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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle pours dark red with quickly dissipating brownish red head. Head is completely gone after a minute or two. Barnyard, spoiled vegetables, cherry, red wine. Very sour with medium body. Tartness gives the impression of crisp body, but the medium body is actually kind of smooth and syrupy. Very nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
330 mL bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a thin white head. Aromas of apple, sour cherry, nectarine, a touch of vanilla and oak, and a fragrant tea-like note. Full on sour with a fine mouth feel and medium body. Lingering sourness and minimal hop bitterness or aroma. Complex and smooth, undoubtedly well made. A great sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (3663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear dark brown with orange tinge and decent-sized, tight, light tan head. Aroma is modestly sour fruit with defined cherry note and hints of oakiness. Flavour absolutely bursts with cherry, quite sour, gentle woodiness, some hints of other fruits (maybe apple and plum) and a little saltiness. Cabonation is fine and somewhere between average and lively. Very flavourful and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
330 ml bottle - clear copper =red ale smallish cap goes quickly to a surface lace. Aroma is sour cherry over hors blanket. Peppery moth feel, dry and puckering. Flavour has big sour fruit in front ...mid palate some complexity with apple, stone fruit, cocoa, vanilla light wood tones....finish dry an puckering with a sour cherry kiss at the end. After finishing my last Rodenbach Gran Cru last night I can say this sour red is brighter and a bit more complex

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: very nice set up made of sour cherry fruit with hint of hay and woody cask. Touch of brown sugar, hazelnut and soil. Splendid.
Look: poured as amber with red hints. Large thick, dense tanned cap. Some lace. Nice presentation.
Taste: quiet tart front. Thin bodied yet with plenty of character. More sourness than in aroma. Cherry is hidden a bit. Salty grainy blend. Soft on top. Medium plus carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Excellent sour. Like candied cherries in vanilla Greek yogurt. The bite from the sour is so light you’ll find you’ve sipped this away too fast.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
330 ml bottle from the lcbo. Pours deep red with a lasting off white head. A stunningly complex and refined sour ale. I’ll be back for more and make additional comments but the is edging toward perfection the more I drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
Brown/reddish shiny pour. Almost no head. Aroma is sour cherrys. Taste is both sour and sweet. Taste is too complex for my humble tongue to comment on, but it’s one of the best sour ales I’ve tried.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
330 mL bottle. (bb 06 02 15). Clear reddish brown with very little head, which seems to be fairly typical from what I’ve seen. Lots going on in the aroma, especially in terms of fruit flavours. The flavour is a little more reserved, though. Nothing particularly stands out; it’s just very pleasant and drinkable. Well constructed. I dinno. Maybe I just don’t know enough about the style.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured into a tulip. The number "01" was printed on the back label, but I don’t know what it means. 3.5 A: Nearly clear burgundy color. Short beige head came and fell quickly. 4.25 S: The nose on this is extemely well balanced. Great mix of fruity, earthy, and sour. Cherry and mixed berry start things off with toasted malts and a rotting wood funkiness not far behind. Acetic and lactic acid in good proportion to the other aromas. 4.5 T: Taste is even better than the nose. Like the nose, the flavor profile is completely balanced to the point of perfection. Sour tinge that gets your attention, but doesn’t block out other flavors. Fruity cherry and berry via lactic acid. Toasty malts with a light caramel sweetness. Rotting wood and basement type funk and oak from the barrel. 4.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation, which falls midway between spritzy and bity. Light pucker on finish. 5.0 D: Easily in my top five most drinkable sours. It’s not the most flavorful, but it is perfectly capable to keeping my taste buds entertained. The beauty of this beer is that I keep wanting more well after I finish my last sip. Serving type: bottle 03-01-2013 02:41:39


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