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

Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge
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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

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

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Photo of chakadrum
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had @ Bishop's Collar in Philly.

A pour that seemed to be over 12 oz. The color uad hint of rich red which was really nice.

Sour but not overly so. It would catch the average person off gaurd.

Good sour smell.

Nothing blew me away but a beer that makes you think about what beer can be.

In terms of flavor there is sour cherry and other sour dark fruit.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap.

Dark mahogany color, with just a little head suds-like head. Showed nice clarity for a darker brew.

Aroma is tart, sour, and acidic, but some bittersweetness is there as well in the form of cherry notes and raspberry notes.

WOW – this is mouth puckering. The flavor profile is nice, however. The fruit flavors mirror the cherry and raspberry notes in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is thins and crisp. Refreshing, though in a smack-you-in-the-face kinda way.

When i first had this a few years ago I actually couldn’t finish this complete as the tartness was a bit much for me…even for the style, which is something I thought I liked. It actually started to hurt my stomach. But upon having again now, it was delicious and not a problem to drink. Maybe my palate has changed, or maybe the first pour years ago was more sour somehow. Anyway, this is worth a try if you like sour Flemish reds.

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Photo of Wadsey
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge

Served in tulip at Three Floyds on July 29, 2011

A:  Appears clear dark amber with brewpub head that dissipates quickly. I'm not seeing much effervescence, but then again this beer is dark. 

S: This beer smells of vinegar, cherries, wood and vanilla. 

T: Vinegar is so strong it borders on balsamic. The other characteristics noted in smell are evident in taste. This beer is a little salty and sweet. 

M: Medium-light body and medium-high carbonation. Bright, lively mouthfeel. 

O: I think Cubee Des Jacobins Douge is a very bright, lively Flanders sour ale--a pleasure to drink on a Friday afternoon. 

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Rouge pours a dark deep red color, with no head, but lots of bubbles. Very sour aroma, with hints of yeast. Taste is also very sour, nice dry fruit flavors, with a mellow spice note. Pretty fizzy, but nice flavors. Overall, its a very tasty and very big sour red ale.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Map Room, served in a 12oz goblet. Dark blood red color, opaque until held up to a light (actually transparent with VERY low light transmission). Nice tart cherry aroma, a good deal of vinegar too which I guess you often get with the style.

Sweet tasting with loads of cherry flavor. Nice sour bite, with a lasting feeling of acidic etching on my enamel. Pretty much spot-on for the style, maybe a bit too much vinegar for my tastes but it fits the Flanders Red bill. Light carbonation and low ABV make this easy to pound, but I kept it at a leisurely nursing speed. Recommended.

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Photo of RuckusDu
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Not quite a finger of light tan head with larger bubbles. Body is a deep red and amber color. Almost cola like.

S - Super sour and sweet. Very strong. Cherries, strawberries, and raspberries. Only slight green berry aroma.

T - A strong sweet and sour mix. Well balanced but a bit over the top on both. Just like the aroma, strawberries, cherries, and raspberries. Lemon.

M - Punishes the tongue with acidity. Good carbonation and overall mouthfeel.

O - A nice sweet/sour beer. Lots of fruit/berries.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of palma
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pretty dissapointing look for a beer of this caliber. Short head fades very quickly. Almost no lacing. Nice ruby body though.
Nose: sour fruit, chalk, some wet oak.
Taste: Cherries, cider vinegar. A great sourness. Mouth puckering end. Lingering green apple rind in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel. Very thin but a nice champagne like carbonation.

A pretty good Flanders Red but I would not call this world class.

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Photo of paulozanello
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous dar red color, cristal clear, with a nice small white head that lasts for about a minute and leaves great lacing.

Aroma is funky, tart and fruity with grapes and raspeberries.

Taste starts with a (very light)sweet and tart fruit note reminiscent of red grapes. Also raspberries and cherries. Ends with a yeast funky barnyard taste that is very mild compared to other wild beers. The aftertaste is unusual and starts with sour/sweet and end with a strange grainy/malty note that I can't quite explain.

Body is light and carbonation medium to high. Mouthfeel is smooth. Drinkability is pretty high.

Nice Flemish red, it is fairly sweet making more drinkable than the tart bombs

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Photo of hollywood_15063
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds_Suds
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrOH
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep red, bordering on brown. Very clear. Little head that dissapates quickly.

Sour cherry, vanilla, and some deep malty tones on the nose. Smells sour, if that makes any kind of sense.

Very tart. Cranberries, sour cherries, lemon, vanilla, a bit of malt vinegar. Katey says it reminds her of the French 75 cocktail.

Medium bodied, fairly light carbonation.

A good beer that fits the style well. A bit more sour than I prefer, but still damn tasty.

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Photo of taigor
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a small glass.

A - Poured clear brown color with medium head that slowly dissipated leaving medium lacing around the glass.

S - Distinct smell of yeast and cherries.

T - Sour to start with slight honey sweetness but not too much. Has a nice cherry aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O - Very good ale and I would recommend it if you can obtain it.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: thick, dark syrup look - dark brown, red, and amber all fighting for dominance; pours a solid, almond head

Aroma: tart cherry raspberry, currant; hint of sweetness, like a pie

Taste & Mouthfeel: careful with that first sip! mouth-puckering sour fruit is an assault on the tastebuds; very fresh and juicy again with raspberry, cherry, and especially red currants; light and crisp with low carbonation; not a lot of body, really feels like an adult fruit juice

Overall: bright and exciting flavours make it an amazing sour, but too intense to have in large quantities.

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Photo of mlhyatt
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bwbrev
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dorianmarley
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a dark, cherry soda red with a slim head and some lacing.

Nose is very malty with sour cherry candy, baked wheat bread, and vanilla extract.

Taste is sour, with lemon and cherry.

Mouthfeel is clean at first then coats the tongue. Lots of carbonation.

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Photo of Leif_Eriksson
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful red colour. Sour beginning and finish that moves through the mouth like a sour gum ball. Does not induce puckering. Rhubarb, cherry, and gum ball.

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Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Fleming Place in Topeka, KS. My first Flanders Red. A number 05 was stamped on the back of the 11.2 brown bottle. No clue what that means, though. Poured into a Boulevard tulip.

Appearance: A straight pour revealed a one finger khaki head. I can hear this fizzing away. It quickly dissipated into a thin ring, and eventually nothing. Body was a very nice dark red color. Is this a glass of wine?

Aroma: The first smell revealed sour cherries/plums with a zesty tangyness. A subtle vanilla from the oak. The second a very musty, wet, dirty hay pile in a decaying old barn.

Taste: Intense sour cherries, grapes, and tart plumbs. A brief respite of oakyness. More tart fruits and fruit yougurt tangyness. A bit of mustyness. End with a very pleasant sweet fruitiness. Like orange candies.

Mouthfeel: Drying and crisp. Sticks to the teeth. Lower carbonation works keep the sourness manageable.

Overall: The sourness is intense at first but certainly not acerbic. The tart fruit flavors are very enjoyable especially the dark cherry notes. I think my favorite part of this beer was that gentle, sweet orange note at the end. Overall an enjoyable, complex sour red ale. Personally I would split the bottle.

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Photo of peensteen
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brownish-red colour, one finger of whiteish head, light lace as well. Smell is of cherry and soru fruits, oak and some vanilla, bit of sweetness as well here, apple skin and some acidity. Taste is a mix of sweet and sour, cherry and acidity, oak finish with vanilla, moderate tart flavours with a bit of malt in the aftertaste. Med-high carbonation, med-full body. Quite nice but left me wanting a bit more, good but not outstanding.

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Photo of braugon
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 95% out of 100 with 2,822 ratings
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