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: 1135   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 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3419) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Absolutely stunning a delicious sour beer! Found on a dusty shelf in a small beer store in New Jersey, those people don’t know what they are missing. Aroma was great. Strong must, vinegar and stale malt. My mouth watered at first whiff. Pour was a murky dirty red with no bubbles or head. Taste was perfect. Mouth puckering sour and full of flavor. Heavy sour cherry that never ventures into the "sweet" territory with strong doses of vinegar and malt. The finish leaves the top of the mouth feeling the sour sting for quite some time after the swallow. Carbonation was mild but fitting. Wish I could get this regularly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (1014) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2017
Small bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. A dark brown beer with a moderate pale head. Quite tart, moderately fruity. No bitterness detected. Body is a bit thin. 3.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (5552) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2017 Draft at THC. Pours clear burgundy with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like tart lemon, dark fruits, red wine, slight vinegar, and yeast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like red wine, vinegar, dark fruits, and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5905) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Tap. Pours clear reddish brown. Aroma and flavor are caramel, vinegar, dark fruit, crisp acidity, light toast, and a dry tart finish. Light/medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11758) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2017
Bottled. Dark amber/burgundy coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Sourness, berries, spice, vinegar. Flavour. Dense sourness, vinegar, citrus, berries, tart. Medium to full bodied. Ends rartacidic and sour. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (823) - SPAIN - APR 30, 2017
Amber colour, medium head that fades to a thin layer, good lace. Aroma is acid, red fruits, chocolate, vanilla, apples. Palate is acid, sharp, normal carbonation.. Taste of red fruits, cider, pepper, apples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
60minuteman (1646) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle from Bois Cereste in Akasaka. Dark mahogany pour. Some lace. Smells of burnt soy sauce, minerals, apple, strawberry and cherry. Sour from start to finish. Taste is cherry juice, caramel, floral with grassy notes. Still puckeringly sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (1778) - Kiel, GERMANY - APR 28, 2017
Solide, flemish und kantig getreidesour mit Industriebierkick!! Den Guten 😉. Azetonoman im Reddystrudel 🍏😂 ..0,1/1 Jetson. Fassware beim ZYTHOS 2017.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wixie (549) - BELGIUM - APR 24, 2017
Clear light brown liquid, small head. Weak fruity aroma. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is sweet and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jvhemert (397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2017
Aroma: vinegar cherry Appearance: red clear minimal head Taste: very sour little Bitter Palate: thin watery Overall: interesting aromas but overwhelmed by too strong a sour taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzurro (177) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2017
My 3rd sour ale after the Rodenbachs. Truly taste the apple side of it and I like the ’Low’ % of alcohol which is not too pronounced.

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