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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

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RATINGS: 1121   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cmax (8) - - FEB 1, 2014
Best sour I've ever had, and I've had all of RRBC sours as well as many many others.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2770) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark auburn brown with a good, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is slight cherry, sour, balsamic vinegar. Taste is sour, some red, sour cherry, balsamic vinegar, nicely sour. Tad thin and lively.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (854) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear dark ruby copper with a tiny off white head that is quickly gone. Nose is strong cherry, with lighter wood and vanilla notes. Taste is tart cherry and cranberry with a light fruit sweetness. Mouth is medium with soft carbonation and a slow fading tart finish. 8-/3+/8-/3/15

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jybi (204) - FRANCE - MAR 18, 2017
Lambic de couleur rubis, non coupé et mûri 18 mois en fûts de chêne, cette bière se veut d’après le brasseur (Omer Vander Ghinste) complexe mais très balancée et acide. Le nez confirme en effet l’acidité. A la dégustation la première bouche laisse découvrir une superbe acidité. La seconde bouche ne nous en laisse pas pour compte, avec une acidité intense. C’est alors que l’acidité s’affirme davantage en troisième bouche pour laisser exploser l’acidité sur un final des plus linéaire. Pour la complexité et la bière "balancée", cela reste un mystère. Une ode à l’acidité. Omer Vander Ghinste a su sublimer le vinaigre. Pour cela salades et autres carottes rappées pourront lui en être reconnaissant.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zilverenmaan (107) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2017
Aroma typically lactic, traces of vanilla. Tastes strongly sour at first but a softer, fruity taste of dried plums, red currant, cherries and some vanilla quickly takes over and lingers. Very complex and refreshing. Unfiltered too, I see: will definately keep some to age.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclefrito62 (220) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2017
11.2ounce bottle at home. Brown in color, little head. Tart. 09/08/15 date on bottle. Smells yeasty. This does have sour tones. Interesting for the style and overall above average!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Armadill0 (347) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Copper brown, clear. Small white head. Aroma has rhubarb, raspberry. Taste gas sour berry, citrus. Very bitter and sour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (340) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
330ml bottle, best before 2015-02-22. Probably bottled on 2012-02-22. Aged 5 years in perfect conditions. Pour dark red with brown notes, minimal no lasting foam, clouds on the surface. Aroma of wood, cherries and notes of balsamic vinegar. Medium body and medium carbonation for the style, but high carbonation for the age of this bottle. Taste is tart, refreshing for a vinegar liquid, fruity and woody.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (323) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black/darkbrown with big beige head. Aroma is sour rose hips. Taste has sour cranberry and cherries. Quite nice and different.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2457) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Not bad but it has that weird metallic twang on the back of the palate thst some Flanders have.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (53) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Pours with a good, thick foam. Aroma is very gentle and barely noticeable, but fresh and fruity. Has a nice clear cognac color with nice foam formation. Taste is very nice. Tastes similar to a very sour apple cider, but with an ale -like undernote. Palate is again cider-like with good carbonation.Taste has apple, sour cherry, lemon and sour red berries. By reading the official taste description I’m able to pick a faint vanilla. Very delicious and refreshing.


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