An unblended old lambic, aged for 18 months or more. 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.
Jacques in Paris, the famous Dominican monastery that was built in 1218 to house pilgrims on their way to Compostela. This monastery was situated in the Rue des Jacobins.
Omer Rémi Vander Ghinste (the first Omer) stayed there for a short time during the First World War, and while there, he had the idea to use the name for one of his beers.
125 years earlier, French revolutionaries (known as Jacobins) got their name because they used to meet in this street after the French Revolution.