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


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RATINGS: 1148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle Poured a dark clear plum color with a large frothy pink head that lasted a little while but left some really nice retention floating on top which allowed for some excellent lacing. The aroma was overwhelming with the scent of cherries and a definite sour or tart odor. It tasted moderatley sweet with a strong cherry flavor in the beginning then became a bit tart with a nice sour finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a very fizzy carbonation. Overall the flavor was very interesting with sour and sweet melding so nice, giving way to a nice cherry ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (473) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
A color of reddish dark brown with a medium-sized frothy head. The aroma features a combination of tart apple and sweet cherry. Seems balanced, not overdone. Taste is fairly tart and very lightly sweet. Cherries are not too dominant but leave room also for other nuances, apple and earthy farmhouse most prominent of them. The palate is velvety smooth, medium bodied. A good example of this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anstei (38) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
37,5cl bottle from Drinks of the World. A beautiful reddish kriek with a very fine foam. Pleasantly sour with a clear but considerate cherry taste, this kriek is very convincing indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (804) - - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma and taste are very nicely balanced between tartness and sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (867) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl, chez Mathilde, couleur rouge peu de mousse, effervescence importante, en bouche attaque acide citronnée, puis bien entendu grosse bouche cerise, continuité sur la kirch, fin de bouche fraiche et douce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctiry (100) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2014
Nice deep red colour. Fruit aroma and taste. I teresting palete but the sourness does not suits me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jh773 (172) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark ruby brown; little carbonation, thin reddish head. Smell is musty, funky, fruity; plenty of sour cherry aroma. Taste is quite dry; fruity tannins, yeasty body, some cherry aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2014
at Craft Beer Fest Vienna. redish brown, hazy color. pink head. subtle vinegar notes, fruity, cheeries are apparent. tastes of dominant sour cherry, good acidity. doesnt taste like beer at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (622) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle 37,5 CL. Pours dark red with pink head. Notes of marzipan, cherry. Pretty good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1882) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Alko. Dark ruby red color, pink head. Sweet taste with cherries, berries, toast, wheat and malts. Sweet finish with cherries, toast and wheat. Excellent kriek, although having some sourness wouldn’t hurt at all.

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