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: 1137   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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poisoneddwarf (2647) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. Aroma is fruity (plum, raisin, banana), funk, vinegar. Pours clear ruby red with minimal beige head. Taste is mouth-puckering (9/10 on a sour scale) and acidic backed by some overripe fruity sweetness. Fine fine sour ale.

Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a finger of red. Oak, balsamic vinegar, Bordeaux, dried cherries, vanilla, spice, nuts and dark berries. Acidic but with wine like body and medium carbonation. Almost refreshing. Good smooth finish. Complex

Brohart (2) - - DEC 23, 2013 does not count
Packs a sour punch with the cherry flavor and reminds you of balsamic vinegar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

houblonchien (89) - CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Brings to mind the flavours and aromas of great balsamic vinegar - in a good way! Vanilla, cherry, and raspberry on the nose and tongue. A deep red mahogany in the glass with almost no head but some lacing. Citrus and fruit on the nose. Sour taste predominates. Complex. Not for everyone, but interesting.

ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Here’s a post-midnight wink for myself, a bottle of a style I love dearly but haven’t had in a while. Nose is beautifully tart and sour with balsamic character, deep cherry. Pours deep blood red with a soapy off-tan head. Taste is puckeringly sour and tongue-stripping, strong fruit character that rewards the back and non-lingual organs of the mouth as much as the tongue, cherry with some raspberry and strong grainy smooth wood. Fat body, little carbonation, nice firm burn from the acidity, good acetic, too. Mild funk throughout (actually tends toward the cleaner side of that scale), light lactic. Much more than others, this has quintessential essence of cherry stones! Unexpectedly aggressive, but delicious and worth seeking out.

Vanbrewver (9) - - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
330ml Bottle. Pours a nice amber/brown, with no head, no lacing. Aroma is complex. Leather, wood, tobacco, and raspberry. Taste is of pungent sour fruit, starts sweet and finishes very sour. A seriously sour beer!

Chudwick (3368) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Advent beer #18: 11.2oz bottle - Jacobin: I associate it with the political club (featuring Robespierre!) during the French Revolution. Sour nose - no specific ingredient. Sip adds soopa cringe to muh face. Sourness aside, I get red berries (the unripe kind). My nose is sweating. I get no Cognac, vanilla or cocoa. Again, I don’t know why I have sour ales in the Beer Advent Calendar; AndyReynolds was there with me at Sergio’s when he suggested I get a Duchesse de Bourgogne. He saw my face when I tried it and he finished the beer. I get a sour apple aftertaste. As it warms and I acclimate to the sourness, it gets better, but not 3.91 better: my rating went from a 2.7 to a 3.2 in about five sips.

zvsn (2308) - ISRAEL - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle sample at sour beers tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Clear amber-brown with a nice head. Smell - funky, grapes, sour, wood and berries. Taste - sour, with wood, cherries, raspberry, green apples, dry finish. Medium-bodied, easy to drink, delicious. Great beer.

manuchampions (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Pours a very clear orange hued brown with little lasting head. Aroma is stone fruit, apple, funk and sour cherry notes. Taste echoes that with the slightest woodiness. Very nice and lingering.

apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2013
Great crisp sour aroma with fruit: cherries apples and more. Sour cherries taste. With a nice dry yeasty finish. Wonderful.

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