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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: 1115   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."


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur brune, reflets rouges, très légère mousse. Nez de cerises sucrées, note de vinaigre. Gout fort sucré de cerises, notes vinaigrée et vieux fruits. Plus sucrée et moins acidulée vinaigrée qu’habituellement. Mais on sent les "vrais fruits"

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1132) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
On draught at t’ Zand hotel in Brugge. Dark red, clear, with a pink bubbly head. Sweet a bit liquory, light cherry flavour, and has a bit of body to it. The aroma is lightly of cherries. This was pretty pleasant, and had a bit more about it than your usual kriek.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (420) - - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at Fireworks. Pours a clear dark ruby red that was headless by the time it arrived. Aroma is cherries upfront, with notes of other dark fruits. Flavor is dark cherries, cherry juice, and other sweet complex notes. Sourness is overall muted, this is mainly a fruit beer. Medium bodied, sweet dry finish. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (163) - CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a deep ruby with an enthusiastic three finger light mauve head diminishing gradually to a half finger cap and moderate sticky lacing. Nose is cherry and malt vinegar with woody and slight funky notes. Taste is well-balanced medium sweet and sour, with little bitterness. Medium body, medium to low carbonation, with a lingering dry finish. Lots of cherry without being overwhelming, and no cough syrup character. Just enough sweetness to temper the moderate sourness makes this a very pleasant and approachable sour. In fact, I think this is the beer that led me down the path to the true sours. Very good, but a little too middle of the road to be ranked as great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (1494) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle @ White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours deep red, sweet cherry boiled sweets with a sour aftertaste. Tart & sweet, with an artificial cherry flavour. Not my favourite Kriek i have to say.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (645) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Deep red, big light pink head, nice lacing. Aroma, red berries, cherry, tart, malty, candyfloss, lemonade. Taste, lemonade, red berries, cherry, malty, tart, little sour. Slightly oily mouthfeel, Light cherry aftertaste. Quite sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2543) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Bottled. Pours deep red with a small pinkish head. Aroma of cherries, berries and caramel notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart. medium bodied, oily texture and flat to soft carb. An excellent Sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1276) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bomber thanks to respertftw's wife. Cloudy brown with a small head. Tart cherries and sweet red berries. A little sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (918) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Tart aromas of cherry and red berries, slight hay. Reddish brown, bubbly. Tastes like slightly chalky, cherry candy. Light-medium bodied, sticky but with clean carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (975) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with white pinky finger thick head. Aroma: Cherry, acetic, woody, slight funk and subtle leather note. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium sourness and low bitterness. Palate: Thick coAsre texture medium body! average carbonation, lingering dry, tart, sweet cherry finish. Comments: Very good and glass lace.


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