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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Bashao


3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearence: Pours scarlet red from the bottle with nice foam.

Smell: Great smells of berries, very appealing.

Taste: Great berries flavours, starts sweet but ends sour. Mildly carboneted.

Mouthfeel: A medium body.

Overall: Great lambic beer. I loved it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 20:03:39 | More by Bashao
Photo of JudoJeff

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As you might expect from the brightly wrapped 750 mL bottle, this beer has a strong cherry flavor. The cherry is bittersweet and feels thin and sharp in your mouth at first. The appearance is a transparent red, with a thin head. The sweetness can be a bit over-powering at first but did mellow some after a few sips.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 01:45:06 | More by JudoJeff
Photo of cdwil


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2013 13:59:41 | More by cdwil
Photo of hagbergl


4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle of Brouwerij Liefmans Cuvée Brut at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, MA on the recommendation of Kate, one of the store owners. Served in a pint glass (there was no other glass around! Argh!).

Appearance (4.5/5): Cuvée Brut is a stunning scarlet red, translucent, and is topped by one finger of beige foam. Good head retention. The head reduces in that typically Belgian fashion to a thumbnail-thin layer of creamy beige foam. This is a very cool looking beer.

Smell (4/5): Aroma is of black cherry, semi-sweet berries, faint lactic sourness, vinegar, woody, oaky. Not a very strong aroma overall–pretty mild actually–but nonetheless pleasant and promising.

Taste (4.25/5): Cuvée Brut exudes cherry flavors, but (thankfully) feature none of that candy-like maraschino cherry flavor I despise. Instead, I taste deep, semi-tart, semi-sweet black cherry. The beer also has winey characteristics similar to Flanders Red and Oud Bruin ales; I can also detect some woodiness here that those styles also showcase. Very nice. Refined.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): Mellow, soft, medium carbonation and a medium-light body give this beer an easy-drinking texture. It features a nice bit of effervescence and the lactic sour notes cause a light puckering sensation to set in during the finish.

Overall (4.25/5): Brouwerij Liefmans Cuvée Brut was an unexpected treat–usually I'm wary of fruit beers, but this one was quite good. I especially like how the cherry aspects of the beer are not so dominant that the beer's woody/oaky and sour characteristics are not overshadowed. Excellent taste, mouthfeel, and beautiful looking in a glass. A good fruit beer for people who are unsure of them.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 23:13:07 | More by hagbergl
Photo of kbrown


4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-12-2013 02:22:17 | More by kbrown
Photo of falloutsnow


3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Binny’s in Champaign, IL
Bottled: 2010
Glass: US pint glass

Reminiscent of a more obviously beer-based New Glarus Belgian Red, Liefman’s Cuvee Brut blends tart cherry with malt and mild sourness in a very respectable fashion. Slightly disappointed at the "added natural flavors" aspect of the beer, I would probably not get this again as a result.

Pours a 1cm, light pink foam for a head, composed of small bubbles, with fairly poor retention. Head leaves minimal lacing along sides of glass as it descends, eventually fading to a thick ring of bubbles around the glass’ perimeter. Body is a medium-darkness brown color with magenta hues, light bringing out the red tones in the color. Body is semi-hazy from sediment.

Aroma is of tart cherry juice alongside mild apple cider-like vinegar.

Taste opens with tart cherry juice mixed with medium-dark malt sweetness and light acidic tartness. Cherries, malt, and tartness persist through the close. Tasting concludes with tart cherry juice, mild sweetness, and a bit of lactic acid tartness lingering on the throat and tongue.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium to medium-high carbonation. The result is a crisp, easily drinkable beer that finishes dry and with little residual stickiness on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 05:31:56 | More by falloutsnow
Photo of harrymel


3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Manito tap house

Rusty brown on cherry with a little white etch atop the beer. Smells of cherries, wood, some leather and a delicate tartness in the nose. I feel like it might have a good dose of wood to match the acidity of the beer. Flavor is tart cherry with some interwoven wood and pepper, a surprising sweetness in the middle there that lightens the flavor into a near fine candy character, reminds me of a hand made cherry cola honestly. Medium bodied with low carb and a semi dry finish. Decent beer, dunno if it's worth the price tag I've seen it at though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2012 23:15:16 | More by harrymel
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-29-2012 05:38:31 | More by tswater
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-25-2012 07:58:42 | More by Morpheus
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4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet, can't find a bottle date (12/2020 is on the top), bought it this year. This pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a small extremely short lived tan head. The smells are nice, you get the apple cider vinegar, sour cherries, tartness, a hint of funk. The feel is medium, with med carbonination. The taste is as expected, a load of tart cherries, vinegar. A beautiful sweet and sour, I really wish I could find this stuff closer to me.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 06:01:07 | More by DavidST
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-24-2012 04:33:09 | More by NickThePyro
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-24-2012 00:57:22 | More by a_beer_drinker
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

12-16-2012 22:43:52 | More by brbrocc
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-10-2012 04:03:06 | More by pcarney8
Photo of AlexChillton


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

12-05-2012 23:13:56 | More by AlexChillton
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British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-03-2012 03:21:03 | More by mattguterres
Photo of Jenjan

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-29-2012 16:21:38 | More by Jenjan
Photo of Magery


4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2012 02:10:08 | More by Magery
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-19-2012 05:46:42 | More by st9647v3
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-18-2012 20:17:28 | More by sendbeer
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New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-17-2012 16:31:23 | More by sneaks2210
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-04-2012 12:55:02 | More by ng85
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-28-2012 22:20:41 | More by phishfoolme
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle from 2010
A: pours into a duvel tulip to a deep reddish brown with a small greyish red head with decent retention
S: smells of vinegar, sour cherries, and a bit of vanilla and a slight oak as well
T: nice and tart with flavors of sour cherries, acetic acid, vanilla, and mild woody oak, aftertaste is some residual sweetness, light cherry, more oakiness and a slightly medicinal aftertaste that reminds me of cough syrup.
M: light to medium with prickly carbonation. slightly drying finish as well
O: great beer aside from the cough syrup taste at the very end of the drink. other than that it has nice flavors, good drinkability and a great sourness to it.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:46:18 | More by SHODriver
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-17-2012 05:32:59 | More by flayedandskinned
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
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