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

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RATINGS: 1192   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgbeerfact (10) - Meer, - OCT 28, 2013
The flavour of this gorgeous beer can be described as sweet and fruity, with a certain sour touch. The aftertaste is rather complex and rich. First this Cuvee Brut beer matures for about 1 year. Then Old Brown beer and Goudenband beer is added to create this lovely brew. This Liefmans Cuvee Brut is brewed once a year. In July Liefmans ads fresh cherries to this wonderful brew. Then the beer starts maturing again. This time for about 18 months up to 3 years.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarauderSky (15) - - JUL 20, 2015
This is fantastic. Expensive, but fantastic. Makes me want to move to Belgium. Try it. You won’t be disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theOptimator (327) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma is cherry forward. Appearance is hazy red brown. Small head. Taste is sweet cherry forward followed by tart cherry, raspberry... followed by a minerally aftertaste. Palate is medium light and sparkling, all cherries. A sweet beer but not cloying. Overall a nice cherry beer. Cherry flavor is thinking about coming across as artificial. Lacks any great depth in my opinion... but still a fun beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (309) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
0,375 l paper-wrapped and corked bottle from drankgigant.nl, bottled in 2014. Clear, deep red with a small, frothy, slowly diminishing, reddish white head. Sweetish, fruity aroma of cherry juice, bitter almond, raspberry, cinnamon and hints of red wine. Sweetish, fruity taste of cherry juice, bitter almond, raspberry, cinnamon and red wine, followed by a sourish, slightly tart finish reminiscent of red wine. Thin to medium body, slightly astringent and spritzy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very harmonic and refreshing, maybe a tad too sweet, but not in an artificial way. However, the slight sourness in the finish balances this quite well. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (1092) - GREECE - JUL 15, 2015
From tap. Red color with pinkish head. Aroma is light yeasty - funky, very fruity, lot of (tart) cherries. Taste is light sweet and acidic, tart cherries again. Almost medium oily body with soft to flat carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (857) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : ruby red with a big pink head. Aroma : cranberries, raspberry, citrus peel, grapes, light caramel. Palate : medium to light body, soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (716) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Fles 33cc. en 37,5, gebotteld 2015. Robijnrood bier met schuim. Smaak is fris zuur tot licht zoet, fruitig, kers en kruisbes. Best goed bier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1048) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark reddish brown body with pink head. Aroma is sour with cherries and some funk. Taste is also sour with some sweetness and cherries. Aftertaste is sour balanced by some sweetness and hints of sweetener. Nice would be better without sweetener.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Tap at craft & draft, amsterdam. Dark red color, white head. Aroma has cherry notes, sweet caramel, some sour notes. Nice sweet and sour cherry taste, some other berries too.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (368) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2015 Le nez m’ensorcèle complètement! On est habitué à des bières à base de cerises qui sont davantage axées sur le sucré et le bonbon. Ici, c’est au contraire plutôt sombre et "caverneux" comme odeur... J’aime énormément! En bouche, c’est plus léger que ne le laissait présager le nez : on retrouve le fruit de manière plus lumineuse. N’empêche, c’est un goût de cerise toujours très naturel. Je dois l’avouer, les bières fruitées n’ont jamais été parmies mes préférées, mais nous avons définitivement ici affaire à une bière de qualité. Bravo.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (399) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2015
75CL bottle pours a dark red with pink foaming head Aroma is sourish with sweet notes Taste is strong cherry with light sourish tones and a long dry finish nice beer better than the original liefmans kriek


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