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96
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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: 1143   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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hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Sweet and sour is a good way to describe the nose on this one, quite a bit of the barnyard type sour notes and a candy like sweetness. Clear dark beatiful dark ruby color, fairly quickly fading white head. Caramel sweetness comes through as expected on the nose first, followed by some green apple tartness and a lemony sweet finish. Not overly complex and a bit too sweet for my liking, but clean flavors make this one still great. Medium bodied and average carbonation.

3.4
bunget (960) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark amber body, medium yellow head with good retention. Aroma of yeast, sour cherry, herbal hops, spicy and some woody notes. Taste is extremely sour, watercress, sour cherry, herbs, green apples, yeast and a touch of caramel. Extreme experience.

3.7
Metalchopz (3364) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Pours a clean copper (seems deep amber sometimes) colour with a big off-white head that goes down slowly and leaves a bit of lace. A nice thin coat tops the brew. Sour nose with hints of cherries, earth and wind going through a farm. The mouthfeel is very, very sour with a little tart in the finish. Sour taste. feels like eating rhubarb, with notes of mild caramel in the background, cereal grain, cherries and other wild berries. Not getting much from the oak barrels.

3.7
chris__hartley (443) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
It pours ruby with mahogany highlights; the head is tan and foamy. The aroma has notes of: pungent acute barnyard funk, lemon-juice, toffee, hay, and sour berry. The taste is very-heavy sour and medium sweet and high acidity; there are notes of: lemon-juice, sour berries, toffee, and red-fruit jam. The palate is full-bodied, has light carbonation, and really long sour and sticky finish. Overall, it’s extreme pungency is a welcomed change from more subdued sour beers.

3.7
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
330mL bottle lickbo. Clearish red with a huge beige head. The aroma is spot-on for the style with loads of acidity and cherries. Flavour hits right away with very sharp acidity and musky cherry. Somewhat woody although it’s in the background. Finishes sweet and then quite tart. Feels lightly carbonated for the style. Over-all very well done, albeit a style that I don’t typically get much out of.

3.5
DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Very well put together. The berry-balsamic tartness is powerful, acidic. Some stemmy tannins from the wood. I find it lacks the deeper stone-cellar funk and cherry-fruit complexity / spicy overtones of Goudenband, so for my own likings I won’t be picking up a lot to drink. But would make awesome carbonade.

4
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
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
Spab (3769) - 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
pootzboy (1711) - 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


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