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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: 1106   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. Wrap label: "Liefmans Cuvée - Brut is brewed only once a year, in July. After brewing freshly harvested and carefully selected cherries are blended in and the beer is cellared at the brewery. After a slow maturation of 18 months to 3 years different vintages are carefully tasted and blended to create the final result: a complex deep-red ale with refreshing balanced tart-sweet taste, strong cherry notes and sparkling carbonation."


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2003
Non-filtered apple juice appearance, no head. Sweet concentrated cherry aroma with oaky notes. Good balance of acidity/sweetness. The woodiness gets bigger as the beer warms.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2003
Pours a deep, dull ruby color brightened by a touch of orange. The head is tan and persistent and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is brilliant. Sweet and sour cherries, mold, oak and tannin. The flavors are equally enjoyable. Crisp, tart cherries are softened by oak. The finish has a nice yeastiness with almost saison spiciness. Another great sour beer from Liefmans.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Sour lambic taste with the traditional barnyard nastiness (described as diaper or barnyard or worse) hidden under sour cherry. Not much malt or wheat, not much hop, but marvelously thirst quenching as an aperitif or by itself.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Margalev (14) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2003
the only drinkable kriek. It's expensive for marginal people: don't drink it too much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2003
Lovely! Only sour note is, well, its a little bit too sour! This is the same price as alco-pops, yet tastes a thousand times better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1605) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2003
750 ml. Nice bottle, no etiquette, just wrapped in paper. Litlle treble colour. Aroma: sour, fruity. Very sour flavour, better than al those sweet kriek-beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2003
750mL: Very sour all the way through. Good cherry profile and quite enjoyable. Sweeter than the Boon but very enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2003
Pink on red with a cherry nose with slight traces of barnyard. Two dimentional with overly sweet cherries, a little oak, and hardly enough tartness to cut through it all. Not too impressed, but will rate agian....on some one elses buck.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2003
sugary mellow cherry, citric. oh man, so sour, wow, just gets more and more sour, incredibly refreshing, awsome

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Garnet/brown color with a pinkish head. Definate cherry aroma. Brandy flavors with a touch of cherry pit dryness.


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