Cuvée Des Jacobins Prestige
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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From:
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
 
Belgium
Style:
Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #31
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,906
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 8.45%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
47
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 26, 2022
Added:
Dec 09, 2016
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  8
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Cuvée Des Jacobins PrestigeCuvée Des Jacobins Prestige
Notes: Prestige is a blend of 24 month-old foederbier, spontaneously fermented in and blended from foeders IX, XI and XIV. It has a deeper brettanomyces character and an overall soft and fruity character. Sourness is here in plenty, just like the Cuvée Rouge, but the balance is finer and tipped more toward stone fruit.
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Rated by MichaelUnclebach

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
very sour
Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
11.2oz bottle. Poured out a clear, ruby color with golden highlights and a small, white head of foam. It left some rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of sour cherry, funkiness, oak and toffee notes. Sweet toffee taste with sour cherry, stone fruits, funk and a touch of lemon.
Mar 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.41 by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Taking the next step up from their Rouge and Kriek, a blend of aged sour ale creates a taste of prestige. And that's the namesake of Omer's Flanders Red Ale.

Pale burgundy upon the pour, the lightly hazy and delicately capped Cuvée Des Jacobins Prestige catches the eye like a fine red wine. But once its scent hints the nose, a weathered sense of stone fruit, pitted fruit and dried fruit teases with a backdrop of earthy sourness, balsamic and candied aromas. With a firm malty influence, the early palate is candied as well, seeming taffy-like with hints of pastry crust.

As its juicy tartness washes the middle palate, the strong influence of cherry comes with a deeper taste of plum, blackberry, raspberry, red grape and dates. With a solid red wine character, another layer of balsamic, apple, oak, leather and burlap keep the complex nuances coming in waves of taste. A late sense of brine, acidity and moss-like earthiness decorates the finish with a thirst quenching juiciness.

Light in body, the robust dark fruit flavors have the session seeming fuller, but the dry and peppery flavors lead to an arid mouthfeel with a quick finish and virtually no aftertaste. At mid-point, the ale flirts with a watery mouthfeel, but its effortless nature in drinkability more than compensate for its lightness. Presige is a highly refreshing Flanders style ale with a casual demeanor to make it an anytime, anywhere beer.
Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
2018 33cl bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Poured with a short, ephemeral head over an attractive orange-amber colored body.
The aroma is complex and dynamic with a range of impressions from wet leather to sweet fruits to vinegar.
The flavor is more unified, moderately fruity and highly sour. Despite the sourness, a subtle hint of sweetness is also present.
Overall. This sour is a bit challenging but clearly respectable.
Mar 21, 2021
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle:

B / GOOD
Dec 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by robotic_being from Florida

Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by biiru_ojisan from Japan

3.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy gold with a thin-ish white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Lots of sour dried fruit notes. Something like a burnt sugar in here as well. Gives a very vineous impression to the nose.

Intensely sour on the first sip. Dried apples and a bit of dried cherry as well. Finishes extremely dry. Really begs for another sip. Fruit notes linger pleasantly.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. The carbonation is quite prickly and I'd say it's about medium-high. The alcohol warmth is hardly noticeable through the sourness.

Overall, this is good, but not amazing. The bottle I'm drinking is almost a year old, so maybe a fresh example would be a superior beer. If I find a fresh example, I'll try to change my review.
Jul 12, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled 8/8/17; drank 6/16/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy red/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice eggshell head; minimal lace.

Sweet cherry, oak, honeyed wheat & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Sweet cherry & honeyed grain flavors up front; tart lemon & faint oak notes on the finish.

A nice, balanced take on the style. I'd have another...
Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by moscow2042 from New York

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by Thorfinn960 from Ohio

Dec 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Bohemian from Canada (ON)

Dec 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Nov 12, 2018
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Reviewed by bobhits from Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Been a while since I had the non prestige.

A clean, crisp looking beer. Gives off cherries and vinegar notes. The magic here is in how clean and sour the beer is. The sweetness is kept in check and makes this a really nice crisp summer beer with intense flavors.

I'm a fan, but it doesn't really wow me either.
Sep 11, 2018
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is relatively clear red in color with some light hues of yellow and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left some lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness are present in the nose along with underlying notes of sweet cherries that continually try to peek through into the smell.
T: The taste follows the smell, but is much more balanced with flavors of sourness and sweet cherries as well as notes of vinegar and hints of oak.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, somewhat tar, and a little acidic on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very nice balance between fruity flavors of cherries and sour flavors that resemble vinegar.

Serving type: bottle
Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by Lameusername123 from Ohio

Jul 07, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
a really neat edition of this, i think with much softer edges than the more famous rouge, and really neat to find it on draft. its still got a chestnut brownish red color, maybe a little lighter than its sister, and with a creamy rich head on it, thicker than i am used to seeing in wild beer, rising high like a belgian. immediate pucker in the nose is mirrored by mature bretty funk, this isnt all lacto and flemish red vinegar sourness, which i think the original rouge sort of defines. i get some immediate red wine and cherry to this, although it remains unfruited from what i understand. lots and lots of oak, a sherry and vermouth note to this, a richness from the grain that goes well beyond the normal lambic mash, but a similar sort of woody sour rustic vibe. so smooth in feel, surprising for a sour, some lemon, some toasted oak, hay and straw and wheat, golden raisin and more sherry, its beautiful and refined and complex, more advanced and high end tasting to me than the original, a worthy beer to say the least, maybe my favorite i have had from these guys...

edit: i liked this one better the second time around. more vanilla and depth from the oak, more sourness but cleaner than i recall. maybe something to do with bottle versus draft, but this is quite a cool blend, very old worldy and very distinctive. dont underestimate this one...
Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.66 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by WadeBridgman from Illinois

Jun 14, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I am operating outside of my wheelhouse lately, drinking & reviewing beers that I might otherwise gloss over, but since each one reduces my backlog, I feel both justified & vindicated. Sours & tarts are really not my thing, but I find that if I take my GIRD medicine beforehand, I do not feel the acid as strongly. It still limits me to only a couple at a time, which is why I had one yesterday & this one now.

From the bottle: "Complex beer, spontaneously fermented and aged for 24 months in oak foeders (barrels). Prestige features a full body and soft, deep and intriguing sourness. A little spiciness makes the beer fullbodied and round."; "Very Limited Release".

I released the cap with a Pop! & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. Once it was sufficiently decanted, I performed a vigorous in-glass swirl that produced just over two fingers of dense, foamy, fizzy, light-tan head with modest retention, quickly returning to wisps. Color was a gorgeous Deep-Amber/Light-Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity & Deep Amber highlights. Nose smelled strongly of sour cherries, sour apples, vinegar and an oaky woodiness. It was definitely a Sour Ale as I could feel it in the hinges of my jaw with no puckering of my lips (a Tart). Mouthfeel was surprisingly full, almost creamy. The taste was VERY sour, beginning as straight vinegar before allowing the sour cherry and sour apple flavors to burst forth. There was a slight spiciness to it, along with a slight vanilla sweetness. Even so, this was quite sour. My tongue lolled out of my mouth, trying to get some air. Phew! Finish was very dry, almost vinous with the oakiness lingering well past the swallow. Wow! I should really leave these things to the experts.
Apr 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by Dweedlebug from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by festizio from California

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
DATE OF PRODUCTION 08 08 17

Clear shining amber color with a soapy pool of a head clinging to the surface. Woody, earthy fruit aromas upfront leading to balsamic, acetic notes, cocoa nibs, toast, and faint brown sugar. Juicier, tart fruity flavors...berry jam, cider, dark bread, hay, spicy wood, and black cherry. Sweetness sticks to the tongue but the high acidity cuts through well. Medium bodied, crisp, and sour. Quite acidic which slows down the drinkability, but a pretty tasty Flanders sour overall.
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.97 by M828 from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2017
Cuvée Des Jacobins Prestige from Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 61 ratings