. Sour cherry and berry fruity, balsamico, tard, vinous, oaky, caramel malty base. Great flavours, especially considering the low abv. Lingering aftertaste, fruity and tard. Good body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2015
Clear caramel colour with almost no head. Cherry, wood. Medium sweet, tart and dry finish. soft carbonation, medium body. Well balanced between sweet and sour, very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvgeniyKurilov (58) - - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle on Brussel Beer Weekend 2015. The best sour beer I’ve ever drunk. Very sour and a little sweet begining,good carbonated body and dry and nice end. Very refrrshing and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (126) - 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 (3245) - 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 (206) - 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 (5836) - 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 (40) - 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.

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