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Jacobins Kriek - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 18
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

The basic ingredient of our Jacobins Kriek is wort made of wheat and malted barley. This wort is first boiled and then transported to the brewery’s open cooling vessel to cool down.

Afterwards it spontaneously ferments in big oak barrels, giving the beer its refined flavour and aroma.

To obtain its true “kriek” or cherry flavour, natural cherry juices are also added. The fruitiness of the aroma clearly reveals itself in the mouth. Our Jacobins Kriek has a well-balanced, pleasant and slightly sweet flavour, which is best enjoyed when drunk out of its own bowl-shaped glass. An excellent thirst quencher and... perfect for drinking in an outdoor café!
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 18
Reviews by arkanu:
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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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Photo of mdagnew
3.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from Cellar 13, Ballymena...

Poured a deep pinky red colour. Light pink head poured loose and frothy then faded quickly to patchy covering. Some light lacing clings throughout..

Aroma - Lots of sweet cherries, some almond nuttiness, vanilla, biscuit notes, peppery, some talcum powder traces...

Taste - Sweet cherries initially backed with some decent sourness, lemony hints, definite almond / marzipan notes, floral, quite grassy and peppery...

Feel - Quite smooth and creamy with a little sharpness underneath. Medium bodied. A pretty refreshing and drinkable kriek although could become a little sickly after more than one...

Overall - A pretty bog standard kriek - a bit too much cherry and not enough lambic but certainly not the worst example i've tasted... (788 characters)

Photo of JakerLou
3.99/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red. Looks just like cranberry juice. One finger of pink head. A small bit of lacing.

Main smell is cherries. Hints of vanilla and almonds. The cherry scent reminds of a cherry starburst.

Taste is all sweet cherry up front. There are definitely hints of vanilla and almonds. Not much on the sour side this is mostly sweet. Finish is a dark cherry flavor.

Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated but pleasant.

Overall I think it's a fine beer. Definitely on the sweet side but an enjoyable cherry bomb. (520 characters)

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1.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is a bit artificial but not offensive at all. Taste does not follow the nose, seeming more natural. Also pretty tart. Does not fall in the sweet fruit lambic category. Very decent. (186 characters)

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.44/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.82/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of djura
3.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of dcmchew
3.59/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Still brewed. 4.5 abv.
Dark ruby pour with a poor white head, but the following lace is rather sticky.
Smells nice, with sweet cherries, just a bit sour, almond/amaretto, cream and vanilla and some low lambic funk.
Taste of candied cherries, getting bit by bit sour and bitter, spicy withwhite pepper, vanilla and amaretto spices (sort of like marzipan). Just a bit of bready maltiness, a bit of woody notes. Some extra lemon zest, some grassy hints, rather dry finish.
Medium body, a bit clunky, prickly carbonation.
Rather decent in the "cheap" lambic category, packs a nice fruitiness and a decent (ok, maybe a bit too modest) amount of lambic notes. (653 characters)

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4.29/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev n/a

Jacobins Kriek from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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