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
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Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge is a Flemish Sour Ale, red in color with a beguiling balance of malty sweetness and acidic sharpness. It is made from spontaneously fermented and barrel-aged beer of at least 18 months in age. The beer is cooled overnight in a large, shallow metal vessel called a coolship and then fermented and aged in large oak foudres which are made in France and assembled on-site at Bockor.

Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

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Ranking:
#810
Reviews:
519
Ratings:
2,864
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 fl oz bottle into glass. Label has bottling date of '07 14 16'.
Clear, reddish brown colored body. Minimal head settles to islands and ring, fed by bubbles. Minimal lacing.
Aroma of cherry, oak, and leather. As the beer warms, it reveals vinegar and burnt brown sugar.
Taste is sour, with cherry, oak, slight vanilla. There is some green apple/purple grape going on too. Also included is woody, leather funk.
Medium mouth feel, with good support from carbonation. Just a touch dry; aftertaste lingers a bit but then disappears.
A very tasty fruity, sour ale. The sour is braced with a slightly sweet cherry, but the cherry is also tart. Just a bit of funk, as this is definitely a sour beer.

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Photo of Andarel
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chubenzino
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRay
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter, the beer poured a hazy amber color with a slight head and no lacing. Aroma had hints of cherry. The taste had a tarty sourness with fruity hints. A light bodied sour beer with decent carbonation. A well balanced sour beer with a complex character.

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Photo of Afeo
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wikipedia_Brown
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TH28
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. 6/1/17 production date. Appearance: Deep ruby red color, clear, with a thick frothy khaki colored foam cap and decent lacing. Aroma: Rich dark cherry notes with a hint of vanilla and a noticeable acidity Taste: Dark cherry and light toasted maltiness underneath an aggressively tart green apple sourness that is strong and puckering. Mouthfeel: Light bodies with a brisk carbonation. Finish: Strong tart apple dominates long after the swallow. Overall: Top notch take on a Flanders Red. Strong dark fruit notes and a very aggressive sourness that isn’t astringent. Beautiful deep ruby red appearance with an aggressive head and lacing for a beer of this acidity. Hints of vanilla and green apple

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Photo of Rindir
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Body is a rich dark Auburn color. Thin off white color

Nose is strong of sour acidity, oak, vinegar, cheesecloth

Flavor is very strongly sour upfront but smooths out as you drink more. Sour acidity, oak, vanilla sweetness, cheesecloth, vinegar. Very complex.

Mouthfeel is smooth but acidic. Low carbonation.

Overall this is a wonderful very complex sour. At first I thought it was too aggressive but I enjoyed it more the more I drank.

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

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a tulip to a deep red topped by a finger of dense light tan head that fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of sour cherries with some oak. hints of vanilla and a little leather.
T: Taste is nice sourness up front with some hints of cherry and some dry oak. Swallow is some oak, toasted malts and some lingering sour cherries with a hint of funk.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly silky mouthfeel. The carbonation is vigorous and is a little bit on the prickly side. The beer finishes on the dry side which is expected and very nice.
O: Overall this is a really nice Flanders red. Great sour note and some really nice complexity that makes this on a joy to drink. Definitely one to try if you like the style. I'd almost consider this to be a substitute for Rodenbach Grand Cru.

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Photo of Mr_Intuitive
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anon
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
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 +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | 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
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 2,864 ratings