Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 2,252
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 177
Gots: 269 | FT: 18
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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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

waiting to try this beer for a little while...

reddish copper pour with no head. The aroma is a touch of sulfur, vinegar, and some modest sweetness. The taste paints a different picture with ripe, tart cherries, a little woodiness and very modest sour bite. It wouldn't be a real sour without a slight stomach ache, but it burns so good. This beer is an incredibly modest Flanders and I can see why it's so highly rated. So $3.33/ 12oz, I must be in heaven. It's something I can't wait to grab in bottles.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Brew33
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A generous extra from brikelly. Thanks!

The color, pour, and aroma of this beer are all spot on for a Flanders Red Ale. Spot on. Dark ruby, thin head that disappears instantly. The aroma is sweet dark malts, vinous barrel notes, and red wine vinegar.

The taste isn't as acetic as a lot of the Flanders Reds I've had. Lots of lactic tartness on the back end but the thing that stands out for good and bad reasons is the heft of the malt profile. Chewy brown malt flavor is intensely sweet on the front end. Then rushed away by an acidic swallow. The flavors linger in the mouth and the medium bodied beer hangs around for some time. The sweet and sour characteristics aren't balanced like some of the best examples of the style instead they operate seperately and offer 2 totally different flavors. Oil and water. It's certainly not the intense sweet and sour rollercoaster that Duchesse is but it's an interesting beer.

I'm very glad I was able to try it. While not the cream of the crop, certainly an above average Flanders Red that I'd happily drink anytime.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Had this on 2012-11-04 in Columbia, PA

A - Dark mahogany with a 2-finger light tan head. Pretty bubbly. Beautiful.

S - Malt, belgian yeast, vinegar, sweet and fruity. fresh fig, grape skin.

T - Wonderfully sour all the way to the back of the mouth. Belgian yeast and souring bugs. Fig, stone fruit - cherry, less malt in the taste than the smell, lightly vinous. Dries fast but the flavors linger a bit.

M - Medium body and medium high carbonation.

O - Just a marvellous beer. My wife thoroughly enjoyed it. Up there with Russian River Supplication.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Offa
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at the La Jolla Public House in La Jolla, CA. A good red ale, it is nevertheless a bit too tart and sour, with a tart sour cherry character dominating a bit too much.

Deep red, it had a medium off-white head thinning to a thin ring and wisps.

Aroma was nice strong, sweet-sour cherry, hint of vinegar and fermented wet bread dough.

Taste was some nice, sweet-sour cherry but overly tart and sour, lightly woody with finish of candy and grain, but tended to be too tart-sour, an element that soon dominated all else, making it one-dimensional and eventually tiresome.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish brown with no head and only a slight ring of bubbly lace.

What an odd nose. Tart cherries, vinegar, ammonia-like fermented fruit and seed. Sound gross? It isn't. This smells complex and like a well put together beer.

Tart fruit up front, turning to sour funk. Sour is acidic and lingers on the palate. I want a bit more balance with some seed/pit bitterness, but instead I get a more pleasing smoothing out of the tart. This one just fades on the palate until the end has a raw wood note. Wow.

Fizzy, acidic. Gets in your nose.

Terrific beer, and a great reason to try the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BretSikkink
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tiny white bubbles topping this red-tinged brown brew. Not much retention or lacing, but the style certainly doesn't require it.

Aromas of cherry, vinegar, sour apple, and barnyard funk. Elegant but slightly musty, like the blue cracked leather of a 1989 Cadillac El Dorado.

Well-attenuated and pleasant flavor, with lots of green apple sourness, cherry sweets, and a touch of vinegar acidity. Carbonation is high but not overly done. Easy to drink a glass, but not much desire for another. A well-done but not world class Flanders red.

Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle, states 03 on the bottle, unclear what this means. Poured into a 2013 Cantillon Zwanze glass today, 2/4/2014. I think Gunch sent this one as an extra; thanks for this one John!

App- pours a dark ruby-brown body, fairly opaque but illuminates nicely to show an dark amber body. Minimal <1 finger white head, minimal retention, no lacing. Looks bubbly.

Smell- Tart cherry, strong oak tannins, lots of vinegar, faint hints of musty, earthy funk.

Flavour- Quite tannic, vinegar which makes for a 6/10 sour quotient, more earthy funk than in the nose. Some tart cherries comes out, similar to Supplication but not as intense on the cherries (I know this is not made with cherries), and certainly nowhere near a Kriek.

Mouthfeel- Thinner-medium bodied, less carbonation than expected for the style yet still very drinkable despite its acidity. Mouthfeel is a sour earthy fruitiness that doesn't stick around for long.

Overall- Very nice Flanders red, probably the best shelf Flanders red I've come across. I certainly enjoy this more than Rodenbach Grand Cru, but the price point ($20 for a 4-pack) does deter me a bit even though I know sours are usually more expensive.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a dark nearly opaque clarity. Looks a deep reddish brown or chestnut maybe. This beer is also well carbonated but with no head at all. Overall the look of this brew is pretty bland and boring, but thats about the only negative thing about this beer. The nose is quite lively. It has a good sweet and sour aroma. It's tart with pungent vinagar. There is also small scents of fruits and oak.
Taste is quite tart and quite sour. It has an aggressive sweetness too, which counteracts the acidic sourness just a tad. Once past this point the beer fades to sutle niuances of vinagar and dark fruits akin to maybe cherries hints of oak and vinilla follow. Smooth and thin bodied upon the palette with a puckering dryness. A well carb'd beer that produces a nice crisp finish.
Too easy drinking and thrist quenching A great beer shore to please.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of peensteen
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brownish-red colour, one finger of whiteish head, light lace as well. Smell is of cherry and soru fruits, oak and some vanilla, bit of sweetness as well here, apple skin and some acidity. Taste is a mix of sweet and sour, cherry and acidity, oak finish with vanilla, moderate tart flavours with a bit of malt in the aftertaste. Med-high carbonation, med-full body. Quite nice but left me wanting a bit more, good but not outstanding.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at kraftworks.

A- comes to me with a finger of tan head sitting atop a hazy dark red brown brew.

S- stone fruits and apple cider vinegar. Oak and red wine.

T- tart and sour with cherries and funky wood. Red and green apple and their skins.

M- medium body and carb with a pucker that won't quit. You just salavate for more.

D- I do enjoy my sour and this is a good one. I'm ready to get some probiotics up in me.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,252 ratings.