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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,205 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,205
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 174
Gots: 256 | FT: 19
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009)
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Ratings: 2,205 | Reviews: 404 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dsprainman
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Like a Dr.Pepper, a two finger head fades to zilch quickly.
S- This has a sweet but sour wif of cherries and plums. Almost like a candy made with real fruits.
T- Taste follows the nose, but there's something special here that's hard to qualify. Sort of a tang right as you swallow. Amazingly good. Sour lingers like a candy too.
M- The mouthfeel is somewhat dry, but not overly so. Not too thick.
O- I've only had 3 or 4 flemish sours so far, but this is up there with the best of them. Recommended!

dsprainman, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of iKasey
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

iKasey, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of nickfran
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

nickfran, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of mjohnson17
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mjohnson17, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Googs
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Googs, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

foxyaardvark27, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of jrfehon33
5/5  rDev +15.5%

jrfehon33, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Hopswagger
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Dark ruby cola appearance with a thin layer of micro bubble off white head. Small amount if active bubbles floating to the top.

S: Tart lemon zest, stone fruit, vanilla oak, and bing cherries. Dry powdery yeast and a faint aroma of dried slobber like after you wake up and realized you slobbers on the pillow.

T/M: Super tart lemon zest, apples, oak and vanilla. Hoppy stone fruit, white grapes and bitter apple peels. Light-medium sharp body and super aggressive carbonation thar really brings out the tartness. A puckering finish lingering apple peels and floral notes.

O: Wow! This is by far the best Flanders red I have drank. Super sour yet underlined fruit notes that bring this all together quite nicely. Hops and yeast really makes this better than an average Flanders that is just straight sour. Get this when you can. Cheers!

Hopswagger, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of bkrbdan
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

bkrbdan, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of MtnBiker
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Flanders goblet from a 33cl bottle. Pours a nice, dark reddish-brown with a fizzy head that quickly dissipates. Smell is of some sour fruits. The first few sips are almost like sucking on a lime it's so sour! Tastes like sour cherries and green apples, delicious! Great carbonation. This is in my book one of the best sours out there. Definitely the best I've had.

MtnBiker, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of APreacher
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

APreacher, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of mrebeka
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mrebeka, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of BeerBum
5/5  rDev +15.5%

BeerBum, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of brbrocc
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

brbrocc, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of PalaniRajan
4/5  rDev -7.6%

PalaniRajan, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found this one in San Antonio during my honeymoon, I'm excited to try it. Poured from a 33cl bottle into a goblet, code of 03 on the back. This pours a slightly hazy dark brown with hints of read and a smaller fizzy short lived head. The smells are very tart and vinegary, sour cherries, brett, some barnyard funk and a hint of vanilla. The feel is medium, high carbonination. The taste is amazing, extremely tart / sour, almost overwhelming, but then you get a hint of sweet balance, some vanilla, plenty of sour cherries. I wish I bought more of these, this is excellent, one of the finest sours I've had.

DavidST, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

tswater, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of AnthonyVincent
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

AnthonyVincent, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

bradfordjohnson, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of zvanwink
5/5  rDev +15.5%

zvanwink, Dec 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

TGS, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Envelopes, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of fdig23
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.

fdig23, Dec 15, 2012
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 2,205 ratings.