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: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (236) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2017
11.2ounce bottle at home. Brown in color, little head. Tart. 09/08/15 date on bottle. Smells yeasty. This does have sour tones. Interesting for the style and overall above average!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Armadill0 (353) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Copper brown, clear. Small white head. Aroma has rhubarb, raspberry. Taste gas sour berry, citrus. Very bitter and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (383) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
330ml bottle, best before 2015-02-22. Probably bottled on 2012-02-22. Aged 5 years in perfect conditions. Pour dark red with brown notes, minimal no lasting foam, clouds on the surface. Aroma of wood, cherries and notes of balsamic vinegar. Medium body and medium carbonation for the style, but high carbonation for the age of this bottle. Taste is tart, refreshing for a vinegar liquid, fruity and woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (364) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black/darkbrown with big beige head. Aroma is sour rose hips. Taste has sour cranberry and cherries. Quite nice and different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Not bad but it has that weird metallic twang on the back of the palate thst some Flanders have.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (91) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Pours with a good, thick foam. Aroma is very gentle and barely noticeable, but fresh and fruity. Has a nice clear cognac color with nice foam formation. Taste is very nice. Tastes similar to a very sour apple cider, but with an ale -like undernote. Palate is again cider-like with good carbonation.Taste has apple, sour cherry, lemon and sour red berries. By reading the official taste description I’m able to pick a faint vanilla. Very delicious and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (310) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Low high lactic acid, yogurt-ish, apples, sour cherries, light caramel, spiky oak tannins (they go to cork like aromatics), dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (6224) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2017
[email protected] hki. Dark red. Nkce funky light barny on nose, dried berries, dark cherry. Ed bodied, tartness, good glean dark berry fruity, old woody notes. Intense, long lingering finsih. This is really nkce. Good flavours, intense, just the right acidity to stamp that flavour deep into your mouth, but not wnough to get unclmfortable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2571) - FRANCE - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle from Calendrier de l’Avent 2016 #12 from biere-revolution.fr - Color: deep dark ruby beer with no carbonation and small ivory head. Smell: sourness and sweet domination, fruity as well. Raspberry and blueberry. Taste: tart and light body with strong tart taste, really sweet balance. Balance is not good for me, tart and sweet as extreme. Aftertaste: tart, fruity and wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (2152) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Dark reddish brown body with white small head. Aroma is dried red fruits with caramel malts and some sour fruits in the background. Taste is fruity sour some cherries malts and hints of almonds in the background. Aftertaste is nice sour slightly balanced by some fruity and malty sweetness. Nice one.

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