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: 1130   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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Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
11.2 oz bottle- Pours autumn amber to ruby red with a crackly white head that reduces immediately leaving almost nothing. The aroma is tart cherries and plums, a fair amount of funk, graham crackers. The taste is much more tart than I was expecting, mouth puckering, cherry, plums, wood, I wouldn’t have gotten the cocoa if not for the description above, but maybe subtle dry cocoa powder. Body is medium and carbonation is medium high. Nice beer.

VastActiv (7473) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is deep reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and sourness.

TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml dégustée au Brouhaha (Montréal, QC) au coût de 13,00$. Arôme: Odeur de cerises sûrette. Apparence: La couleur est rouge avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de cerise sûrette avec une pointe de framboise et de citron. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de fruits sûrettes en arrière goût. (Rating #5374)

Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Smells sour, red color, fizzy white head, tart/sweet very slight oak, very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours brownish-burgundy. Nose is tart cherry, rhubarb, red wine vinegar. Flavour is more of the same with woody, vinous, prickly. Finish is relatively dry but the sourness lingers longer than Rodenbach Grand Cru (my favourite). An intense sour, my friend hated it but what does she know I’ve never once seen her drink vinaigrette from the bottle.

Staffan47 (908) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
-Jasså du vill ha något surt? säger bartendern på Moeder Lambic. Då ska du testa den här. SUUURT!!!!! Ättika och ciron. Balsamico och lite kola. Brutalt sur. Skrynklar ihop hela nyllet på ren reflex. Man kan skada sig.

Mrnoluv (358) - long beach, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Hint of cherry, rose, roasted smell, beautiful residish, brown color, that sour, yeasty, tangy taste, with a great after-swallow sour then bitter taste is perfect. Not enought ABV at 5.5%, I think more ABV would give it a hint of sweetness it is missing.

Pyrmir (6196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 330 ml bottle. Copper color with off white head. Aroma fruit, light tanginess, malt and slight acidity. Taste is sour, lemon, lime, vinegar and sour fruit. Fantastic acidity!

BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2013
11oz bottle. Pours dark red/brown with a small head. Nice sour farmhouse nose. Flavors of cherry vanilla oak and apple. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

CaveSpider (26) - - NOV 10, 2013
Smells sour and fruity. Nice reddish color with little or no head. Extremely sour, almost overpowering. Flavors definitely linger for awhile. Too sour for me.

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