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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

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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A: Pours a magnificent amber color forming a small yellow head with low retention and only spotty yellow and bit molasses lacings in the glass

S: Grapes! Vinegar, toffee, caramel malts, cherries, oak, more grapes, flowery hops...

T: Sour and slightly sweet upfront. Becomes quickly, dry, acid and funky. Strong notes of grapes, toffee, caramel malts, cherries, oak. Reminds a Cabernet Sauvignon wine, and I'm serious! Metallic and a bit earthy end

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Lingering in the tongue. Very sour and fruity aftertaste

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Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, a barrel aged Flemish Red sour ale. 5.5% ABV.

A: Deep, plum red. Nice clarity. No apparent sediment. A half a finger's slightly lopsided head. Fades quickly to nearly nothing. Almost no lacing.

S: Right away, tons of Morello cherry. Slight red wine. Decent sourness. Very nice. I'm not getting a lot of smells, but my nose is a little stuffy, all of the sudden...

T/MF: Oh, yeah! More of that Morello cherry! Even more sourness; near Sour Patch levels. Tartaric acid galore. Green apple. Slight fruit tannin, on the back end. Just, an awesome Flemish Red!

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Edit: Haha! Turned my older sister onto it!

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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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