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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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1,805 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,805
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 153
Gots: 181 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009)
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Brew33

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A generous extra from brikelly. Thanks!

The color, pour, and aroma of this beer are all spot on for a Flanders Red Ale. Spot on. Dark ruby, thin head that disappears instantly. The aroma is sweet dark malts, vinous barrel notes, and red wine vinegar.

The taste isn't as acetic as a lot of the Flanders Reds I've had. Lots of lactic tartness on the back end but the thing that stands out for good and bad reasons is the heft of the malt profile. Chewy brown malt flavor is intensely sweet on the front end. Then rushed away by an acidic swallow. The flavors linger in the mouth and the medium bodied beer hangs around for some time. The sweet and sour characteristics aren't balanced like some of the best examples of the style instead they operate seperately and offer 2 totally different flavors. Oil and water. It's certainly not the intense sweet and sour rollercoaster that Duchesse is but it's an interesting beer.

I'm very glad I was able to try it. While not the cream of the crop, certainly an above average Flanders Red that I'd happily drink anytime.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 15:57:25 | More by Brew33
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A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is about a finger high, with a khaki shade. Retention is shocking for a sour ale (read: it's only pretty good), and there's even some lacing left behind!

S: Oh, that's tart - just the way I like 'em. I'm really picking up a defined note of apple cider vinegar (which tells me it's an acetic-derived sourness). And yet, the cherry esters and caramel malt backbone still appears well. Now that I notice it, I'm picking up a strong oak barrel note also. This beer is the definition of controlled insanity: everything is nicely defined, in your face, and well balanced all at the same time.

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O: What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a beer from the country that brought you French Fries and knocking USA out of the 2014 World Cup? I could just savor this all day. Naturally, I need more of this in my life, right now in fact.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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