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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,067 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,067
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 162
Gots: 226 | FT: 17
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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

boogercrack, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of jmich24
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

jmich24, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

thebouch01, Jun 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

TannerEdwin, Jun 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

JohnK17, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of TSJ4000
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.

TSJ4000, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of denimdemon
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

denimdemon, Jun 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

SourAddict, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of EJN
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

EJN, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of 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.

globe1013, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of ShameAndFailure
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.

ShameAndFailure, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

coz, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Humulus85
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.

Humulus85, Jun 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

vrbulldog22, Jun 15, 2012
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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.

avalon07, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

jheezee, Jun 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mrbill57, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
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.

macrosmatic, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

kk73, Jun 12, 2012
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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.

thecheapies, Jun 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

thedudexxi, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

pwsoldier, Jun 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

JeffTheJuice, Jun 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

H0rnedFr0gs, Jun 09, 2012
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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