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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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RATINGS: 1194   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."


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sawbuck (440) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Nice cherry sweet aroma. Deep orange red color. Fresh sweet fruit up front. Cicely balanced with dry sourness that is very palatable. Dry tart finish that is refreshing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagobears (435) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2006
Beautiful dark rasberry with huge cherry head. Sour cherry sherbert in the nose. A slightly sour cherry is my first impression, then a salty funkiness creeps in. Delicious. This is quickly becoming my favorite style of beer. It seems the added Kriek was more pronounced in the front, then the Goudenband amd funkness seemed more apparent midway through. The only other beer I have tried with kriek was Belle-Vue, and this blows that away.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2008
bottle... thin fizzy head that dissipates fairly quickly... aroma is heavy cherry with a bit of funk... nice sourness with a sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Pours a murky raspberry brown with fluffy pinkish head. Smell- sweet and sour cherries. Taste- initial cherry sweetness that turns moderately tart. The cherry flavour is not overpowering which is nice. Plays well with the pale malts. Carbonation is high and helps create a nice tart sprtizy finish. Good drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 3, 2009
375 ml wrapped Bottle. Hazy burgundy red color with pinkish head. Aroma of tart cherries and cider vinegar. Flavor of acetic dark cherries with some oak and some hidden caramel malty character. Light to medium body with fizzy, but soft carbonation. Moderate tart finish. Extremely refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (430) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
aroma and flavour of vinegar and ripe sweet cherries. flavour was too tart for me, but the missus loves it. i thought it a bit thin in the mouth as well. looks inviting with deep cheery red and minimal head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (425) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
2014/03/25 - Pours a dark red-mahogany colour with a small, fizzy, light pink head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is cherries, wood, sweet grains and mild funk. Taste is rather sweet moderately sour. Notes of sour cherries, vanilla, lemon, tobacco, toffee and very mild funk. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with high, crisp carbonation and a sweet, drying finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (418) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle @ home. 2012 edition. Pours a cloudy dark copper and reddish liquid with a quickly dissipating tan head. Sweet and fruity aroma with cherries, dry cherries, backing caramel and some lemon zest + wood. Dry and sour, medium tart taste with fresh cherries, dried fruits, strawberries, lemon, balancing caramel. Earthy and a bit woody finish with lingering cherries and red apples.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cervmagpt (417) - PORTUGAL - JAN 6, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 20). Bottle 75 cl - batch 03 010974 AROMA: sweet and sour aroma of cherries and cellar like aromas (barrel, woody, musty). no hop aromas discernible. APPEARANCE: brownish ruby color (from aging) and translucid. thin moussy head of a dark ivory color with low retention. TASTE: sweet and tartaric flavour of cherries mixed with cellar notes (barrel, woody). low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a not so bad cherry Cuvee.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (417) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Cherry ruby red, clean and crisp. Pinkish short-lived head. High aromas of cherry, kirsch and yeast. Dry, pungent and sheer sour. Subtle persistence. Very nice in its style.


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