Brewed by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste (Bockor)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Bellegem, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 1150   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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cooplander's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
muddy amber color, aroma of tart berries, vinegar, bread, grain, same flavors, notes of nuts, vanilla, caramel, very good brew and easy to drink

caribou43 (1298) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2018
I have found this bottle from Amstein, it was a «present» after to buy a good amount of beers. Best before 10/18. The color is a wonderful and deep red/brown color, clear, slightly troubled. The carbonation is perfect for the style, soft at the palate, thin and white foam. The taste is at the first sip, deeply sour, but already after the second one, it becomes more well-balanced. The taste has all the time this sourness, but it is find, sensation of vinegar, red fruits like cherries. You have a side of oak, but this touch is discreet like the cognac that you could guess at the final, also soft, some malt, few hop, not bad.

MatChar (125) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle (best before 28-01-19). Appearance: very elegant, very dark red with a mix of brown and orange reflections, nice thick off white foam with medium to high retention, low carbonation. Smell: smooth balsamic vinegar, some roasted notes as it warms down a bit, very low to no oak. Taste: notes of cherry, stone fruits, red grappes, medium sourness, low sweetness, medium texture and feel. medium drinkability. Overall: considering concerns in terms of storage from Bier Market, it still lacks some complexity one aromas from cognac oak barrel again, a bit disappointed.

MartyW (436) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2018
Bottle from SB. Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Oak, vinegar, caramel, very slight rhubarb, red wine dryness, sour cherry, light vanilla, ends with a sweet caramel cherry flavour. When it warms up there are notes of slightly bitter, dry pure cocoa. The more you drink the more the sourness turns into underripe off-season sour raspberries. A nice beer that reminds me of Rodenbach Grand Cru

DavidSvinth (426) - DENMARK - FEB 14, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2018 Fra flaske. Aromaen er funky, minder om lambic. En del kirsebær og fad i næsen. Smagen har høj syre, en del tanniner. Kompleks og lækker øl!

MRMedellin (348) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JAN 20, 2018
Clear red beer, low carbonation, some molasses and dough notes at nose. The flavor is really sour and has some vinegar flavours. The aftertaste is again really sour, and it is difficult to differentiate the malt notes or hop ones, at the end is according to the lambic style.

Rei00 (140) - CHILE - JAN 15, 2018
Una Red Sour Ale. Color marrón con tintes anaranjados y muy poca espuma. Aromas a heno, establo, cuero con notas de guindas amargas, chocolate y vainilla. Sabor ácido de limón de pica, minerales salinos con notas de guindas amargas y café. Acidez muy elevada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mariobustamanteh (3) - - JAN 15, 2018 does not count
Cerveza con tonos cítricos, alto nivel de acidez y un color marrón muy intenso. Tienes notas aromáticas a Eno y cuero, toques de tierra húmeda y vainilla. Una cerveza muy bien lograda en su estilo y de sabor complejo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

julesxxl (519) - Cholet, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2018
(old clear bourgogne, nez aigre-cerise discret, bois-sèche & no sucrée, fin old red vinegar (râpe), few complexity)

sjogro (5246) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle shared at home. Clear dark brown with offwhite head. Sour grapes, raisans, dried cherry, vinegar, balsamic, oak, some cardboard. Relentless sour with sweetened edges. Medium body and soft carbonation. Too much biting acid for my joy.

Maakun (6938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2017
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Clear reddish brown with small beige head. Lots of sour red fruits, oxidized notes, prunes, sweet balsamico, light flowery. Quite sour, light sweet and very light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Simple but effective, I like it!

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