Style: Flemish-Style Sour
Brouwerij Bockor N.V Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge
What the brewers say
“Cuvée des Jacobins Rouge has a robust character but is beautiful and sophisticat- ed with a full body and overtones of vanil- la, dried cherry, stone fruit, and cocoa. It is a complex, beautiful sour beer.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Blackberry and quite a bit of higher alcohols. Brett notes add goaty and barnyard aromas with some spicy phenolics. High sour notes up front with a touch of malt sweetness. Sour dimin- ishes after the first impression leaving just a touch of sour with a medium amount of cherry notes.”
Flavor: “Flavors of tart green apple and lemon. Some barnyard and a touch of acetic. Strong yet smooth lactic flavor lends a moderate-high sourness up front with an almost sour-candy-like note that fades quickly into a dry finish. Little to no malt character, medium body, and a crisp acidic finish. No alcohol bite but a slight tart, acidic bite as it warmed up.”
Overall: “Very enjoyable with a crisp carbonic bite, smooth lactic sourness, and medium cherry notes. Flavor is a bit too dominantly sour without enough malt to balance. The sourness creates a slight puckering effect in the back of my mouth.”
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