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: 1136   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2012
From the singles cooler at Lemon Tree. For a $2 bottle of Belgian funk, what have I to lose? Spicy notes just from pouring it into a small chalice. First idea is of cinnamon, or perhaps coriander and clove. Close up, I only get a hint of sourness, mainly a note of sweet malt and just a little fruit juice. Reddish brown reminiscent of an old bottle of cherry juice, which is kind of to style, thin fizzy head. Taste has some sweetness to it, but there’s the sourness, too. Mostly cherry, smattering of cocoa. The tartness comes in waves, sometimes puckery, sometimes like SweeTarts candy. But never overboard as in Warheads candy. That would give me an excuse to get a few more bottles to lay down for comparison, but right now I have, believe it or not, an overfilled cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (600) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle at BBW, Umeda. Deep ruby red with beige head. Aroma of vinegar, yoghurt lactic notes, plenty of cherry. Dark woody berry flavour, some sweet cherry, tart tannins, light balsamic. A sour front that transitions nicely into sweet with a spritzy feel, finishing somewhat dry. Easy flavourful drinking, just the right sourness level.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (1016) - 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 (5561) - 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 (5915) - 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 (11761) - 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 (829) - 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 (1651) - 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 (1843) - 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 (557) - 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.

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