Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans
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3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
07-09-2012 04:04:16 | More by david131
4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
06-28-2012 22:20:57 | More by oriolesfan4
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
06-24-2012 16:59:24 | More by dbrauneis
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
06-16-2012 18:38:26 | More by ianjsullivan
3.53/5 rDev -13.9%
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.
05-25-2012 22:43:30 | More by rlee1390
4.14/5 rDev +1%
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.
05-19-2012 16:07:07 | More by StonedTrippin
4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
05-17-2012 00:46:13 | More by phiberoptik
4.16/5 rDev +1.5%
At one point, the Liefmans Kriek was basically my everyday beer. Then they had that whole bankruptcy thing, or whatever, and the supply got interrupted, and blah blah. Needless to say, I am always up for anything Liefmans.
Flavor profile is what I expect for Liefmans. Sweet, but just sweet enough and not too syrupy (though slightly so). Very smooth feel. Way too easy to drink.
05-09-2012 05:16:28 | More by RblWthACoz
4.23/5 rDev +3.2%
A paper-wrapped, corked & caged 750 mL bottle; from the Ommegang general store. In a snifter.
A: The ale is dark, red colors standing out amongst the brown, let's call it a crimson color all things told. A white head, closer to off-white, is a wispy band.
S: The nose has sour cherries, soft with an aroma that could pass for apple butter. The tartnes isn't biting, just a pleasant aspect hanging over everything.
T: Cherries, sweet and sour upfront, set the tone for the entire beer. As the tartness ebbs, darker malts stand in, carrying the load. Oak adds flavor, vanilla sublety. Very low in alcohol, an added bonus after that last train wreck. The sweet bite of the sour cherries is divine, a well-made Belgian ale.
M: Well carbonated with the apple butter bite of sour cherries. A good pairing with flank steak tonight - delicious. An excellent offering from Liefmans.
05-06-2012 23:11:39 | More by akorsak
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.