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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 37
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 02-15-2010

Goudenband & Oud Bruin blended with cherries. Not a lambic.
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Photo of StoutHunter
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Brouwerij Liefman's Cuvee-Brut last month for $10.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been trying more of the fruit beers from Belgium lately and I thought I should give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. 2012 Vintage. Poured from a red papered 750ml bottle into a Teku.

A- The bottle looks nice, the paper wrap gives it a unique look and it's eye catching. It poured a weird muddy brown/red color that took on more of a mahogany color when held to the light with a half of a fingers worth of bubbly off white head that died down to pretty thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is an ok looking beer, but I think the color and head could be better.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with a nice funky yeast aroma being the first to show up and it imparts just enough funky and light barnyard like aroma and it's followed by a vinegar like aroma. Up next come the sourness which seems to be on the higher side and it's followed by the cherry which impart a nice tart cherry juice aroma that has a nice natural aroma to it. This beer had a good aroma, I liked how it was a little funky, it worked well with the tart cherry juice aspects.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the funky yeast still being the first to show up and it imparts those nice aspects that it did in the aroma and there's still a little bit of that vinegar aspect showing up. Up next comes the cherries which impart that same natural cherry juice aspect and it goes well with the funky yeast. On the finish there's a sweet and sour flavor with a nice cherry aftertaste. This a good tasting fruit beer, the sweetness isn't out of hand and I like the funky yeast,

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, not too acidic, not overly sweet, a little crisp, medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a good mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, it was very fruity just as I expected, but the it still had a little bit of complexity to it and that made for a pretty tasty dessert beer. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, a little refreshing, not too acidic, not overly sweet, a little crisp, not too filling and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, a whole bottle might be a little too much for me, but a couple glasses of it would be nice. What I like the most about this beer was that it wasn't overly sweet and it was a little complex. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, it just wasn't a great looking beer. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for the style and I would recommend it to anyone who likes cherry beers. All in all I liked this beer, I was expected it to be overly sweet and it wasn't, I really liked that and the added complexity was nice. This made for a good first impression for this brewery and it's one of the better cherry beers I've had. Good job guys, this was a tasty beer, keep up the hard work.

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Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.