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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: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrHangover (2541) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear, bright pink colour with a white head on top. Aroma of chemical flavor enhancers and sweetners that supposed to be cherry-like Flavour is overly sweet and mouthfeel is little carbonated, watery texture. Too bad..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
15th January 2010
Clear cherry red beer. Light frothy pink head. Cherry fruit nose. Slightly dry palate. Fruit punch with a light touch of sourness. Cherry leads but there is strawberry and raspberry too. Dry finish with a bit of carbonated zing. Not bad, a little more sourness would have been better but this is a serviceable fruit beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2017) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Clear pink with a pinkish-white head that fades to a resilient ring, but doesn’t lace. Aroma of cherry, strawberry, raspberry, and I’m sure billberry and elderberry too, but I’m unfamiliar with those aromas, and cream. It smells like starburst candy and gummy worms. The taste is sweet, but fortunately not as sweet as I’d expected, with a light sourness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Really nice for a fruit beer; it’s not syrupy, too phony tasting, or too sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfredvik (1155) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2012
A clear, bright red body with a small, fizzy but very long-lived pink head that leaves good amounts of lacing. The ridiculously sweet fruity aroma is quite strong and actually rather tempting, I find cherry, raspberry, strawberry and sweet candy. It smells pretty much like the Norwegian wine gummy pastilles called Skogsbær. The taste is quite sweet, but there is also a light acidity that prevents the whole thing from getting to cloyingly sweet. Sugary syrupy flavours of cherry and cherry kernels drown most of the other fruity notes. But still it tastes really good! All the sugar creates a decent body, with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation, and somehow there is a very light dry finish in this sea of sugar. Believe it or not, I really enjoyed this one, although I didn’t crave for more when I had emptied the tiny 0.25 bottle. In addition to 15% fruits, both sugar and sweetener have been added, so maybe it would have been even better if the brewers had gone a bit more easy on the sweet stuff?
[25 cl bottle, enjoyed 2.5 years before BB date, from Jacobs på Holtet, Oslo]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Red with a pink head. Sweet chery fruit flavour and aroma. Not the classiest beer but I’ve got a soft spot for sweet cherry beers.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2259) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2012
Clear red color with quickly dissapearing foam head. Aroma is sweet fruits, so does the taste. We drank this as a desert after nice meal. It’s good for that. (Utrecht 201203)

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (2826) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
red coloured body with a white head a fruity (cherry) candy aroma a sweet fruity candy taste with a sweet little bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2364) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
Bottles from Rehills in Jesmond, Newcastle and Asda. A bright red beer with a thin pink head. It has a tart and sweet strawberry and cherry flavour, rich red fruitiness and a dry cheesecake base flavoured finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gerbeer (1860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
250 ml bottle. Pours a dark red with very light white head. Aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and red licorice. Very sweet sugary start with a little sour notes to finish. Artificial mixed red fruit flavors. Bubbly. Excellent palate cleanser between two good beers. Seriously, a good sipping companion with fruit and sugary pastries.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Clear pinkish red with a thin pink head that fades into oblivion. Aroma of syrup, raspberry, strawberry and cherry. Thin bodied and over-carbonated mish-mash tastes of cherry, raspberry and artificial sweetener. A touch tart with a bad artificial sweetener aftertaste.


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