Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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3.93/5 rDev -9.2%
On tap at Rattle 'N' Hum. A very good sour, dark reddish body with no head. Simplistic,simply very sour cherry .A little vinegar balanced by some malt. Medium mouthfeel, though some fruitness as if the skins of the cherry there. Some lace dots. I cannot pass up this style.Suitably carbonated.
03-06-2011 05:35:49 | More by Sammy
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Pours a clear cranberry juice color with a light tan head that settles to a thin cap. A foamy curtain of lace forms on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour and tart cherries and berries and some slight woody aromas. Taste is of sour and tart cherries with some slight berry flavors and an earthy and funky wood flavor. There is an acidic quality that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some very nice sour and tart aromas and flavors.
02-05-2012 07:26:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown.
Pours a nice cherry red with a bit of brown as well. Nose brings forward a good deal of sourness as well as some cherries and oak. A bit of an acetic character. The taste is vinegar, cherry, oak, and a bit of sweetness. Great, creamy mouthfeel. Drinks quite well, although the acetic character gets to be a bit much after awhile.
10-20-2010 00:51:00 | More by Thorpe429
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
A: The beer is clear red in color and poured with a thin off white head that dissipated relatively quickly, completely fading away. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness in the nose along with some notes of oak.
T: The beer tastes very sour and has some notes of oak flavors along with some hints of cherries.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and tart on the palate with a light amount of carbonation.
O: This one is very easy to drink if you like sour beers.
03-26-2011 11:16:14 | More by metter98
4.4/5 rDev +1.6%
Appearance: Pours like a Cabernet with a head; ruby red with russet tones; the head leaves a nice pattern of squiggly lace
Smell: Tart cherry with lemon undertones; very yoghurty
Taste: Fruity, up front, with cherry, apple and stone fruit flavors; the tartness builds quickly, adding a lactic sourness the reigns through the finish; oaky tones join the lactic sourness in the finish
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation; appropriately puckery
Overall: A lovely example of the style; has all of the right elements
09-24-2012 22:27:49 | More by brentk56
4.15/5 rDev -4.2%
growler from gbx, could not wait to tear into this one
deep and dark red in color with a light tan head that came up to a height of around two inches before settling back down and leaving tons of lace all over the sides and bottom of the glass while never really falling much below the one inch level. The aroma was lightly tart, sour cherries, hints of earthy and spicy notes and even a touch of what seemed like brown sugar or something along those lines. Really very well done and quite complex. The flavor was a little less tart then what I would have liked but I have to admit was still done very well. Rich and full, it was never flat or boring and I have to admit I found myself returning back
08-06-2011 01:07:13 | More by mikesgroove
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
As sours are all the rage, the Flander's reds might be the most complex with their wine-like notes, cherry, and oak flavors layered on a buffer of light chocolate and toast to buffer against the tart lactic acidity- this is what the Bockor Jacobins does masterfully.
The red ale pours with a garnet brownish red and dark clarity with ruby highlights toward the edge of the glass. Very fine and delicate creme forms on the beer with solid staying power for it's slight stature (the acidity rarely allows for much head character at all). Low on lace, the beer carries the thin alcoholic character of legging with each swirl of the glass. The look is caught somewhere between red wines and beers.
Sharp aromas of acidic cider, sour cherries, lemons/limes, under rippened red grapes and berries, with a hint of basalmic vinegar. Oak and malts give the sligtness of walnuts, mild toast, and chocolate to round out the nose.
Flavors follow suit as early malt sweetness and taste is short lived; favoring the assertive tartness as the beer hits the sides of the tongue. The brunt of lactic sourness (lemons and intense acidity) is melded by the flavor of cherries and berries before the shy balance of malt richness begins to buffer the sour taste. The light sweetness of toffee and toast are burried deep beneath the tartness but are recognized in a light creamy taste rather than sweetness. Only the mild vinegar character keeps it from extreme cleanliness.
Light malt textures offer a mild creaminess that surface more at the front of the palate and in finish, while the acidity supresses the malt character at mid palate. Impressions of thinness occur throughout because of the intese sourness and mild tanic astringency particularly in finish. All this leaves the beer clean, crisp, and refreshing-all with a return of chocolate and toasted malt in aftertaste as the tartness subsides.
This is a very well done Flander's red ale that retains just enough malt character to add balance and complexity to the sourness. Where vinegar and cidery overtones are a general flaw, the basalmic and fresh crabapple sturdiness is as much an asset as a deterant in this classic example.
04-20-2011 16:28:47 | More by BEERchitect
4.48/5 rDev +3.5%
Bottle: Poured a red color ale with a large pink color foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of oak, sour cherries with tart notes is quite nice. Taste is a very drinkable mix of oak and sour cherries with some tart notes and very little acidic notes with light lingering sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. This si a solid version of a Flander red beer.
08-19-2013 14:13:38 | More by Phyl21ca
4.43/5 rDev +2.3%
On-tap at Stone
A: The pour is a muddy mahogany color with plenty of red highlights to it. There's not much in the way of head, however.
S: The nose is very typical for a Flanders red ale. While there's certainly a strong vinegar component, it's not overwhelming. There are also plenty of sour cherries and some oak.
T: The flavor is quite acidic, but well balanced between the lactic and acetic acids. The sour cherries are prominent and juicy, along with a touch of oak which dries the beer out a bit.
M: The carbonation is moderate, but the beer still has a slightly slick feel on the tongue. The finish is dry and crisp.
D: One of the better examples of a Flanders red ale that I've had lately. Very nice acidity and fruit flavors. I look forward to having this one again.
03-27-2010 18:53:18 | More by womencantsail
4.33/5 rDev 0%
Reviewing this one again since its been a few years and I believe it deserves another shot. This poured out as a vibrant red color with white head on top. Some light thin retention and scattered lacing. The smell of the beer give off some big oaky sour cherry aromas. The taste is tart up front with plenty of sweet & sour cherry flavors there is a bit of oak and vanilla. This beer finishes with a slight malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth and dry in the finish. Overall it's a very good Flanders Red. Really glad to have tried this again. Worth checking out.
06-22-2013 02:16:25 | More by Knapp85
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
4.38/5 rDev +1.2%
Served in a globe at SmallBar Fullerton.
Going from one historical reference to another... This one pours a clear scarlet-garnet topped by a finger-and-a-half of off-cream foam. The nose comprises red wine vinegar, oak, tart black cherry, light caramel, and light tomato juice. The taste holds notes of tomato, red vinegar, black pepper, raisins, toffee, deep cherry, light oak, and hot cinnamon. It all comes together very well without coming across as abrasive or stinging. The body is a slight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a tasty Flanders red, one of the most enjoyable of the style I've yet encountered.
01-15-2012 22:29:19 | More by TMoney2591
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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