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

Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
BA SCORE
95%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 2,824 ratings
Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#415
Reviews:
507
Ratings:
2,824
Liked:
2,682
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
10.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
489
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 2,824 |  Reviews: 507
Photo of lorenwhite7
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gshanc
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5 oz bottle from Total Wine. Lovely dark cherry color. Starts with hint of cherry, and sourness comes on strong, followed by a lingering mild taste of cherries. Very nice.

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Photo of GuitarFreak027
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Svingjo
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured a nice copper almost ruby colour with a minimal white head that disappeared quickly. The nose was slightly vinegary but sweet at the same time. There was some green apple and brown sugar rounding it off. That vinegar went away on the taste, but was replaced by sour apple and cherry notes. It is rounded off with slight malt and wood hints. The carbonation is quite active but helps to balance out the sour tartness that perfuse the back and sides of your tongue. One of the better sours I've had lately.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Saviour
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of humberto985
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too sour for a red

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Photo of Beejay
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A nice ruby brown color, fairly clear, with a somewhat small amount of tan head.

S: Tart and vinegary, with some slight fruit notes, and a little bit of a brown sugar smell.

T: Oh my, lovely fruity notes, and a beautiful sourness. Some dark berry/cherry flavor, and clean acidity that cuts through. This beer is pretty phenomenal.

M: Medium light in body, with very active carbonation and a wonderful smoothness.

O: Damn. This beer is just fantastic. Smooth, acidic, and intriguing.

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Photo of mrob22278
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of striker2160
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myotus
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle (bottled 13Jan15) into a Rona snifter. Pours with a half finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth within 30 seconds. The darkest and rubiest of reds in color. Has strong sour apple and yeast aromas that blend really well with mild cherry sweetness and smoke aromas and a hint of oak. Initial taste is of strong green apple flavors that combine with mild cherry flavors. Strong, sour yeast flavors along with subtle smokey and oak flavors enter immediately after as initial flavors persist. The symphony doesn't end there as flavors reverse in exiting order with yeast, oak, and smokey flavors ending first and apple and cherry flavors remaining well into after taste. Medium bodied, mild carbonation and dryness with a crisp finish. This was one heck of a Flanders red ale. I say another!

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Photo of Ian_B
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flemish reds usually have pretty mild, nutty/buttery flavours which are unfortunately completely lost in the extreme sourness of this particular recipe. Still very good, I just don't see the point of this style being sooooo puckering sour.

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Photo of hozersr
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bartimus9
2.71/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Viniger finish but great upfront

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Photo of BradExtreme
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Town Hall Tap, into a wine glass/chalice

a: dark coppery red with hardly any head, bubbles
s: great! crabapple, bing cherries, faint vinegar, mellow oaky wood
t: even better...follows the nose, comes in layers that are delightful to savor. Also a little vanilla and roasted notes that I didn't get in the nose.
f: pleasant sour pucker, dry at the end...perfect carbonation.

great beer

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Photo of Schimms
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pours a beautiful dark red with thin white head. Lots of carbonation keep it going.

S: Great sour notes! Strong.

T: Super sour! Pricks the taste buds right up. I can almost draw a line where my palate picks up the sour! Lots of yeasty barnyard funk. This one will scare away the faint of heart, but for those looking for something different, it will amaze. Don't feel I can taste the alcohol.

F: Goes from dry to drier. Light carbonation that's hidden in the background.

O: A great sour beer with everything I want - sour and funk, beautiful color, clarity, and head. World. Class. Happy I found this one.

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Photo of Bilco
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 303beer
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear copper color. Some bubbly creamy head. Slight hint of sour to the nose. Wow that's a sour. Hits you right away then turns into a beautiful sweet wonder to me. Can't describe it really.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sour at the front end with fruit, mainly cherries, on the back end. Funk is mild. Pleasant sour no doubt. Malts, fruitiness, oak and similar to Surly Pentagram, but lighter. Not to forget to mention the best taste of all - TART, very nice!

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Photo of bryantan
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 95% out of 100 with 2,824 ratings
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