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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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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Photo of chrisb53188
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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Photo of Griphon
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 fl oz bottle into glass. Label has bottling date of '07 14 16'.
Clear, reddish brown colored body. Minimal head settles to islands and ring, fed by bubbles. Minimal lacing.
Aroma of cherry, oak, and leather. As the beer warms, it reveals vinegar and burnt brown sugar.
Taste is sour, with cherry, oak, slight vanilla. There is some green apple/purple grape going on too. Also included is woody, leather funk.
Medium mouth feel, with good support from carbonation. Just a touch dry; aftertaste lingers a bit but then disappears.
A very tasty fruity, sour ale. The sour is braced with a slightly sweet cherry, but the cherry is also tart. Just a bit of funk, as this is definitely a sour beer.

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Photo of Andarel
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BeerRay
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured into a snifter, the beer poured a hazy amber color with a slight head and no lacing. Aroma had hints of cherry. The taste had a tarty sourness with fruity hints. A light bodied sour beer with decent carbonation. A well balanced sour beer with a complex character.

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Photo of Afeo
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wikipedia_Brown
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TH28
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. 6/1/17 production date. Appearance: Deep ruby red color, clear, with a thick frothy khaki colored foam cap and decent lacing. Aroma: Rich dark cherry notes with a hint of vanilla and a noticeable acidity Taste: Dark cherry and light toasted maltiness underneath an aggressively tart green apple sourness that is strong and puckering. Mouthfeel: Light bodies with a brisk carbonation. Finish: Strong tart apple dominates long after the swallow. Overall: Top notch take on a Flanders Red. Strong dark fruit notes and a very aggressive sourness that isn’t astringent. Beautiful deep ruby red appearance with an aggressive head and lacing for a beer of this acidity. Hints of vanilla and green apple

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Photo of Rindir
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Body is a rich dark Auburn color. Thin off white color

Nose is strong of sour acidity, oak, vinegar, cheesecloth

Flavor is very strongly sour upfront but smooths out as you drink more. Sour acidity, oak, vanilla sweetness, cheesecloth, vinegar. Very complex.

Mouthfeel is smooth but acidic. Low carbonation.

Overall this is a wonderful very complex sour. At first I thought it was too aggressive but I enjoyed it more the more I drank.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,851 ratings