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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge

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Ratings: 1591
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website

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 zac16125

South Carolina

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

11.2oz bottle into a tulip
Bottle numbers: 14 13, not sure what that means

A: Pour is a very dark mahogany brown that when held to light turns to a very nice ruby red color. 1.5 fingers width of light tan head quickly dissipates down and leaves effectively zero lacing.

S: Tart dark fruits, lactic acidity, oak, sweet dark fruits like cherry, dates, and plum. A hint of cocoa. Awesome.

T: A big puckering sourness is the first thing that hits the palate. Sour fruits like cherry, grape, and apple. There is a big degree of sweet fruit flavors as well. I also get oak and vanilla notes from the barrel. Really excellent.

M/D: Medium body, but feels lighter because of the heavy carbonation. The carbonation and puckering sourness give it a biting quality. Drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, I loved this one. Great sour qualities, but a sweetness to balance it out nicely. Awesome beer. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 22:26:58 | More by zac16125
Photo of Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle
BBE: 06-02-15

A: Pours a clear red body with a thin line of bubbly head. Retention and lacing are poor and minimal.

S: Aroma mixed of cherries, vinegar and other sweet fruits. Vinegar smell is quite strong here.

T: Flavours are forward with sour cherries, very sweet then finishes off with a bitter vinegar taste. The sourness is definitely there with a tad to much vinegar taste.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Water like texture with no presence of alcohol. The aftertaste is very sour and vinegary, but does not linger to long.

D: Interesting brew, one of few flemish styles I've had. The cherry sourness is nice, but the vinegar is to strong here.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 03:09:45 | More by Long813
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle into a goblet

pours a dark red/brown with a slight white head. big sour cherry aroma on the nose, nice! as you take a sip there is a good initial tartness, but not too sour. very good cherry flavor on this one. really digging this. wow, this might be my favorite flemish red i've ever had. medium bodied with medium carbonation, superb drinkability.

overall the best flemish red ive ever red. loved this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 01:16:05 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of bmwats


4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a teku.

A: Medium dark brown. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Quickly settles leaving a smattering of bubbles and a nice beer ring. Slight spotty lacing mostly retreats into the body quickly.

S: A bit of a woody fermented raspberry.

T: Tastes like it smells. Sour fermented raspberry... that's about it.

M: Syrupy, sour, bitter, and pungent. Mouth-puckering dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is excellent. Nice body, decent head, serviceable lacing. Nose is fruity and powerful with a bit of a woody or earthy tone. Mouth puckering sour fermented raspberry. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 03:05:09 | More by bmwats
Photo of Knapp85


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

Reviewing this one again since its been a few years and I believe it deserves another shot. This poured out as a vibrant red color with white head on top. Some light thin retention and scattered lacing. The smell of the beer give off some big oaky sour cherry aromas. The taste is tart up front with plenty of sweet & sour cherry flavors there is a bit of oak and vanilla. This beer finishes with a slight malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth and dry in the finish. Overall it's a very good Flanders Red. Really glad to have tried this again. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 02:16:25 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

(4.0) A: Crystal clear caramel-red colour with a tall and puffy head. Lasting retention and some good lacing.

(4.25) S: Sour cherries, white grape, apricot, grasses, wood, and balsamic vinaigrette. Lots of wonderful aromas that are quite diverse. A subtle sour aroma that comes across rich and smooth.

(3.75) T: Vinaigrette, white grape, slight sour cherry, dark woods, and subdued grasses . There is a long and lingering vinegar taste that sticks around towards the finish and is not enough sour/fruity and more vinegar-like than I would prefer. Nonetheless, quite a flavourful Flemish sour ale.

(3.75) M: Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Slick and oily. Would prefer a much drier and lighter mouthfeel.

(3.75) D: This is quite good, but a little too vinegar-like and not enough fruity-sour focused for me. Additional dryness would be welcome.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 02:10:16 | More by Digimaika2
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep red pour. One finger ligth brown head gone to a film fast. Strong carbonation. Minimal spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Tart cherry, sugar. Simple but nice.

T - Sour. Quite sour. Tart cherry, sugar. Cherry and vanilla to finish. Nice. Tart and sour up front, but other flavours shine through. Sweeter after time with some woody notes too.

M - Strong carbonation. Medium body, dry and tart finish with a little cherry note and vanilla.

O/D - Definitely a sour Flemmish Red. Not as much sweetness as you'd expect to balance, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Tasty and complex. Nice one.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:37:41 | More by tbeckett
Photo of taylor714914


3.94/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had low expectations for this based on my experience with it on tap. Luckily, it didn’t meet my low expectations, and blew me away. Great complexity. Very fruity up front with some nice toasted oak complexness, tart berries, a hint of damp funk, and a nice finishing dryness with a tartness that lingers. So tasty, so complex, so worth it. Go buy some if you can.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 23:43:41 | More by taylor714914
Photo of Ryborg11

Ontario (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber colour, with bright red hue when held in the light. Very thick bubbly head, slightly dark in tone that clings to the sides of the glass. First pour from the bottle, quite good clarity when held in the light. When taken away has a very dark appearance.

Aroma: Mild but dominant acetic notes blend nicely with the sweet scent of berries, currents and plum. Mixed in with the dominant acetic smell is a blend of sour apple and cherry.

Taste: Pronounced but pleasant sour taste blasts onto your tongue coating it with acetic and sour apple tartness. As you swallow, the sourness lingers in the back of your throat as sweet apple and beery flavours balance the flavours nicely.

Mouthfeel: Light and extremely smooth when entering the mouth, a spritz of carbonation quickly subsides into the sourness coating your tongue and leaving the back of your throat tart and tingling.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 03:04:43 | More by Ryborg11
Photo of uno99

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Another nice Belgian beer hits the Ontario LCBO shelves, I've been spending alot of money recently on these releases...

Appearance: Quite a deep hue of red/brown. head and lacing reasonably minimal.

Smell: One of the most fruit forward beers I've experienced (that doesn't actually have fruit in it). It's quite remarkable how simple malt and yeast can create such intense fruit aromas. Main profile includes cherries, oak, apple, plum, pear, even a little banana.

Taste: Again its quite fruit forward, rather sweet. sourness hits at the back and sides of tongue and is followed by some sourness and funk/earth. I think it's a bit too fruity and sweet for my personal tastes, but still rather enjoyable. Finish is long of course and very fruity, but also slightly sour/vomity/funky.

Mouthfeel: Quite thick, sticky, which is sort of to style, but relegates this to the desert course I would think. Slightly dry on the edges as I mentioned but not enough to sustain balance and urge you to drink on.

Overall, this is tasty, but I feel as though I've had better beers in this style (Rodenbach GC, and perhaps Petrus?)... Nevertheless it's definitely a nice one to have around and perhaps a good one to introduce non-beer folk to.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:38:26 | More by uno99
Photo of jordanmiller


4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first Sour review!

A - Poured out nicely, this beer has a good 1.5 finger head. Typical color I'd expect of a beer, nothing insane, but nothing tame either.

Smell - This... smells like a sour beer. Has a light, almost vinegar sensation on the nostrils, but you can tell it's full of cherry-like character.

Taste - Immediately, my taste buds are bombarded by a wall of sourness, but as it settles on my tongue, hints of cherry and dark cedar settle in, making it quite an inviting sour that you want to sip on frequently, but one that you want to enjoy for as long as you can.

Mouthfeel - It's quite light and bubbly, the after taste clings to your tongue in a great way, I like that I can take a little sip and really get what this beer is about and cherish it over the course of an hour or so, rather than having to take a nice gulp to get a great flavor profile.

Overall - I'm just starting to tread into sour territory. Before this I've had Supplication, and a few Petrus sours. This is way up there, if you are familiar with sour beers or if you are new to sour beers, I would recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 06:21:37 | More by jordanmiller
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $3.20

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with an average size fizzy/frothy beige head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, cherries, vinegar, citric acid

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, vinegar and cherries. There is also a touch of vanilla and some citric acid. It ends with a fruity tart aftertaste.

Overall - A really impressive beer. It's very sour/tart but it still allows for some other nuances to come through. Subtle flavours can be detected throughout. I might even be able to have a few of these, which isn't something I can say about most sours.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 00:14:46 | More by spinrsx
Photo of bcm75


4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - dark ruby red. Looks a bit like a port wine with carbonation.

S - getting lots of sour apple and cherries

T - aggresively sour. Apples, cherries, raspberries, oak. This is a really sour beer.

M - nice moderate carbonation

O - this is not a sour for the timid. It is very aggressive with big, bold sourness and a complex range of fruit and oak flavors. A real winner.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 23:18:18 | More by bcm75
Photo of TheGreatFozzini


4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time reviewing a sour ale.
Poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a dark red color almost brown. Thin head quickly disappearing.

S- Smells of the sour apple that I expected.

T- Tart, vinegar, but not off-putting. Black cherry comes through.

M- Light carbonation

O- True to the style and aggressive from a Belgium brewery. Expect this more from an american flanders

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 04:03:41 | More by TheGreatFozzini
Photo of magictacosinus


4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap recently at the Trappist (my first ever visit!) in Oakland. Poured into a 6oz wine glass. Review is from my notes.

Pours a brownish tinged, red forward color that looks almost like a deep Bordeaux Cabernet when shined away from the light. Having had RR Supplication a little earlier, I immediately led to believe if this too was aged and blended in wine barrels, as the ruby color is really uncanny here. A nice little frothy white head stands on top, but not for long. Super viscous, which is surprising when considering the low ABV, and as this settles down a bit at room temperature, this starts to resemble more and more the classic Flanders red ale style that I enjoy. It is however ahead of the game in terms of its color and beautiful glare, and looks far more like a wine or some of the best traditional Lambics I've seen than a straightforward Flanders red.

The aroma is also ahead and unique in its own realm, with classic sour, puckering phenols, as well as funk and woodiness to create the experience extra special. The initial flavor resembles a combo of sour, musty raspberries with dried cherries, and then turns into a vinous, raisin filled, dried cider flavor that melds and melts straight into different layers of oak. Very sour, especially for the style at hand. Acidic as any strong tart wine is, but luckily has the wood at the finish that holds it back a bit. Pretty intense, but definitely fantastic.

The flavor is definitely an intense one, but also chock filled with tons of wild and well refined flavors that I always turn to these beers for. There's at first a plump, juicy array of bright berries, ranging from raspberries to strawberries (on the tart rather than sweetened side), which then meld into a vinegar-y, vinous, cherry, raisin-like flavor that blends beautifully with the oak, and then releases an ENORMOUS shock of puckering sourness. Prepare yourself for this one, kids. The aftertaste really is insane, with an acidic, sour flavor that seems to last forever, yet at the end it squeezes out the tannic properties from the wood, as well as more juicy red wild fruits. Maybe a bit nutty, and definitely has an earthy grainy profile in there. Amazingly thick, nearly perfect in terms of mouthfeel - carbonation is strong enough to accentuate the flavors, as well as the juiciness of the fruit flavors. If it weren't for the intense sourness I could definitely down this without thinking twice. Luckily, I'm glad this is a sipping beer because a lot of the nuances open up over time.

This is delicious, but not for beginners! Really takes the style to a new level, away from the more trivial, straight up vinegar or far too acidic versions of the style. I really love how predominant the red and dark fruits are in particular, as well as how well blended this is. The barrels these guys use must be fabulous stuff indeed. With the low ABV, complexity, and refreshing aspects, this is definitely world class stuff. I should try it in the bottle as well, as I'd imagine it would be even more puckering. A must try for fans of veteran sour enthusiasts.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 15:18:02 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of tectactoe


4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four-pack of this at a local liquor store; three batches later and Batch 01 is still sitting there on the shelf. The beer pours a muddled and fairly deep shade of brown, looking more like a dense, dark red or ruby color when held to the light. From a distance, the beer could fool you for an Oud Bruin, but it is indeed a Flanders Red. The cap is a fast growing, big-bubbled, soapy formation that sinks immediately a skin, and leaves some nice lacing in the process.

The aroma is fantastic; right on par for the style, only taking it up another notch in the complexity. Sour and rich black cherries, grape skins, wet oak, heavy vinegar, tart lemon, and the lightest inclusion of vanilla and cocoa. Extremely vinous, acidic, and tart - my nostrils are flaring at the thought of how sour this is going to be. The layered aspect of the aromatic profile is wonderful.

Balsamic vinegar notes are also abound on the nose, though not as powerful and forward as in something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. Another heap of vinous oak, cherries, and apples round out the edges and have me sitting there in a daze. Just from the aroma, I know this beer is going to taste wonderful, and I couldn't be more excited to bring it to my face.

And, wow! I'm immediately taken back as a tsunami of sour cherries, vinegar, grapes, oak, lactic acid, and vanilla washes over my taste buds and instantaneously sets off the alarm in my saliva glands. Puckering isn't a strong enough word to describe the tartness of this beer - it surely is a doozy. The fruits are extremely vibrant and just pop out with each and every sip.

The authentic, layered labyrinth of flavors from the aroma translates nicely on the palate; the cherry sourness, grape and wine vinous notes, acetic and lactic acid, mild vanilla and cocoa undertones, and the dry oak and barrel profiles all work together to form a complete nirvana for the senses. Very harmonious in nature, and executed elegantly. The body is thin-medium with high carbonation; slick, oily, and wet on the palate, despite the dry finish.

Seriously awesome beer, and I can't believe you can find this stuff on the shelves regularly. Well... at least whenever they release a new batch. I believe this is aged for about 18 months in oak barrels, and you can definitely tell. Super complex, tart, dry, layered; completely drinkable despite the heavy acidity and sharpness it provides the mouth. Top notch and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 11:40:28 | More by tectactoe
Photo of JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle from the LCBO. Can't remember the last time a Flemish Sour found itself on the shelves.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Dark chestnut ruby as it should be, with a half inch of sticky foam that forms a thick ring and some wild patches in the centre. Looks just fine indeed.

Nose is rich and surprisingly diverse for a sour beer, though make no mistake - the sour is certainly there. Tart cherry, underripe grapes, raspberries, roses (something floral, at any rate), raisins and a mild yeast complement a lovely acidity. Top notch stuff.

Tastes as good as it smells. This right here is a stellar Flemish sour, that provides an excellent acidity with berries, floral notes and a touch of wine for balance. There's a slight fruity sweetness that hits you just before you take the sip, with raspberries and cherry juice, followed by a tart, but manageable sour vinegar flavor, which lingers long after the sip and makes me thirsty for more. If it weren't such a risk of getting serious heart burn, I could drink several of these in one evening.

Great stuff here, a top-class Flemish sour. I find myself drawn more and more to the sour, dry Belgian fare, and this brew does the job terrifically. Certainly will stock up on some of these while I still can.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 01:13:53 | More by JohnnyBarman
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

First time reviewing a sour ale.
Poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a dark red color almost brown. It is possible that I poured too aggressively at the end because I was able to get about 1.5 fingers of head. The head went away very quickly and left a thin layer on the top.

S- Smells very sour, after pouring I walked away to prepare some Dubliner cheese and was smacked in the face by the smell when walking by. Noticed sour apple and grape juice, very faint hint of a good red wine.

T- Definitely tart, but not all that sour. From the smell I was bracing myself for more, but I am not in the slightest disappointed.

M- Light carbonation (keeping in mind I poured more aggressive)

O- This is a fantastic sour ale, I was having a difficult time putting the beer down while writing the review.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 16:32:50 | More by rmp5262
Photo of AltBock


4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz. bottle with a red label of a jolly old happy monk with his hands on the name of the beer standing in front of a large barrel. The back label has all the mandatory US info and an inked number. My bottle says 04. I have no idea what that could mean. The neck label is the one that contains the description of the beer.

When poured into a Peg's Cantina Snifter, the Flemish Sour was a dark chestnut brown with a ruby center. It was a very interesting color. It was hard to tell if it was a reddish beer with brown highlights or a brown beer with reddish highlights. Either way I enjoyed the color. On top was a thin and bubbly khaki head of foam. This head of foam didn't bother to stick around. It bubbled up to around 1/4 of an inch and then it fizzled away in a flash. It only managed to leave behind a faint string of rings along the edge. At least the color was good.

The aroma was sour and tart, but not make your eyes water sour and tart. Up front was all the sour fruits. My nose picked up sour cherries, raspberries, and green apples. Following the fruits was a little yeast and a pinch of oak. There was a small surprise after the oak. This beer finished with a subtle whiff of vanilla. The vanilla scent was inconsistent. Most of the time the sour fruits covered it up.

The aroma sort of prepared me for the taste's sour and tart onslaught. The taste took the aroma's sour and tartness to a new level. Not a lower level. A much higher level. The taste was dry, sour, and tart with a small variety of fruits. Like the aroma, I got the sour cherries, raspberries, and green apples in the front. These fruits stuck around for a long time before it let through the oak. The oak didn't last before the taste finished with a small taste of yeast. There was no vanilla hiding in the taste. If there was any, the huge sour and tart fruits covered it up.

This was a light to medium bodied Flemish Sour with a decent level of carbonation and a lingering sour and tart aftertaste. This aftertaste was filled with more sour cherries, raspberry, and green apples. There was also a smidgeon of oak in there as well. This sour and tart aftertaste will stick around for a long time.

This small bottle sure was packing in the sour and tart goodness. I guess bottle size doesn't matter when in comes to the amount of sour and tart fruits. A very good delicious Flemish Sour. Would I buy it again? I will and in fact I've already done that.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:15:58 | More by AltBock
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

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

Beautiful deep mahogany color with a small, but densely creamy head. Dark cherry, wood, and malt aromas combine seamlessly before meeting some mild, dusty funk and acidic notes. Wow...big, tart, juicy flavor. Sour fruit: cherry, apple, and berries, light spicy wood dryness, and some sweet, creamy maltiness buried beneath it all. Not quite as mouth-peeling astringent as some other Flemish sours, but nicely dry and refreshing. Lactic sourness and a medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. What a treat! Too bad it's so hard to come by around here.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 23:10:24 | More by wedge
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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A - Medium sized cap of tan head. Color is brown but has great clarity and a beautiful red glow when held to light. Adequate amount of lacing.

S - Popping bright unripe raspberries. Muddled chocolate malt. Slight hint of funk. Mild grassiness. Hinting some vinegar.

T - Zing! Wow that first sip made me pucker. Extremely tart upfront. Once I adjust, I find those underrippend raspberry flavors. Got some sweetness midway which cleans up near the end giving a crispness to it. The later half is where there is a slight window for other flavors to come through. I get some faint caramel malt and grassy hops. Leaves my mouth with a dry feel but tons of raspberry flavor when I even lick my lips.

M - Tart, medium-light body, medium carbonation, semi-dry.

O - Nice looking beer with a complex nose. I knew there would be a bit of sourness to this but the aroma left me vulnerable to the taste onslaught. After I finish my sip I can still pucker up simply from licking my lips. Fun beer and though I love my sours, this was reaching my threshold.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 00:09:55 | More by Jparker37
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4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2 fl. oz. bottle into 2011 SAVOR glass. "03" coded on the back of the bottle.

A: certainly on the darker side of most flanders reds. head starts frothy, but quickly diminishes to nothing. sort of expected with the style.

S: definitely an earthy, oak aroma starts things off. a mild cherry pie. aroma is has some sour/acidic qualities as well, but nearly as sour as the palate. nice diversity.

T: starts reasonably acidic and sharp. a lot of cherry and a lot of grape juice. acid dominates the palate for the most part and while enjoyable it definitely takes some attention to work beyond it. mild vanilla in there. finish gets by the sour and starts to dry out.

M: carb is rather mellow with the acidity giving the impression of fizz. light/medium bodied.

D: a good flanders red. good drinkability while having a sizeable amount of sourness. I recommend trying this if given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:33:44 | More by Jimmys
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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A Dark ruby. Thick tan head that fades out.

S Grapes, rhubarb, pepper, lemon peel. This is one of the most complex and aromatic beers I've had.

T Much like the smell. Tarty. Vinegar. Lime. There is some sweetness hidden here and it kicks in at the aftertaste.

M Light and fizzy. Typical for the style. Smooth finish.

O Exceptional. I could savor sip and enjoy this beer all day. The sourness giving way to the sweetness is so subtle yet so noticeable. Complex. This is a work of art.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2013 02:26:21 | More by PieOhMy
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Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The numbers "14 13" are printed in the back. I have no idea what this means, since neither could be the month and either could be the year.

Beer is deep red in colour, a bit purplish. Smallish off-white head, which starts to fade quickly.

Smell is nice. Tart cherries figure prominently, with balsamic vinegar. Some funk, but not like a lambic. Oak. Some apple. Very good, clearly a Flanders Red but a very good one.

Taste is quite sour, much more so than other Flanders that I have had. Sour cherry, oak, some cocoa, vinegar. Some green apple in the finish. Very big flavour and everything is well integrated into a cohesive whole. More complex than is typical for the style. Very nice.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky. Puckers the mouth.

Overall, excellent beer. The best Flanders Red I have had.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 01:55:38 | More by jrenihan
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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- Pours up some foam which sizzles as it recedes rapidly and disappears in seconds leaving a burgundy/maroon color that has hues of cherry in it. When it is held up to the light, it glows an almost crimson color. The head is a reddish white with hints of brown. This is a very nice looking beer. It leaves no lacing at all.

Nose- Cherries. It's hard not to think of Cheerwine when looking at and smelling this beer. It also smells sort of like flat Coke. Lots of lactic notes that also has tart apple in the background. This one screams dark, red, fleshy fruits. Notes of plums, grapes, and other fruits as well. Very intense- this prefigures good things.

Taste- Cherries followed by a sharp tartness that fades quickly into strawberry and a bitter red fruit. I can see why fans of sour beers really like this beer. So far, I really like this beer. I just hope that it doesn't become too sour for me to drink at a reasonable pace. Crisp apple also comes out and I still can't find the specific red fruit that imparts the tart bitterness. Thankfully, it would appear that the tartness is not going to linger but is quick and adds some unparalleled zip. There is some plum and prunes followed by some Grape Koolaid at the end. Some oak and smoke start show up near the end. The tartness is also balanced by a dry finish.

Mouthfeel- This is a little bit above medium bodied with some syrup which quickly balanced by scant but tingly carbonation. Nice, crisp, and refreshing- matches the flavor profile of this beer.

Drinkability- The sourness is a delight and not an obstacle. I would not appear that this beer is going to stick around for much longer. The only obstacle to drinking this beer quickly is the 5.49 price tag. However, it is more than worth it. I won't be buying this a lot but I highly recommend this beer. This would be a very good beer for the non beer drinker.

Overall- This is a solid A with 4.5s pretty much all around.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 02:37:16 | More by artoolemomo
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