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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1205   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."


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
Clear cherry red with rosée head. Cherry pulp aroma with sour notes. Rich in sugar sweetness with light cherry, and ginger and vanilla notes, good bodied. The best of the 3.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
wow this is sour, poured dark with a reddish hue, nice big pink head, aroma of fermented cherries, and wine like carbonation. intial taste was a lot to bare, real sour, but it lightens up the more sips you take, not a bad beer, but i wasnt to impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2005
Dark red colour The 25cl bottle is more sour than the 37.5cl corked one (that one is more sweeter). A aroma of real cherries (not an artificial aroma), they didn’t add to much sugar. A really good ’kriek’. (Bottle 25cl,corked bottle 37.5cl)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2005
one of the best kriekbeers i’ve had. nice vineous character with a somewhat dry palate. aroma: cherries, woody, wine-like(sherry). taste: sourrish, sweet(maybe too sweet), cherries, woody, acidic. lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle in Brugge. Beautiful ruby color with a thick pink head. Sour cherry aroma with a little funkiness and fresh mown grass. Flavor is sour and funky, with tart boysenberries, very vinous, flowers and wheat grass. Light body and tickling carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2450) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Bottle form 1985 courtesy of willblake. Sour cherries, grapes and alcohol in the aroma. No head and no carbonation. Dark red/amber in color. Flavor is pretty mellow. Sour with tons of floaties. Sour, tart finish with a pretty dry palate. Will have to try a fresher bottle when I get the chance

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2005
Bottile from 2002. Strong cherry and vinegar aroma. Murky reddish brown color. Headless. Sour cherries and a little bit of something medicinal. Unusual beer, but the medicinal aftertatse doesn’t hit my palate right.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Pours a reddish amber with very little head. Aroma is strong of cherries, with wood and vinegar type scents. Taste is acidic, with cherries and a little burnt wood. Taste definitely gets better as it warms. It went from like a 3.0 to 3.7 just with the warming process!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2005
375ml. corked bottle. Murky brownish red color with no head whatsoever. Sweet cherry aroma with hints of wood. Flavor was a bit of a let down. Lots of cherry flavor, but it reminded me of cherry cough syrup. Absolutely no carbonation. A bit of wet cardboard in the aftertaste. I’m assuming this bottle wasn’t in perfect condition, but I remember having this beer a few years back and having a similar reaction.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9400) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2005 Bottle (brewed 1995 !!!): Amber coloured, red sparks, absolutely no foam, astonishingly clear; fruity (plums,raisins) and vinous (Port&Sherry) nose, some hints of cherries and almonds; the initial sweet fruitiness turns into a light acidic flavour, very complex, very ripe; ending slightly bitter-acidic; nearly no carbonation. Is it a beer or is it a wine ? Very nice experience, the initial acidity makes this beer very drinkable even after 10 years...............


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