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: 1131   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13343) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Dark chestnut colour with a small, but lasting off-white head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar. Dry and acidic flavour with cherry, vinegar and a touch of oak. Rodenbach on speed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1890) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2013
Pours a very dark red body, almost brown. The egg-white head is very long-lived and ends up as a partially covering film and a foamy ring that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is quite strong and sour, with mostly fruity notes. Once again I feel that my sour ale vocabulary is rather limited, but I think I find an interesting mix of tart fruits, like sour cherries, and more overripe stuff, like fermented apples. The taste is initially light sour, and the sourness increases in the finish. There is hardly any sweetness, and any bitterness in the finish is covered by the sourness, an acetic feel and a moderate acidity. The sourness and the acidity might be a bit demanding, but the flavours are actually quite gentle and easy to like. There are hardly any complex barnyard notes or anything like that, it’s mostly nice fruity stuff. Again tart cherries, fermented apples and lots of acidic lemon. Also some apple cider vinegar. The mouthfeel is very refreshing. The body is medium, the texture dry and smooth and the carbonation is moderate. A nice one for the summer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 15 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Ullevål, Oslo]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7562) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013

Appearance: Clear dark brown and subtle red color with a fine frothy tan head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Rich sour fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Dry and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Balanced sour fruity. Balasmico, vinegar and wood. Immature apples.
Overall impression: A fresh and tasty sour ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14662) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. red golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sourness, berries, malt, yeast. Flavour is funk, sourness, berries, malt, cherry, yeast, wood. Nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12375) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Delirium, Brussels.
Pours lovely, clear chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, toasted, cherries, sharp tartness. Plums and vinegary apples. Highish carbonation, fine dry and fairly light mouthfeel. Flavour is very tart, very fresh, caramel, apple, cherries, lactic, orangezest. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (630) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
Sour, fresh, fruity, raisins, caramel even. Dark copper, clear. Tan / beige head, average volume, not lasting. Rich fruity taste, fresh, sour, pickle. It was an explosion when it reached my mouth, but I’m not able to describe it. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bodied, sticky sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Ian, nice amber pour with a white head. Aroma of malt, cherry, other dark fruits. Taste is some cherry, wood and nice tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber - red brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, moderate cherry - raisin, dried fruit, wood, vanilla notes. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, cherry, cherry stone - wood, dry, baking yeast notes ! Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Lovely :O) [20130216]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5755) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2013
Bottle shared at a tasting at DSG’s place. Pours red to clear brown with a small head, aroma of brett, lemon, leaves, freshness, flavor is sourish, delicate and tasty with barnyard and fruits, medium bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (6073) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
Red pour at drinking bird. No head. Super tat and sweet taste. No idea if this is good. Drinking it anyway

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