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Cuvee Soeur'ise - Brouwerij De Leite

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 19
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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4.2/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cherries make up only 25% of the beer but 100% of its appearance. Nevermind a rosy blush - this is a dense, considerably dark red that allows no clarity. Its head, on the other hand, is a "It's A Girl!" shade of pink and decorates the glass accordingly. I don't know that I've ever had a beer with pink foam that I've disliked. Indeed, it looks like Cuvee Soeur'ise and I are going to get along just fine...

Make that great. This aroma has all the sour bacterial funkiness I was hoping for. It also impressively manages to hold on to at least some of its ripe cherry fruit flavour, though it's plainly apparent not even a drop of syrup or juice concentrate ever touched the batch. However, herbs (unspecified) were added and certainly lend some extra aromatics, a difficult to define spicy/savory quality.

I'd love to see the reaction on the face of someone expecting a candy-coated, commercial fruit beer. There will definitely not be any "it tastes like cough syrup" complaints here, unless you're talking about the kind that burns going down. Astonishingly sugar is found on the ingredients list - imagine how sour this would be without it? The oak aging also adds a further drying effect on the mouthfeel.

Minty cherries are easily appreciated. But the prominence of tangy, acidic tartness make lemon the first flavour to come to mind. Reduced to overly simple terms this drinks something like a cherry lemonade, although if you bought this from some kids on the corner you'd wonder what the hell they added to it. Put under a microscope I wouldn't be surprised to see plenty of little critters swimming around...

Which means one thing: Cuvee Soeur'ise is a well-executed sour. Crazy though it sounds, the subtlety of the fruit, the prominence of tartness, and the overarching funkiness are exactly the qualities you want from a beer like this. The further facts that some cherry flavour held up, the carbonation sparkles, the tangyness tickles and the 8.5% alcohol apparently never made it to bottling are all big pluses too. (2,037 characters)

Photo of DaveBar
4.31/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $4.35 for a 330ml bottle. Served at 8deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high slightly red head that lasts for 4-5mins before film out. Dark red color and unfiltered

S- Cherries and malt.

T- Very fruity and fresh. Light flavors and rather mild. All around nothing sticks out at you but it is an excellent well rounded brew.

M- Dry and tart

O- Very tasty and refreshing. No heat so watch out. Glad I have a couple more for the cellar as this one should go well with many different dishes

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went very well with...... Caribbean oxtail stew. The heavy curry, oil and tomato still got cut through by this nice brew. (690 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #89 (June 2014):

Oak, Fruit, Tart, Warming

All fruit beers should be serious, bold and be able to dominate your palate. If not then, things can get boring real quick. Not one moment sipping Cuvée Soeur´Ise are we tapping out fingers on the table. Superb oak aging, perfect level of lactic acidity, and the cherry is there but a bit subtle. Epic.

STYLE: Tripel Kriek | ABV: 8.5% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round (438 characters)

Cuvee Soeur'ise from Brouwerij De Leite
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