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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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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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prisdefer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-13-2012 21:26:51 | More by prisdefer
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starkmarvelo

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Liefman's Cuvée Brut

A- deep clear red with a good amount of carbonation. Lose 1 &1/2 finger head like champagne.

Smell- smells of ripe sweet cherries. Almost kool aid like with a sweet floral smell.

T- just before the first sip, there's a rose pedal/sweet floral taste followed by cherries and a tartness not from the fruit. The only thing keeping me from believing that this isnt a beer is the slight bitterness with the cherry and very light malt flavor towards the end. I'm also getting a bit of mint at the end too.

M-bubbly, dry and crisp.

O- excellent fruit beer. Lots of cherries, not cloying at all. Well balanced and complex. I was really digging that sweet flower smell/taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 02:01:47 | More by starkmarvelo
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2012 15:39:31 | More by JohnK17
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-12-2012 14:39:26 | More by thebigredone
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david131

California

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

A- Pours a dark and slightly murky reddish brown with a thin but creamy off0white head. Not all that interesting, but not bad.

S- Very pungent cherries with a bit of vanilla. A bit medicinal with a bit of acid. Very intriguing.

T- Sweet and acidic cherries, a bit medicinal. There is a unique flavor that I am having trouble putting my finger on. Overall, the cherry aspect is amazing and overrides any problems I find in it.

M- Sweet and slightly tart with a clean finish.

O- A very tasty Belgian beer at a nice price point. Definitely worth splitting a 750. Would make for a nice dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 04:04:16 | More by david131
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MikalMick

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2012 21:34:39 | More by duceswild
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-01-2012 20:46:58 | More by Morningstorm
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. I loved this beer.... fruit beers can be hit or miss for me but this one was on spot. A nice tart, cherry beer with tons of flavor and a nice well balanced, smooth taste. Drink it way too quickly and could have easily ordered a few more pints. Haven't delved into the foreign beers too much, but after trying this I just might have to.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 22:20:57 | More by oriolesfan4
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robbyc1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-28-2012 18:34:11 | More by robbyc1
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firerob

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-26-2012 21:06:05 | More by firerob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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

Served on tap at Rattle N Hum in New York, NY

A: Pours a clear light to medium brown in color with lots of garnet red highlights and some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall fizzy pinkish red head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: There are moderate to strong aromas of sweet cherries and sour cherries along with some vinous notes and some light funkiness.

T: The beer has a light amount of sweetness that balances out with the sour cherries, vinous notes, and slight syrupy sugar sweetness.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly prickly on the tongue.

O: Very nice, there is a good balance between the sweetness of the cherries and the sourness/funkiness. Enjoyable and easy to drink, I think of it more of a sipping beer than a sessionable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 16:59:24 | More by dbrauneis
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-23-2012 18:42:45 | More by stealth
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dojii54


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-19-2012 02:09:25 | More by dojii54
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

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

ST: 750 poured into a tulip.

A: Dark brown-red (it looks like ice tea) with a think white head that vanishes quickly. It does not leave very much lacing.

S: Strong sour, juicy cherry aroma with a bit of funk.

T: Starts with very sweet cherry but it finishes tart and sour with a refreshing zing of carbonation.

M: Light and zingy

O: While it can be very sweet at times, the alcohol, carbonation, and tart, sour flavor balances out this wonderful summer and salad companion. Ripe cherries pour from the glass, and its mouthfeel is light and slightly spritzy (it would work well in some sort of beer cocktail). If you are not in the mood for something light and sweeter, you should stay clear. If, however, you are in the mood for such a beer, this would be such a beer worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 18:38:26 | More by ianjsullivan
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-14-2012 05:22:26 | More by jheezee
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cowboy83

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-06-2012 14:32:45 | More by cowboy83
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2012 23:55:30 | More by pirmannt1
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Tomblerone

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-27-2012 17:16:19 | More by Tomblerone
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WynnO

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-26-2012 21:53:48 | More by WynnO
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Deep clear ruby red, two finger bubbly head

S-Funk, cherries and a touch of oak.

T-Nothing like the nose, lots of sweet cherries, more sweet than sour, not much tartness. Not a sour beer at all.

M-Light in body and well carbonated.

O-Overly sweet, not much sourness/tartness.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:43:30 | More by rlee1390
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a nice fruity blend here. pours fairly clear, half way between red and brown in color, with a small but lasting off white fizzy head. some yeast floaters and a peculiar density. smells intensely like cherries, some notes of oak and brown sugar too, but primarily a tart cherry nose. flavor is very different from other fruit beers ive had. starts off with a one or two second blast of almost artificial cherry, like a red jolly rancher candy. that sugary sensation fades to a lambic sour/tartness, and then finishes with some notes of vanilla and molasses behind a prominent and robust Belgian yeast. very cool flavor journey. feel is nice, very tart and acidic in the mouth, strong carbonation and a body that hovers in the medium range. not sure i would drink a lot of these, but it was neat to try. definitely one of the finer fruit forward beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 16:07:07 | More by StonedTrippin
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alyssajoy


4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2012 23:00:12 | More by alyssajoy
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phiberoptik

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cork imprinted with 2011.

Pours a rust red color with an off white champagne bubbling that dissipates quickly leaving just a ring of small bubbles.

Sour, funky, dried fruit. Tart cherries with a musty barnyard finish.

No hiding the tart cherries in the taste. Lingering candy cherry flavor with a pleasantly funky finish.

Thin, prickly, and satisfying.

This is a great treat of a beer. An experience in a bottle. While I wouldnt drink this often, its definitely something to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 00:46:13 | More by phiberoptik
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mshall


5/5  rDev +22.2%

05-16-2012 01:52:37 | More by mshall
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
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