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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 1,872
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 160
Gots: 195 | 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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MASPuros

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-28-2012 06:28:29 | More by MASPuros
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dustydolittle


4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Similar to Russian River consecration but slightly less sour. Medium brown to burgundy in. color, slightly carbonated with a head that disappears quickly, medium in body with slight acidity. Overall a well balanced and very refreshing beer. Serve after a few minutes out of the cooler.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 02:35:23 | More by dustydolittle
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a dark clear ruby red with a medium light head and medium lacing.

Smell – Sour cherries, oak, and a bit of vinegar (pleasant), and funk.

Taste – Sour cherry, with a hint of sweetness to balance it out.

Mouthfeel – A light medium body, with a slightly sour pucker. A champagne like carbonation.

Drinkability – A very good sour. Goes down very easily, though it is only 5.5%.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 06:00:00 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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Hjammer

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 fl. oz bottle poured into a pilsner style glass.

A: A very clear brick-red. Head is minimal during the pour, but it does retain quite well after the fact.

S: Traces of berry, vanilla, oak (something sweet and woody?). Lots of lemon, or something else quite tart.

T: Very tart. Reminds me of a tart white wine. Some nice sweetness up in front; strawberry-ish. A little bit of bitterness to round things off. Sour cherries.

M: Smooth. Makes the entire mouth tingle. The sourness disappears to nothing quickly.

O: An interesting beer. My knowledge of sours is minimal, so this was a learning experience. I appreciate the sweetness to counteract the sourness, because this guy is VERY sour. A beer to relax to.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 04:16:08 | More by Hjammer
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boogercrack

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2012 15:58:43 | More by boogercrack
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jmich24

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-24-2012 03:10:26 | More by jmich24
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-22-2012 03:02:15 | More by thebouch01
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TannerEdwin


5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-21-2012 21:46:34 | More by TannerEdwin
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2012 23:18:23 | More by JohnK17
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TSJ4000

Iowa

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damn Gina! Girl, that's all you had to say! Ok, so this beer was the shit. It's really a Flanders Brune in my humble opinion but it was strong and delicious. I would have guessed higher alcohol because of the complex richness of the beer. Color of this is reddish Brown, not brownish red. Very nice sour, if you're into that sort of thang.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 22:53:36 | More by TSJ4000
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denimdemon

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-19-2012 16:15:03 | More by denimdemon
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-18-2012 00:56:45 | More by SourAddict
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EJN


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2012 04:27:47 | More by EJN
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globe1013


4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I'm fairly new to the sour beers and I have to say I'm a big fan. From my understanding this is a Flanders Red Ale and it definitely looks the part. Once poured it has a small head but releases enough aroma to smell the sour notes.

First taste has a nice sour note but not too much to make your mouth pucker. After that it has a nice body and overall great cherry like flavor. Very smooth and very easy to drink.

If you're a fan of sours and have never tried this one do not pass it up. You won't be disappointed at all. At $6 for an 11.2 oz bottle in my area it's not too expensive but I could definitely could go broke drinking this beer. However if you're not a fan of sours I would steer clear of this one because it has a lot of sour notes to it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 03:15:21 | More by globe1013
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ShameAndFailure

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe my 2nd Flemish red. Just wow. Where have you been all my life?

Appearance: Deep red maybe even some brown. A tad bit of lacing.

Smell: Cherries and oak. Maybe Apples? Says so on the bottle but I probably couldn't pick them out if I had not read it. Very pleasant smell overall.

Taste: As expected, very tart with the sour and acid slapping your taste buds around. Cherries right off the bat then a little of the oak and then a heck of a tart finish. Just what its supposed to be I guess. Just phenomenal.

Overall: I'm new to the sour, Flemish red style but I am enjoying this more than I thought I would. Very high marks and I can't wait to try the Duchess I have.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 23:29:44 | More by ShameAndFailure
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coz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-16-2012 05:16:14 | More by coz
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Humulus85

Minnesota

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

EDIT: This is the first bottle of a 4-pack, the remaining three will be cellared for one, two, and three years. No bottle date, only a single "2" stamped on the back.

From a 11.2 oz bottle into my Darkness snifter. Pours the classic deep reddish brown, crimson hues when held to light. Good clarity. One finger, eggshell-white head dissipates quickly with a small amount of lacing.

Funk, cherries, apple peel, oak, some more funk. More funky then sour in the nose.

Tart cherries and apple flavors upfront. There is some vanilla/oak that build in the middle. Some vinegar and a bit of wet hay in the near finish. Rounded out by more tart fruits. Finishes clean.

Medium-light in body. Moderate levels of effervescent carbonation help lift it off the tongue. Super dry finish.

Overall this is a really nice sour. Not super mouth-puckering, with a nice depth in character. The barrel aging lends its flavors nicely. I'm excited to see how this one develops or degrades over the years.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 22:52:39 | More by Humulus85
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-15-2012 03:47:30 | More by vrbulldog22
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a ruby color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: From the moment you open the bottle there's a huge, fruity, sour aroma. Very alluring.

T: Tasted of cherries, other light fruits, vinegar, and a hint of malt in the finish. A tart, sour, powerful, balanced and tasty beer. Very well done flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth, yet prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An excellent example of a sour beer. Drinkable and well made.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 22:39:01 | More by avalon07
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-13-2012 16:45:57 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-13-2012 02:58:36 | More by jheezee
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mrbill57

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-13-2012 02:44:23 | More by mrbill57
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macrosmatic

Florida

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

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bottle into Peg's snifter.

A: Dark red to reddish brown in color. Forms a small white head, and the beer is essentially translucent.

S: Funky – vinegar, tart cherries, sweet/sour, some barnyard. Pineapple and/or tropical fruit aromas show up as it warms a little. The aroma is almost puckering.

T: Follows the nose very well, including the appearance of pineapple overtones when it isn't quite refrigerator cold. It has a relatively dry finish.

M: Lighter side for the mouthfeel with a high amount of carbonation but not overdone.

O: A good, really good Flanders red. Not my personal favorite, perhaps, but I wouldn't pass another one up.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 23:38:42 | More by macrosmatic
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kk73

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2012 05:38:09 | More by kk73
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Cuvée des Jacobins. Notched with an '01' on the back label. Poured into a Duchesse de Bourgogne goblet and enjoyed side-by-side with The Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale.

Murky brown off the pour with a third of an inch of bone-colored head. Red-orange hues are seen through bright light. Bubbles sporadically popping on the surface with a foam glaze lingering. Organic shapes of lace splotch on one side of the glass.

Strong acetic character in the nose. Balsamic notes that writhe amongst mellow vanilla, tart cherry sweetness, and some phenolic characters. Soft, vinous, and almost buttery. Exceptional.

Balanced between tart and sweet and woody. This beer is dripping with a juicy vinegar note that is so fruity and appealing. Tart cherries impart a little bit more sourness and some fleshy sweet tones reminiscent of apple and quince. Then, there's an oaky bitterness in the middle-to-finish that melts into flashes of vanilla and spicy alcohol.

Medium body and sparkling with spritz. Lively feeling. Any more heft to the body would have been appreciated over here.

A different league of beer altogether here. Vast complexities, yet all of the usual tasty delights to get fixated on are right there and upfront for you to savor. A model Flanders Red, without question. A rival to my Duchesse and Rodenbach Grand Cru. Will buy up as many as I can.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 02:21:29 | More by thecheapies
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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