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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1172   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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorqui (2125) - Brescia, ITALY - FEB 17, 2005
Medium creamy foam of good duration. Red color steals dark. Limpid and little effervescent. Vinous cherrie’s scent. Light and sweet flavor, a lot yielded with alcoholic finish. Perceivable bitter, absent. Balanced and altogether valid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Bottle. Clear red with thin pink head. fruity and sugary aroma. high carbonation, cherry, sour but at a good level, refreshing and good palate, nice Kriek. D’un rouge clair avec un mince collet rose. Au nez c’est discret, odeur fruite et sucre. Forte en gaz carbonique, elle offre quand meme une bonne rondeur, elle est rafraichissante, pas trop surette, bon petit gout de cerise et elle est bien balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
pinkish cloudy rust color. pinkish tan fluffly head that lasts medium. sweet and sour cherry aroma. also slightly balsalmic and very faint yeast and musty. flavor is sweet cherry start, slightly sour. fizzy carbonation. dry push from the back of the palate, but goes quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2005
Deep red/brown with a light pink head. Sour cherry nose with notes of vanilla and oak. The body is cherry also but a bit too sweet and not tart enough for my liking.

3.7
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, 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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 From a small bottle.Blood red,nice head,strong sweet and sour cherry flavours.

3.2
   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

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5398) - Plymouth, 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.


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