Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Belgium
bockor.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge is a Flemish Sour Ale, red in color with a beguiling balance of malty sweetness and acidic sharpness. It is made from spontaneously fermented and barrel-aged beer of at least 18 months in age. The beer is cooled overnight in a large, shallow metal vessel called a coolship and then fermented and aged in large oak foudres which are made in France and assembled on-site at Bockor.

Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

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#818
Reviews:
520
Ratings:
2,865
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
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Photo of quadmad
3.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at LCBO Feb 2017 for $3.95. Very strong vinegar smell. Almost no head. Acidic taste.

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Photo of Frudel
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Corps rouge/bourgogne, voilé, léère mousse blanche tirant sur le brun.
Nez vinaigré, acide acétique, caramel, sucre candi foncé, notes vanillées.
Goût complexe, acide acétique, petits fruits rouges, très fruité, cerise.
Texture: Medium to full body malgré le 5.5%, effervescence medium à intense.
Très bon rapport qualité/prix!

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Photo of tmalt
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Light reddish brown color with little head or retention. You can smell cherry. grape and slight sour fragrance. Tasted like sweet apple, cherry, grape and pomegranate cider with a little golden malt and yeast essence. Incredible tiny carbonation with a soft bubbly feel. A great flavorful beverage that fuses attributes of beer with a sparkling wine. Really well balanced in all aspects rated and extremely flavorful for being so light and easy to drink.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - ruby red body with off white colored head

Smell - cherry, balsamic vinegar

Taste - cherry, balsamic vinegar, grapes

mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium plus carbonation, grape/cherry upfront, tart/sour balsamic vinegar in the finish

Overall - decent Flanders Ale here, but wish I could pick up more oak in the flavor profile.

Price Point - $4.29/11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of jbehlar
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npolachek
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeanBump
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer. Taste just like Duchesse de Bourgogne but a little less vinegary and thats a good thing. A little sour, a little sweet and at 5.5%, its not going to obliterate you. Easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of generallee
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The body has a dark burnt mahogany color with deep garnet red highlights. The pour produced a two finger tan head with some retention before fading to ring a foam at the edge of the glass and wispy thin layer that comes and goes as the glass is moved. The aroma is an obvious set up for tart/sour fruit light malt low hops. It has a complex tart and fruity character with waves of tart green apple, tart cherry, sour green grapes, sour red grapes and unripe stone fruit. The feel is fairly light to medium with fine carbonation and a snappy sour oaky finish.

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Photo of Jonbw
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass.
After dinner. Affordable sourness with red fruits notes. 20 days after bb date

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Photo of Chilmer
2.9/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stoval
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sokol_1993
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bit too tart, but extremely refreshing for the summer!

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3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of louturc
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mild smell of dark cherry that does not elude to the full flavor of this beer. Served on tap at Orchid in Lewiston Maine. Heavy mouth feel with the consistent dark cherry flavor. Sparks on the back of the throat and just enough sour to get your attention.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am just noodling around this evening, watch two NHL Playov Game 6s while drinking beers that are well-removed from my usual AIPA binge.

From the bottle: "Cuvée Des Jacobins [is] a Flanders Red Sour Ale with pronounced sourness, offset by a cascade of beautiful, complex flavors. Spontaneous fermentation imbues Rouge with hints of stone fruit, cocoa, apple and cherries. Oak barrel aging for a minimum of 18 months imparts a gentle vanilla note. Full-bodied and delicious."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass since I was fairly certain that there were going to be lees in a bottle dated 02.10.16. An in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of foamy, fizzy, light-tan head with modest retention, quickly fading to wisps. Color was Brown to Dark Brown(SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity & garnet highlights. Nose had a pronounced oakiness with a sour cherry aspect that was neither shy nor coy. 8=O It was all rather vinous & I was immediately curious to taste it. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was initially slightly tart as my lips tingled, but did not pucker, while the hinges of my jaw definitely felt the tartness. Getting past that initial shock, I allowed it to sit on my tongue and roll around, unfolding as it did so. I wonder what they meant by "stone fruit" since sour cherry was the dominant flavor, underlain by sour apple with a hint of cocoa. It was quite attention-getting and I was grateful for the appearance of the slight vanilla sweetness on the finish. Finish was quite dry & quite vinous overall. It was not something that I would want on a routine basis, but that does not mean to say that I could not appreciate it. This was really something to try!

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Photo of Mikexw
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trickykid
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JD_Kaplan
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm relatively new to Flanders red ales and this was the first one I ever had and it is the gold standard that I compare all the others I try to

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
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