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Jacobins Gueuze - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

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Jacobins Gueuze
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BA SCORE
79
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
71
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

parintele, Jul 26, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Slender 8oz brown bottle with a freshness date stamped on the label.

Appearance: Hazy amber with a lace like Houdini, now you see it and now you don't. Sediment stays on the bottom of the bottle quite well.

Smell: Raw honey, fruity aromas of ripe tropical fruit and a mild sour note also.

Taste: Thinnish mouth feel with a light crisp carbonation, tartness is of lemon rind and the malt character is more husky grain than anything else. Mild fruitiness and honey-like sweetness. Tartness fades quickly and a dry grainy after taste is all that is left.

Notes: Lacks complexity and depth that the usual Gueuze expresses. This beer did not move me in anyway.

Jason, Apr 16, 2002
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Prospero, Mar 01, 2013
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2.73/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A sweeter gueuze, and i suspect sweetened, very sweet nose, but has a bit of earthiness and tartness, but, it was a bit too sweet on the palate, i think this is obviously targeted at a wider audience. Not for hardcore beer fans, but theres enough in there to make it OK, slight sour tart flavour, but as i said too sweet.

rastaman, Jul 24, 2002
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Eulogy, Philly, PA

Poured a hazy golden brown with a quickly receding white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some tartness in the background. A sour beer to the tongue surely, yet on the thin side. Grainy and nectar sweetness coming through. Much too light-bodied for this style. Somewhat acrid aftertaste, and not what I'd call a very drinkable beer. Approach with caution.

Rifugium, May 12, 2011
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leitmotif, Jul 08, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Zythos Festival in Belgium, March 2011. reviewed from notes.

Is this really a gueuze?

Body is clear gold, more like a lager than a gueuze in appearance. Poured with a massive head, with good retention and lots of lacing. Also, unusual for a gueuze.

Smells of wild yeast and musty, like a gueuze, but also sweet for a gueuze.

Tastes of old lambic, a bit sour, but also a bit sweet for a gueuze.

Body is light and crabonation is crisp. Has a refreshing lively mouthfeel.

A drinkable and refreshing beer. However, it is actually a lager blended with a blend of old lambics. This is an odd-ball beer, like the Del Borgo Duchessic, which is a blend of saison and lambics. This is definitely a novelty beer--I can only wonder why someone would add lambic to a lager? Like any lager, I could drink a pint of it on a warm day and the lambic adds an interesting sour taste.

Beerenauslese, Sep 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

kjkinsey, Apr 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ppurs an amber colour, some bubbles round the edge. Head lacklustre, some cloud. Good lace. Pleasant.

Smells oxidised. Slight funk. But a lot of dark fruit. Some cardboard. Bit of a shame, could be delicious fresh.

Taste is pretty tasty. Some sour notes, a bit of funk. Belgian notes, maybe touch of cardboard but has a late barrel note; some woodiness which is nice but has notes of oxidisation. Pleasant enough overall.

Smooth, some dry notes on the back. Fair texture.

Drinks Belgian but tastes like a bottle shop owner has hung onto it a bit too much. Decent but a bit too stale compared with how it should taste.

laituegonflable, Jul 18, 2014
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nandika, Jul 24, 2014
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Latarnik, Jul 06, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jacobins Gueuze is a nice, soft peach colour on its bottom and has a much more toasty shade closer to its top. The surface sees a sandy white head that mostly deteriorates, leaving only fragments behind. So clean is its appearance that it's even without bubbles!

A stinky aroma - yes. An enticing aroma - no. This bouquet managed to capture half the idea of a Gueuze; it smells weird but would hardly be considered appealing (even for the style). There is no funk. There is the 'horse urine and barnyard hay' but without the curiously appealing 'funkiness' - that je ne sais quoi - that makes this tart style so charming.

The beer also has a strong and considerably off-putting flavour of rotted apples that have been doused in sugar. Ugh. This taste is accompanied by straw and lightly caramelly malts. Overall, there isn't much flavour to report (a rarity for this unique style). As in the aroma, there's some barnyard-like elements but there's very little redeeming about them.

Traditional Lambics are characterized by a very prominent sourness and delightfully acidic effervescence. Nowadays, however, most commercial Lambics are heavily sweetened so as to avoid that distinctive puckering tartness that tends not to suit modern tastes. Same on paper, very different on the palate. This can be considered a gueuze in name only.

This beer is very sugary where as it should be tart. Likewise, the mouthfeel should be highly carbonated and instead is virtually flat. In place of a sour and acidic texture it has very little of any mouthfeel (aside from a mildly cloying sweetness like that common of adjunct lagers). This doesn't really have any of the characteristics expected of a gueuze.

Brouwerij Bockor makes a fantastic, textbook Flander Red Ale, but this attempt at a gueuze is just sad. It was not an enjoyable beer - and I had it overlooking Antwerp's beautiful main square alongside some delicious cheese croquettes, so that's got to tell you something. Indeed, this wouldn't be at all memorable were it not for where I had it and how disappointed I was with it.

biegaman, Aug 30, 2007
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2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear with no head... looks quite a bit like filtered apple juice. Somewhat thin mouthfeel with little carbonation. Very sweet aroma and flavor, with some notes of fruit. Not very impressed by this one, especially considering the cost. About $4 for an 8oz bottle.

zerk, Sep 20, 2002
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Jacobins Gueuze from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
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