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: 1128   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AlexT (11) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
This was an interesting experience since I didn’t know anything about the Flemish sour ale. Most likely an acquired taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (454) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a deep raisin colour, with minimal head. The aroma notes include fig, sour apple, toasty malts, and raisins. The tasting notes include sweet fruity sour, blended with a complex mix of fig, toasty malts, and has almost a Sherry character to it. Excellent! My favorite Lambic to date!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illidurit (2324) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
One of the all-time classic Flanders reds. So many of them taste like saccharine fermented cola, but Jacobins is nuanced, tart, authentically fruity with cherry pits, and woody without being tannic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber, creamy tan head. High delicate carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit, cherry, jam, yeast, hints of oak and lilac. Medium sticky. Fruit sourness and slightly herbal. Very delicate Brett character without overpowering. A little cloying on the finish. Probably should have let this sit. Still, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
This was my favorite beer of the 8 I tried at Prohibition Taproom’s Sour Event during Philly Beer Week. This was an awesome sour!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
11.2oz served in a snifter. Lots of speckled lacing. A - Pours a reddish brown with a thin cap of tan bubbles. S - Very acetic sour aroma, old wet basement wood, good amount of funk, old bruised fruit, tart raspberries, some sweetness as well. T - Slap your Grandma sour! There’s a brief second of sweet malt upfront but then the lacto sour slowly builds reaching it’s toe curling climax at the very end. Lots of tart and fermented fruit going on. Highly acetic but a great blend of light brown sugar sweetness. Raspberries are the most notable fruit. Salty wood and balsamic hit right at the finish. M - Light bodied, crisp sour finish. Wow this was lip smacking sour with just the right amount of sweetness. More funky brett presence than I expected. My favorite Flanders Red. Serving type: bottle 11-02-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (723) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
2013/06/20 - Pours a clear, deep red mahogany color with a foamy off white head. Aroma is vinegar, cherries, barnyard and smoked wood. Taste is very subdued compared to aroma. Tart cherries and lemon with a slight barnyard aftertaste. Oily body with low to medium carbonation and a puckering finish. Not my style, but a surprisingly smooth sour ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Muchas Gracias Mr. Senn! Une bouteille de 33 cl à consommer de préférence avant le 6/02/15. Une belle robe rouge qui scintille et qui montre un col de mousse bien accroché. Un nez très alléchant de cerises aigres, de transpiration boisée et de notes maltées justement douces. Sur les papilles, une ascension fortifiée du chêne et des notes fruitées aigres. Des cerises et des framboises touchées par des notes balsamiques. Des malts nécessaires qui ne prennent jamais trop de place. En bouche, un corps bien serré, un pétillement vif et une texture huileuse. Une finale remplie par des notes aigres-douces qui s’étirent en longueur et, dans une moindre mesure, en intensité. Vivement une autre bouteille de ce nectar si facilement aimable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
buffalojump (15) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
wonderful. It is perfect to me. Not too sour, cherries, slightly creamy. Leaves a slight tart on the palate I love this one and my previous favorite was the Panil sour. This one is mellower and finishes very clean. I would drink 20 of these if I could. I’ll buy this little beer every chance I can get. Cherry and a smooth light lemon hop that stays behind the cherry. Slightly sweet even. So good you want to down it but so good you have to stop and savour and roll it on your tongue for a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4245) - NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle at Amundsen, march 26th 2013. Clear mahogny body, no head. Aroma of wood, malt, red fruits. Malty and acidic taste with fruits and cherry, chocolate, a rather high sweetness softens the sourness a bit. Finishes with cherries and chocolate. An interesting beer.

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