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Kriek Des Jacobins | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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12 Reviews
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Reviews:
12
Ratings:
63
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
32.12%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgium | website

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 63
Reviews by arkanu:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of mdagnew
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
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...

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Photo of JakerLou
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Great red color with decent foam.

Smell: Mineral water with a hint of sherry vinegar.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Clean mouthfeel with a crisp apple cider finish. Apples and cherries make up the sour flavor.

Overall: An ok sour ale that could use more body.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FalconOne
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear light cherry red with very active champagne like bubbles and an airy light red blanket of foam.

Sour cherries with a hint of sweetness, very subtle musty funk, and an enticing acidity.

Straight up cherry flavor, both sour and sweet, deliciously sour acidity but not enamel ripping by any means.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, sour, fruity, so refreshing.

Overall, this is an absolutely solid flanders red and true to style. It's a must try for any fan of this sour as well as any fan of a dangerously refreshing beer and at its $4.50 price point it's stands it's own as a beautiful and readily available sour in a sea of high cost sours.

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Photo of leoinsd
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ND-0107
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not as good as Rouge. But medicinal in aroma and flavor, but I also tend to dislike most kriek style lambic if not excellent. Must be something from all the cherry flavored medicines as a kid.

Something in its flavor/aroma reminds me of strange sparx/red bull/energy concoctions from yesteryear.

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Photo of jpd026
4.94/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threedaggers
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kriek Des Jacobins from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
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