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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,346 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,346
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 200
Gots: 317 | FT: 16
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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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Ratings: 2,346 | Reviews: 428
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel snifter. Pours a nice, clear dark ruby-red color with impressive head and retention for a sour beer. The nose is pretty strong and acidic. There is a fair amount of lactic sourness on the nose as well as some oaky, woody notes and red-wine like aromas.

Medium body beer with good, firm mouthfeel. Lots of pleasant, refreshing sour flavors up front with just a hint of sweetness behind it. The sour tones dominate, but the beer is still very appetizing and pleasant to drink. The acidic flavors are all across the palate and carry through the finish, which is mouth-drying and very pleasant. Other flavors include cherries, lemon, and grapes.

This is one of the finest examples of the style I have tried yet. I rate it right up there with Rodenbach Grand Cru, which I consider the gold standard for this style. Someday, I shall have to try a head-to-head to more closely see how they compare to each other.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: deep dark amber body with a nice creamy tan head. some spotty lacing is left behind.

s: sour cherries, acid, vinegar and ketchup.

t: very sour and acidic up front with a semi sweet finish. i can taste everything i smell, especially the ketchup on the finish.

m: puckering sourness, nice carb level. i'd say the body is right for a sour, heavy enough to carry the sour cherries without being too thin and vinegary.

o: just can't get past the ketchup on the finish, feel like i'm ten years old and my mom put cherrry medicine in my ketchup to get me to take it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark reddish mahogany amber. Thin, fine off-white head with good retention and nice lacing. Vinous aroma of cherries with light vinegar and wood. Flavor is intense cherry, acidic but also sweet, little malt presence. Finishes dry and sharp with a hint of wild yeast; I'm not detecting the oak from the aroma in the taste.. Light to medium bodied and the mouthfeel is good from the combination of carbonation and the acidic nature of the beer. I'm not a big sour beer fan, but this flanders red, with its clearly defined and strong flavors, is quite nice. The intense cherry element is very fresh tasting. Finish is a bit medicinal, but the balance of the flavor progression is great.

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A: Killer dark ruby read. Thin head. Light bubbles.

S: Sour apple, grape. Wine like notes with some gentle tannins. Smells like liquid candy.

T: Very smooth sour fruitiness. Goes down smooth with notes of grape. A slight bitterness is more of a compliment than a nuisance.

M: Actually sits pretty intensely. The bubbles really compound the sourness and it's hard to let this one linger. Goes down smooth though.

A killer beer. I tend to like the more fruity beers so this was a winner for me. Great balance, great flavors. Definitely check this one out.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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