Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Reviews: 437
Hads: 2,532
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 3.26%
Wants: 213
Gots: 381 | FT: 17
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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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Photo of sourpuppy
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful Flanders Red with mild sweet notes. Solid pucker on the front end with mild tannins and some sugars on the back end. Mouth feel was slightly thinner than expected but barely noticeable. (196 characters)

Photo of jhartley
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark reddish brown body with a fluffy soap bubble like head which dissipated down to a thin amount on the surface.

Aromas of sour cherries and a touch of vinegar on the back.

Super tart, almost sucks your cheeks in it's so tart and sour!

Great amount of carbonation to off-set that sourness

Overall, a great sour beer! It sure is a sipper and not one to chug down indiscriminately; must be savored. (412 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap the the Republic in Minneapolis.

Deep red-brown body; clear with a thin head that soon reduced to a ring.

I had a typical reaction to this in that the aroma was a bit unappealing but the flavor was good However, in this case the aroma was nearly neutral (but too much 'vinegar') and the flavor was very good. Nicely tart and moderately fruity,

O: Excellent for style. (383 characters)

Photo of gshanc
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5 oz bottle from Total Wine. Lovely dark cherry color. Starts with hint of cherry, and sourness comes on strong, followed by a lingering mild taste of cherries. Very nice. (174 characters)

Photo of Svingjo
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured a nice copper almost ruby colour with a minimal white head that disappeared quickly. The nose was slightly vinegary but sweet at the same time. There was some green apple and brown sugar rounding it off. That vinegar went away on the taste, but was replaced by sour apple and cherry notes. It is rounded off with slight malt and wood hints. The carbonation is quite active but helps to balance out the sour tartness that perfuse the back and sides of your tongue. One of the better sours I've had lately. (516 characters)

Photo of Beejay
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A nice ruby brown color, fairly clear, with a somewhat small amount of tan head.

S: Tart and vinegary, with some slight fruit notes, and a little bit of a brown sugar smell.

T: Oh my, lovely fruity notes, and a beautiful sourness. Some dark berry/cherry flavor, and clean acidity that cuts through. This beer is pretty phenomenal.

M: Medium light in body, with very active carbonation and a wonderful smoothness.

O: Damn. This beer is just fantastic. Smooth, acidic, and intriguing. (494 characters)

Photo of Myotus
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (bottled 13Jan15) into a Rona snifter. Pours with a half finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth within 30 seconds. The darkest and rubiest of reds in color. Has strong sour apple and yeast aromas that blend really well with mild cherry sweetness and smoke aromas and a hint of oak. Initial taste is of strong green apple flavors that combine with mild cherry flavors. Strong, sour yeast flavors along with subtle smokey and oak flavors enter immediately after as initial flavors persist. The symphony doesn't end there as flavors reverse in exiting order with yeast, oak, and smokey flavors ending first and apple and cherry flavors remaining well into after taste. Medium bodied, mild carbonation and dryness with a crisp finish. This was one heck of a Flanders red ale. I say another! (846 characters)

Photo of Ian_B
3.92/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flemish reds usually have pretty mild, nutty/buttery flavours which are unfortunately completely lost in the extreme sourness of this particular recipe. Still very good, I just don't see the point of this style being sooooo puckering sour. (239 characters)

Photo of Taybeh
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Town Hall Tap, into a wine glass/chalice

a: dark coppery red with hardly any head, bubbles
s: great! crabapple, bing cherries, faint vinegar, mellow oaky wood
t: even better...follows the nose, comes in layers that are delightful to savor. Also a little vanilla and roasted notes that I didn't get in the nose.
f: pleasant sour pucker, dry at the end...perfect carbonation.

great beer (397 characters)

Photo of Schimms
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pours a beautiful dark red with thin white head. Lots of carbonation keep it going.

S: Great sour notes! Strong.

T: Super sour! Pricks the taste buds right up. I can almost draw a line where my palate picks up the sour! Lots of yeasty barnyard funk. This one will scare away the faint of heart, but for those looking for something different, it will amaze. Don't feel I can taste the alcohol.

F: Goes from dry to drier. Light carbonation that's hidden in the background.

O: A great sour beer with everything I want - sour and funk, beautiful color, clarity, and head. World. Class. Happy I found this one. (624 characters)

Photo of 303beer
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear copper color. Some bubbly creamy head. Slight hint of sour to the nose. Wow that's a sour. Hits you right away then turns into a beautiful sweet wonder to me. Can't describe it really. (198 characters)

Photo of ta_hagen
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sour at the front end with fruit, mainly cherries, on the back end. Funk is mild. Pleasant sour no doubt. Malts, fruitiness, oak and similar to Surly Pentagram, but lighter. Not to forget to mention the best taste of all - TART, very nice! (239 characters)

Photo of sjones5045
4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 6/5/15 home

Pours red. What else should it pour. The smell is actually faint. Almost kind of a date smell. Nothing really strong though.

The taste is a sour bomb followed by some cranberry and cherry. Very nice and well put together. Refreshing. (260 characters)

Photo of kevinlater
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "13 01 18". consumed on june 4, 2015

a: an absolutely gorgeous glowing, somewhat-transparent deep red. just under a finger of tan-ish head

s: toasted malt, vanilla, balsamic vinegary notes, sour red apples, tart cherries, cranberries, lovely wood presence

t: follows the nose. tart and fruity but backed by really nice toasted malt and vanilla oak notes. some bubblegum flavours too

m: light-bodied with prickly carbonation

o: an excellent sour ale. really starting to like these now (527 characters)

Photo of BeerSnobLeprechaun
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into cup. Maybe too old in the bottle at a bottling date of January 2014. Need to taste on tap to determine if ratings change.

L- Transluscent brown with nice lacing.

S- Huge malt vinegar nose with tart cherry.

T- Totally not balanced like the other sours I so enjoy. This one has no malt undertone. The sour overtakes the whole beer as if it were an 'Imperial Sour'.

F- Nice carbonation with a sharp pucker from sour.

O- I'd try again on tap to determine if that improves the experience, but not looking for this one in bottle again until it's proven I had a so-so bottle. Too many other great sours to linger on one sour cherry. (649 characters)

Photo of uvachief
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Poured a dark brown cherry red color. Opaque and allowed light to filter in. Nice half finger of head. Smells of cinnamon, cherries, funk and malts. Taste is much the same. Sour at the front end with fruit, mainly cherries, on the back end. Funk is mild. Pleasant sour. I'm not a hide sour fan but I liked this one a lot. Malts, fruit, cinnamon, what's not to like? (383 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arrives deeply red with brown throughout. Lovely light tan head, creamy and sadly short-lived.
Smell is tart and funky with notes of malt and fresh fruit.
Taste is amazingly similar with mainly tart fruitiness and funk with a bit of malt behind.
Nearly medium bodied, very lightly effervesced. Tangy from the get-go. Yea, Belgium. (330 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ruby red with a slight brown hue and a solid finger of lively cream colored carbonation.

Heavy cherry aroma with a noticeable toffee like sweetness, vanilla, and oaky notes as well.

The oak stands out much more in flavor, but the cherry is still very apparent as well as that familiar lactic acid bite.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, tart, soft, refreshing.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with this brew. Tons of fruit and sweetness that is well balanced with the tart acidity. (507 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Madison Craft Beer Week. Aaaanddd, it’s good. Dark red brown body. Cherry oak aroma. Big tart cherry flavor with hints of vanilla and oak. (150 characters)

Photo of BeerStyx
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer, I like it. It has a great smooth sour taste (does not make you flinch), almost like traditional balsamic (however I do not find it sweet). No pungency. I also noticed that it kind of "burned" my nose when drinking it (not detectable in the subtle smell). Would have again. (283 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap on 4/17/2015 @ One Mile House in New York, NY.

Served in a wine glass. Ruby red with a small white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, mainly berries with strawberry coming through the most. Sour, salty, and smooth. Really easy to drink and just the right amount of tartness. Think gose combined with a fruit lambic. I accidentally knocked my glass over on the bar but, thankfully, was able to save the majority of it, because this is one delicious beer! (460 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cranberry reddish color with no head and a ring like thin lace. Intense vinegar and sour cherry aroma along with some malt as the drink warms. Taste is very tart, sour with a very dry finish. A light and crisp mouthfeel.
Not your everyday beer for sure. I've had other sours that are a little sweeter and less intense. Overall, I liked it a lot. (354 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep ruby red color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a very thin ring of lace

S: Lots of sour/tart fruitiness along with some oak and light vanilla and cocoa notes. Fruitiness consists of cherries, raspberries, and stone fruits. Nice subtle barrel notes (including the oak and vanilla) round things off nicely

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a rush of sour, acidic fruitiness that mellows out to light barrel notes. Cherries and stone fruits stand out with the barrel after the initial sour blast. Finishes with lingering fruitiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate spritzy carbonation

O: Balances sour, tart, and oaky goodness with great drinkability. Definitely a stand-out in the style and worth the $20 for a 4-pack (especially considering how long it ages). Get some! (805 characters)

Photo of crob3888
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Pours a ruby red color with a big head.
Smell: Lots of fruit here. Raspberry, cherry, oak.
Taste: Follows the smell. Very bright and fruity, with oaky balance. Sweet and very tart.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.
Overall: One of my favorite sours! (264 characters)

Photo of HipCzech
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (324 characters)

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