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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1195   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."


DTM's rating

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Sampler at DBS. Brown color with sweet cherry flavor. Timfoolery decided it tasted a little like grenadine. Decent, but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (437) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Tinny Juicy Juice cherries with some mild oak and some dried apricot tartness. Good but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
novair (23) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2015
Fruity, cherries, greath depth, medium carbonation. Very nice beer, some sourness aswell as a nice mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisko82 (255) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Piwo miedziane, wpadające w czerwień. Piana: duże pęcherzyki, szybko opada, nie zdobi szkła. W aromacie wiśnie, czereśnie. W smaku podobnie, spora kwaskowość z kontrą słodową. Dobrze zbalansowane. Wysycenie niskie.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarauderSky (21) - - 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 (317) - 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 (1167) - 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 (868) - 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 (724) - 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 (1064) - 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.


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