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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,023 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 164
Gots: 226 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Chugger, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of WynnO
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%

This beer's appearance is what you expect for the style--dark brown, reddish. The smell is like old fruit that's gone sour. It prepares you for what's coming :-)

The initial taste is *quite intense*, knocking me a little harder than others in this class. I must admit a love for flagellation from Flanders Red's though, and this one does not disappoint. This seems a slightly bigger beer than its Belgian brothers (Rodenbach, Duchesse) only because the palette doesn't take to it as quick; the last drink from the glass still had a great sour kick to it.

It is a bit bubbly on the tongue but not overwhelmingly so. The beer is well balanced and dry, although I must say, this one wants to make sure that the drinker does not forget what it is!

Near perfection to this reviewer. I cannot wait (but I must) to drink the remaining two in my stock.

WynnO, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of bouncepass
4/5  rDev -7.6%

bouncepass, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Ralphs66
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Ralphs66, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Zmass17
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Zmass17, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of burdette
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

burdette, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Jeckel
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jeckel, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

THECPJ, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

DaveHack, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of brikelly
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

brikelly, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Soneast
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Soneast, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of anteater
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

anteater, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of codybear127
3/5  rDev -30.7%

codybear127, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of tmhessel
5/5  rDev +15.5%

tmhessel, Nov 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Grocerystowe, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of PhatAtUT
4/5  rDev -7.6%

PhatAtUT, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4.2/5  rDev -3%

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: dark, rich, ruby red hue with a clear body and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy medium tan foam. Quite good.

Smell: nice malty aroma with a fair hit of sourness. Sweet caramel with a cherry-like fruitiness combine with a tannic quality that suggests maturation on wood. Quite good indeed.

Taste: sweet, caramelly malt with a bracing, even jarring, sourness. Some of the fruitiness is retained, but I feel like the flavor lacks some of the complexity of the aroma in favor of a wallop of acid. Not bad, but not as good as the smell.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation; more of a prickly effervescence than a creaminess, but in this context it works well.

Overall: a good beer, and the huge sourness has a refreshing quality and is an incitement to drink more. Great drinkability, a side effect perhaps of its relatively low complexity in flavor. Would definitely have again.

flagmantho, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

proctah, Nov 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

rangelo, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 04 stamped on the back? Pours fairly crystal clear deep red color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of huge tart cherry, apple, raspberry, red wine vinegar, hay, grass, oak, earth, funk, leather, herbal, and light yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity. Taste of huge tart cherry, apple, raspberry, hay, grass, pear, earth, light vinegar, pepper, red wine, oak, funk, and yeast spiciness. Big fruity and acidic sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart fruits, hay, grass, pepper, earth, red wine, funk, oak, and light yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; even with the big acidity, there is still a good malt backbone making this easy to sip; no cloying flavors at all on the finish other than acidity. Medium carbonation and body; with a slick and acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly fantastic Flanders red! Great flavor complexity and balance; and quite smooth to sip on despite acidity. I will definitely be getting some more of this to have on hand, incredible.

superspak, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

Tucquan, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

11.2oz served in a snifter. Lots of speckled lacing.

A - Pours a reddish brown with a thin cap of tan bubbles.

S - Very acetic sour aroma, old wet basement wood, good amount of funk, old bruised fruit, tart raspberries, some sweetness as well.

T - Slap your Grandma sour! There's a brief second of sweet malt upfront but then the lacto sour slowly builds reaching it's toe curling climax at the very end. Lots of tart and fermented fruit going on. Highly acetic but a great blend of light brown sugar sweetness. Raspberries are the most notable fruit. Salty wood and balsamic hit right at the finish.

M - Light bodied, crisp sour finish.

Wow this was lip smacking sour with just the right amount of sweetness. More funky brett presence than I expected. My favorite Flanders Red.

StaveHooks, Nov 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

FEUO, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

samurai221, Nov 01, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.8%

mfgreene, Oct 31, 2012
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,023 ratings.