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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2006
Aroma was all about the cherries. Quite delicious. Reddish, brown color with a very bubbly pinkish head. The cherries were very well represented in the flavor. Not as much tartness or sour as I would have expected. A little on the sweet side, but overall, quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2006
Bottle. Big sour cherry aroma with spring lift. Luft. Flat, red tinged with brown. Pine pink layer of bubbles. Sweet, but rather nice. Sharp top tang. This gives me an excitement similar to what my once completely untutored tongue experienced in its first encounter with Lindeman’s, which is now a distant memory when I drink lindemans’, its flavor comes too easily, and this provides the right amount of extra zap. Still would prefer a frmaboise... this has just a hint of the acidic bacteriality I’m now tasting in real lambics and sour ales...this may be a good way to enter into that realm without a guide or earlier experience with those flavors... I can see this as the second or third step in a progression toward authentic lambics for one of the many who start with Lindeman’s, and it’s the step I’m on right now, but I already feel ready to get off, I can use less sugar than this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
Tap, The Wenlock: With my London guide Duff. Sour, alcohol soaked cherries dominate the aroma. Very sweet cherry flavours are balanced nicely by a quenching sourness. It’s really alla bout the cherries though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2006
2005. very tart sour and rich, a bit heavy i like it not very sweet. all around pretty good its nice to pull one out with a chick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2006
pours red with a pale pink head smells like sour cherries. has a pleasant sourness with a small trace of sherry in the swallow. i like this it’s not too fruity it’s light and has good carbonation

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Nice dark amber/red color,small but red head that had a decent hang time then faded slowly to leave a slight lace behind.The aroma was cherry with a noticeable sourness coming through.The flavor was cherry and fairly sour maybe a bit more so then the goudenband.There was a bit of an acidic side to it as well,not that it detracted from the over all flavor but it was just not expected compared to the above brew i just mentioned.It over all was not bad but i could not see myself enjoying this one quite as much as the goudenband.The flavor is there but i bit more of it and the sour is a little more pronounced,and just not quite as smooth but thats JMO.It’s definately worth trying but not one for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Thanks to Slander for sharing yet another oldie from 1991. Pours a clear dark cherry brown with light carbonation and a thin lasting head. Aroma is oxidized, sour cherries, sweet and some lactic sourness. Sour cherry pie flavor which is very nice, with more oxidation, dirty yeast, cork and must. Pretty good overall, and held up ok over 15 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Rich, cherried aroma, with something like the essence of maple here too. Gentle malts and highly spiced. The flavor matches the aroma well - except that the tartness becomes incredible - it wasn’t even hinted at the power of this sourness in the nose. Oh well, its a decent beer for sure. Definetly wild yeast qualities, but there’s something bitter and a little "off" for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Dark ruby pour with large chunks of sediment - complex aroma of cherry, nutmeg (and other "christmas-like" spices), raspberry, brown sugar - very sour up front, and in the finish, rounding out or "book-ending" the beer - in between is where the fun stuff happens - cherry and berries, followed by a doughy, spicy, christmas cookie-like flavor, a dash of cinnamon - there is some metallic/oxidized flavor in there somewhere, but that’s probably due to its age - a really neat beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghawener (1535) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAR 15, 2006
Bottle: Dark rubi colour with a purple-red head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity. Taste is complex with red berries, nice malt presence all very well balanced.

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