In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Brouwerij Bockor N.V Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge

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.”