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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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1,942 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,942
Reviews: 380
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 164
Gots: 215 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

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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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

07-30-2012 19:48:21 | More by Kopfschuss
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.95/5  rDev -9%

11.2oz bottle, Batch #01(?)
Deschutes tulip

A: A really pretty dark, ruby red color. About a finger of off white almost light tan head. Fades pretty quick.

S: Funk. Dark tart cherries. Balsamic & apple cider vinegar. Smells really sour, for a Flemish.

T: I get some of that cherry tartness on the tip of the tongue. It's not overpowering, very pleasant. In the mid mouth, you get that apple cider vinegar flavor. Sweet malt bill leads into a really mellow cocoa flavor too. I don't get that much oak, but maybe a touch of vanilla as the beer warms. The finish is lip smacking and somewhat dry.

M: It says full bodied, but it's more like medium to me.

O: B+

05-02-2012 13:23:11 | More by inlimbo77
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

02-05-2012 12:16:50 | More by micromaniac129
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

10-19-2013 21:04:49 | More by MacQ32
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -7.8%

05-11-2013 21:09:07 | More by MinorThreat
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

02-24-2013 14:25:40 | More by muskiesman
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2014 02:54:26 | More by jzeilinger
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-10-2012 23:05:08 | More by JRod1969
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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-09-2014 15:16:50 | More by Jame515
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

06-27-2013 03:54:22 | More by JohnBender
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

A-clear ruby color with hints of brown and a smallish off-white head and minimal lacing

S-sour cherries, earthy, malt, yeasty funk

T-yeasty malt, sour cherries/berries, earthiness, slight bitterness, hints of floral

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, refreshing

O-delicious and beautifully balanced, really enjoyed this sour

04-06-2013 23:21:44 | More by MDDMD
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dar482

New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

The beer comes in a hazy copper red.

The aroma has tart lemons in the front, dried white grape peel, tart cherries and raspberries, some malt sweetness,

The flavor hits again of lemon and tart orange, then onto a hint of sweetness of red currant and cherries, some tannins on the finish. The beer cleans off very nicely.

A very refreshing beer with lots of tartness compared to Rodenbach Grand Cru. Where that beer excels in barrel complexity and fruity sweetness, this has aggressive tartness throughout.

03-26-2014 03:40:25 | More by dar482
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%

Appearance – Pours a dark mahogany red into my tulip with about a quarter finger of head that leaves miniscule lacing.

Smell – Lots of cherry, and to my pleasant surprise sour green apple. Not much vinegar (thankfully) if any to be honest. A hint of sweet malts and oakiness on the back end.

Taste – Wow…I may have to change my mind about Flanders. A kick of cherry/acidic tartness up front. Oak, vanilla, and then the granny smith apple comes in. Not much vinegar nor is it overly sweet. Grape skins and earthiness, and finishes again on cherry notes.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, finishes a hint dry and tart.

Overall – Well tickle me pink. This was a pleasant surprise to be sure. I am NOT a Flanders fan at all, and this one was thoroughly enjoyable. I will for sure pick some more up at my local store. Recommended.

03-18-2012 00:48:47 | More by SpdKilz
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-06-2013 16:44:58 | More by shigg85
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.8%

11-22-2011 03:45:17 | More by ElGallo
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

08-02-2013 15:17:11 | More by krome
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charlzm

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

02-28-2014 00:10:58 | More by charlzm
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%

on tap @ busters

A- pours a clear light ruby color with some brown hues a very fresh staying collar hung around

S- was fruit and light vinegar with tart kriek smells

T- was tart with sweet cherries upfront followed by vinegar tastes and more puckering fruit like raspberries a sweet finish

M- was medium carbonation with a nice sweet tart fruit feel

O- loved this on tap it was sweet and tart a treat to drink

07-05-2011 21:34:27 | More by gatornation
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

04-03-2014 23:35:04 | More by markgugs
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.8%

04-02-2014 00:03:01 | More by Herky21
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

06-29-2013 03:05:09 | More by bmwats
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-15-2011 12:45:16 | More by AleWatcher
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Reddish brown with ruby red highlights. Has 1 finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Lactic sourness, cherry, lemon and crushed Sweet Tarts.

Taste
Candy-like sour cherry (think cherry Jolly Rancher) and maraschino cherry juice. Moderate lactic sourness with some syrupy sweetness. Some lemon juice and funk. Sweet red wine and red grape juice. Hints of crushed up Sweet Tarts.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, sweet, sour and refreshing.

Overall
It's definitely a Flanders Red. Sour. Cherry. Red wine. However, I really don't get any oak or vanilla flavors.

09-09-2013 15:37:55 | More by justintcoons
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

07-04-2014 19:13:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-27-2013 00:31:09 | More by ajzy
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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