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


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RATINGS: 1128   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Small bottle. My 200th rating, appropriate since it was a kriek beer that first got me into the good stuff. Pours a murky brownish red colour with very little head. The aroma and taste are pleasantly sour with strong notes of cherry. NOt overly complex but a step up from belle-vue.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5358) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2005 1985 1.5 ltr... Poured a reddish amber color with off white bubbles, no head or lacing. Funky aroma of brett, cherries leather, light vinegar; very funky, very nice. Taste was lightly tart cherry, predominantly sweet, though a light sourness was present. Smooth, with no carbonation. Thanks willblake!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1262) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 From a small bottle.Blood red,nice head,strong sweet and sour cherry flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2005
On key draught from The Alex in Derby. Dark redish colour. Very sweet & quite fizzy. Doesn’t taste as strong as it’s 6% Really fruity but a bit to sugary for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 02/01/2005. 6% ABV, 375ml bottle, no label but came wrapped in Liefmans tissue paper. Purchased at regional wines and spirits. Pours a very deep red with a touch of black. Head is pink and fades away reasonably quickly. Strong sweet medicinal cherry aroma with a slight winey/vinegar. Flavour is superb, strong syrup of black cherries with a little malt, almond and vanilla. Dryish on the palate with just a little cherry aftertaste. WagglesMcFuggles notes a slight aftertaste of blood but I’ve finished my glass by now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Bottle: (2001) Aroma is tart cherry and light vinegar. Pours a light reddish-brown with an insignificant white head. Has a watered down sour cherry flavor. Not as much vinegar as aroma would lead you to believe. Sourness increases in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2004
(Bottled, 6% ABV, 0.375l) Reddish, dark amber color with a pinkish, large and lacy head. Fruity, quite mild cherry aroma with some sourness. Somewhat sour, but sweetish cherry flavor with a sugary finish. Medium-bodied, sour-sweet palate with smooth, foamy carbonation. An enjoyable and well-balanced kriek. Another great brew from Liefmans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2004
The beer poured a reddish brown with almost no head present. The aroma is cherries and molasses. The flavor is very musky and sour with some brown sugar and cherries. The palate on this is a bit thin. Overall this a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Red coloration, no head. Aroma is cherries, and that’s about it. Taste is tart cherries, quite pleasant. Girls would love this stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Reddish-brown liquid laden with sediment and pulverized bits of cherry pit. Thin, wispy, pink head head rims the glass. Tart cherry aroma. Woodsy and barnish. Great sour/tart flavor without being overpowering. A well balanced beer.

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