Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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4.72/5 rDev +8.8%
Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge
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
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
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Going from one historical reference to another...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
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
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
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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