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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: 1107   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."


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Poured from a 375 ml bottle from 2005. Mild vinegar nose. Pours a pleasing reddish brown with almost no head. Plenty of cherry flavor that is well balanced by a mild sourness. Finishes clean. Tasty flemish sour, I’ll drink it again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
(From notes 2 Nov, 2012) Bottle. Very slightly pink (off-white) head. Red/orange-colored clear beer. Sweet smell, some cherry I guess; caramel. Tastes sweet and sour, slight oakiness. Medium carbonation, a bit bubbly. Aftertaste is a short sour.

Overall quite a refreshing drink. Not too sweet, but definitely not very sour. More like a soft drink than a beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 17, 2009
This pours a dark brownish red with a white head. The aroma is classically fruity vinous, reminding me of champagne, except for the brettanomyces aromas that add a nice complexity here - barnyard, horseblanket and so on. Dry hay-like taste with an evident sourness and notes of wood and barrels. Light vinegar in the aftertaste. Very interesting, it’s a-nice, I like! Chinqui!

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2002
very low carbonation, with pungent aroma. the taste was not impressive. i think i got a bad bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a blood red with a delicious aroma of cherries and a mild tartness. The flavor is soft in the beginning, building up momentum to a bubbly and light sour cherry flavor, followed by an assertive sour aftertaste which can take you by surprise. Excellent, though a bit pricey

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2007
I’m usually not a Kriek-drinker, but I really enjoyed this one. Sweet, very fruity notes in the aroma. I got cherry (obviously) and a bit of black currant as well. Pours a deep ruby red and slight head. Fairly clear. Not too tart in the taste and had that "funk" that is actually pleasing in this style. Low carbonation. This actually might be more flavorful at warmer temperatures.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2008
deep red with a thin pinkish head. sweet cherry syrup aroma with a hint of sour behind it. flavor was nicely sweet with a well balance of sour to keep everything together.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdunhill (243) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2012
This Belgian Sour Ale lives up to its category! It has a sweet and sour aroma and a light cherry color with a big foamy head. The flavor is the same as the aroma but it doesn’t linger for long. It is perfect after a nice long day!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
smell of sour cherry blasters mmmmm pours electric red with a pink head smell is exploding with cherries taste is so well done nice sweet cherry start followed by waves of sourness delicious

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (240) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2011
This beer pours with a nice medium tan/red head and it has a very dark red, dark cherry color. It smells of cherries and sour ale. The taste has notes of sour cherry with vinegar. There is a nice sweetness that cuts through at the end of the sourness and makes this beer very palatable. Overall very surprised at this beer as my girlfriend picked it out at the store and wanted to try it. She does not like beer at all and loved this one. Good beer B+......


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