Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
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From:
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
 
Belgium
Style:
Flanders Red Ale
Ranked #5
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,021
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 10.19%
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
2,383
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 24, 2022
Added:
Jun 28, 2009
Wants:
  248
Gots:
  511
SCORE
96
World-Class
Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Cm55

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle
L-clear dark brown with a hint of ruby at the glass edges. 1F tan head fades rapidly
S-there’s some underlying bread with a sharp bright mineral tone predominating
T-sour fruits with some underlying bread. Certainly sour but not overwhelming. More unified flavor than is typical for the style
F-medium bodied, mild to moderate carbonation
O-true to its style, and stands out for a balanced flavor that is consistent sip to sip. A very pleasant sour.
Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 2.34 by morinessan from Sweden

Jul 23, 2022
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Rated by ShrimpEnjoyer

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
One of the most delightful beers ever. Well worth it, despite the price, even just to try once.
Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Red amber color with heavy bubbles to the body creating an off-white head rising maybe 6 or 7mm off the body of the brew.

Smell: Light bland yeast aroma which feels like a warm bread yet dissipates super quickly.

Taste: Sweet yet sour brew consisting of sour cherries and slight apple with a heavy yeast after taste.

Mouth: Bubbly with a full carbontion and very sticky body which would cleanse your palates regardless of what you're eating.

Overall: Good brew, literally frank it to kill the smoke taste from my mouth from the cigar i just had. Regardless a must grab if you ever crave a sour. Salud!
Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.71 by Private_Biscuit from Alabama

Jan 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by TallGuyCM from California

Jan 10, 2022
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Rated by nelsonracite from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Looks very dark with a red tint. Smells like cherry, and some funk. Taste like cherry maybe plum tart. Overall it’s a great sour.
Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by arzt from Germany

Sep 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Viaduck from California

4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Burt orange in color with a modest head. Very pretty aroma: red wine vinegar, butter, sweet malt & oak earthiness. Very mild tartness that increases substantially as it warms. Very nice balance of flavors,: vinegar, butter, cherries, malt, oak, a hint of earthy goodness & vanilla. Medium viscosity, smooth a butter with plenty of carbonation. An excellent thirst quencher, just let it warm up a bit.
May 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.08/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml bottle, as Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge, brewed by Brouwerij Bockor. BB date 26.08.14. From Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 5.5%. Deep reddish brown colour, moderate off-white head. Aroma of oak, red wine, red wine vinegar and brettanomyces / farmhouse. Sweet and sour flavour, notes of red wine vinegar, sour cherries and lemon. Don’t think I’ll buy this one again.
Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.46 by Rhetion from Florida

Apr 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.54 by bratmadley from New York

Mar 24, 2021
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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled: 09/19/17

L: Pours an deep amber with good clarity. A gentle pour gives a finger of fine off white head with decent retention. After five minutes or so the head has fallen to a 3 mm ring around the circumference of the glass with some splotchy thin patches of head occupying the interior of the glass. As the beer recedes in the glass the head leaves light spotty lacing.

S: I get plums, cherries, some green apples, a bit of red wine vinegar, and light notes of earthy and oaky funk. As it warms I also get a nice note of tobacco and a very light vanilla presence.

T: Cherries, a bit of green apple, some woody funk, a hint of dark earth, a light vanilla note appears near the bottom third of the glass after it has warmed a bit, and a nice sour finish that is fairly strong but not overpowering.

F: Medium-full body with medium carbonation. A vinous mouthfeel with a slightly sticky and dry finish.

O: This is some good stuff. I am just beginning to explore the style so I may have to revisit this one after I have had the chance to sample a bit more authentic Belgian versions. I really like this one. It was well crafted with complexity and balance. Highly recommended!
Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by gehille from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Omer des Jacobins. Purchased 10/20/20 for $4.76 (Including tax) for 11.2 oz bottle ($ 0.425/oz) from Shangy’s in Emmaus, PA. Reviewed 11/17/20.
Bottle marked on back label “DATE 0F PRODUCTION 09 18 17”. On room temperature shelf at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 57.3 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Medium amber (SRM 12), clear.
Body – Ruby brown (SRM 24), translucent. When held to direct light, beautiful ruby and clear.
Head – Small (Maximum 1.5 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, fizzy, high density, no retention, diminishing to no crown, just a few areas of effervescence and no cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 – Sour with a slight cherry. No hops, no malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 4.25 – Markedly sour with some cherry and a little tannic acid and vanillin from the oak. No hops, no malt, no yeast. No alcohol (5.5 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Delicious! Looks, smells, tastes, and feels great! On the downside, the cherry was, IMHO, a bit weak.
Nov 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The beer in an approximate clear pint glass was poured from a bottle containing 11.2 ounces of it. What a wonderful rich and tart aroma has been released. A reddish brown liquid now occupies much of the glass. Although there's not much of a head and no lacing, there's plenty of carbonation. Flemish Sours may be an aquired taste, but it's certainly a taste worth acquiring. It's sour and tart in an incredibly delicious and refreshing way. Those two major hits to the taste buds are brought in a firm yeasty malt backbone. The beverage just slides down the gullet, then leaves a fresh clean finish. World Class indeed!
Oct 23, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from the Packie.
Pours a brilliantly clear dark amber with ruby at the edges and a tightly bubbled off white head that slowly recedes. Tart cherry and light lemon tartness with hints of balsamic. Sweet bread and light brown sugary maltiness. Decent puckering in the back of the palette. Nice Sour Red.
Aug 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Jul 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.36 by thomda11 from California

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by beerthulhu from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A: An almost flat velvet cranberry color comes on the pour, with almost no head forming strength. A skimpy khaki coloring soon disperses to form an outer ring around the vessel walls leaving a polished surface. The dark coloring prohibits any visible carbonation sense.

S: Sour cherries are abundant on the open, applesauce and cranberries as well. There is a sense of wet pear yeastiness, a bit musky and vinegar like, almost red wine, with some oaky mentions. There is some stone fruit of cherry pits and plums. Overall a very good and strong souring effect, that was fruity.

T: The flavor that followed was just as fruity and sour as the nose led you to believe. Cherries and apples along with cranberries closely mimic the nose. Vinegar like sourness has strong oaky and stone fruit highlights. Crystal malt, raisiny character and very lemony sourness rounds out.

M: The mouthful was very big and creamy, with a ton of crackling carbonation that just brought the mouthful to life. Very crisp and seltzer like, razor sharp and acidic. Puckering mineral and sourness with a high astringency.

O: Overall packs a very good souring wallop, with a beautiful big creamy and lush body that was razor sharp in crispness.
May 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.43 by JTuomi from Finland

Apr 30, 2020
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.34/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Cerveza de un color marrón rojizo; con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Carbonatación ligera y cuerpo aceitoso. Aroma a cereza, malta y algo de roble. En boca es agria, con un toque tostado y para nada amarga. No es lo mío.
Jan 25, 2020
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Reviewed by MrBoz21 from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
L: Ruby red, effervescent, foamy white head quickly settles, bright.
S: Cherry fruit, vanilla, chocolate, leather, tobacco.
T: Moderately tart, cherry, tobacco, leather … very much consistent with aroma. Balanced, finishes smooth and clean. Funk phenols are apparent.
F: Clean, tingly carbonation, no astringency, crisp. A bit creamy in the finish.
O: Worthy purchase. Easy to drink. Surprised by the oud bruin phenol/tobacco notes relative to other Flanders styles.
Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.55 by jstern from California

Jan 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by Riik3 from Illinois

Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.34 by beertester19510 from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 2.95 by stephenlee93 from England

Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Lofreqwave from California

Sep 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
11.2 fl oz bottle from 6/01/2017 poured into a tulip glass, a deep dark red, looks black in certain light, with a slight hint of lace that disappears immediately. Smell is tart cherries, apple, hints of wood, an dark fruit. The taste begins pear/apple/cherry, a slight tartness, then followed by some wood notes. Very smooth mouthfeel, perhaps some of the carbonation has faded with time. There is some sharpness in there, especially at the top, that holds it together. Overall, a very well put together Flanders red.
Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by tobek from New York

Aug 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Barettes from Washington

Aug 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jul 25, 2019
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cuvee Des Jacobins 'Rouge' @ 5.5% , served from a 330 ml bottle
A-pour is amber from the bottle to glass with some hints of red thru-out , a small weak tan head
S-funky oak , tart fruit's ,
T-sweet & tart start , refreshing
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-good beer
prost LampertLand
Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by BallsDeep from Florida

Jul 15, 2019
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