coldbrewky (1372) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged magnum via the happenstance of tastings at Half-Time. Shrewd those Duvel marketing gurus them. This was the one that the wife liked the most out of the six we tried, so I felt compelled as a good husband to purchase a bottle for her....which I later consumed in her presence. Nose is quite appealing and present. The meld of the three fruit was a nice gentle tone. Still on the sweet side but what the heck. Refreshing in the heat of mid July. Cant complain.
ekstedt (4915) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (25 cl) from The Cracked Kettle. Cleae deep ruby, medium creamy pink head. Fresh cherry and raspberry aroma with some notes of strawberries. Medium bodied with chewy texture, light to medium carbonation. Way too sweet, low acidity. Could have been really tasty without that cloying sweetness, and with more acidity.
Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle; Pour is ruby red with a modest off white/pink head that retains fairly well, actually. Light, spotty lacing in this glass. The aroma is strawberry, raspberry juice - The flavor profile I find absolutely hideous. If your goal is to drink a brew that closely resembles Black Cherry Kool-Aid - This is it!
Bullit (3724) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Peckhams, as Liefmans Fruitesse. Cranberry juice coloured, white head. Nose is raspberry and cherry. Flavour is raspberry, cherry, candy sugar. Quite cloying. Medium carbonation. Sweet finish.
Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear ruby red with a lasting pink head. Aromas of strawberry, chjerry, raspberry, cookie and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of sweet tarts, strawberry, cherry and light vanilla with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering sweet tart finish.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a medium cranberry in color with a large pink frothy head that lasted throughout and produced excellent lacing. The aroma was overwhelming with a mixture of berry scents (cherry, raspberry, strawberry ect...) to the extent is smelled a bit like berry Kool-aid. It tasted moderately sweet and a little acidic with a strong berry flavor that engulfed the taste buds from beginning to end with a nice mild sourness at the finish. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery yet very mildly dry in texture with a fizzy carbonation. Overall very fruity and refreshing almost candy like. I particularly liked the sour bite at the end.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle, caged and corked. "Liefmans Fruitesse", Vintage 2010. Bright Red color, white head. Aroma of Red Kool-Aid. Cherry, Strawberry, and Raspberry are all included, all with a sugary scent. Tastes of same fruits. Odd chemical mouthfeel afterwards.
ha1ag (658) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 cl bottled from AH in Mestreech. Clean red color with a fluffyl pink head. Sweet cherry nose. Aroma is sweet (too sweet!) , cherry, strawberry. Sweet berry finish. Could be more sour. way too sweet
DutchDrebus (3101) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, called Liefmans Fruitesse. The glass suggested that you should throw some ice in there. Crazy. Not much of a beer, but it tastes okay (more like rootbeer/soft drink).
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap (listed as Liefmans Fruitessa, no variety specified). Pours with a clear, vibrant red body with minimal off-white foam. Aromas of artificial berries and sugar, cherries, raspberries, fruit punch, gatorade, and tea. Sticky, cough syrup. Flavors are cloyingly sweet, cherries (artificial), soda and diabetes. Medium to lively bubbles. Sticky.