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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2227) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darn_it (18) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3114) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1183) - Stockholm, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash_the_dog (141) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AVLarsen (52) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (499) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2854) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2261) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (472) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours cherry sunburst with a soda pop style pink cap that fades quickly. My second Liefmans purchase on this ratebeer.com road & once again I’m pleased. Tastes of dark cherries, old school fountain soda & a pleasing sourness. Finish is brisker than a morning after kiss. Colour me sour cherry & describe me as pleased. This works both as a groovy drink & as a palate cleanser.

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