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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 156
Gots: 191 | FT: 17
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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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Envelopes

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2012 22:48:09 | More by Envelopes
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Murky reddish brown

Nose: Pungent over-ripe apple, sour cherry, strawberry, vanilla, and honey, some farm-yard funk. Very vinous.

Taste: Complex and delicious. Juicy apple, sour cherry, sweet honey, oaky vanilla, a bit of hay bale funk. Could identify dozens of flavors in here. Reminiscent of nice Pinot Noir, but more complex and bold.

Mouthfeel: perfectly creamy and carbonated.

One of the most complex, intriguing, and delicious beers I've had. Truly something you could sip on for hours and continuously discover new things. A favorite for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 07:13:12 | More by fdig23
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 00:20:37 | More by OtherShoe2
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-11-2012 21:23:29 | More by bostonryan
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claspada

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark amber color with some ruby highlights along the edge. Smell eggshell head that recedes immediately to leave little to no lacing.

Aromas begin with fruity dark cherry, light cider vinegar, oak and some emerging lemon acidity. There is also a lacitc, yogurty presence as well.

The tastes follow the nose with a dark cherry fruitiness up front, with granny apples and stone fruitiness as well. The sour and tart flavors begin to assert themselves more as it warms with a lactic sourness and oak presence in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium to low carbonation. Finish is pleasantly tart and slightly drying from the oak.

Overall I was not expecting much from this beer as I had never heard of it before but I was super pleased and surprised by the above average complexity and flavor profile. For a moderately priced shelf sour I am super pleased with this and will definitely revisit this going forward when I need a sour fix and the inventory at home is low.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 15:30:18 | More by claspada
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AdamBNYC

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-10-2012 04:08:41 | More by AdamBNYC
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paleoplant

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2012 01:17:56 | More by paleoplant
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barleyswine

Kansas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-08-2012 02:39:08 | More by barleyswine
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks much to Jayhoop and willandperry for both getting me a bottle of this, a big want!

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear, deep amber-brown with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Tart cherries and musty old wood with just a little dark malts and brown sugar.

Taste. Sour, tart cherries, some malt vinegar, a bit of wood, tart apples and pears, and just a little brown sugar. The sour, tart and sweet balance is very nice, for this guy anyways.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. A great Flanders red with more sourness than most. I like that.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 03:30:46 | More by Rutager
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-04-2012 23:38:18 | More by brutalist
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RES

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-04-2012 22:04:41 | More by RES
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YobroitsJoe

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-04-2012 04:45:11 | More by YobroitsJoe
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-03-2012 03:57:07 | More by smithj4
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-03-2012 01:18:34 | More by smartassboiler
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-02-2012 22:24:56 | More by kew
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-01-2012 23:21:38 | More by Hellpop65
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riored4v

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep ruby color in to my tulip glass. 1/2 finger, white head that faded quickly to a thin ring on the outside.

Aroma was amazing. Dark fruit, cherry, and a good amount of acidity. Some oak aroma and a light maltyness. A bit of raisen as well.

Sour and tart. Good amount of cherry, prune and dark fruit upfront. Turned a mellow sweetness, then a smack you in the sides/back of your mouth tart/sourness. Good amount of tannins and acidity. Light oak flavors. Clean finish with mild acidity and grape flavors leaves you wanting more.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium/high carb and a super dry finish.

One of the better/best sours I've had. Great balance of flavors with some nice complexity in the flavors that blend really well.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 00:42:21 | More by riored4v
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MudDrinker

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2012 20:01:47 | More by MudDrinker
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-29-2012 17:36:48 | More by asparkoflife
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Jenjan


5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-29-2012 16:22:24 | More by Jenjan
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-29-2012 05:33:58 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-29-2012 00:07:27 | More by 2GOOFY
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into wine chalice glass at holy grale in Louisville. Wow..
Not sure if I ever had a Flanders red before....
Pours a ruby brown with a finger of bubbley head disapates quick...
Smell of crazy wild yeast, cherry.
Taste is sour cherry tobacco and wild yeast....I may taste a bit of chocolate?
Nicely bitter but so smooth...
Truly fantastic brew. If you see it...get it!

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 00:44:18 | More by DrinkSlurm
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MarioM

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-27-2012 02:58:23 | More by MarioM
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive, murky, plum color with ruby highlights. Off-white head is minimal even with a moderately vigorous pour. Aroma is modest but complex, with palpable sourness and notes of cherry, nutmeg, and apple cider vinegar.

Now here's a sour ale that lives up to its name. Prickly carbonation offsets a big sour kick akin to the apple cider vinegar detected in the nose. This baby is nearly bile-like in its sourness (and I mean that in the most positive way). Teasing out other complexities beneath the acetic foreground is somewhat difficult. Cherry, saltwater taffy, nutmeg, and cinnamon sound about right. The bottle touts stone fruit, cocoa, and vanilla, but I can't say I can discern any of the above, at least not at cooler temperatures. Come to think of it, I don't think I could discern stone fruit regardless, considering I've never heard of it, let alone tasted it. The 18+ months of barrel-aging doesn't come through in the taste much, either. The mouthfeel is a tad thin, but the carbonation lends an appropriate amount of texture for the style.

It's hard to think of a beer that better exemplifies a sour ale, however I would have liked a bit more nuance and complexity. With that said, this is still obviously a high-class brew that does one thing extremely well.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 15:59:52 | More by MaximalC
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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