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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,299 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 189
Gots: 294 | FT: 17
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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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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful mahogany red with very minimal head (just a very slight light tan lacing). Decent amount of small white bubbles streaming to the surface.

Smells of vinegar and sour berries: cherries, raspberries. Tastes very tart up front with a hint of sweetness to back it up. Cherry and raspberry notes as well. A nice crisp cabonation. Medium-light body as well. Finishes crisp and fruity.

Overall: Very drinkable for a sour. Light, crisp and delicious. If it were cheaper, this would be a regular beer of mine.

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4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From: Binny's in Champaign, IL
Date: "02" stamped on back. What?
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge is a very good Flanders Red, giving off nicely complex tart fruits and malt flavors. All aspects of the beer are pleasing to the beer drinker who enjoys sour beers. The only sad part is the price point, which is out of my range for any sort of regular enjoyment.

Pours a 1cm head of light tan bubbles, very small and dense in size, with average retention. As the head descends to a ring around the glass, it leaves some significant streaks of lacing on the sides. Body is a moderately dark brown with hints of red, transparent, with light bringing out reddish hues and making some modest carbonation visible.

Aroma of lacto and pedio-coccus acid byproducts (ie, tart, lightly vinegar-like), oak wood, tart cherry juice, raspberry and blackberry-like esters (particularly when warm). Generally, mix malt sweetness with tart dark fruit esters and mild acids, and you'd have a good idea what this smells like.

Taste opens with some interesting oak flavors and sweet malts with tart cherry-like fruit esters. Later on the front of the palate, and then mid-palate, is where the sourness becomes noticeable, like tart cherries mixed in a a mildly acidic, vinegar-like bath. The oak remains somewhat noticeable throughout this. Back of palate develops fruit complexity a bit more, bringing in nods towards both tart cherries and raspberries alongside continued tartness and a bit of slight herbal character. Aftertaste is pleasantly tart and fruity.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium to medium-high levels of carbonation. A bit overcarbonated for the weight of the body, but this initial sharpness dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a fairly smooth, enjoyable mouthfeel. Sourness is able to be felt as it puckers the throat and lips a bit, and the acidity can be felt on the back of the throat afterwards. Finish is dry, as expected.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Perfectly clear burgundy pushing toward a deep copper. No head. Minimal carbonation. Tiny collar of bright-white bubbles.

Smell: Tart dark fruit. Cherry juice. A touch of pomegranate. Some oak barrel. Mild underlying funk. Some acetic acid. Touches of leather. Sweet and lightly sour. Some vinegar.

Taste: Sweet acetic acid. Cherry balsamic vinegar. Some oak and touches of leather. Sour builds as the beer warms. Nicely tart. Some underlying earthy/musty notes. Nicely balanced. Tart and sweet. Some tart raspberry and cherry flesh. Acetic bite.

Mouthfeel: Light but pushing toward moderate body. Mild carbonation. Smooth with a little bite on the back. Mildly dry.

Overall: I will be buying and drink lots more of this.

I was talking to my local Ommegang rep about Rouge and lamenting its loss. He told me to try this at it's the closest beer he knows of to Rouge. He was right. Not quite the same, but damn if it doesn't remind me of it in the best possible way.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.