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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1176   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Dark ruby red with pinkish head that fades to a ring of bubbles. Lots of vinegar and sour cherry in aroma, very woody. Flavor is almost dominated by the woody, funky farmhouse character. Cherries come through towards the finish, slightly tart/sour, but not very puckering. Very easy drink, just not as up front as I would like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2006
750 ml bottle. Poured a transperent amber to red. Off white head with red tones in it. Aroma definetly had cherries in it as well as notes of wood. Mouthfeel was bubbly as expected with flavors of cheries and sour cheries. some sweetness. Nice carbonation. Finish was rounded with hints of sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This tart, fruity beverage transports you back to a barnyard in medival europe, sipping it as you sit on a fence, wrapped in a horse blanket, overlooking a cherry orchard. Very interesting brew that rings up your DNA and asks do you remember me?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6462) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of myself. Pours a hazy dark pinkish red with a large diminishing pink fizzy head. Quite bubbly. Nice, sweet and slightly sour cherry aroma. As nice as the aroma is the flavour is even better, a very smooth and delicious cherry pie taste. Not too sweet either, it’s just right. What a pleasant surprise this beer is, it just may be the best fruit beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Dull ruby body with a foamy, pinkish white head. Aroma and flavor of cherry syrup and sweet tarts. Some pleasing acidity but not much wildness or depth. A simple, tasty, easy-drinking and enjoyable soda pop beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2006
Dark reddish colour, small beige head. Aroma of cherry, sugar, wood. Sour flavor, only light sweetness. Sour warming finish. Quite unidimensional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle (375ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, courtesy of blankboy. Poured deep murky ruby with a large foamy pink head. Aroma of sweet cherry pie and tart cider - nice and funky, promises to be quite sour. Taste ... yes, it’s nice, but I was disappointed it didn’t have more funkiness to it - tasted just like a fresh cherry pie made with sweet and sour cherries. Mouthfeel was syrupy, fizzy and acidic. This was actually sweeter than I’d prefer, but still really tasty, fresh real cherry flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
I think this is the one, I simply wrote down "Liefmans Cherry Beer" from the bottle I shared with blankboy and hogtown harry last night (it came with a paper wrapping as well). Dark red, small red/white head. Funky fruity aroma. Wonderful cherry taste - exactly like a baked cherry pie (you could actually taste the pie shell). Well balanced, never cloying, dry pie-like finish. Very easy to drink. What a surprise, one of the best fruit beers I have ever had. Thanks blankboy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2006
Brought home from Quebec. A hazy apricot red colour with a nice foamy head. Not nearly as sour or tart or cherry as one might expect from Liefmans. As a matter of fact, it’s somewhat unbeer like as well. Very smooth and utterly delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2005
Draught.- Dark red, brownish colour. Very aromatic cherry nose. The taste is a explosion of aromatic, sour cherry notes. Very interesting...

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