1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

Not Rated.
Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,973 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,973
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 163
Gots: 222 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,973 | Reviews: 385 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of grownfool
grownfool

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-27-2012 01:52:00 | More by grownfool
Photo of mrbubbler
mrbubbler

California

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-23-2012 06:27:10 | More by mrbubbler
Photo of Stinkypuss
Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +8.8%

Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge
Brouwerij Bockor

Appearance: A beautiful Flemish red color, poured vigorously leaves a sturdy creamy head that fades. Some lace clings to the side and effervescent carbonation is rising to the top.

Smell: Rich aroma of wild yeasts, chocolates, cherry, ripe stone fruit, lemon, apple, musty basement and faint apple cider vinegar.

Taste: Wholeheartedly sour. Layers of sour. Sharp sourness like biting an unripe lemon, giving way to a sour apple tartness and vinegar tones following. Cherry, young raspberry pits and even chocolate flavors emerge. There is a subtle candy sugar sweetness. Dry oaky tannins last in an elegant finish with plenty of sourness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, well carbonated. Drying. Pretty much puckering sour, and in the best possible way.

Overall: About as perfect example of the traditional red ales in Flanders as you will ever find. Sip and savor this one.

01-23-2012 05:30:14 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of kazmanbrew
kazmanbrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

First time for this beer. I want disappointed. The pour into a goblet-style vessel was a little flat, just a thin light reddish brown head. The aroma was, however quite nice, a light acid, more fruit...probably cherry or berry:
Mouthfeel was perfect. Effervescent, sharp enough, but not puckering. Taste just great. Perfect balance of acid, richness of raisins and wine.

It's hard to believe I hadn't heard of this fine beer before...although I'm still fairly new to the style.

01-23-2012 03:05:22 | More by kazmanbrew
Photo of crashoveride
crashoveride

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-20-2012 19:31:42 | More by crashoveride
Photo of Jzmhector
Jzmhector

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-19-2012 04:01:39 | More by Jzmhector
Photo of hattingc
hattingc

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-19-2012 02:45:53 | More by hattingc
Photo of ATPete
ATPete

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

01-18-2012 20:14:54 | More by ATPete
Photo of sitarist
sitarist

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-18-2012 03:03:29 | More by sitarist
Photo of zonker17
zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-17-2012 00:44:17 | More by zonker17
Photo of RBCORCORAN
RBCORCORAN

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-16-2012 19:57:00 | More by RBCORCORAN
Photo of glaketek
glaketek

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-16-2012 13:45:25 | More by glaketek
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Served in a globe at SmallBar Fullerton.

Going from one historical reference to another... This one pours a clear scarlet-garnet topped by a finger-and-a-half of off-cream foam. The nose comprises red wine vinegar, oak, tart black cherry, light caramel, and light tomato juice. The taste holds notes of tomato, red vinegar, black pepper, raisins, toffee, deep cherry, light oak, and hot cinnamon. It all comes together very well without coming across as abrasive or stinging. The body is a slight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a tasty Flanders red, one of the most enjoyable of the style I've yet encountered.

01-15-2012 22:29:19 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of Faina
Faina

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-15-2012 20:17:37 | More by Faina
Photo of SageO
SageO

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-15-2012 04:18:01 | More by SageO
Photo of sarabee
sarabee

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-15-2012 03:14:22 | More by sarabee
Photo of btesta
btesta

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-14-2012 21:59:41 | More by btesta
Photo of DrEntropy
DrEntropy

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-13-2012 13:10:23 | More by DrEntropy
Photo of b3shine
b3shine

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +0.9%

Bottle to fluted tulip. Looks good; very little head and a deep mohagony. Smell is good too. You can definitely tell it's a sour red. Tastes GREAT! Like an upgraded Monk's Cafe. Mouthfeel is great too, considering it's style. Overall, a great beer that is my new favorite of it's type.

01-13-2012 00:04:52 | More by b3shine
Photo of Jspriest
Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-12-2012 22:30:37 | More by Jspriest
Photo of Eurytos
Eurytos

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

01-12-2012 14:49:23 | More by Eurytos
Photo of FullObs
FullObs

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.2%

01-12-2012 03:42:11 | More by FullObs
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -0.2%

Served in a 9oz snifter. Sampled 6/27/11.

The menu has this beer listed at 6% ABV and refers to it as an unblended lambic. Aged in oak vats for 18 months.

A: Arrives with the head already dissipated and only a think white collar remaining. The body is a deep garnet or ruby color and has excellent clarity. Minimal slings of lace adorn the glass.

S: Nose is a combination of cherry and raspberry. No barnyard, very little funk. Just fruit forward and mild lactic impressions. The nose is completely restrained compared to what the taste buds are about to experience. Not bad; just slightly above average.

T: Red apple, fresh berry and cantaloupe. Wonderfully sour. A pleasant oak character adds to the overall complexity. The funk that was missing in the nose comes through well on the palate.

M: The extremely fine and long-tingling effervescence helps to lengthen the flavors and clean up the tongue as well. Tart, mouth puckering. I wouldn’t change a single thing about the mouthfeel.

O: WOW. For such an incredible beer, you don’t hear much talk about Cuvee des Jacobins, and there are plenty of reviews to affirm its impressiveness. This is one fine brew.

01-10-2012 23:16:30 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Photo of JRod1969
JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%

01-10-2012 23:05:08 | More by JRod1969
Photo of mocktm
mocktm

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

01-10-2012 20:42:12 | More by mocktm
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 1,973 ratings.