Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 2,475
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 206
Gots: 366 | FT: 15
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009

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Photo of Svingjo
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured a nice copper almost ruby colour with a minimal white head that disappeared quickly. The nose was slightly vinegary but sweet at the same time. There was some green apple and brown sugar rounding it off. That vinegar went away on the taste, but was replaced by sour apple and cherry notes. It is rounded off with slight malt and wood hints. The carbonation is quite active but helps to balance out the sour tartness that perfuse the back and sides of your tongue. One of the better sours I've had lately.

Photo of humberto985
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too sour for a red

Photo of Beejay
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A nice ruby brown color, fairly clear, with a somewhat small amount of tan head.

S: Tart and vinegary, with some slight fruit notes, and a little bit of a brown sugar smell.

T: Oh my, lovely fruity notes, and a beautiful sourness. Some dark berry/cherry flavor, and clean acidity that cuts through. This beer is pretty phenomenal.

M: Medium light in body, with very active carbonation and a wonderful smoothness.

O: Damn. This beer is just fantastic. Smooth, acidic, and intriguing.

Photo of Myotus
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (bottled 13Jan15) into a Rona snifter. Pours with a half finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth within 30 seconds. The darkest and rubiest of reds in color. Has strong sour apple and yeast aromas that blend really well with mild cherry sweetness and smoke aromas and a hint of oak. Initial taste is of strong green apple flavors that combine with mild cherry flavors. Strong, sour yeast flavors along with subtle smokey and oak flavors enter immediately after as initial flavors persist. The symphony doesn't end there as flavors reverse in exiting order with yeast, oak, and smokey flavors ending first and apple and cherry flavors remaining well into after taste. Medium bodied, mild carbonation and dryness with a crisp finish. This was one heck of a Flanders red ale. I say another!

Photo of Ian_B
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flemish reds usually have pretty mild, nutty/buttery flavours which are unfortunately completely lost in the extreme sourness of this particular recipe. Still very good, I just don't see the point of this style being sooooo puckering sour.

Photo of Bartimus9
2.71/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Viniger finish but great upfront

Photo of Taybeh
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Town Hall Tap, into a wine glass/chalice

a: dark coppery red with hardly any head, bubbles
s: great! crabapple, bing cherries, faint vinegar, mellow oaky wood
t: even better...follows the nose, comes in layers that are delightful to savor. Also a little vanilla and roasted notes that I didn't get in the nose.
f: pleasant sour pucker, dry at the end...perfect carbonation.

great beer

Photo of Schimms
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pours a beautiful dark red with thin white head. Lots of carbonation keep it going.

S: Great sour notes! Strong.

T: Super sour! Pricks the taste buds right up. I can almost draw a line where my palate picks up the sour! Lots of yeasty barnyard funk. This one will scare away the faint of heart, but for those looking for something different, it will amaze. Don't feel I can taste the alcohol.

F: Goes from dry to drier. Light carbonation that's hidden in the background.

O: A great sour beer with everything I want - sour and funk, beautiful color, clarity, and head. World. Class. Happy I found this one.

Photo of 303beer
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear copper color. Some bubbly creamy head. Slight hint of sour to the nose. Wow that's a sour. Hits you right away then turns into a beautiful sweet wonder to me. Can't describe it really.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sour at the front end with fruit, mainly cherries, on the back end. Funk is mild. Pleasant sour no doubt. Malts, fruitiness, oak and similar to Surly Pentagram, but lighter. Not to forget to mention the best taste of all - TART, very nice!

Photo of sjones5045
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle 6/5/15 home

Pours red. What else should it pour. The smell is actually faint. Almost kind of a date smell. Nothing really strong though.

The taste is a sour bomb followed by some cranberry and cherry. Very nice and well put together. Refreshing.

Photo of kevinlater
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "13 01 18". consumed on june 4, 2015

a: an absolutely gorgeous glowing, somewhat-transparent deep red. just under a finger of tan-ish head

s: toasted malt, vanilla, balsamic vinegary notes, sour red apples, tart cherries, cranberries, lovely wood presence

t: follows the nose. tart and fruity but backed by really nice toasted malt and vanilla oak notes. some bubblegum flavours too

m: light-bodied with prickly carbonation

o: an excellent sour ale. really starting to like these now

Photo of BeerSnobLeprechaun
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into cup. Maybe too old in the bottle at a bottling date of January 2014. Need to taste on tap to determine if ratings change.

L- Transluscent brown with nice lacing.

S- Huge malt vinegar nose with tart cherry.

T- Totally not balanced like the other sours I so enjoy. This one has no malt undertone. The sour overtakes the whole beer as if it were an 'Imperial Sour'.

F- Nice carbonation with a sharp pucker from sour.

O- I'd try again on tap to determine if that improves the experience, but not looking for this one in bottle again until it's proven I had a so-so bottle. Too many other great sours to linger on one sour cherry.

Photo of uvachief
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Poured a dark brown cherry red color. Opaque and allowed light to filter in. Nice half finger of head. Smells of cinnamon, cherries, funk and malts. Taste is much the same. Sour at the front end with fruit, mainly cherries, on the back end. Funk is mild. Pleasant sour. I'm not a hide sour fan but I liked this one a lot. Malts, fruit, cinnamon, what's not to like?

Photo of Dynobolt
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great sour I enjoyed at stone brewery, fantastic tarty aromas and taste as well. Starting to love these sour!

Photo of PorterLambic
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Arrives deeply red with brown throughout. Lovely light tan head, creamy and sadly short-lived.
Smell is tart and funky with notes of malt and fresh fruit.
Taste is amazingly similar with mainly tart fruitiness and funk with a bit of malt behind.
Nearly medium bodied, very lightly effervesced. Tangy from the get-go. Yea, Belgium.

Photo of larryarms847
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep ruby red with a slight brown hue and a solid finger of lively cream colored carbonation.

Heavy cherry aroma with a noticeable toffee like sweetness, vanilla, and oaky notes as well.

The oak stands out much more in flavor, but the cherry is still very apparent as well as that familiar lactic acid bite.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, tart, soft, refreshing.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with this brew. Tons of fruit and sweetness that is well balanced with the tart acidity.

Photo of MNirtsylle
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic example of a Flanders sour ale. If you can find it, and enjoy sour beers, absolutely go for it.

Photo of MrMeerbill
2.53/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Initial tartness is great but it fades into a cherry medicine flavor almost like robotussin reminds me of my youth in a real bad way

Photo of kkleu357
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Madison Craft Beer Week. Aaaanddd, it’s good. Dark red brown body. Cherry oak aroma. Big tart cherry flavor with hints of vanilla and oak.

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good option for anyone looking to enjoy a moderately priced shelf sour.

Photo of BeerStyx
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer, I like it. It has a great smooth sour taste (does not make you flinch), almost like traditional balsamic (however I do not find it sweet). No pungency. I also noticed that it kind of "burned" my nose when drinking it (not detectable in the subtle smell). Would have again.

Photo of Jacobob10
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap on 4/17/2015 @ One Mile House in New York, NY.

Served in a wine glass. Ruby red with a small white head. Lots of fruit in the aroma, mainly berries with strawberry coming through the most. Sour, salty, and smooth. Really easy to drink and just the right amount of tartness. Think gose combined with a fruit lambic. I accidentally knocked my glass over on the bar but, thankfully, was able to save the majority of it, because this is one delicious beer!

Photo of CraigTravor
3.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very tart. A little too gummy of a mouthfeel.

Photo of Gajo74
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cranberry reddish color with no head and a ring like thin lace. Intense vinegar and sour cherry aroma along with some malt as the drink warms. Taste is very tart, sour with a very dry finish. A light and crisp mouthfeel.
Not your everyday beer for sure. I've had other sours that are a little sweeter and less intense. Overall, I liked it a lot.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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