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Brewed by Liefmans (Moortgat)
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Oudenaarde, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Liefmans is a unique, refreshing blend of beers, ripened on real cherries in our cellars, blended with natural fruitjuices of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, billberry and elderberry. The result is a slightly Champenoise pearling, fruity, and agreably sweet drink, sparkling and refreshing.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014

Sep 2012 - Bottle. Sickly sweet fruit beer, the mix of fruits makes the flavour indistinct, not bad in the late aftertaste. OK, but wouldn’t rush to have it again. (2.6)

July 2014 - Keg at the White Horse, Richmond as ’Liefmans Fruitesse’. Served in a stemmed Liefmans glass. Dark ruby with a small pink head. Aroma of strawberry jam and sherbet. Body is medium to light, a touch of carbonation, quite smooth. Taste is very sweet strawberry, not bitter at all, concentrated squash. Nice drink to have outside on a sunny day like today. (3.4)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1674) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle. Hazy purple red with no head. Aroma of rasberry & strawbery juice essence and water. Notes of toffee. Flavors are cherry and rasberry. Sweet and slightly sour taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mighty_meadow (300) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Pours dark red / purple. Thin pink tinged head which fades away rather quickly leaving traces of lacing. Smell and taste of cherries and particularly raspberries. Quite sweet with a sherberty fizz on the tongue. Tastes pretty artificial, much like a half-decent cherryade pop. Leaves a slight aftertaste of artificial sweetener. Not much better than those sickly alcopops. Not bad but really not what beer means to me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
Cherries. I’m getting cherries. There appears to be cherries in this. I’m sure I’ve reviewed a beer with cherries in before, I’m getting too much information from you.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Hazy, light strawberry color. Man enough to be beer, candy enough to be kid. Drink this if the kid in you wants to eat candy. Its strawberry, fake sugar sweet and malty with a hint of bitterness all at the same time. It smells like maple sugar and tastes like fermenting strawberries and sugar. Good job candy beer guys at Leifmans!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arve_Christian (3698) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2013
On bottle from Jumbo Bilbao , Santiago. Ruby color, good foam. Intense aromas of cherries and high overall fruitiness . Medium/ light body & complexity. Sweet , but ok balance Pretty good beer, but I have always loved cherries

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (4575) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2013
250ml bottle. Clear ruby red colour with average, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, pink head. Minimally artificial fruity aroma has a tart and dry touch, hints of sherbet, yoghurt, notes of any red fruit imaginable. Taste is sweet fruity with yoghurt-like notes of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, any other red berry. Reminds of a taffy-like candy called "Fritt Kaubonbon".

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1298) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle at capitol beer Sacramento. Aroma is cherry and sour. Taste is strawberry soda. With other fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 9, 2013
25cl Fruitesse -- Deep ruby with pink head. Strong raspberry dominated fruity aroma. Similar taste, sweetness dominates acidity. Slightly artificial, refreshing, not too bad as a soda pop. But where is the beer?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VMeth (28) - - JAN 2, 2013
I tasted this recently under the "Fruitesse" brand. It has a lovely ruby red colour in the glass and smells of cremola foam (for those initiated in such things). The mixture of fruit juices added to the kriek base certainly produces something interesting, although it doesn’t have the depth of flavour of more traditional krieks or geuze beers. It is, however, very refreshing and dangerously drinkable. Fruit beers like this will never win over ale purists, but as an example of this strange art it is reasonable, and certainly a lot healthier than alcopops.


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