Another lucky find on tap from 4 Daughters, my server pointed out a rare offering from Belgian brewery Brouwerij Bockor , Brouwerij Bockor Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge Flanders Red Ale.
Brouwerij Bockor Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge poured a soft, transparent cherry-brown in the glass with light carbonation trailing to a thin, gray head. The nose led with sour raspberries and a mineral, lambic yeast and a hint of banana.
Brouwerij Bockor Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge opened bright and tangy… truly sour as opposed to tart. The ale increased in sourness even as the berry notes pulled forward, lingering and slowly mellowing as mild sweetness crept forward along with an almost oaky note of vanilla during the fade.
Brouwerij Bockor Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge is an excellent example of a Flanders red ale done right… complex and evolving throughout the tasting experience.