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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1116   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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5616) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2004
0.75 l bottle Soda and cherry fizzlesticks, very slight horseblanket. Hazy neon burgundy color, lots of champagne carbonation, low patchy off-white head. Very fruity, quite sweet - only a bit sourness towards the end - a little bit faro-like caramell as well. Medium body and sparkly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2004 dark red-brown. smells like alcohol and cherry cough syrup. VERY SOUR, it made my jaw hurt after the first sip, but then became more tolerable and actually sort of tasty after a few more sips. Overall, I didn’t enjoy it, but I don’t like sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2004
Pours a deep reddish brown with lots of floaties and a white head.Aroma is strong beer, lots of cherries, creating a medicinal effect, almost a little rubbery. Flaor is VERY sour, sweet cherry and a bit of woodiness, and a tart, dry finish. Damn, this is sour!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Hazy raspberry brown color with a light pink head. Very sweet tart cherry, lemon, and vinegar aroma and flavors with a woody vinegar finish. Lightly crisp feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Murky reddish/brown color with a light-pink head. The aroma was pure heaven (as far as Flemish sour ales go)...sweet/tart cherries, dusty/woody tones, slight vinegar, lemon zest, and a general mild barnyard character. The flavor was very tart...cherries, lemon, sour wood (WTF!), and a slight vinegar aftertaste. The feel was rather soft, but crisp on the tongue...dry finish. Yum yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2004
Rocky pink lasting head, c2cm, body lightly cloudy maroon colour. Aroma biscuit/mild yeast/smoky cherry vanilla, hint of port. Pleasant medium mouthfeel, little bit sweeter than I remember but the smoky cherry flavour is good. 37.5cm wrapped bottle, room temp from Liefman’s tulip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 16, 2004
I hope I’m rating the right beer. My bottle looks different but it is a 750ml w/ paper wrapping (Liefmans Kriek Oudenaarde). Pours a cloudy cherry with pink bubbles. Smells of cherries, tart, sugars and dry spices. Taste is sour cherries, vinegar, sweet fruit malt and lightly of alcohol. Aftertaste is sour and dry. I’m glad this is classified as a Flemish sour as opposed to a fruit beer, which it really is not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1933) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2004
bottle-poured a unique cloudy red hue, a minimal pinkish head. A tart cherry aroma mixed with a mild malt presents on the nose. Flavour was initially sweet of cherries and malts,then became mildy tart. a bubbly presence on the tounge but in no way is this over-carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3781) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1851) - 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.

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