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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: 1161   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."


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewTom (366) - - AUG 16, 2014
Big, lovely cherry & yeast smell (as you'd expect). Sweet tasting start till your draw air across your tongue then you get slapped on the mouth by equally big tartness. Like a light, effervescent cherry wine - this is a delightful beverage. Rated by BrewTom

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours deep red, head disappears quickly. Aroma is cherry / vinegary. The taste is a nice cherry both sweet and tangy. Thought this wouldn’t be very nice, but was very wrong.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (361) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle @ home. Rated on Christmas eve. Aroma: cherries, tartness. Reddish-brown colour with vir. no head. Vinous taste, light sourness, light sweetness. Medium bdy, smooth texture, average carbonation, dry tart finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2011
On tap at North Bar, Leeds. Nice deep reddish copper colour, virtually no head. Tart cherries and berries in the odour, with lambic-style funkiness as well. Taste is very interesting - sweet cherries towards the start, giving way to a really nice refreshing tartness on the way out. Carbonation is nice, too. Sweet giving way to sour is very nice indeed - this seems like a nicely accomplished fruit beer.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Smells like fine wine. Tastes a little wine like as well. All in all very good but I wish the cherries used were the sweet rather than sour. It has a tart almost cranberry like taste. I have to agree it is very refreshing and light with comlex flavoring. If you like wine this may become a fave. For me I think it is excellent but lindemans is notably better

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a dark ruby red. Has a sweet cherry taste with a mild funkiness to it. A nice mild fruit punch aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2008
I dunno whether to describe this...everyone knows what it looks like it’s almost an icon so i’m not going to bother, the main thing for me is the lovely nutty almond flavour to it that reminds me of sucking cherry stones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Wow! This is a liquid sweet tart. Beautiful deep red-brown color small head that shrinks into a ring around the glass. Taste is a great blend of an overly sweet lambic like Lindeman’s and a sour gueze. Very well balnced and easy to drink. Aroma is nicely funky with stinky cheese, sweet tart candy, and a touch of caramel or toffe like sweetness. The aroma induced a flashback of Cuvee de Tomme. Mouthfeel is explosive with fine fizzy carbonation. I’m a big fan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franksv6 (341) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Red brown beer with a small white head, medium carbonation. Taste is some sour, cherries, oaky and some sugar. Delicious.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours a dark red color with a small pink head. I should have suspected this beforehand but the nose and the taste was just a little too much like cough syrup for my liking. Basically you smell and taste malt and cherry. Cherry cough syrup finish. Not anywhere near a drain pour but I won’t be buying this one again.


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