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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2006
(375ml bottle, vintage 2004, best by 9/14, 5% ABV) Large beige head with pink notes, atop a clear red body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour cherry, light barnyard, oak. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, light tartness/sourness, faint oak. Low carbonation, slightly sticky light-medium body, quite drinkable. Needs a bit more tartness and carbonation, but it does pretty well despite these quibbles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11528) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
A: The pour is a cloudy dark ruby color with a slight cloud and a very mild off-white foam. S: A definite aroma of cherries, primarily sweet fruit flesh. I might pick up just a touch of vinegar in there. T: This one has quite a nice balance of sweet and sourness. The cherry flavor is fairly sweet, but a nice acetic tinge of sourness and perhaps even a bit of tannic feel on the finish. M: The body is medium with a low, smooth carbonation that actually tingles the tongue a bit. D: A really easy drinking kriek. Not overly tart, but still a nice balance and not medicinal or overwhelming sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11488) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle, c&c, from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Reddish/garnet color with a slight, lightly pinkish head. Aroma of tart cherry. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is very tart cherry. Not exactly sour, but certainly tending that way. Makes me wish I were in Belgium.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Draught at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg. Deep amber, small head. Sweet raspberry and cherry aroma, rubber notes. Sweet cherry flavor. Too sweet and simple to attract me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11371) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Brown/red with small off-white head. Flavour is cherries, little sour, tart, sweet and fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2010
Deep burgundy with a lasting little pink head. Aroma of cherry and other berries, with funky earth and cellar notes. Dry and slightly tart flavour of cherries and black currant with hints of earth and wood

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11233) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
[Vintage 2006]
Pours a deep red-brown with a small fizzy head that soon disappears. Aroma is quite subdued. Naturally slight tart cherries appear, some oak, some barnyard, some dirt and a dose of sweet caramel. Lightly oily mouthfeel despite a relatively high carbonation. Flavour is light tart cherries, some sweetness, light oak, light liqourice and a finish with heavy sweet caramel (which surprised me). It is tart, yes, and dries out my mouth to perfection, but it ain’t no geuze, so this might appeal to fruit beer lovers as well as lambic lovers. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11210) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
bottle-pours a diminishing thin light than head and reddish brown color. Aroma is sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready. Taste is tart/sour fruit-cherry, yeast, secondary medium malt-bready/caramel, sweet. OK effervescence. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle. Orange / brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sour, cherries, sweet. Flavour is sour, cherry, sugar. OK beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11058) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an Minimal frothy off-white head that diminished quickly with minimal lacing. Moderate cherry citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium tart cherry flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Refreshing brew.


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