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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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517 Ratings
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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 29
Gots: 44 | 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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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2012 02:10:08 | More by Magery
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-19-2012 05:46:42 | More by st9647v3
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-18-2012 20:17:28 | More by sendbeer
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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-17-2012 16:31:23 | More by sneaks2210
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ng85

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-04-2012 12:55:02 | More by ng85
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-28-2012 22:20:41 | More by phishfoolme
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SHODriver

Louisiana

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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flayedandskinned

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-17-2012 05:32:59 | More by flayedandskinned
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RandyKemka

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-15-2012 14:03:15 | More by RandyKemka
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Pours red-tinged brown with no head.
Nose shows sweet cherries, a soft funky notes, light sweet malt and faint confectionery. Very enticing.
Quite sweet flavours but with a soft tartness and a prominent funky note. Over-ripe cherries are the main show.
No carbonation, with is a big disappointed as the beer seems cloying and feels watery.
Very drinkable, would have been great if it was carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 07:02:22 | More by CrazyDavros
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bkrbdan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-08-2012 19:58:23 | More by bkrbdan
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml{?} champagne bottle wrapped in red paper.

Pours a clear amber-brown with a very durable off-white head. Leaves some nice lacing.

The nose has both plum and cherry notes, although I think no plums are used in production. Odor of an oud bruin in here too.

The tart taste has an excellent balance of sweet and sour. Flavorful but not bold or brash, with excellent use of cherries. Aftertaste is disappointing and, to nitpick, the cherries flavor could be a touch fresher. I suspect the later is not possible given the production method.

Effervescent, but the carbonation level seems to be just what is called for. Medium-light body.

O: an excellent sour ale for fans of krieks and lambics, particularly if you'd prefer something a bit less sweet. Superb after dinner beverage.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 13:46:41 | More by chinchill
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Champgane style bottle poured into red wine plastic glasses. Pours a dark crimson with white foam. Cloudy. Cherry smell, some malt. Cherry taste too, with a light sour. Very pleasant carbonation. Very flavorful, but balanced. Good mix of fruit and sours.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 20:25:10 | More by KTCamm
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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hiphopj5

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

09-17-2012 17:39:38 | More by hiphopj5
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confer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bottle at Ommegang.
Color is brown with red hints fluffy tan head.
Smell is sour makes you expect a big tart taste.
The taste is not near as tart as the aroma. It is definitely sour cherries but on the sweet side, not mouth puckering at all.
Very light, and dry but not carbonation bubbles can be seen.
Overall a really good fruit beer. I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:46:46 | More by confer
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -34.5%
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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fortheunheard

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-12-2012 01:49:00 | More by fortheunheard
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Pickled Pig. Review from notes.

A: The beer is a nice dark red color with a small off-white head on top with minimal head retention and no lacing.

S: A nice cherry aroma with some light spice and a hint of tartness.

T: more cherries, a bit more sour than the aroma mixed with a little bit of oak and vanilla.

M: Medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation.

O: It was ok, easy drinking and fruity, but not really a beer I want to drink over and over.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2012 01:49:17 | More by mdaschaf
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

09-08-2012 01:05:40 | More by t0rin0
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-05-2012 19:49:56 | More by alecvdpoel
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SMKida

Georgia

1/5  rDev -75.6%

09-05-2012 19:35:33 | More by SMKida
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2neardead

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-04-2012 01:34:25 | More by 2neardead
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-03-2012 21:06:08 | More by sliverX
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robertgurley

New York

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750mL bottle corked in 2011, poured into a tulip glass and consumed in one sitting.

Caramel color, thin w/ very little carbonation, an almost cider-vinegar aftertaste but sweet and hints of cherries. By far my favorite beer I've had this month.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 00:35:03 | More by robertgurley
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
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