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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 2,377
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 199
Gots: 331 | FT: 15
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009

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Ratings: 2,377 | Reviews: 438
Photo of TPatterson70
2.9/5  rDev -33%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

There is nothing complexed about this. It tastes bitter sour and dirty. Much better Sours out there.

Photo of Weekiwachee
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not yet sure what I think about it.

I would like to get more of it.
And compare, to a "Duchesse de Bourgogne" for instance to see.

Photo of HipCzech
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Central Market (Houston), served in a tulip (with accompanying goat cheese). Deep, clear, ruby brown. Aroma of vinegar, wine, earthy funk and oak. Taste continues from the nose with more sour fruit (apples, cherries). Light to medium body, smooth with fine, prickly carbonation. Wonderfully complex and refreshing.

Photo of Harry1975
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Every sip changes. And it gets better every time. I'm addicted

Photo of woosterbill
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bottle into an Oerbier tulip.

A: Clear ruby-brown body under two fingers of frothy off-white head. Decent retention, almost no lace though. Pretty good.

S: Tart cherry, grapeskin, and red wine vinegar are all dominant, with a lovely undertone of vanilla. Definitely more sour than sweet, which is what I was hoping for. Complex and inviting.

T: Bright acidity is right up front, and carries through right to the aftertaste - both lactic and acetic, with an emphasis on the former. Cherry, cranberry, grape, lemon, and green apple fruitiness are all present, with some faint vanilla and malt presence providing complexity (but not sweetness) toward the back end. Long, dry, sour finish. Incredible.

M: Soft, smooth, lightly carbonated medium body. Quite nice.

O: This is probably the best and sourest Flanders Red I've had since Ommegang Rouge...wait a minute! That's what this is, if I'm not mistaken. I knew it reminded me of something, and a little googling confirmed my suspicion that Ommegang Rouge, the first Flanders Red (and indeed the first sour!) I ever had was essentially this under a different label. While a terrific beer in its own right, the nostalgia factor makes it even more enjoyable as my choice for National Beer Day 2015.

Cheers!

Photo of BlarpBlarp
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers I have ever had, hands down. A revelation. Fruity, sour, complex, and extremely well-balanced. An accomplishment. Only downside is that other beers don't taste as good anymore by comparison.

Photo of aussieyank
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the first beer that I've ever given five stars. It's perfect in every way - smell, taste and balance.

Photo of mnbrewery
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a super example of the style. I use it as a benchmark.

Photo of eriff
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On Draft into Snifter

Perfectly blended mix of funkyness and acidity. Nice tart fruit forward taste without being sweet.

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/30/2014. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, light cocoa, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, raspberry, cranberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, light cocoa, oak, leather, musty funk, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Large amount of acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, cranberry, raspberry, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, caramel, toast, leather, musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a nice sweetness/sourness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Flanders red ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink even with the high level of acidity. An insanely delicious offering.

Photo of highdeserthophead
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the sour that got me hooked on sours. Deliciously tart and acetic, complex but not much funk. Let it warm up a bit and get all the great flavors of cherry, nutty, oaky, etc. I only wish it wasn't so expensive!

Photo of heytomcat
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There are better Flanders Red's out there

Photo of 2Beerguys
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at the #grognbpt earthy nose with a tangy tart flavor. The tartness mellows out to a smooth finish

Photo of wattoclone
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark reddish brown with moderate, long lasting head. Sour cherries with vanilla notes, slightly sweet with a strong tart finish. So much like the Monks Flemish Sour Ale in taste and appearance, I wonder if they are not in fact of the same style instead of being classified as an Oud Bruin.

Photo of vig180
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Brilliant red, not much in the way of lacing or retention. Copious visible carbonation.

S: A wonderful mix of cherry and wild berry, with emphasis on the cherry. Not as strong as some other sensations and not much of a hint of sourness yet.

T: Pretty much perfect. A wave of sharp sourness with each sip, replaced by cherry tartness with a bit of deeper, almost malt berry-cherry aftertaste. While some other sours have a "rounder" sort of taste, this one starts strong but fades through a tasty palate, with hints of vanilla and oak. The cherry also feels "real" and not fake.

F: Initial hit after each sip will make you pucker, but in a good way. Solid carbonation, mouthfeel is more on the thin side (perhaps due to the low alcohol content), but works well with the flavors of the beer. Dry in a good way.

O: One of my favorite sours. It's less fruity than more wild ales and less vinegarish than other Flanders Reds. Sharp tartness, but not extreme and excellent middle-to-aftertaste.

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great on tap. The nose definitely points directly to the taste. A very pleasing sour with notes of tart blueberry.

Photo of samshaw
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Garnet with moderate tan head. Medium thickness.

S: Moderate sour cherry, light berry.

T: Strong cherry flavor with moderate wild yeast, accompanied a moderate taste of other berries. Two thirds sour and one third sweet.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation that complement the wild cherry flavor quite nicely.

O: If Wild Cherry Pepsi grew up from a quirky teenager into an eccentric mad scientist, this would be the result. Delightfully flavorful beverage that masterfully covers its alcoholic notes with bold essence of wild cherry and berry. Extremely refreshing.

Photo of Goflyskipper
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very delicious...many flavors come through as you sip...great finish

Photo of johnfantonius
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very fruit forward sour, like a produce market in your moutg

Photo of Dwkasper
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: deep, dark read with little/no head

S: Plum, tart cherry, vinegar, slight woodiness

T: tart plum and cherry, vinegar, just the right amount of sour, oak

M: smooth effervescence that allows the tartness to open up, dry finish

O: this is a great beer. Love Flanders red style and this is a great example. Amazing!

Photo of Brian44Les
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's on the sweeter end of sour beers

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Don't get many Flanders style beers in my part of the world, so I was happy to find this at Julio's Liquors in Mass last time I was in the state. Pours a light red; head dissipates quickly. Really well-balanced overall; sour nose and taste without being overwhelming or lingering too long.

Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark red. small head that dissipates quickly.

S: vinegar, apple, tart cherry, sourness

T: starts with sweet fruit - especially Cherry, middle is vinegar & oakiness, finishes tart cherry and sourness

M: Medium body. Medium carbination

O: Slightly drier than Dutches making it more much drinkable. Sets the standard for sours.

Photo of Mikus
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Is the Flanders Red secretly my favorite beer style? I can't help but smile as I enjoy one of these... is it just the tart punch to the face that makes me look like I am smiling? So many questions... this reminded me a lot of the Duchesse, save the interesting mahogany hue when held to the light, increased 'punch' of the tart cherry flavor, hint of vanilla, and slightly drier finish. I rated Duchesse very high, and this one would be just a bit higher. What it loses a bit in balance, it makes up for with the intensity of flavor. Eye-opening. Again, I scored the components high, but the overall package is so much more complex and gratifying. Perfection in my eyes. Seek this out. ASAP.

Photo of bubseymour
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the finest craft bar in Western MD...Always Ron's in Hagerstown. This is very fine sour red ale. Not too much funky or horseblanket on the nose. Moderate sourness and some slight sweet complexity going in this beer to help balance slightly. Not quite up there with a few other more complex sours but still extremely well made and enjoyable. Definitely fixed my sour beer craving that has been missed for several weeks. Will never turn this one down. Very good.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,377 ratings.