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

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RATINGS: 1108   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."


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3748) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits, Birmingham. Dark winey red, small pink head. Smells pretty tart and warm. Deep taste, spritzy, tart, some syrup to finish. Cherry: dryish, thick, sticky. Slight warmth in the chest. Sourness isn’t overly pronounced, but is present. Very good fruity beer - I prefer the Frombzen, but this is really cool, tasty, easy to like and has good ’beer’ credentials. I’m glad Jon enjoyed it as much as me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1848) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2004
Bottle from Sainsburys. Large dirty pinkish colour head, settled down quite quick. Aroma is sour, cherry, and cider. Taste is .., well hold on, I’m having a road to Damascus moment, ...really nice; I’m enjoying it, against all my predispositions. It tastes of cherry, vinegar and it is very sweet, and yet its a great beer. I need to sit down.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2004
Red-brown colour, with a pink-tinged head. Slightly artificial cherry aroma, quite oaky, marzipan and slightly sour and vinegary. Tastes of sweet cherries initially, then a nice sourness comes through but it is swamped in the finish by a weird artificial sweetness which kinda ruins the whole experience. Pretty much like 2 parts Belle-Vue Kriek and 1 part Rodenbach Grand Cru. Has some outstanding qualities but they are really masked by the sweetness. This beer makes me think Rodenbach Alexander wouldn’t have been all that good, but I’m definitely fired up to try their Goudenband now. Thanks again to beer_ledgend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2004
I didn’t get the nice white head, just a lasting ring around the glass. Colour is dirty dark peach. Aroma is more sour than cherry. Flavour is more sour than cherry as well. One sip and my eyes are still shut from the sourness. Long lasting sour finish. This must be what a light fruit beer would taste like with Slush Puppy Shocker syrup added. I love the sour but would appreciate more malt flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
A beautyfull dark red beer with a shortlived white head. The aroma is intense with cherries, and a hint of balsamic vinegar. The taste is complexl sweet,fruity, tart, sour. The aftertaste lingers for a long time with the more sour notes from this wonderfull beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - AUG 27, 2004
750 ml. green champagne magnum bottle. Corked and caged. 2003 date seen on cork. Loud pop when opened, and the cork was forcefully ejected. Watch out for that one, gang. Poured out a dark, murky, deep brown color, with a huge tan colored head at first. It slid back to a generous Belgian lacing along the sides of my Chimay chalice. Not too much head on top of the actual beer, though. Aromas are of slight Brettanomyces, (horse blanket), sour oak barrels, tobacco barn, damp cellar, and cherries. Sour pie cherries to be exact. Tastes are of sour cherries, Brettanomyces bacteria, slight citrus as well, and a nutty background taste, like walnuts or Brazil nuts. Maybe cashews, but anyway it’s nutty. Mouthfeel is decent, medium is what I’d call it. Effervescent as all get out, but not overdone. It will definitely make you burp, though. Very drinkable, not overdone on the sour notes. Finishes crisp, but slightly sour. Very nicely balanced, and a superior lambic by any measure. I highly recommend it, if you can find it. It’s rare in my neck of the woods.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2004
This is a really great sour. Pours a bright orange/red color with a nice off-white head that sticks around. Aroma is cherry, sour, light malt. Not a whole lot of horseblanket but enough to let you know it’s a sour. Flavor is sweet cherries with an oak-like finish. Nice smooth body. This is quite plesant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5098) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Very dark and cloudy coloring. The head is white and small. Leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is rich with lemon zest, balsamic vinegar and a touch of leather. Nice, strong aroma. Fairly light body with some playful carbonation. The cherries are not the star here. This is a nice and smooth Flemish sour that happens to have a touch of fresh cherries and some bite of vinegar. Has a finish like a nice dry white wine. Very good, but could use a little more flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2004
2004 - 750 ml bottle Burgundy body toped by a rather foamy reddish tan head that looks a whole lot better after it settles down. Lots of ripe fresh cherries in the aroma, no nasty cough syrup! Also some balsamic vinegar and barnyard. Quite pleasing to the olfactory center. The flavor is a very sharp tart cheery blast up front, towards the middle some sweetness kicks in, at the end more complexity develops, with wood and even more cherry. Light effervescent palate, with a medium-light acidic bite. A very nice beer to be sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2004 750ml bottle, 5% abv. Fruity, tart aroma, full of sour cherry and sugary sweetness, lightly floral, farmy and woody as well. Deep garnet color, lightly clouded, with a foamy, pinkish and lasting head. Sweet, tart, juicy cherry flavor, the maltiness dark and sweet, some oakiness towards the finish. Palate is fizzy and lightly acidic, body is medium. Interesting to be sure, seemingly lacking just a bit in complexity, ultimately. Does make for a proper dessert, however.


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