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

Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
BA SCORE
95%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 2,822 ratings
Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
BEER INFO

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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#415
Reviews:
507
Ratings:
2,822
Liked:
2,680
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
10.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
233
Gots:
488
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 2,822 |  Reviews: 507
Photo of darktronica
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Give it a smell. A deep, vaguely unsettling smell. Don't just sniff at it before taking a sip. The Jacobins Rouge will reward you with ever more complexity, particularly as it warms: brown sugar, plums, Montmorency cherry, vanilla, almond, fresh chocolate cake--it goes on and on. Once you take a sip and the sour ale hits your palate, it all gets washed away. A beer that rewards patience.

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anon
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours is a deep Ruby hue with a dark brown tinge in the light. Starts fizzy with carbonation but quickly goes flat, leaving only light bubbles around the edge.

Smell is very light. Subtle notes of dried apple, cherries, yeasty funk and oak. Taste takes this one to another level with a blast of red berries, vinegar and sour apple. Fades into some funk and light woody notes. Finishes clean, tangy and plenty sour, will definitely make you pucker and smack your lips.

Very enjoyable.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Innocent_Bystander
3.22/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bwbrev
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of adamfaustbailey
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psmith161
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dzu
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 0.33l bottle into snifter.
L: Turbid saturated red with a weak white foam head.
S: Pleaasant sorness, red berries.
T: Very sour ale, red berries.
F: Medium carbonation and medium body.
O: Not my favorite style but very good sour ale.

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Photo of AB021816
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
2.67/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to tulip, the appearance was a dark murky red to brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that quickly died off. No lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet bready/somewhat Belgian-like malts slapping against a nice acidic, semi-tart and full cherry juice to skin-like feature. Light grassiness underneath.
The flavor was moderately sweet but pulling the tartness in fuller to solidify the acidity level from being overbearing. Soothing sweet to sour and tart sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine and the ABV felt as projected. Acidity level punched a little bit of sour/tart harshness on my tongue but wasn't distracting, still a nice quaint smoothness too.
Overall, wonderful Flanders Red ale well worthy of having again. And would be a stellar beer with some New York strip steak.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of supergreatness
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Curt3
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikeg67
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours dark red with tall, long-lasting, foamy off-white head and nice lacing. Nose is of sour dough, funky yeast, red fruit and some caramel. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is very sour, funky, tart, fruity, caramel malt. Finish is long and sour. Too sour for me.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

August 12th 2015 bottle. Dark red liquid sitting under an inch of foam. Smells of both sour and sweet cherries. Taste is sour cherries dominant, almost 1 dimensional but what a state to be in. Tastes kinda woody too. Light bodied with ample carbonation. I dig it.

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Photo of Burt
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.16/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 95% out of 100 with 2,822 ratings
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