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

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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

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Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#409
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
2,832
pDev:
10.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
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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4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found on tap at the Lion's Pride in Brunswick, Maine this has a dark cherry tinged mahogany color with a decent slightly pink cream colored head and nice lacing on the tulip glass. The aroma is a tart cherry, baked apple and seven-up with a slight maple malt hint and pepperwood. Nice except for the somewhat soda-like hint. The flavor comes on with bright tartness, sharp sour cherry with maple and oak malt suggestions. I get pineapple over some sweet fruit nougat, but the theme is, of course, tart berry in a medium light bodied brew with very tasteful but lively, fine carbonation. Very drinkable if you like the style, and I do! Beautiful.

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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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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a four-pack of this at a local liquor store; three batches later and Batch 01 is still sitting there on the shelf. The beer pours a muddled and fairly deep shade of brown, looking more like a dense, dark red or ruby color when held to the light. From a distance, the beer could fool you for an Oud Bruin, but it is indeed a Flanders Red. The cap is a fast growing, big-bubbled, soapy formation that sinks immediately a skin, and leaves some nice lacing in the process.

The aroma is fantastic; right on par for the style, only taking it up another notch in the complexity. Sour and rich black cherries, grape skins, wet oak, heavy vinegar, tart lemon, and the lightest inclusion of vanilla and cocoa. Extremely vinous, acidic, and tart - my nostrils are flaring at the thought of how sour this is going to be. The layered aspect of the aromatic profile is wonderful.

Balsamic vinegar notes are also abound on the nose, though not as powerful and forward as in something like Rodenbach Grand Cru. Another heap of vinous oak, cherries, and apples round out the edges and have me sitting there in a daze. Just from the aroma, I know this beer is going to taste wonderful, and I couldn't be more excited to bring it to my face.

And, wow! I'm immediately taken back as a tsunami of sour cherries, vinegar, grapes, oak, lactic acid, and vanilla washes over my taste buds and instantaneously sets off the alarm in my saliva glands. Puckering isn't a strong enough word to describe the tartness of this beer - it surely is a doozy. The fruits are extremely vibrant and just pop out with each and every sip.

The authentic, layered labyrinth of flavors from the aroma translates nicely on the palate; the cherry sourness, grape and wine vinous notes, acetic and lactic acid, mild vanilla and cocoa undertones, and the dry oak and barrel profiles all work together to form a complete nirvana for the senses. Very harmonious in nature, and executed elegantly. The body is thin-medium with high carbonation; slick, oily, and wet on the palate, despite the dry finish.

Seriously awesome beer, and I can't believe you can find this stuff on the shelves regularly. Well... at least whenever they release a new batch. I believe this is aged for about 18 months in oak barrels, and you can definitely tell. Super complex, tart, dry, layered; completely drinkable despite the heavy acidity and sharpness it provides the mouth. Top notch and highly recommended.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 2,832 ratings
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