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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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2,243 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,243
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 177
Gots: 267 | FT: 18
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Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009)
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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sessions in Greensboro.Poured into a tulip glass a deep ruddy brown mixed with a cherry color with a fluufy off white head atop.Deep sour cherry and dry sherry notes in the nose,a little intimidating for a non-sour lover like me.Sherry-like woody flavors mixed with sour cherries on the palate,when I say sour I mean sour like sherry vinegar and tart cherries.IT's a great beer for what it is,Iam not a huge fan of the style but I know it fits the bill very well.

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

Wow, this is what a sour ale should be. A couple little things that could be a little neater, but overall one of the best sours I have had.

A- beautiful dark red with

S- aromatic, sour notes with fruity tones.

T- full flavored sour with cherry/apple

M- Special, balanced for this beer, not coating the mouth too much and thin enough that it lets the flavor linger a bit.

O- This is a special beer, one of those that crossed a couple boundaries and keeps it classic at the same time.
If you can get your hands on this brew- drink it!

Photo of OneDropSoup
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Deep purple-brown with a thin covering & thick collar of loose, bubbly head. When held up to the light, turns a beautiful golden ruby.

Nose is moderately sour, with some green apple, sour cherry, a little balsamic vinaigrette, & a tiny bit of oak & vanilla. Complex smell & moves in waves, really good.

Taste reveals even more layers: starts off with a lemon & green apple tartness, moving into a cherry-like sweetness & sourness, then some balsamic, oak, a little cocoa, a little vanilla, dry red wine. Holy, there's so much good stuff going on here. Leaves a long, lingering aftertaste that's like sucking on delicious sour cherry skin. Maybe even a little overwhelming, but damn good.

Acidity hits hard in this one, with a full body, & a pretty tannic finish & aftertaste. Again, maybe overwhelming, but still awesome.

Wow, this is a great Flanders Red. So much flavor & sensation packed into this beer, it almost needs an intermission. One of the best Flanders Reds I've had.

Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Pours an extremely dark red with a small white head. Head settles down to some wisps.

S: Tart-smelling red fruit and apple-cider vinegar, noticeable sweet barnyard funk.

T: Slightly vinous tartness pushes up first. Sourish cherry and strawberry. Vinegar, faint oak, some funky sweetness. Ghost of a lactic note in the breath.

M: Faint but palpable carbonation. Medium-bodied.

O: Not nearly as sour as I thought it would be. It's there, but much of the palate is mildly sweet as well.

Photo of HopsintheSack
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jsilva
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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

My last beer to taste in its own glass from the Brown Bag Blind Tasting, and hopefully its going to end with a good Flanders Red Ale. For those not familiar with the style, Flanders Red is an ale that is exposed to the air in coolships and spontaneously fermented with the natural yeast. In addition, Cuvee des Jacobins is aged for at least 18 months in an oak barrel.

Dirty light brown head falls quickly enough that it's dropped by half by the time I get a picture. Distinct sourness in the nose along with a sharp cherry supported by dark fruit, malt and clean oak. Puckering sourness, fresh cherry and sweet malt in the taste the lingers pleasantly. Acidic punch lessens and the oak expands as it warms, improving the balance. Assertive and well blended, Cuvee des Jacobinsis a classic of the style.

Photo of siddhartha
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, Batch #01(?)
Deschutes tulip

A: A really pretty dark, ruby red color. About a finger of off white almost light tan head. Fades pretty quick.

S: Funk. Dark tart cherries. Balsamic & apple cider vinegar. Smells really sour, for a Flemish.

T: I get some of that cherry tartness on the tip of the tongue. It's not overpowering, very pleasant. In the mid mouth, you get that apple cider vinegar flavor. Sweet malt bill leads into a really mellow cocoa flavor too. I don't get that much oak, but maybe a touch of vanilla as the beer warms. The finish is lip smacking and somewhat dry.

M: It says full bodied, but it's more like medium to me.

O: B+

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very interesting beer here! pours a sensational deep daunting ruby red color with incredible richness and a more than 2 inch tall off white head thick as whipped cream. smells like sour cherries, crab apples, and funky yeast. there is quite a strong sour hit of vinegar in the nose. the flavor is curiously vinegary. very tart cherry essence, and some mild spice from the yeast. i find it to be a bit heavy on the vinegar front for me, its a way different kind of sour than the brett beers. feel is good, well carbonated with a fuller body. i think its perfect for the complex and weird flavor. overall not a bad beer, in fact a very well crafted beer, but too much vinegar sour dryness of flavor for me personally. im not sure id like to have more than one of these at a time.

Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of codysjb
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JMad
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a red tinted dark brown with a thin off white head. The smell is mainly apples with a hint of cherry and wood. There is also some vinegar in there too. It tastes sweet and sour with lots of cherry and vinegar, with some hints of fresh green apple. The beer is thick with low carbonation and a tangy dry finish. I really enjoyed this sour, I think it's one of the best ones I've tried.

Photo of rutgersjpm
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

waiting to try this beer for a little while...

reddish copper pour with no head. The aroma is a touch of sulfur, vinegar, and some modest sweetness. The taste paints a different picture with ripe, tart cherries, a little woodiness and very modest sour bite. It wouldn't be a real sour without a slight stomach ache, but it burns so good. This beer is an incredibly modest Flanders and I can see why it's so highly rated. So $3.33/ 12oz, I must be in heaven. It's something I can't wait to grab in bottles.

Photo of acat25
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AleGal79
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of KnightRider
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of hopburster
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of tln13
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JLapadura
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of chugalug06
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice three finger head pours straw in color. Thin foam fades fast leaving behind nice bubbles. Brew is very dark red/purple.

Very deep cherry and fruit. Oak is also very prominent, stands out nice vanilla scent. Smells mega tart! Slight fart scent.

Pucker-up! What an awesome flavor! Very smoooth and delicious! Lots of cherry, green apple, and pear in this brew. Oak aging has done this brew amazing. Dare I say almost too sweet? Wonderful light carbonation.

What a great find. If you're a Sour Patch Kid, this brew is for you! A must try. I'm anxious to see where this goes with some age...

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
97 out of 100 based on 2,243 ratings.