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Jacobins Gueuze | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgium
bockor.be

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
46
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
29.32%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jason
3.02/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Slender 8oz brown bottle with a freshness date stamped on the label.

Appearance: Hazy amber with a lace like Houdini, now you see it and now you don't. Sediment stays on the bottom of the bottle quite well.

Smell: Raw honey, fruity aromas of ripe tropical fruit and a mild sour note also.

Taste: Thinnish mouth feel with a light crisp carbonation, tartness is of lemon rind and the malt character is more husky grain than anything else. Mild fruitiness and honey-like sweetness. Tartness fades quickly and a dry grainy after taste is all that is left.

Notes: Lacks complexity and depth that the usual Gueuze expresses. This beer did not move me in anyway.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of rastaman
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A sweeter gueuze, and i suspect sweetened, very sweet nose, but has a bit of earthiness and tartness, but, it was a bit too sweet on the palate, i think this is obviously targeted at a wider audience. Not for hardcore beer fans, but theres enough in there to make it OK, slight sour tart flavour, but as i said too sweet.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of MADPolo
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of parintele
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Shilnikoff
3.66/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 250 ml | Best before end of 25-06-2016 | Bar code 5 411858 000015
Served in snifter glassware

Appearance: Light Gold | 10 mm foam head (disappeared quickly) | Almost no bubbles
Smell: Vinegar
Taste: Bread, Barley, Acid, Lemon peel aftertaste
Mouthfeel: Sharp, Sour of course
Overall: Nice Gueze, lighter (sourness) than Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge

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Photo of Saviour
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Rifugium
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Eulogy, Philly, PA

Poured a hazy golden brown with a quickly receding white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some tartness in the background. A sour beer to the tongue surely, yet on the thin side. Grainy and nectar sweetness coming through. Much too light-bodied for this style. Somewhat acrid aftertaste, and not what I'd call a very drinkable beer. Approach with caution.

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Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of altmer
4.03/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Zythos Festival in Belgium, March 2011. reviewed from notes.

Is this really a gueuze?

Body is clear gold, more like a lager than a gueuze in appearance. Poured with a massive head, with good retention and lots of lacing. Also, unusual for a gueuze.

Smells of wild yeast and musty, like a gueuze, but also sweet for a gueuze.

Tastes of old lambic, a bit sour, but also a bit sweet for a gueuze.

Body is light and crabonation is crisp. Has a refreshing lively mouthfeel.

A drinkable and refreshing beer. However, it is actually a lager blended with a blend of old lambics. This is an odd-ball beer, like the Del Borgo Duchessic, which is a blend of saison and lambics. This is definitely a novelty beer--I can only wonder why someone would add lambic to a lager? Like any lager, I could drink a pint of it on a warm day and the lambic adds an interesting sour taste.

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Photo of Chemister
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of thekkk
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

Photo of bark
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Antiantianti
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ppurs an amber colour, some bubbles round the edge. Head lacklustre, some cloud. Good lace. Pleasant.

Smells oxidised. Slight funk. But a lot of dark fruit. Some cardboard. Bit of a shame, could be delicious fresh.

Taste is pretty tasty. Some sour notes, a bit of funk. Belgian notes, maybe touch of cardboard but has a late barrel note; some woodiness which is nice but has notes of oxidisation. Pleasant enough overall.

Smooth, some dry notes on the back. Fair texture.

Drinks Belgian but tastes like a bottle shop owner has hung onto it a bit too much. Decent but a bit too stale compared with how it should taste.

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3.24 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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