Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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Reviews by yamar68:
4.19/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazed mahogany red - like a dark merlot with a finger of creamy beige... Old Greg would be all over this shit. Thick drapes of lace that don't stick all that well. Great, cloudy beading beneath the carbonation.
Tart red fruits, mild dessert sugars, smooth oak, vanilla, beautifully sour in a very approachable kind of way. Wine grapes, pear skin... all that good shit.
Sour cranberry front and center... some faint chocolate or caramel is buried in here somewhere. Tart pear flavors, cherry and raspberry. Finish is perfect - not too wet and not too dry with a smooth tart lingering on the back of the palate.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2013 01:36:21 | More by yamar68
More User Reviews:
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 1,809 ratings.