1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

Not Rated.
Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,807 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 152
Gots: 184 | FT: 17
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)
View: Beers (14) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,807 | Reviews: 372 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ChicagoBeerMan12
ChicagoBeerMan12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-08-2014 03:05:02 | More by ChicagoBeerMan12
Photo of MeisterSmudge
MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-08-2014 01:01:47 | More by MeisterSmudge
Photo of Taologic
Taologic

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-07-2014 01:05:23 | More by Taologic
Photo of PG2G
PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-06-2014 21:09:43 | More by PG2G
Photo of BrewStarr
BrewStarr

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2014 16:22:50 | More by BrewStarr
Photo of KeyWestGator
KeyWestGator

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2014 04:58:43 | More by KeyWestGator
Photo of Gojira84
Gojira84


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-06-2014 03:45:47 | More by Gojira84
Photo of Ben-4
Ben-4


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-06-2014 03:29:19 | More by Ben-4
Photo of petermethot
petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 18:22:01 | More by petermethot
Photo of Tayloraphilips
Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 03:35:34 | More by Tayloraphilips
Photo of matt2591
matt2591

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 01:51:33 | More by matt2591
Photo of ThisWangsChung
ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 19:13:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
Photo of ElJosharino
ElJosharino

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 18:18:13 | More by ElJosharino
Photo of bsideone
bsideone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 15:21:40 | More by bsideone
Photo of woodchip
woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-03-2014 22:36:21 | More by woodchip
Photo of cp45
cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 21:03:27 | More by cp45
Photo of KyleSweetsema
KyleSweetsema

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-03-2014 04:56:32 | More by KyleSweetsema
Photo of daron7
daron7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-03-2014 00:51:26 | More by daron7
Photo of Geoff413
Geoff413

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-02-2014 14:07:47 | More by Geoff413
Photo of lillitnn92
lillitnn92

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-02-2014 01:58:03 | More by lillitnn92
Photo of BigJim5021
BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-01-2014 23:58:02 | More by BigJim5021
Photo of brotherhood2000plus
brotherhood2000plus

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-01-2014 18:05:08 | More by brotherhood2000plus
Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
StayWhatYouAre2

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2014 02:37:37 | More by StayWhatYouAre2
Photo of pmarlowe
pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pint glass.

A: Burgundy-tinted brown. Good clarity despite its darkness. A thin fizzle of whitish head which quickly recedes to a ring. A few streaks of lacing. Retention is good despite the minimal amount of head.

S: Bold, full flavors of black cherry and red currant which impart a red wine-like character, along with earth/dirt and musky wood.

T: Intense tart cherry which manages to be balanced out by full fruit flavor, medium-full body, and moderate sweetness. Some raspberry, a touch of chocolate with a milky texture. The sourness lingers occasionally for quite a while.

M: High carbonation, though the milk-like texture obviates any sharpness/bite. Medium body.

O: Very tasty, better than a lot of American sours that are harder to get or much more expensive (*cough cough*).

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 01:41:24 | More by pmarlowe
Photo of SavvyStudent
SavvyStudent

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

06-30-2014 23:49:48 | More by SavvyStudent
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.