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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 28
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Goudenband & Oud Bruin blended with cherries. Not a lambic.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 02-15-2010)
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SMKida

Georgia

1/5  rDev -75.6%

09-05-2012 19:35:33 | More by SMKida
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

10-05-2013 19:54:48 | More by apasternak
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Genecy

Brazil

1.5/5  rDev -63.4%

12-14-2013 22:52:46 | More by Genecy
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thefluker

Missouri

1.75/5  rDev -57.3%

03-05-2014 02:37:54 | More by thefluker
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CWVegas

Nevada

2/5  rDev -51.2%

02-15-2014 07:50:55 | More by CWVegas
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Jeffry-Mazerolle

New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -51.2%

02-27-2014 18:06:22 | More by Jeffry-Mazerolle
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steagall

Tennessee

2.4/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

A: It was darker/muddier than expected. It wasn't bright like it should have been.

S: Smell was ok. It smelled a little harsh sweetness.

T: the taste was entirely too sweet. It was actually very hard to pallet. Kind of had to choke it down. not enough acidity either.

M: mouthfeel was fine. not too much or too thin.

O: 2112 vintage. Hard to drink. Had to choke it down what we could and pour out the rest. It was entirely too sweet. It wasn't clean tasting and proper acidity was just not there.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 15:13:04 | More by steagall
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budsandsuds8

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -39%

12-29-2013 16:43:53 | More by budsandsuds8
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shade13


2.5/5  rDev -39%

07-25-2012 20:59:55 | More by shade13
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mattyrubes

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39%

08-05-2012 13:01:40 | More by mattyrubes
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womencantsail

California

2.68/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On-tap at Tustin

A: The pour is a dark, blood red sort of color with a huge off-white head, maybe a bit pink.

S: Sugary and sweet cherries and cherry candy. Perhaps just a touch of wood in there, a mild acidity, but not enough to counteract the sugary nature of the beer.

T: Even sweeter on the palate. Like cherry soda or fruit punch in terms of the sugar content. No real balance to it. Tough to drink.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: If you're looking for a kriek or lambic here, just move along. No thanks.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 04:07:55 | More by womencantsail
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a dark copper, almost brown color with deep amber edges and a one finger off white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lace left behind.

Vinous dark fruit aroma with underlying dark malt and acetic vinegar qualities.  Hints of tart dark cherries, grape and other dark berries along with some caramel malt and  dark chocolate.  Smells kind of like a chocolate covered cherry dipped in vinegar.  

Medium bodied with sweet and tart dark fruit notes followed by a strong acetic vinegar flavor.  Lots of tart dark cherry and other vinous fruit with a strong acetic vinegary presence mid palate that lingers throughout.  Dark malt flavor underneath with some caramel and cocoa.  A bit too sweet and vinegary for me yet it never becomes harsh or solvent like.  Slightly sour but more tart with lots of fruit.  Could use a stronger malt backbone and less acetic acid.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2012 22:28:10 | More by corby112
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

09-08-2012 01:05:40 | More by t0rin0
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msimone372

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

02-22-2014 02:26:54 | More by msimone372
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-20-2012 20:54:08 | More by Mudawg
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tonton

Hong Kong

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-30-2014 07:49:08 | More by tonton
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Schade

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-13-2012 21:17:33 | More by Schade
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-01-2012 03:22:34 | More by bsuedekum
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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -26.8%

11-17-2012 16:31:23 | More by sneaks2210
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emerge077

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This kriek is made with a completely different method than Kriek Lambic." - liefmans.be

Dark reddish brown, slightly pink parfait foam rises to the rim of the glass and recedes slowly. In the light, the color is an attractive dark scarlet with bright clarity. Delicate Belgian lace rings the glass.

Smells like barrel aged cherry kool-aid. Some slight complexity from the barrel, minimally funky, maximally artificial. Overly sweet with noticeable artificial sweetener in the taste. Chalky cherry vitamin tablets. Sweet cherry juice spiked with lacto and sweetener... bleh.

Slight tartness, but not sour. Obviously sweetened, even more than Liefmans Kriekbier used to be. Cherry cough syrup, Ludens cough drops. Dry chalky aftertaste with soda carbonation. Drinks like soda, easily and numbingly sweet, just weird and cloying, absolutely one-dimensional. Basically nothing like the old Kriekbier that was blended with Goudenband, then again, Goudenband is nothing like it used to be either (currently backsweetened also). Waste of money...

Here's hoping that Duvel will return to a "more traditional" product with less added sweetener (as they are fully capable of, see Kriekbier) with the Liefmans brands.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 06:00:59 | More by emerge077
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MikalMick

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-08-2012 01:58:19 | More by MikalMick
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Mkyolver

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-08-2013 17:23:44 | More by Mkyolver
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

01-18-2014 02:36:03 | More by sclitch
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

07-06-2013 04:34:02 | More by Zbeetleman
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Roze

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

06-30-2014 00:00:07 | More by Roze
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Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.