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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 153
Gots: 185 | FT: 17
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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)
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recoveringmormon

Vermont

4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Mahogany red-brown. Though is says "rouge" it has to be just the right light to get the redness. Minimal to moderate lacing in a round Duvel goblet.

S: Balsamic, oakey, with sweet cherry undertones, but not the overcooked cherries you get in most lambics.

T: Sweet malt vinegar with minimal hop in the finish. The tartest sour I think I have ever found. Delicious.

M: Complex woody sour with a sweet and astringent finish. Cleansing.

Overall: by far my favorite sour and probably my favorite Third Beer whenever I can find it on tap. Get a little tipsy with something else, then sip slowly and enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2013 00:27:34 | More by recoveringmormon
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-15-2013 23:25:39 | More by CDCNAM
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

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

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge looks (and smells and tastes) a lot like black cherry juice. It has a deep tone but isn't the least bit guarded; clarity and eloquent, colourful highlights are openly disclosed against the light. The rim of foam around the surface is sudsy and off-white.

The beer smells like a bowl of berries drizzled in balsamic. There is the sweetness of black cherry and raspberry, the tartness of cranberry, and also a distinct acidity and subdued mustiness. Barrel-aging also provides soft undertones of vanilla. Marvelously delicious.

The beer tastes just as good it smells. Cranberries, currants, apples, jam and dates play out on the palate with a poignant sourness; this sourness is very agreeable, however, and is laced with enough fruitiness to gently ease-in those unfamiliar with the style. Still, balsamic and dry, musty oak are present and with them hints of dark caramel and lemon.

While there is plenty of figgy and plum-like sweetness to draw on, it is the tartness of cranberries and the acidity of balsamic that triumphs in the aftertaste. Its disciplined yet focused acid line has the lingering textural persistence to not only make it immediately refreshing, but also likely to allow it to hold up for some time in the cellar.

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge is a beer probably worth twice the price I paid for it. While it doesn't have quite the depth of the style's best, on the same hand, it has a degree of approachability and refreshment that any increased intensity would compromise. Bottom line: this is an easy, affordable sour to recommend to just about anyone.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 22:36:32 | More by biegaman
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-15-2013 18:27:31 | More by Kjanisch7
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 17:28:19 | More by dwduncan2
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 17:26:22 | More by pathman
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NurseBri

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 01:57:06 | More by NurseBri
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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 00:44:13 | More by SocalKicks
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-13-2013 01:54:36 | More by WOLFGANG
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep ruby with copper highlights. Head settles to a nice ring almost immediately.

Well-rounded nose. Obvious tart fruit, but almost savoury, earthy, notes as well, almost spicy.

Sour cherries right off the bat. Pretty simple to start things out, manageable sourness and good fruit. More complex in the finish with a touch of spice, kind of cinnamon-like, and a little bit of malt poking through.

Flemish reds have never been my favourite style, but I quite enjoy this one. Clean flavours, with balance where it's needed.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 00:37:47 | More by CanuckRover
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2013 04:37:46 | More by Maillard
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-09-2013 18:09:15 | More by Rainblows
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Manitoba (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-07-2013 21:47:35 | More by fehrminator
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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.