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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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."


3.3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - 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.

3.9
   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!

4
   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!

3.4
   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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
Bue légèrement froide. Robe rose foncée et légèrement trouble surmontée d’une fine mousse blanche rosacée. Arômes de cerises, de chêne et de liège. Saveurs de cerises, de liège, d’épices et de levure. Bon corps.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2005
A dark red to the brown body. THe head is slightly pink, foamy and quick to dissappear. A slight cherry sent to beer. The taste is not sweet. The cheery flavor is very present but it is sour. I was expecting a cough syrup taste...Not at all. The nose is thin, with the burst of cherry flabor, the finish is not quick but there are several other fruit flavors present, maybe raspberries. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Deep amber with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of sour cherries, brown sugar, and yeast. Huge cherry taste - like over-ripe wild cherries, also a finish of rasberries. Amazing tart kick to this beer - it’s sour, but the sweetness balances it well. There are also some spices in the finish reminiscent of apple cider. One of the only flemish sours that I enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mik82 (34) - ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
Red colour and light pink head. A cherry explosion! Cherries, cherries and more cherries with sour notes. Quite sweet. Highly carbonated. A beer to surprise people with.


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