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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 1,989
Reviews: 387
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 163
Gots: 222 | FT: 16
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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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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

Pours a dark and somewhat still amber color with a decent off white head.

Nose has hints of caramel, apple, red wine, yeast, and oak.

Flavors are similar to the nose. Sweet up front, with hints of red apples, fruity red wine, caramel and malt sweetness. Finish is oaky, with a tart cherry and light lactic sourness. Beer is pretty well balanced, though I with the sourness was kicked up just a bit.

Nice full feel, soft, with good carbontaion.

Nice example of the style, and very easy to drink. Seems like it would be a good gateway beer to the style, because this one is well balanced, and doesn't smack your tongue around with tons of sourness.

09-27-2013 17:37:23 | More by flexabull
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

On tap at Sessions in Greensboro.Poured into a tulip glass a deep ruddy brown mixed with a cherry color with a fluufy off white head atop.Deep sour cherry and dry sherry notes in the nose,a little intimidating for a non-sour lover like me.Sherry-like woody flavors mixed with sour cherries on the palate,when I say sour I mean sour like sherry vinegar and tart cherries.IT's a great beer for what it is,Iam not a huge fan of the style but I know it fits the bill very well.

05-06-2012 21:28:40 | More by oberon
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braugon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-12-2014 12:26:55 | More by braugon
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2014 23:35:27 | More by beerhunter13
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

Picked up a four-pack of this at a local liquor store; three batches later and Batch 01 is still sitting there on the shelf. The beer pours a muddled and fairly deep shade of brown, looking more like a dense, dark red or ruby color when held to the light. From a distance, the beer could fool you for an Oud Bruin, but it is indeed a Flanders Red. The cap is a fast growing, big-bubbled, soapy formation that sinks immediately a skin, and leaves some nice lacing in the process.

The aroma is fantastic; right on par for the style, only taking it up another notch in the complexity. Sour and rich black cherries, grape skins, wet oak, heavy vinegar, tart lemon, and the lightest inclusion of vanilla and cocoa. Extremely vinous, acidic, and tart - my nostrils are flaring at the thought of how sour this is going to be. The layered aspect of the aromatic profile is wonderful.

Balsamic vinegar notes are also abound on the nose, though not as powerful and forward as in something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. Another heap of vinous oak, cherries, and apples round out the edges and have me sitting there in a daze. Just from the aroma, I know this beer is going to taste wonderful, and I couldn't be more excited to bring it to my face.

And, wow! I'm immediately taken back as a tsunami of sour cherries, vinegar, grapes, oak, lactic acid, and vanilla washes over my taste buds and instantaneously sets off the alarm in my saliva glands. Puckering isn't a strong enough word to describe the tartness of this beer - it surely is a doozy. The fruits are extremely vibrant and just pop out with each and every sip.

The authentic, layered labyrinth of flavors from the aroma translates nicely on the palate; the cherry sourness, grape and wine vinous notes, acetic and lactic acid, mild vanilla and cocoa undertones, and the dry oak and barrel profiles all work together to form a complete nirvana for the senses. Very harmonious in nature, and executed elegantly. The body is thin-medium with high carbonation; slick, oily, and wet on the palate, despite the dry finish.

Seriously awesome beer, and I can't believe you can find this stuff on the shelves regularly. Well... at least whenever they release a new batch. I believe this is aged for about 18 months in oak barrels, and you can definitely tell. Super complex, tart, dry, layered; completely drinkable despite the heavy acidity and sharpness it provides the mouth. Top notch and highly recommended.

06-05-2013 11:40:28 | More by tectactoe
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-21-2014 12:23:23 | More by CavemanRamblin
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Zakk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2013 20:18:24 | More by Zakk
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-26-2014 04:21:28 | More by Schlais
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weatherdog

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a basic tulip glass.

I've had the beer several times on tap and enjoyed it, it wasn't until bottles came to Chicago that I really thought how awesome this beer is.

It pours a deep crimson/ruby with a light ivory head and low amount of lacing. Tiny bubbles rest on the surface.

The aroma is nearly perfect, it strikes a balance between sweet cherry aromas and the nose tingling acid with just a little caramelized sugar.

The flavor is just perfect. It's everything I'm looking for in a Flanders Red. It's just got bit of candy sugar sweetness up front. Then the tart mouth puckering acid develops. It's not nearly as acidic as a good lambic but it's also not a straight lacto sour either. It really toes the delicate line between complimentary vinegar flavor and just pour it on a salad. I just love it. Tart cherry flavors all over and it finishes with a nice sour patch kid thing.

The carb is just right, gentle and present but not too high as to increase the harsh flavors. The aftertaste consist soley of lingering acid, just like the aftertaste of a sour candy.

To keep it short this is probably the best Flanders Red I've ever had, Oude Tart can give it a good run for it's money though. Flanders is my favorite style as well so I've tasted a few in my life. It's just outstanding and only better that's it now widely available year round and only $22 per 4 pack.

02-21-2012 01:44:33 | More by weatherdog
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2013 23:37:27 | More by tbryan5
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-19-2013 16:28:41 | More by SkiBum22
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bsideone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 15:21:40 | More by bsideone
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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 14:37:11 | More by joemetric
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jeagleton

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-31-2014 03:34:00 | More by jeagleton
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-15-2013 18:27:31 | More by Kjanisch7
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

09-17-2012 01:06:19 | More by danthehopslamman
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gregmoscetti

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2013 02:21:52 | More by gregmoscetti
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2014 20:37:41 | More by DaftPatrick
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

09-08-2012 18:22:38 | More by heddar33
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2013 03:02:03 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-18-2013 05:01:30 | More by Callmecoon
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-10-2014 01:09:16 | More by Doomcifer
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-05-2014 13:15:41 | More by BillKuhnel
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codysjb

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2012 05:17:20 | More by codysjb
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Homebrew35

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a nice one and a half fingers worth of a foamy white head. Very clear deep amber/mahogany body. A nice white ring of head remains throughout, some lacing.

Smells of apple vinegar, carmel, light funk like a wild sour, light oakyness, tart cherry and some bready malts.

Big tart sour cherry funkyness. Like a fermented cherry pie. Light toffee and carmel. Light oakyness and apple cider vinegar in the taste as well. Quite sour mid palate, like a big sweet tart candy.

Medium thin bodied, medium carbonation. This feels quite smooth and pleasant at first. Yet quite dry and puckering on the finish.

Overall this is a very satisfying and tasty sour beer. Great sourness combined with a great base beer. I'd easily get this again. This is in a ball park of a Rodenbach but the mix of bug's is fairly different.
$6.50 a small bottle

05-12-2012 22:38:32 | More by Homebrew35
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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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