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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,292 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,292
Reviews: 417
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 188
Gots: 291 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
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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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

The beer is orange to copper in color with 1/2" of off white head.

The aroma offers cherry pie, cherries, pie crust, oak, vanilla, stone fruits. It also smells musty, in a positive way.

The flavor is a mixture of sweet and sour cherries. Yum. Why have I not tried this before?!? Additional notes of vanilla and a bready, pie crust. Delicious beer.

The feel is acetic and sour, but not overly so. A touch of vinegar in the finish.

Overall, this is a beer I would like to have a case of in the cellar, so I could pull one out and enjoy every now and then.

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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brownish red with a tannish white head. Swirling the beer reveals thick wine like legs along the wall of the glass. There is little to no lacing.

nose consists of sweet cherries and hints of raspberry and cocoa.

Many of the aromas are found as well as some pear, grape, apple and date in the taste. There is a prominent sourness that doesn't seem too overbearing.

Good stuff.

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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep crimson red bodied beer with two fingers of white head that drops to a thin cap. Little bit of lace on the glass as well.

Smell: tart cherries and lemons. Hay, wheat, and little funk. Some oak too.

Taste: This one has some serious pucker factor. moderately sour beer with big lemon and very tart cherries; little bit of apples, raspberries, and cranberries in there too. Oak adds some dryness to the beer starting about mid palate. The sour and fruit elements of this beer have a fantastic balance. Finishes fairly tart and sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Its like a dry champaign. Crisp and really clean.

Overall: Really nice sour at a decent price. i will drink this again when i am in the mood for a good sour!

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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep reddish amber color with a thin light brown head. Slight traces of lacing down the glass.

S: Really incredible smell. Lots of tart dark cherries, raspberries, currants, vanilla, oak and nilla wafer. The wood comes out more as the beer warms.

T: A great sour punch in the mouth right off the bat. Lots of tart red cherry/red apple sourness with a good lactic twang. Red currants, lemon and a bit of vanilla on the finish. Super drinkable and really delicious.

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4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was a recommendation from a respectable beer geek, so I was glad to give it a chance.

A: When they say Flanders Red Ale, they mean it: this one’s as bloody as they come, with a big eggshell head accentuate the color. The ruby body sustains the heads for a moment before it dissipates into fizz, supported only by the array of fast-moving bubbles that erupts from the bottom of glass.

S: Aromas of tart berry and citrus play the biggest part in this beer, wafting up scents of apple, orange, cherry, and loads of lemon. It’s much more of a fruit monster than an acidic sour, and I’m more than happy with that naturally tart character. Malts show some familiar Belgian aromas of banana and vanilla pudding, and a bit of the oak aging even comes through – some cherry wood and peaty cocoa. Subtle, complex, and balanced at every corner; this nose is alive with delicious accents.

T: Pure sour syrup; straight up lemon juice, fresh cherries, and nice, acidic yogurt flavors. It’s a healthy mix of fruit pulp and acrid, cheesy funk. In a remarkable balance of grain flavor, there’s a continuing note of apple skin and earthy wheat, filling out the body with constant complexity. And the barrel is apparent, as well – oak and dark fruits come through with just the subtlest hints of vanilla icing – before the yeast finishes it out with tastes of soft white bread. Aftertaste is just that, bready with a touch of wood and raspberry dryness. A remarkably complex sour, with all the fullness of a strong Belgian ale and the added nuances of wood-aging.

M: There really isn’t a lot of carbonation, which makes this beer tough to drink at first; it feels a little thick to be a sour beer, to be honest. Doesn’t settle on the tongue too well, but drinkable, nonetheless.

O: A wood-aged sour can go a lot of ways, but this one seemed to be just right in the palate. This Rouge is a blend of balanced flavors that would put a smile on any sour fan’s face, and one that I will definitely be trying out again soon.

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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip

Thanks to Keanlacrosse for sharing

The body sits a deep mahogany/ruby red with a fluffy white cap. Some lines and dots of lace strewn about. Good retention throughout.

The nose is of tart cherries, cider vinegar, oak, sugar, and a light funk I can't quite place. This is a very inviting aroma and is not as one dimensional as most in the style. This one has a substance to it.

Tart cherries up front before giving way to cider vinegar and huge notes of oak and vanilla. The finish is a touch sugary before the lactic and acetic sour notes comes back into play. The vanilla and cherries combine to make a sugary sweet combo that balances out the sour and never truly tipping the scales in either direction.

The feel is amazingly smooth. Silky and creamy mainly due to the vanilla, which really thickens up the body. Low carbonation. Crisp, sugary, tart, and dry in the finish.

This is a high caliber beer. Delicate and bold, hitting all ends of the spectrum in between. A new entry to my rotation.

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,292 ratings.