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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 152
Gots: 185 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-26-2013 00:34:04 | More by Westuh
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

01-10-2014 07:15:01 | More by schopenhauerale
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-03-2013 16:56:10 | More by tubbnik
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-16-2012 21:51:39 | More by jjheinrichs
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-22-2012 01:12:24 | More by dsuedbeck
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-01-2013 01:32:57 | More by szmnnl99
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-12-2014 02:18:58 | More by yummybeer
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-22-2012 02:41:59 | More by redfacedshooter
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-11-2014 16:18:21 | More by mpayne5
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-30-2014 19:05:44 | More by GatorLCA
Photo of Paramecium


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-16-2012 03:34:14 | More by Paramecium
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-17-2012 00:03:59 | More by cfh64
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a teku.

A: Medium dark brown. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Quickly settles leaving a smattering of bubbles and a nice beer ring. Slight spotty lacing mostly retreats into the body quickly.

S: A bit of a woody fermented raspberry.

T: Tastes like it smells. Sour fermented raspberry... that's about it.

M: Syrupy, sour, bitter, and pungent. Mouth-puckering dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is excellent. Nice body, decent head, serviceable lacing. Nose is fruity and powerful with a bit of a woody or earthy tone. Mouth puckering sour fermented raspberry. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:05:09 | More by bmwats
Photo of solvealways

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Initial smell of apple cider vinegar. Notes of vanilla.

Pour: Fizzy pour with no head.

Color: Slightly more red but similar color of coca cola.

Taste: Extremely sharp and sour as you would expect from a hard apple cider but more pronounced like a balsamic vinegar. Hints of tangy cherry - noticable wood barrel aging.

Mouthfeel: Thin mouthfeel but its supposed to be refreshing so it is enjoyable and expected from an intense bright carbonated drink. Lively and aromatic throughout the mouth. Leaves the saliva a little thick like a chewing on Vitamin C.

Soundwave visual metaphor: fast and hard attack, 3 second curved delay and sustain to about 50% intensity. fairly quick release. vinegary taste/feel @ 10% intensity lasts till about 10 seconds after drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 02:41:32 | More by solvealways
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On draft in a CCB snifter at Gainesville House of Beer. Pours very dark red, nearly no head. Vinegar sour cherries on nose, some pleasant cream aroma here. Very nice. Flavor follows suit with massive sour cherry and vinegar, but with a beautiful smooth and crisp finish. Easy drinking and relatively light mouthfeel. This is one of my favorites in the style, and put it right behind Duchesse and Rodenbach Vintage. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2013 16:49:48 | More by BMMillsy
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time reviewing a sour ale.
Poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a dark red color almost brown. Thin head quickly disappearing.

S- Smells of the sour apple that I expected.

T- Tart, vinegar, but not off-putting. Black cherry comes through.

M- Light carbonation

O- True to the style and aggressive from a Belgium brewery. Expect this more from an american flanders

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 04:03:41 | More by TheGreatFozzini
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4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Color of a rose wine mixed with iced tea, nice ring of foam around the edges along with renegade spots scattered about the surface, crystal clear – 4.50, S: Wonderfully tart and crisp nose, lots of dried cherries and cranberries, dry chalky yeast, quintessential Flanders Red Ale – 4.50, T: Quite dry and mildly puckering, a good deal of tartness and sour cherries, hint of vinegar – 4.00, M: Body is pretty light and mouth feel is crisp – 3.75, D: Very drinkable beer and great representation of the style – 4.25

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 01:02:12 | More by deereless
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Served in a stemless flute. Enjoyed next to tasters of young (6 month), old (18 month), and blended (6+18 month) lambics from the same brewer.

Burgandy body with bronze, cerise, and ruby highlights. Off-white, vaguely cream-tinged collar and a whispy slick. Thin lacing reflects the surface bubbles like a mirror image.

Light oak, bright cherry, berry, and grape notes in the nose; very inviting.

Easy-going lactic tartness, smooth and sophisticated wine-oak flavors - a touch of wild yeast/funk married to a burst of fruit and a pleasing slightly toasty maltiness. Very well balanced.

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated, mild brisk astringency weds well with the prickly tartness.

Very approachable to a novice sour drinker, but with enogh complexity and purity to staisfy a more demanding palate. A very fine and true example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2010 21:09:34 | More by augustgarage
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at toronadoSD. Had just finished a dogfish 90minute ipa and was in the mood for something new and different. Poured into a tulip. A little too cold fresh from the tap, as is often the case. Nice amber color, good aroma. Letting it linger in the mouth reveals some nice underlying malty brown ale-like flavors underneath the sourness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2009 01:05:04 | More by bobjonesSD
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New Brunswick (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a white, small head that diminished quickly to a thin wisp. Body is a dark ruby-red color, and brilliantly clear.

S: Strong aroma of fruit... mostly cherries, and a high sourness in the smell as well. Quite intense.

T: But not as intense as the flavor... wow! That is one tart, sour beer. Definitely on the stronger end in terms of sourness for the Flanders Reds that I have sampled. The cherry fruitiness as there, too. No hop bitterness that I could detect.

M: Extremely mouth-puckering, of course. Medium bodied, low-medium carbonation.

D: Very intense... but I loved it. Sure, I couldn't drink it all day, but beers like this are showing me how much I enjoy this style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2010 20:07:48 | More by berley31
Photo of Tone


4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of dark citrus, tart malt, hint of alcohol, and strong sour notes. Fits the style of a Flanders Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is a strong tartness and sourness. One of the most unique mouth feels I've had. Tastes of slight sweet malt, slight tart malt, slight citrus, slight alcohol, and strong sourness. Overall, I've never had a Flanders Red Ale, but this was an awesome experience.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2010 19:33:36 | More by Tone
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle on 6/29/12

Pour: Deep clear burgundy, like a deep red wine. Not much head.

Smell: Berry and some funk. Also got a little bit of woodiness.

Taste: Sour cherries right away. Nice and tart. Acidic vinergar. Slightest hay funk at the end.

Mouthfeel: Acidic and good carbonation prickles the tongue. Very refreshing and crisp.

Overall: Really great, and love the availability.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 16:23:48 | More by cfrances33
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - very clear dark amber hue with a small tan/white head that persists only as a ring around the glass

S - funk, musty dark fruit, phenolic, intriguing but not the best I've smelled

T - sweet fruityness quickly turning to extreme tartness and then transitioning to a smooth lingering apple and cherry sweetness, excellent!

M - very dry, astringent, lightly effervescent, pleasing complement to the taste

O - well balanced, subtle complexities under a huge tart punch with exciting flavor changes from start to finish

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 18:44:15 | More by poolemhore
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

168th Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. Not sure who I have to thank for this one, but thanks!

A: Burnt leather, tan. 1.5 (off-white, almost tan) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Dark cherry, dried fig, caramel, vinegar, woodiness (combo of oak and hickory), and tart apples.

T: Much like the smell, but the sour notes of this beer are wonderful. Smooth balance of cherry, tart apples, and figs. Caramel sweetness comes and goes all throughout, but this is a very nice touch.

M: Medium bodied with just-right (not too much, not too little) carbonation.

O: All around a very enjoyable beer for sure. I could imagine drinking an entire bottle of this alone and think it will age considerably well. Definitely something I will seek out again in the future!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 14:19:06 | More by spdyfire83
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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass at 2011 Zwanze day in Louisville at Holy Grale.

Clear brownish copper with a head upon pouring. Dissipates immediately into a ring of foam around the edges.

Extremely vinous with highlights of fruit. Cranberries and currants are the most prominent, and a touch of stone fruit vinegar. Some aged balsamic sourness as well.

Fruit forward with cranberries, grapes and currants with some fruit vinegar-like acidity. Much less wine like on the tongue than the nose, but very dry and puckering.

Thin-medium with spotty carbonation. Plenty of drying and a nice pucker from the acidity.

Good wine-like fruit qualities on the nose with a great balance of fruit and acidic flavors on the tongue. Plenty of drying and puckering moutfeel as well. A well rounded Flanders red.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 01:41:06 | More by auroracrisis
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.