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


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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.

Melkart's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, - JUL 29, 2013
Too much sweet. It feels like you are drinking a sugar full juice. Too much carbonation too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmacklin (362) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
250 ml bottle. Pours a clear red with a small, short lived, pink head. Strong, sweet aroma of red berries with some acidity. Very sweet and artificial flavour of red berries with a dry, tart finish. Light body with a watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Tastes more like soda than beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2761) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2015
snifter filled from large bottle (original) -- revised in May 2015 with a 250 ml bottle [BB 2-2016]. Pours a nice clear light red with a medium but sudsy pink cap. Head has good retention. Sweet fruity smell, with too much suggestion of medicine or artificially flavored candy. A bit too much sweetness. Tart-sweet flavor with strawberry and cherry leaves the aftertaste of a fruity dessert. This did not compare favorably with the Lindemann’s Framboise I had just before trying the Liefmans. The former had a markedly more powerful aroma and flavor and a better mouthfeel. Still, this has no major flaws and is a serviceable substitute for a better lambic, particularly as a dessert brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meireteixeira (112) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 20, 2015
Cor de cereja, espuma boa e de média persistência. Vivaz. Aroma adocicado de frutas. Paladar de frutas vermelhas e seco. Retrogosto de leve amargor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nazbion (71) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Poured on the rocks as recommended, clear red with pink head. Aroma of berries, mainly raspberry. Taste is medium sour and sweet. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1112) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Red cherry juice look with thin rimming beige head; aroma is of sweet cherry; Flava is sweet cherry cough medicine; feels light slight fizz; finishes very sweet and cloying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1623) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2015
[Ölresa i Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] helt OK, lite artificiella aromen och smaker men iskall i ett stort glas med is på en varm sommardag så

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
330ml bottle, as Liefmans ’On The Rocks’. Poured on the rocks, as the label instructed me to do. Seemed to water the flavours down a bit. Big sugary sweet smoothie aroma. Taste is soft cherry and red berry fruits. Light and harmless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roldano (34) - - MAY 3, 2015
Espuma rosada y densa que permanece, color rosado, aroma intenso a frutos rojos en nariz, sabor afrutado, regusto corto, para tomar bien fresquito como un refresco

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2015
(bottle) slightly hazy deep ruby colour with a frothy pink head. aroma of vanilla ice cream, raspberries and blackcurrant, with a light hint of butterscotch and cherries. flavour is more of the same, quite sweet, raspberries, cherries, strawberries and cream. medium-bodied with average carbonation. surprisingly ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Saeglopur (814) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 26, 2015
250 ml bottle shared by Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan!
Dark red body, with a small, frothy, pink head.
Aroma of sweet cherries, perfume, sweet berries, fruit tea.
Tastes like fruit tea, perfumed, sweet, a bit sour, with cherries and berries.
Quite light, but creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes sweet- sour, perfumy, fruity, a bit salty.

Not my cup of tea, although this tastes like fruit tea. ;-) Too perfumy and sweet, overall feels too artificial. Not how I prefer a fruit beer.

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