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

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Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge

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

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

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Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of cjgiant
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: pours ruby red, cloudy, with a bit of edge head
S: tart funky yeast, typical of a sour, sour milk, lemon, maybe pomegranate on the fruit end
T/M: light puckering tartness from the beginning, very similar to the nose. The malt is not completely lost, however, but the tart combined with the carbonation win out on this one.
O: I like a nice tart sour, and this one delivers on that end. But the mildly fruity taste I get underneath (maybe even unsweetened cranberry) is very enjoyable.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jrenihan
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The numbers "14 13" are printed in the back. I have no idea what this means, since neither could be the month and either could be the year.

Beer is deep red in colour, a bit purplish. Smallish off-white head, which starts to fade quickly.

Smell is nice. Tart cherries figure prominently, with balsamic vinegar. Some funk, but not like a lambic. Oak. Some apple. Very good, clearly a Flanders Red but a very good one.

Taste is quite sour, much more so than other Flanders that I have had. Sour cherry, oak, some cocoa, vinegar. Some green apple in the finish. Very big flavour and everything is well integrated into a cohesive whole. More complex than is typical for the style. Very nice.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sticky. Puckers the mouth.

Overall, excellent beer. The best Flanders Red I have had.

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Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/07/15 bottling date

A: A very dark reddish-brown pour. Very tall and very dense light brown head. Great head retention and large walls of lacing everywhere.

S: Mildly tart berry aroma.

T: Okay, mildly tart doesn't cut it. Very sour apples and cherries up front. A good bit of vinegar acidity in the finish with a hint of lemon peel. Double wave of sourness in the finish, this is definitely a sharp one.

M: Medium bodied, quite sour.

O: Whew. If you like sour cherries or sour apples this one is for you. Great big sour bite of both that comes back for more in the finish.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-clear ruby color with hints of brown and a smallish off-white head and minimal lacing

S-sour cherries, earthy, malt, yeasty funk

T-yeasty malt, sour cherries/berries, earthiness, slight bitterness, hints of floral

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, refreshing

O-delicious and beautifully balanced, really enjoyed this sour

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Photo of bubseymour
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the finest craft bar in Western MD...Always Ron's in Hagerstown. This is very fine sour red ale. Not too much funky or horseblanket on the nose. Moderate sourness and some slight sweet complexity going in this beer to help balance slightly. Not quite up there with a few other more complex sours but still extremely well made and enjoyable. Definitely fixed my sour beer craving that has been missed for several weeks. Will never turn this one down. Very good.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of PatGreer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of thagr81us
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my doppelgänger for picking this one up at GBX and sharing with me this past weekend! Served from growler into a Stone nonic. Poured a dark yellowish brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, funk. and a nice floral followthrough. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a damn good brew. For the ABV on this one it wasn't overly easy to drink large quantities of this one surprisingly. I did manage to knock out half a growler in around an hour though. The floral followthrough was quite refreshing on the palate and seemed to wake it up for your next sip. Pretty nice aroma and flavors going on here. Really glad I got the chance to try this one as it was quite enjoyable.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a deep blood red body with occasional cluster of off white bubbles
Smells like port and Broon mix
Cherry & red wine vinegar
Just amazing mf
Just amazing mofo red sour

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of popery
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Toronado. A good to very good Flanders Red, which is always a treat. I tried this beer against Rodenbach Grand Cru, and, though it wasn't quite up to that world class beer, it still had a quite good showing. Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge looks about the same as any Flanders Red, perhaps leaning toward red rather than mahogany. Small white head. This beer smells and tastes of raspberries, cherries, oak and sour. It's actually not too far from the Rodenbach beers - perhaps three quarters of the step between normal Rodenbach and the Grand Cru, though without that beer's lovely feel. The beer was a bit more acidic than the Grand Cru, and it was fruitier and sourer to the GC's woodier, more refined nature; still quite good. This was a satisfying Flanders red and a very good beer.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Super dark red, almost blood like, surprised at how truly dark this one was. Small white head on it that dissipated without much lacing.

S - Very sour and tart, seemingly almost a bit like wine. Cherry smell is the big fruit you pick out on this one.

T - Surprisingly light, almost refreshing. Very tart, with a nice cherry taste. Some wood influence, small bit of vanilla.

M - Little bit of bite, nice carbonation, lighter side of medium.

D - Starts to run a little too sour on the end to drink tons of, but not bad. Got through the glass easily enough.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of cherche
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Treyliff
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle code 21 13, poured into a teku glass

A- pours a deep ruby color with a sudsy off white head that eventually completely dissapears 4

S- strong acidic tartness with aromas of sour cherries, green apple, lemon peel, red wine, peach and balsamic vinegar. The barrel aging gives some woodsy oaky notes with hints of sweet vanilla 4.5

T- big sour tartness immediately that gives a lot of sour cherry flavor, flavors of lemons & apple kick in, red wine vinegar flavor gives it an acidic taste, oaky vanilla with a caramel-like malt, eventually finishing dry and tart 4.5

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry and crisp puckering finish 4

O- a world class beer that's packed with fruity puckering flavor, it seems to get more complex as it warms 4.5

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,808 ratings.
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