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
bockor.be

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
Ratings:
2,809
Reviews:
503
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
481
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12
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Photo of Hendry
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Simon212
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/07/15 bottling date

A: A very dark reddish-brown pour. Very tall and very dense light brown head. Great head retention and large walls of lacing everywhere.

S: Mildly tart berry aroma.

T: Okay, mildly tart doesn't cut it. Very sour apples and cherries up front. A good bit of vinegar acidity in the finish with a hint of lemon peel. Double wave of sourness in the finish, this is definitely a sharp one.

M: Medium bodied, quite sour.

O: Whew. If you like sour cherries or sour apples this one is for you. Great big sour bite of both that comes back for more in the finish.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of silverblaze540
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy amber with no head.

S - Fruity with strong cherry and vanilla notes.

T - Very sour fruits, including cherry. Hints of vanilla.

M - Medium body without a strong alcohol presence. Lots of carbonation burn.

O - Pretty good for a sour, but an odd taste for regular beer drinkers.

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Photo of andy712
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am not a real sour aficionado so take this for what it's worth. I have had 2 Belgium sours now: this one and the Rodenbach Grand Cru. To my taste the Rodenbach is superior (mostly because it's not as sour/tart), but I enjoyed the Cuvée. It was on tap at my local taproom. The look is a beautiful deep red/mahogany and pours with a minimal head. It smells of cherry, cranberry and vinegar. The taste is tart, with some lingering oak. It took a few sips before my tastebuds adjusted to the sourness, but there is a nice combination of flavors beyond the tartness; oak, cherry and sour apple. Sour lovers will enjoy.

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Photo of Wonderweasel
4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Elmasian
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CojakSilverBack
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Has a great aroma is a little bubbly on the tounge for a sour. Was much better at almost room temperature then when first pulled out. Would drink again.

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

Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waggman
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
4.29 out of 5 based on 2,809 ratings.
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