Beer of the Day: Bockor Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge

Published on May 21, 2014.

A fine, delicious Flemish Red Brown beer from Brouwerij Bockor in Bellegem, West Flanders. The brewery is now renamed as Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste. Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge is based on a beer with 100% spontaneous fermentation. There is a huge coolship on the top floor of the brewery, and the Red Brown (Rood Bruin) is aged in huge oak casks, called foeders, for six months to three years before being blended to make a consistent product.

This way to the Brettanomyces!

This way to the Brettanomyces!

The huge coolship at Bockor, now Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

The huge coolship at Bockor, now Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste.

Brewer Sam Quartier had this to say: “This beer is made with a blending of 100% spontaneously fermented beer, and the time that the beer stays in the wooden barrels (=foeders) is 18 months, on average.”

 

The copper brewhouse at Brouwerij Bockor., now Omer Vander Ghinste.

The copper brewhouse at Brouwerij Bockor, now Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste.

Brewery owner/CEO Omer-Jean Vander Ghinste in the Foederszalle.

Brewery owner/CEO Omer-Jean Vander Ghinste in the Foederszalle.

 

Sign in the Foederszalle at Bockor.

Sign in the Foederszalle at Bockor.

Some of the huge wooden barrels, called foeders, at Bockor.

Some of the huge wooden barrels, called foeders, at Bockor.

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