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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,116
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 162
Gots: 234 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

GeoffreyM, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

jculler82, Aug 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -53.8%

jhb138, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kw22478, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Jmac91, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mattczech, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of texantiff
4/5  rDev -7.6%

texantiff, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pored from a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip.

A: pours a deep brown with dark red, about half a finger of lightly brown head that fades into a film that stocks around.

S: sour cherry and oak with a backbone aroma of sweet red vinegar aroma that reminds me of ketchup. As this brew warms I feel the vinegar becomes more and more pronounced.

T: much like the nose, I get a very plleasing tart cherry flavor with a hint of sour raspberry over a sweet red wine vinegar backbone, which again, to me, is very reminiscent of ketchup, it does have a nice tartness, bit i feel like there is a sweetness that overshadows it a bit.

M: medium body with medium carbonation, this brew is nice and lush and creamy, a very nice mouthfeel for the style, that leavs a bit of a sweet lingering sourness on the palate.

O: not my favorite sour, it reminds me of ketchup, bit do far everyone I have told this looks at me like I have three heads, I don't know what it is, I think it is a combination of the sweetness and the vinegar notes that just seay my palate that way. I wish the sour fruit notes took more of the drivers seat, but I seem to be an acception to the rule. @ least in the circle of people I imbibe sour beers with.

PeterIngemi, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of Kenai4
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Kenai4, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of spoony
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Nice reddish brown with very little head.

S-Sour (duh) with some cherry and...maybe some cedar. Surprising to smell alcohol, too for the ABV.

T-Tart (even for a sour) with pretty complex fruits and a long, pleasing finish. I don't get the cedar that I noted on the nose, however. I get some oak, instead.

M-Smooth, a little syrupy.

O-I like. If you're into sours, I can safely suggest this.

spoony, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Not quite a finger of light tan head with larger bubbles. Body is a deep red and amber color. Almost cola like.

S - Super sour and sweet. Very strong. Cherries, strawberries, and raspberries. Only slight green berry aroma.

T - A strong sweet and sour mix. Well balanced but a bit over the top on both. Just like the aroma, strawberries, cherries, and raspberries. Lemon.

M - Punishes the tongue with acidity. Good carbonation and overall mouthfeel.

O - A nice sweet/sour beer. Lots of fruit/berries.

RuckusDu, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of jsanford
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a slight ivory head that fades to a thin ring. Lovely aromas of cranberry, tart pie cherries, oak, red wine vinegar, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is similar to the nose, lots of cranberry, oak, and vanilla. Not as tart as the nose may have suggested, instead this is gentle and smooth, with a superb balance between tart and sweet. Expertly done. Mouthfeel is light and dry, with a medium body and ample carbonation. Overall an excellent Flanders Red, this stand up with some of the best easily.

jsanford, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Kopfschuss, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of garuda
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Crimson, murky, with a thin off-white head that retains a bit with little lacing.

S/T - Beautiful. Sour cherries dominate up front, then notes from the barrel balance it out as it warms. Oak, touch of chocolate, vanilla, finishes sour with cherries and vinegar.

M - Medium body, delicate carbonation keeps a thick creamy consistency, finishes somewhat dry with lasting sourness.

O - Delicious. Of course I'll get it again.

garuda, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Archemedies, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jburchett, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

beerhorn12, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle on 6/29/12

Pour: Deep clear burgundy, like a deep red wine. Not much head.

Smell: Berry and some funk. Also got a little bit of woodiness.

Taste: Sour cherries right away. Nice and tart. Acidic vinergar. Slightest hay funk at the end.

Mouthfeel: Acidic and good carbonation prickles the tongue. Very refreshing and crisp.

Overall: Really great, and love the availability.

cfrances33, Jul 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

vissai, Jul 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Ultraman9000, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Liberty Tap Room. Review from notes.

A: Pours a brownish/red with a small off-white head, minimal retention and lacing.

S: Fantastic aroma, lots of tart cherry and some grape. There is some other red and stone fruits mixed in There is a little bit of oak and light funky. The aroma is a bit vinegary, but very inviting.

S: Surprisingly tart and acidic, even for a flanders red, which instantly made me a big fan. Fantastic cherry flavor along with a little bit of grape and a bit of oak.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The beer is certainly on the sour end, mouth puckering.

O: One of the best flanders red ales I have had thus far. Certainly picking some up when I see it.

mdaschaf, Jul 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

czmate, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all cool bottle. Secondly I’m excited to just drink this one because I’ve already had a sip and wow.

Held up to my window this beer shines a mahogany-red color; a small, slightly off white cap with tiny bubbles sticks to the surface. Cherries, vinous, astringent, it really does a number on the nose if you want it to. Sweet, sour, and very smooth. Cherry juice and a sweet background – apple pie maybe …it’s just delicious. Dry but not as dry gueze or etc. and it’s awesome.

NardiByNature, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of dpasotti
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Color of maduro tobacco backlit with garnet. Decent head fades to cream-colored ring. Decent splotchy lace. The aroma is apple cider, tart cherries, leather, and neutral wood.

Taste is very much the same, with more of the tart dark fruit and less of the earthy components. Some brown sugar and vinous elements as well. Brett character emerges as it warms. Definitely not a "beginner beer" as far as sourness is concerned. It dominates the mouth as soon as it's swallowed, and lingers forever. If not for the residual sugar, the mouth-puckering element would be on par with that of a gueuze.

Lighter in body with lively carbonation that helps fill the mouth. Overall an outstanding Flanders. Not one of my favorite styles, but I will be picking up a single of this every once in a while.

dpasotti, Jul 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JohneHoodlum, Jul 18, 2012
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,116 ratings.