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: 1113   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 (3052) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (2443) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mviljamaa (24) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2017
Low high lactic acid, yogurt-ish, apples, sour cherries, light caramel, spiky oak tannins (they go to cork like aromatics), dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (5984) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2017
[email protected] hki. Dark red. Nkce funky light barny on nose, dried berries, dark cherry. Ed bodied, tartness, good glean dark berry fruity, old woody notes. Intense, long lingering finsih. This is really nkce. Good flavours, intense, just the right acidity to stamp that flavour deep into your mouth, but not wnough to get unclmfortable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2481) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle from Calendrier de l’Avent 2016 #12 from biere-revolution.fr - Color: deep dark ruby beer with no carbonation and small ivory head. Smell: sourness and sweet domination, fruity as well. Raspberry and blueberry. Taste: tart and light body with strong tart taste, really sweet balance. Balance is not good for me, tart and sweet as extreme. Aftertaste: tart, fruity and wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sebilinz (2087) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle. Thanks to Werkmeister. Dark reddish brown body with white small head. Aroma is dried red fruits with caramel malts and some sour fruits in the background. Taste is fruity sour some cherries malts and hints of almonds in the background. Aftertaste is nice sour slightly balanced by some fruity and malty sweetness. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turboninja (659) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2017
[email protected], from Alko, Tampere, Finland. Medium, bit sour aroma with cherry on earthy background. Darker amber color with minimal naturally white head. Slightly hazy liquid. Medium, averagely balanced taste with sour, bit dry cherry, dried red berries and earthy flavors. Medium taste spectrum and long, dry and sour aftertaste with dried berries. Medium/light body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, bit messy but still straight product.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
2017-01-27. Brown body, modest head. Aroma of overdone toast is rather unexpectedly my first impression, followed by cherry and vinegar notes. Flavour is bracingly sour and tart up front, cherry like fruit. Smooth average to thin bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Tasty, it’s not as nuanced as hoped, but doesn’t really suffer from it’s simplicity. 7/3-4/7/3/15-16 Bottle best before October 2019 shared by Kory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1537) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2017
November 16th, 2014 - The Cuvee de Jacobins gets round I think, since it is one of the most reviewed beers in Brouwerij Bockor’s line up. And here’s how my written notes begin: "Stupendous!" That’s a good start, and the impression comes from the aroma with his dazzlingly rich in overlapping and complementary aromas. I get cherries, barrel wood, strawberry shortcake, cherry pie filling, and even the more subtle nuance of a pinot noir. A considerable amount of time is spent taking in the bouquet of this beer - more than average - and with it a little warmth has moved from my hand to the brew. Appreciably sour, the flavor is acidic but intertwines this acerbic quality with flavors beautifully. A whirling cascade of bubbles also whips into the mix, blending the sugared watermelon notes with the fresh cherry tastes to create a fruity, rich beer that is also light enough not to weigh the drinker down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9748) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Tap @ Konttori.
Pours dark murky red color with a thick creamy head. Ripe fruits and berries on the nose, yeast, some wooden notes. Pleasant berry flavor with nice tartness, some mild citric notes, strawberries. Quite nice.

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