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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 415   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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
ruby mahogany with a dense pink head. wonderful soft full body with medium-high carbonation. served chilled rather than cold, and poured a bit roughly, the mouthfeel is full and round and perfect.

aroma: a bouquet of sweet ripe berries and whole cherries over a dark bready malt background with notes of chocolate and caramel. there is a bit of basement yeast character, but no sour.

taste: exactly the same as aroma.

i would like some sourness in there, but it is quite pleasant as it is, and sufficiently complex. it says fruity and sweet on the label, so i find it very difficult to find any flaw in this, it just needs to be treated and served appropriately for what it is. it would be a great treat for some non beer-fans i know, and fun for pairing or even blending. maybe too sweet by itself but excellent with some mildly tangy soft cow/sheep/goat cheeses.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
knotthead (14) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Almost like bubble gum for adults, this is a deliciously perfumed fruity beer. Feels sparkly and light, like a breezy warm late summers evening. Good red colour.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 23, 2013
Aroma: cherries, strawberry, sweet, musky, lemon Appearance: Rose-pink, very thin, pink, frothy, head with good lacing. Taste: light sweetness, strawberries, dry acidic ending.cherries, lemon. tartness. crisp. Palate: Very fizzy, thin, slick. Overall: Nice. But I am not sure when I would drink this. Enjoyable. 250 ml Bottle, poured.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MunBro (311) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
One of my favorite beers of all time. Pours a dark red/pink color. Aroma is fruity, predominantly cherries. Delicious, not too sweet so feel free to have a few without feeling like you might contract diabetes. Can’t say enough about this beer. Best enjoyed over ice but not necessary and doesn’t retract from the beer at all if you don’t.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Amerillo (1) - Bodegraven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2011 does not count
A very nice fruity beer with a fresh fruit taste. The best fruitbeer so far i taste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (572) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
I loved this beer. Bottle shared with northropfrye at Beer Bros. in Regina. A sweet and very fruity beer, true to its name. Excellent dessert beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ectuohy27 (570) - ESTONIA - MAR 5, 2012
A bit thinner and more light-fruited than e.g. Lindemans, this is nonetheless an absolutely fantastic beer

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (3750) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Draft as Liefman’s Fruitesse @ Birch Bar Norfolk VA: Aroma is a delightful mix of Skittles and Jolly Ranchers, cherry, lime, raspberry, and orange are discernible. Crystal clear ruby colored. Flavor is of a bag of sweet tarts, mainly raspberry and strawberry. Kind of a girly beer, but delicious. Fruity and complex, I could literally drink this all day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Strong fruit aroma with a red appearance. The blends of fruit are very smooth, tasting like a mixed fruit cobbler. The berry flavors are bold and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (660) - Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2013
What a fruit beer just great. Aroma is great I mean great strawberry,sour and wow. Dessert so good. Very carbonate and fruity. One of the best fruit beers I have had.could drink all summer long.


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