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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: 1208   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."


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crash_the_dog (163) - Fairway, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2014
Slightly cloudy, rose-pink color, with an old-lace head that quickly dissipates. Nose is slightly tart cherry, followed by some slightly tart cherry. Taste is significantly more sour, although the berry and cherry notes come through loud and clear. Crisp and light, with almost a fruit soda profile. Terrific for the style. Not too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lele (256) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 2, 2015
ASPETTO: pelo di volpe tendente al rosso, limpido, molto bello. Schiuma leggermente rosata, fine, non molto abbondante e non molto persistente. AROMA: ciliegia, molto gradevole. Anche un pizzico li legnoso e un acidulo con una leggerissima puzza. Il tutto molto invitante. GUSTO: Ciliegia è dominante. Leggero legnoso e acidulo. Il tutto è veramente molto gradevole, equilibrato e rinfrescante. Corpo leggero, carbonizzazione alta. CONCLUSIONE: una birra veramente delicata e saporita allo stesso tempo. L’ideale come aperitivo prima del pasto. Molto consigliata.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (960) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. 2015 bottle in a flashy new updated design without the paper. Pours a deep crimson with a nice pink head that lasts throughout. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, almond with some woody and grassy notes as well. Very nice active carbonation. Taste is more of the same with some light tartness. A Belgian classic who’s tartness isn’t in your face and is balanced with a fair amount of sweetness. A good introduction to Belgian sours, although not really sour to be honest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (889) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Cherry oaky woody dark fruit aroma. Taste is the same. Has some lactic sour but it is mild. Maybe 2 of 10 sour. Has a dark fruit woodyness that is slightly sweet that dominates the sour. Could use more sweet sour balance a bit too much in the sweet side. But it is a nice complex flavorful Belgian sour.  Like a goudenband base with cherry.  ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (4013) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 28, 2015
Pour from 75cl bottle @ #EBBC15 in Brussels
had this before but not yet rated.
rich cheeries and almond on nose, full bodied, fruity but not sweet, refreshing tartness. moderate carbonation. pairs excellently with both blue cheese and dark choc. Long dry finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierridder_S (336) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
06/08/2015 @home – 37,5cl bottle from a gift. Nice red pour with light pink head. Aroma full of cherries, taste sour cherries, sweetness but not sticky, very enjoyable, however sweeter than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (463) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
On tap. Pours red with light red adhesive head. Aroma bit sour, cherries. Taste also cherries, little bit sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle at café rose red. Pours deep red, nose is cherry, funky, wood, taste is tart and fruity, dry, light sourness.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (599) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Really starting to like the sour cherry beers. This one did not dissapoint. Lots and lots of cherry flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5820) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Draft at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. Poured a vibrant red color with a small pink, foamy head. Aroma was a blast of cherries, some tartness. Cherry skins, light tart, but not really sour character comes through. Lots of sweetness in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lebermilz (118) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2015
Blended in 2015, 0,33l bottle. Dark red, slightly pink head. Sweet cherry, almond, balsamic vinegar. Slightly sour, Our Bruin taste, cherry, light and well balanced sweetness.


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