Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 2,476
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 206
Gots: 367 | FT: 15
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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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Ratings: 2,476 | Reviews: 464
Photo of bubseymour
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the finest craft bar in Western MD...Always Ron's in Hagerstown. This is very fine sour red ale. Not too much funky or horseblanket on the nose. Moderate sourness and some slight sweet complexity going in this beer to help balance slightly. Not quite up there with a few other more complex sours but still extremely well made and enjoyable. Definitely fixed my sour beer craving that has been missed for several weeks. Will never turn this one down. Very good.

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

Almost tastes like wine haha

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So this is my first time tasting this type of beer. Still not sure what to think. It pours a red wine clear color with no head or lacing on the side of the glass. Not sure if this is typical for the type, so I will rate it low for now. Has a tart grape, sour apple aroma. Very tart sour apple taste. It is good, but it can be hard to finish the beer due to the tartness. There is a tart aftertaste, but I don't remember it being that strong.

Photo of Chief09
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great sour thats not to expensive

Photo of BrentLepping
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An absolute staple. One of the very best readily available Flanders Reds on the market. Always outstanding.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic stuff ! By far my favorite sour beer. As far as Flanders are concerned I consider this to be the standard.

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this on tap at the Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. I was immediately struck by its beautiful, lustrous dark red tint, and it smelled delightfully of cheery and other tart flavors. When I tasted it, I got a strong, almost vinegar-like hit on my tongue, followed by some flowery accents. It's sour and good. The mouthfeel was also very smooth, with a medium body and a little carbonation. Overall, I really like this, and I think I really like these brews in general. I'm going to keep going back to these Belgian ales. Most definitely.

Photo of Frank_klatt_1965
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Sour beer. My tastebuds are freaking out. Yes, I'll have another!

Photo of backdoorbrewbros
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Back story: dude next to me bought a four pack for $22 sorry bro.. not a world class brew

A: redish with white head
S: musty, tart
T: tart tart tart and more tart
F: slick very smooth
Overall: this is a sour for sure but a little too much sour with not much else going on would not rate this world class, definitely had better

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark burgundy with a thin white head. No lacing.

S - Aroma of dark cherries, vinegar, and grapes.

T - Taste is has a wonderful tartness upfront. Lots of dark cherries and lactobacillus. The finish is more tart cherry and a bit of grainy yeast.

M - Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - This is a damn fine Flanders Red. This has a great nose and straight forward tart flavor. Awesome.

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Milky ruby-brown, no head and no lace. Clean. Bottle art is nicely dorkish/anti-sleek. No reportable carbonation.

S: Slight pucker, cherry, trace vinegar in palatable amounts for my American palate (those who enjoy vinegar probably want more.)

T: Great puckering ability, bright cherry, a bit of grain and yeast. Dry.

M: Fluid, no syrup or saccharine qualities that are common in sours. No gritty teeth feeling. Weak but appropriate carbonation.

O: An honest-to-goodness sour beer. Not simple, but purposeful; doesn't spend time on complexity when all you want is sourness and red fruit.

Photo of VashonGuy
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

On tap. Lovely flanders red ... great balance of fruit and tart. The sourness is pretty mild ... tart is a better term than sour for this beer. Just perfect for my tastes.

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best sour red in the world hands down!

Photo of digitalmavrik
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

big sour smack, blended complexity, tangy finish leaving you wanting more. The best sour I have ever had.

Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Has a small, fizzy head, burgundy, fiery color with hints of brown oak in it.

Invites with aromas of fermented grapes, vinegar notes and sweeter malts, with hints of tart acidity.

Sparkling sourness convinces from the first glance, with a tongue-drying, vinous aspect, among high carbonation. It has a gentle fruity note of overripe grapes, which goes well with the sharp vinegar bite, resulting in a very pleasant taste, which reminds me of a good, medium-bodied wine. This brew has a fantastic complexity compared to its relatively low abv, with an intense, dry sourness, which gets especially recognizable during the finish, which is like the rest of the beer just very enjoyable.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Appearance - The beer was a reddish brown color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The sour really jump out on this one, but there is some fruitiness.

Taste - My initial impression is the sour raspberry. Cherry skin and the lactic sour notes stimulate the tongue. The finish comes with the form of dry tart fruits.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is modest, allowing the tastes to dance about the perimeter of the tongue.

Overall - This is an excellent example of the style.

Photo of smweir
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

On tap at Potent Potables in Jamestown, NC. Very good sour. Excellent balance. Dark red, so dark I initially though it was black.

Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Super, super sour. Would be better if the acidity were dialed back a touch to let the other flavors come out a little more.

Photo of Radome
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

On tap for "Sour Night" at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio during Cleveland Beer Week 2014.

Photo of acostuhhh
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Deliciously sour and bright. Apple and fruity flavors with a crisp finish. Im a huge sour fan and this is one of my favorites.

Photo of jochnessmonster
5/5  rDev +15.5%

A+ Sour

Photo of Wobbly
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Next to the magnificent reds from Rodenbach, this is probably my favorite Flemish Red (although Duchesse de Bourgogne by Verhaeghe comes close). I have been fortunate to have it on tap numerous times at the hidden gem, The Anchor, in Wichita, KS (of all places). Typical of the style in most respects, although a bite more tart and slightly more bitter (and less sweet) than others. Dangerously refreshing and delicious, one could drink liters of this if not careful.

Photo of bnes09
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice ruby amber color. Weak head with some lacing. Mostly clean aroma with tart fruit. Aggressive acidic flavor. Raspberries, blackberries and cranberries. Subtle vinegar flavor in the finish. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Bone dry finish.

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

I have no complaints with this beer, this is a very delicious Flanders red. Very tart and dry, the cherry(skin) flavors are not medicinal at all. Just a hint of sweetness is present which keeps things a little balanced.

This beer is awesome, totally refreshing and highly drinkable. Grab this if you see it.

Photo of Budinetz
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 300 ml bottle into a goblet. Dated 04 14 printed on the label.

Pours a beautiful ruby red with a 2-2.5 inch head that holds strong
For about 40 seconds. Head retention is surprising for a beer of this style. Very minimal lacing present around the glass.

Smells of sour cherries, lacto, and Belgian yeast. Pretty serious sour nose on this brew! Makes my mouth water just smelling it.

Tastes tart up front with a cherry finish. Lots of lacto present all throughout with an awesome cherry profile. Need the best Flemish reds I have ever tasted.

Slick on the tongue with a sweetness that turns to tart very quickly. Sweetness is detected when you lick your lips. Minimal carbonation is present but just a bit of prickliness on the tongue. Quite pleasant.

Overall one of the top 10 Flemish reds I've tasted. With an awesome nose and even better flavor, this brew is super delicious and super drinkable at 5.5%. Definitely one that you need to pick up and try!

Cheers!

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 2,476 ratings.