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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 156
Gots: 191 | FT: 17
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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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barczar

Kentucky

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber with red highlights and a modest tan head that lingers as a thin foam layer.

Oak, acetic acid, tart cherries, and vinous notes begin the aroma. Soft hints of vanilla and earthiness add complexity. As it warms,a sweet, toasted malt character emerges.

Decidedly sour initially, lactic acid, tart lemons, with underlying sour cherry character. Mid palate, oaky, earthy flavors take over, carrying into a dry finish, which is accented by a touch of cocoa. There's a background of lightly sweet malt present, subtly preventing the sourness from overwhelming the palate.

Body is fairly full, with high carbonation to lighten the flavor and cleanse the palate.

Definitely not a starter sour. Very complex and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 15:23:06 | More by barczar
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charlzm

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-28-2014 00:10:58 | More by charlzm
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-clear ruby color with hints of brown and a smallish off-white head and minimal lacing

S-sour cherries, earthy, malt, yeasty funk

T-yeasty malt, sour cherries/berries, earthiness, slight bitterness, hints of floral

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, refreshing

O-delicious and beautifully balanced, really enjoyed this sour

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 23:21:44 | More by MDDMD
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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-09-2014 15:16:50 | More by Jame515
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dar482

New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy copper red.

The aroma has tart lemons in the front, dried white grape peel, tart cherries and raspberries, some malt sweetness,

The flavor hits again of lemon and tart orange, then onto a hint of sweetness of red currant and cherries, some tannins on the finish. The beer cleans off very nicely.

A very refreshing beer with lots of tartness compared to Rodenbach Grand Cru. Where that beer excels in barrel complexity and fruity sweetness, this has aggressive tartness throughout.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 03:40:25 | More by dar482
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-22-2011 03:45:17 | More by ElGallo
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-21-2014 02:54:26 | More by jzeilinger
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bmwats

Louisiana

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
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ busters

A- pours a clear light ruby color with some brown hues a very fresh staying collar hung around

S- was fruit and light vinegar with tart kriek smells

T- was tart with sweet cherries upfront followed by vinegar tastes and more puckering fruit like raspberries a sweet finish

M- was medium carbonation with a nice sweet tart fruit feel

O- loved this on tap it was sweet and tart a treat to drink

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2011 21:34:27 | More by gatornation
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-02-2014 00:03:01 | More by Herky21
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 12:45:16 | More by AleWatcher
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2013 16:44:58 | More by shigg85
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2013 03:54:22 | More by JohnBender
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-23-2013 03:15:07 | More by CoolEthan
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance
Reddish brown with ruby red highlights. Has 1 finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Nose
Lactic sourness, cherry, lemon and crushed Sweet Tarts.

Taste
Candy-like sour cherry (think cherry Jolly Rancher) and maraschino cherry juice. Moderate lactic sourness with some syrupy sweetness. Some lemon juice and funk. Sweet red wine and red grape juice. Hints of crushed up Sweet Tarts.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, sweet, sour and refreshing.

Overall
It's definitely a Flanders Red. Sour. Cherry. Red wine. However, I really don't get any oak or vanilla flavors.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 15:37:55 | More by justintcoons
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

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

A - Dull mahogany with bright red ruby highlights in the light. Little to no head.

S - Acidic with a mix of wet oak, tart cherries, sweet dark fruits of plums and dates, balsamic vinaigrette and very light cocoa.

T - Sour cherry, vinous, grapes, raspberry, maybe a touch of plum, oak. Some sweet fruits mix lightly with the tart, sourness.

M - Medium body with lively carbonation. The sour/carbonation combo give it a prickly pucker in the mouth.

D -Fairly sour but still seems approachable for the non experienced sour beer drinker. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 01:12:04 | More by brewcrew76
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n2185

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-10-2013 04:51:06 | More by n2185
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krome

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-02-2013 15:17:11 | More by krome
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-19-2011 05:16:07 | More by DoctorB2B
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-27-2013 00:31:09 | More by ajzy
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark, tawny-amber color, with a reddish glow in the light. Good clarity. Thin tan foam quickly dissipates to a ring. The aroma hits the nose as it is being poured. Very intense, dominant tart cherry and raspberry notes, with hints of ripening. Touches of oak, faint herbal hops, a bit of earthy funk. Awesome aroma.

Strong cherry fruit character in the taste as well, moderately tart, but balanced slightly by a vanilla caramel sweetness. The flavor doesn't seem too heavy on the oak. Alcohol seems low. The carbonation is just strong enough for the style, and the body has a touch of syrup-like character but is mostly clean with a light to medium thickness.

Overall a very nice example of the style. The flavor is quite intense and enjoyable. While the light sweetness gives a good balance, it hangs slightly in the finish, and I think I would have preferred it to lean even further in the sour direction. Perhaps a few more months in the bottle would round it out nicely.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 04:50:04 | More by bennetj17
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-14-2013 19:09:37 | More by ncstateplaya
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

01-27-2013 14:53:38 | More by WeisGuy
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-08-2011 02:40:57 | More by tbeq00
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-11-2014 16:18:21 | More by mpayne5
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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