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Liefmans Cuvée Brut (was: Kriekbier)

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Brewed by Liefmans (Moortgat)
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1075   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale brewed with cherries with natural flavor added. Contains barley malt.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (212) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
375ml bottle. Clear reddish brown with a creamy pink beige head. Flavors are cherries, raspberries, balsamic vinegar, wood, yeast and brown sugar. Light sourness and moderate sweetness. Medium body, average carbonation, syrupy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a dark reddish color with a small pink lacy head. Notes of sour dried cherries, malt vinegar, and powdered sugar. Nice tart bite.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darn_it (15) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Very nice beuatiful deep red brown. Fresh fruit taste up front and moves into caramel, vanilla, candied suger. Reminds me of candied apples at times. Slight wood dryness but not much, its subtle. But there is not too much subtly in this beer. Flavors are up front, sweet but not sticky sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - APR 8, 2014
Znakomite piwo, wspaniałe prawie pod kazdym wzgledem. Po pierwsze papier recznie owijany. Piwo starzone po zakupie jakies 3 lata w piwnicy. A i tak w momencie zakupu pewnie bylo juz wiekowe. Moze nie zawielka piana ale za to pelny smak, cierpki, octowato kwaskowaty a przy tym lekko przelamujaca slodycz wisni. Winna wytrawnosc, taninowe piwo. Estry mocno wbijajace sie w nozdrza. Piwo godne lambickow. Osad nie do konca dal sie wybeltac z dna butelki. Profesjonalny i naturalny korek szampanowy, ale z gracja wystrzelil po cichu. Polecam to eleganckie piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (899) - SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
On tap. Pours dark red with a creamy pink head. Aroma is tart cherries, sweet dark fruits and a milky note. Taste is sweet milky light tart cherries, creamy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash_the_dog (117) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2014
Slightly cloudy, rose-pink color, with an old-lace head that quickly dissipates. Nose is slightly tart cherry, followed by some slightly tart cherry. Taste is significantly more sour, although the berry and cherry notes come through loud and clear. Crisp and light, with almost a fruit soda profile. Terrific for the style. Not too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AVLarsen (39) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Lovely and surprising sweet/sour taste that lasts. Colour is nice abd red. The foam dies away quite fast but the taste makes for it. Very drinkable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (375) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a clean, dark rubyith a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma had big notes of tart cherries and not much else. Exactly what I expected. Taste is slightly sweet to start then quickly moves to a tart cherry, then back to a semi sweet cherry aftertaste. Medium body with a medium high carbonation. Slightly syrupy in the mouth but not super sweet. Overall tasty. Lots of tart cherry flavour with just enough sweetness to make it not sour. Would get again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Clear red brown pour with thick head. Aroma of intense (real) cherries, not too syrupy, nice cherry pie small, light fruity acetic notes. Taste is lightly sour, medium sweet fruity flavors. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2124) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
375 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a rubyish brown with modest-sized pink-tinged, light tan head. Aroma is full of ripe, slightly sour cherries, gentle woodiness and sweet grains. Flavour is juicy, dark cherry with mellow sourness, some other sweet fruitiness, light grains and a subtle woody note. Average body; carbonation on the mellower side. Easy to drink. Pleasant.


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