Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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Reviews by Jparker37:
4.11/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
A - Medium sized cap of tan head. Color is brown but has great clarity and a beautiful red glow when held to light. Adequate amount of lacing.
S - Popping bright unripe raspberries. Muddled chocolate malt. Slight hint of funk. Mild grassiness. Hinting some vinegar.
T - Zing! Wow that first sip made me pucker. Extremely tart upfront. Once I adjust, I find those underrippend raspberry flavors. Got some sweetness midway which cleans up near the end giving a crispness to it. The later half is where there is a slight window for other flavors to come through. I get some faint caramel malt and grassy hops. Leaves my mouth with a dry feel but tons of raspberry flavor when I even lick my lips.
M - Tart, medium-light body, medium carbonation, semi-dry.
O - Nice looking beer with a complex nose. I knew there would be a bit of sourness to this but the aroma left me vulnerable to the taste onslaught. After I finish my sip I can still pucker up simply from licking my lips. Fun beer and though I love my sours, this was reaching my threshold.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2013 00:09:55 | More by Jparker37
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4.44/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass.
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.
T: This is EXACTLY what I want from a good Flemish sour. It starts with a ton of balsamic vinegar. It calms down just enough post mid-taste to reveal strong tones of cherry and apple cider. The oak barrel is nicely soft throughout. I don't think I've ever encountered such a perfect blend of tartness and sweet cherries in my life - not even Rodenbach Grand Cru brings both elements so well (and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rodenbach Grand Cru).
M: This is deliciously puckering. The back end brings a touch of fruity sweetness to perfectly balance the massive tartness. It's not super drinkable, it's just ridiculously easy to savor. Carbonation is actually rather soft for the style.
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 19:13:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 1,804 ratings.