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
Belgium | website

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
482
Ratings:
2,733
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
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Reviews: 482 | Ratings: 2,733
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Don't get many Flanders style beers in my part of the world, so I was happy to find this at Julio's Liquors in Mass last time I was in the state. Pours a light red; head dissipates quickly. Really well-balanced overall; sour nose and taste without being overwhelming or lingering too long.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark red. small head that dissipates quickly.

S: vinegar, apple, tart cherry, sourness

T: starts with sweet fruit - especially Cherry, middle is vinegar & oakiness, finishes tart cherry and sourness

M: Medium body. Medium carbination

O: Slightly drier than Dutches making it more much drinkable. Sets the standard for sours.

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Photo of Mikus
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Is the Flanders Red secretly my favorite beer style? I can't help but smile as I enjoy one of these... is it just the tart punch to the face that makes me look like I am smiling? So many questions... this reminded me a lot of the Duchesse, save the interesting mahogany hue when held to the light, increased 'punch' of the tart cherry flavor, hint of vanilla, and slightly drier finish. I rated Duchesse very high, and this one would be just a bit higher. What it loses a bit in balance, it makes up for with the intensity of flavor. Eye-opening. Again, I scored the components high, but the overall package is so much more complex and gratifying. Perfection in my eyes. Seek this out. ASAP.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the finest craft bar in Western MD...Always Ron's in Hagerstown. This is very fine sour red ale. Not too much funky or horseblanket on the nose. Moderate sourness and some slight sweet complexity going in this beer to help balance slightly. Not quite up there with a few other more complex sours but still extremely well made and enjoyable. Definitely fixed my sour beer craving that has been missed for several weeks. Will never turn this one down. Very good.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So this is my first time tasting this type of beer. Still not sure what to think. It pours a red wine clear color with no head or lacing on the side of the glass. Not sure if this is typical for the type, so I will rate it low for now. Has a tart grape, sour apple aroma. Very tart sour apple taste. It is good, but it can be hard to finish the beer due to the tartness. There is a tart aftertaste, but I don't remember it being that strong.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic stuff ! By far my favorite sour beer. As far as Flanders are concerned I consider this to be the standard as well as the perfect gateway into sours. I've heard some say that this is too pricy . . . but honestly, I'd pay more ;)

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this on tap at the Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. I was immediately struck by its beautiful, lustrous dark red tint, and it smelled delightfully of cheery and other tart flavors. When I tasted it, I got a strong, almost vinegar-like hit on my tongue, followed by some flowery accents. It's sour and good. The mouthfeel was also very smooth, with a medium body and a little carbonation. Overall, I really like this, and I think I really like these brews in general. I'm going to keep going back to these Belgian ales. Most definitely.

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Photo of backdoorbrewbros
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Back story: dude next to me bought a four pack for $22 sorry bro.. not a world class brew

A: redish with white head
S: musty, tart
T: tart tart tart and more tart
F: slick very smooth
Overall: this is a sour for sure but a little too much sour with not much else going on would not rate this world class, definitely had better

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark burgundy with a thin white head. No lacing.

S - Aroma of dark cherries, vinegar, and grapes.

T - Taste is has a wonderful tartness upfront. Lots of dark cherries and lactobacillus. The finish is more tart cherry and a bit of grainy yeast.

M - Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Dry finish.

O - This is a damn fine Flanders Red. This has a great nose and straight forward tart flavor. Awesome.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Milky ruby-brown, no head and no lace. Clean. Bottle art is nicely dorkish/anti-sleek. No reportable carbonation.

S: Slight pucker, cherry, trace vinegar in palatable amounts for my American palate (those who enjoy vinegar probably want more.) Very slight undertone of oak and vanilla.

T: Great puckering ability, bright cherry, a bit of grain and yeast. Dry.

M: Fluid, no syrup or saccharine qualities that are common in sours. No gritty teeth feeling. Weak but appropriate carbonation.

O: An honest-to-goodness sour beer. It'll make you pucker, but also includes some nuance with the wood and vanilla that is telltale of the patient quality in this beer.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap. Lovely flanders red ... great balance of fruit and tart. The sourness is pretty mild ... tart is a better term than sour for this beer. Just perfect for my tastes.

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Photo of aleigator
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Has a small, fizzy head, burgundy, fiery color with hints of brown oak in it.

Invites with aromas of fermented grapes, vinegar notes and sweeter malts, with hints of tart acidity.

Sparkling sourness convinces from the first glance, with a tongue-drying, vinous aspect, among high carbonation. It has a gentle fruity note of overripe grapes, which goes well with the sharp vinegar bite, resulting in a very pleasant taste, which reminds me of a good, medium-bodied wine. This brew has a fantastic complexity compared to its relatively low abv, with an intense, dry sourness, which gets especially recognizable during the finish, which is like the rest of the beer just very enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Appearance - The beer was a reddish brown color with a bubbly white head.

Smell - The sour really jump out on this one, but there is some fruitiness.

Taste - My initial impression is the sour raspberry. Cherry skin and the lactic sour notes stimulate the tongue. The finish comes with the form of dry tart fruits.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is modest, allowing the tastes to dance about the perimeter of the tongue.

Overall - This is an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very fine sipping beer that starts with a fruity, sour nose with a hint of barnyard and wet horse blanket. Not much hop presence in the aroma. Jacobins Rouge pours cloudy cherry brown with very little foam. On the palate the beer starts with a light fruit sweetness and then explodes quickly into sour fruit flavors - cherries, apples, plums and lemon with a touch of malt for restraint. Despite the initial malt and sweetness, it finishes puckeringly lemony sour and outrageously refreshing. Medium to medium light body to medium high carbonation.

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Photo of Wobbly
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Next to the magnificent reds from Rodenbach, this is probably my favorite Flemish Red (although Duchesse de Bourgogne by Verhaeghe comes close). I have been fortunate to have it on tap numerous times at the hidden gem, The Anchor, in Wichita, KS (of all places). Typical of the style in most respects, although a bite more tart and slightly more bitter (and less sweet) than others. Dangerously refreshing and delicious, one could drink liters of this if not careful.

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Photo of bnes09
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice ruby amber color. Weak head with some lacing. Mostly clean aroma with tart fruit. Aggressive acidic flavor. Raspberries, blackberries and cranberries. Subtle vinegar flavor in the finish. Medium bodied. Well carbonated. Bone dry finish.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

I have no complaints with this beer, this is a very delicious Flanders red. Very tart and dry, the cherry(skin) flavors are not medicinal at all. Just a hint of sweetness is present which keeps things a little balanced.

This beer is awesome, totally refreshing and highly drinkable. Grab this if you see it.

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Photo of Budinetz
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 300 ml bottle into a goblet. Dated 04 14 printed on the label.

Pours a beautiful ruby red with a 2-2.5 inch head that holds strong
For about 40 seconds. Head retention is surprising for a beer of this style. Very minimal lacing present around the glass.

Smells of sour cherries, lacto, and Belgian yeast. Pretty serious sour nose on this brew! Makes my mouth water just smelling it.

Tastes tart up front with a cherry finish. Lots of lacto present all throughout with an awesome cherry profile. Need the best Flemish reds I have ever tasted.

Slick on the tongue with a sweetness that turns to tart very quickly. Sweetness is detected when you lick your lips. Minimal carbonation is present but just a bit of prickliness on the tongue. Quite pleasant.

Overall one of the top 10 Flemish reds I've tasted. With an awesome nose and even better flavor, this brew is super delicious and super drinkable at 5.5%. Definitely one that you need to pick up and try!

Cheers!

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Photo of EspressoGuy
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

A: browny-red
S: lovely, tight, full sour cherry
T: delicious! very nice tang, great balance, very long balanced cohesive taste. Lots of flavours that come together beautifully. Sour is definitely there but it supports all the cherry flavour not overpowers.Each sip invites another. The 5.5% alcohol level is perfect.
M: medium bodied.
O: love it. A wonderful balanced full-flavoured beer that doesn't go over the top.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%

Amazing sour beer. Sour sweet sour. Thin mouth feel. The flavor is strong enough to clean your palate when eating any food even rich meals but dont try another beer after it. Numbs your taste buds after a while. Awesome beer!! My new go to Sour Beer.

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Photo of Hoperator
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Certainly the best sour I have had to date outside of Grand Cru. Amazing appearance, balance, taste and mouthfeel. Just the right tartness. Will definitely be in my go to list.

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Photo of blbarnett3
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle date 4/14 into a 12 oz. tulip. Scant one finger head that dissipated quickly. Beautiful red color, nice tart aroma, significant sourness, fruit notes, slightly oily mouth feel. Intense and delicious.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%

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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Photo of Dentist666
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Poured into snifter.
Mahogany beer with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of dried fruits and vinegar. Taste is actually sour, sharp, slightly fruity. Too severe for the style, imho.

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Photo of eskilgh
4/5  rDev -6.8%

A - dark amber, clear, creamy head with good retention

S - Cherries, almonds or even marzipan, figs, balsamic vinegar, lemons, malt profile in the background, can't get the hops.

T - Like it smells, pretty sour compared to other examples of the style I've tasted. The sourness lasts all the way through. Finishes tartly.

M - High carbonation, medium-light body, fits the beer well and makes it very drinkable.

O - Very nice beer, tons of flavor for the low abv. Personally I prefer other reds like rodenbach grand cru or the duchesse which are not quite as acidic. Nevertheless an awesome beer that is really refreshing.

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Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
95 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.
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