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 drummerdwzp
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mateo2699
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tried on tap at Flying Saucer.

Pour is a very dark maroon, nearing a dark brown hue with nice soft, tight white bubbled head with excellent lacing on the glass. Not as noisy or as fizzy as some Flanders Reds I've had in the past.

Smell is definitely sour cherry foward, with an equal blend of raspberries and cranberries. Plenty wood and oak in the back end to compliment the sweet fruit aromas.

Nice tartness at initial sip, quickly changes to a bouquet of cherries, sour apples and strawberries with an excellent oak back bone to finish it.

Mouthfeel is the highlight of this. Not overly dry, rather palate coating as the tartness sticks around for a while. Carbonation is relatively low for a sour, not overly fizzy and no abv detection whatsoever.

Overall an easy drinker, very well balanced and nothing too expiremental. It doesn't need to be.

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into tulip 30/6/16

A clear maroon glow when held to the light, a few bubbles feed a very short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace

S cherry cola, strawberries, raspberries, cranberry, vanilla, vinegar, faint wet wood, heaps of burnt brown sugar, smells nice

T more vinegar, sour cherry, not as much fruit as the nose, vinous notes, sour candy like notes that work well, again it represents the style well

M lighter side of medium, has some sour pucker to it, very slick almost slimy on the inside, heaps of sour cherry linger

O sour and tart but drinkable, heaps going on in something I could drink a few of, I'll be revisiting this one again soon

Not sure how this flew under my radar for so long in my home market, fairly priced I can see this one doing well for those who like the style

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Photo of pagriley
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lochef81
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crisp still reddish brown. When held to the light its a ruby red color. Not much head, just a thin white film that quickly dissipated.

Smell was a tart aroma of cherries, grape and oak. Nice funky aroma is noted and a strong woody scent is also noted. The smell alone makes your mouth water from the expected sourness.

Taste is exactly as expected with a wonderful sour tartness along with flavors of cherries, grape, oak, funk and yeast. Nice woody flavors mellow out the different flavors and blend them together. Some notes of balsamic vinegar are also noted. Just lovely.

This beer is certainly sour/tart, but I personally didn't find it to be excessive. Its going to pucker you up, but thats what it should do. Mild carbonation.

Overall this beer is world class all the way. Im not sure there is a better Flanders Red Ale out there. Just a lovely beer to enjoy at any time.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Epicfail97081
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shadyside
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a relatively clear dark red color with almost no head whatsoever. The head is gone as quickly as you realize it wasn't really there in the first place.

The aroma brings a ton of lightly tart cherries and green apples, with a splash of vinegar on the end.

The taste follows the nose pretty much to a T. Cherries and green apples up front, with vinegar not far behind.

The feel is relatively light bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is incredibly dry with lots of lingering tartness.

Overall, a pretty good and interesting beer. I'm not really into the vinegar flavors and aromas but they are balanced out by the tartness of the cherry and apple characters. For the price, definitely not something I'd try again but overall a good beer.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It pours a brownish red with very little head. The aroma is woody, oaky and acidic. The taste is similar with the additional hints of vinegar and some mild funk. Less sweet than other examples of this particular style. Very refreshing!

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Photo of Chackman151
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Knobs303
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason0309
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was not cheap at all at $6.50 for an 11 oz bottle, but it has got such fantastic reviews that I had to try it out. This Flanders red pours a very dark amber color with a minimal white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is of cherry, like most Flanders reds, but it is less pronounced than some and it also has a slight apple scent, which is different. Wow, the flavor is very bold! The initial taste is kind of light and very refreshing. It has pronounced notes of cherry, apple, and grape. It’s the aftertaste that is really interesting though, the cherry really comes to the forefront and you are hit by an almost shocking, but in a pleasant way, amount of sourness. It also has a slightly dry crisp finish. There isn’t a hint of alcoholic flavor anywhere in here. This beer is very far removed from a traditional beer, but that’s kind of what sour beers are going for I think. Many other Flanders reds I’ve found to be kind of wine like, but this isn’t even like a wine. It’s something completely unique, which I don’t get to say a lot. I don’t think it’s my favorite style of beer, but this is really interesting and quite good every once in a while.

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Photo of JPNesker
4.95/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pretty much perfect.

Ideal lip smacking puckering sour. More lacto snap than Brett barnyard funk. Sharp and precise.

Super complex. Just flat out Amazing. One of my favorites, if not my outright favorite beer.

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Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of depiesdesjacobins
4.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

My favorite beer. Delightfully sour, the complex flavor profile fades from the tongue with strong notes of tart cherries, giving the taste of fruit without being overly sweet. Pours a deep rouge color and the light carbonation keeps the beer very light. Excellent pairing for salmon or red meat entrees

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Photo of dexterk1
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sivelisabeth
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aufie
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 4ster
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,819 ratings.
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