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


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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GoddamnNoise (85) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2016
Aroma: aroma of grapes, like wine vinegar, acidic. No hops’ aromas. Appearance: great appearance. Beauty deep amber-red-brown color with almost white very creamy thick head. Foam retention above average. Clear liquid. Small to medium lacing. Taste: no sweetness, no bitterness, high sourness. Taste of wine vinegar. Palate: light-to-medium body, watery-to-oily texture, low carbonation, long dry-acidic-vinegar-like finish. The vinegar-like flavor hiddens all the other flavors. Overall: fantastic appearance. The vinegar taste is not one of my favorites neither can be this beer. But it’s fresh and thirst quenching. Probably it nails the style but my low score is because i don’t like that kind of flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Draft. Aroma of vinegar, light berry. Deep red body with nice head. Flavor is raspberry, strawberries, vinegar. Nice palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (995) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 27, 2016
Pours red with light foam. Aroma is raspberry, sourness, light cellar, fruits, some spices. Taste is sourish, fresh, berries, cowberry, cranberry, dryness, condiment, sour jam. After taste is very dry, berries and freshness, spices. Veeery good beer! Super!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooterbub (1047) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 26, 2016
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a nice reddish brown with a thin tan head that lasts. Taste is of tart cherries, wood, apples and a lot of sour. Aroma of apples and cherries. Has a mostly full body with a tart and sour finish. Honestly, can be quite shocking at first, but as I drank it the layers unfold and it became quite an enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (236) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Nose: tart cherries, wine vinegar, crushed berries, slight funk, very pleasant. Taste: sweet/sour, tart cherries, acidic, low carbonation. Finish: unripe raspberry, sour apple. Finish entices another sip where the taste buds are smacked by unpleasant tart/sour/vinegar notes. I want to score a "1" for taste but that would undervalue the overall quality of this beer. (BB 10/02/19, tasted 04/23/16)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (1707) - ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Duft intens syrlig duft lidt malt karamel smag syrlig funk malt ksramel lidt rosin svesker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (750) - HUNGARY - JUN 19, 2016
Elevennek tűnő főzet pezsgő beltartalommal, simulékony, elegáns, igen kellemes illatokkal; vaníliás, tejszínes, meggymagos, zöldalmás aromákkal. Elemi erejű, de szépen megrajzolt savanyúság lép a színre ezt követően, nyelvünk szinte még hozzá sem ér az italhoz, ezt a tulajdonságát máris megtapasztalhatjuk. Elsőre kissé vadnak tűnő, intenzív savasságához rögtön hozzá lehet szokni, kisimulnak az ízjegyek, elmélyül a tartalom. Meggyes savanyúság keveredik némi mandulás színezetű, cseresznyés édességgel, érett hangulatot árasztó, száraz vörösboros komponensek karolnak végül egymásba. Bár már nem az első példány, amihez a stílus keretei között szerencsém volt, mindenképpen szokatlan, de semmi esetre sem kellemetlen az összbenyomás, amit egy ehhez hasonló fanyar ale nyújtani képes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (837) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUN 9, 2016
330ml bottle from Beervana. Pours a clear dark copper color with a small off-white head that diminishes rather quickly and leaves a small lacing. Aroma is quite fruity and acidic with vanilla-wood undertones. Notes of sour cherries, pommegranate, red grapes, wine vinegar, lactic acid, oak, vanilla and lemon. Very nice and rounded. Taste is mostly sour, with sweet vanilla and wood backbone, mainly in the finish. Predominant flavors of sour cherries, berries, lemon, honey vinegar and red apples. Fantastic. Dry. Woody finish and aftertaste. Truly well-crafted. A fine, delicious oak aged Sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2636) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
(bottle) clear, bright, reddish amber colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of sourness, bit metallic; bright, refreshing sour flavour with a long, strong sour finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4369) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2016
Bottled. Pours hazy deep amber. Aroma of sour cherry, funk, wood, vanilla and berryish notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up bone dry and tart. Light to medium, watery texture and soft carbonation. An excellent Sour. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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