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Bocker Cuvee Des Jacobins - 330 ml-Beer
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Bocker Cuvee Des Jacobins - 330ML

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Belgium / 330ML

This truly is a unique beer, brewed the traditional way – and with much devotion and craftsmanship – by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste . They are well-respected for their speciality beers, like the blond high-fermentation beer Omer (which has won international awards). Cuvée des Jacobins, by contrast, is an uncut lambiek that has matured for 18 months in oak barrels from France. That makes it a pure foederbier, and so something very special indeed.

Its name is unique too, and also has that French connection. It refers to the famous French Dominican abbey, the Hospice Saint Jacques, which lies on the Rue des Jacobins in Paris. Built in 1218, it offered hospitality to pilgrims on their way to Compostela – hence the monk featured on the label.

The monastery was also where the French revolutionaries held meetings after October 1789, when the new Government moved to Paris. An influential radical party was named after the monks who lived in the abbey – the Jacobins. They played a major role in the French Revolution, especially their best-known member, Robespierre.

Omer Rémi, the son of the brewery's founder (in other words, Omer II) stayed a short while in the Rue des Jacobins, during the First World War. It must have made an impression, because when he launched this beer in 1970, he decided to name it after this most-famous, and historical, of Parisian streets.

But it wasn't until recently that this beer was discovered outside of Belgium – particularly in the United States. It was there that many-a-beer-lover began singing its praises. Unsurprisingly, demand is now huge. 

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This truly is a unique beer, brewed the traditional way – and with much devotion and craftsmanship – by Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste . They are well-respected for their speciality beers, like the blond high-fermentation beer Omer (which has won international awards). Cuvée des Jacobins, by contrast, is an uncut lambiek that has matured for 18 months in oak barrels from France. That makes it a pure foederbier, and so something very special indeed.

Its name is unique too, and also has that French connection. It refers to the famous French Dominican abbey, the Hospice Saint Jacques, which lies on the Rue des Jacobins in Paris. Built in 1218, it offered hospitality to pilgrims on their way to Compostela – hence the monk featured on the label.

The monastery was also where the French revolutionaries held meetings after October 1789, when the new Government moved to Paris. An influential radical party was named after the monks who lived in the abbey – the Jacobins. They played a major role in the French Revolution, especially their best-known member, Robespierre.

Omer Rémi, the son of the brewery's founder (in other words, Omer II) stayed a short while in the Rue des Jacobins, during the First World War. It must have made an impression, because when he launched this beer in 1970, he decided to name it after this most-famous, and historical, of Parisian streets.

But it wasn't until recently that this beer was discovered outside of Belgium – particularly in the United States. It was there that many-a-beer-lover began singing its praises. Unsurprisingly, demand is now huge. 

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