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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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545 Ratings
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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 35
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans visit their website

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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

EROCK75, Jan 09, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

This beer poured a very dark clear amber color and formed an off white slightly pink foamy head that coated that glass with lace as it subsided. A heavy amount of carbonation. An aroma of malt, cherries and chocolate. A flavor of malt, cherries and chocolate. The body is fairly light and the finish sweet yet sprite. Some astringency helps give it a champagne type aspect.

Wildman, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

A: Poured a cloudy reddish brown color with good carbonation and a dirty white cap

S: Sour cherries, wood and Earthy notes

T: Nicesour cherry blast, woody and some Earthy notes. Very much cherry forward and mild on the sourness; for my liking anyways.

M: Well carbonated, medium body, dry and tart finish

O: Not to bad, good for the style

barleywinefiend, Dec 17, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Nose: cherries, oak, a little sourness.

Appearance: beautiful deep reddish brown. Minimal head on the pour and disappears quickly.

Taste: sour, a little smokiness (oak?), cherries, pear, green apple.

Mouth-feel: Very champagne-like mouth-feel. Great carbonation, the sourness makes the back of the tongue really wake up.

Overall: Great beer, one of my favorite when it comes to sours.

orlandomag, Dec 15, 2011
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sideshowe, Dec 08, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured from a beautifully paper wrapped 750 bottle into a Lindemans Framboise flute glass.

A: Pours a brownish-red with a nicely formed pinkish head and slight lacing.

S: Fermented cherries & oak, especially as it warms; sweet cheap pipe tobacco and a faint trace of lemon, maybe it's just the tartness?

T: Cherries, not overtly sweet, slightly tart, bitter.

M: Dry, almost like a champagne because of this and the carbonation.

D: I'm not a lambic connoisseur and was worried this would be overtly sweet: it wasn't and I'm left wishing there were more to it, more complexity, more alcohol, more fruit. I wasn't looking for bombastic flavor, but was hoping for more than this. It's been brewed once a year since 1679, they must be doing something right. Interesting that it's a blend of different vintages. Good beer with an amazing history, ultimately left me wanting more.

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bevdaddy, Nov 26, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Beer poured from bottle into a stemmed-Tulip shaped glass

A - Beer has a cherry reddish colored body; formed a small half finger size head; cloudy body; little visible carbonation; nice layered lacing formed; viscous in appearance, kind of thick

S - Cherries - you can smell it from across the room; sour apple smell; red-wine - grapes; sour vinegar; very sparkling champagne-esq

T - Deep cherry flavor; slight sour champagne wine taste; mostly berries; fruit citrus flavors of orange and pineapple are in there as well

M - Full body feel; effervescent; sweet fruit, cherry-strawberry aftertaste

D - Good dessert or summertime drink; nice complex fruit flavors

ferrari29, Nov 26, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

Purchased a 750 ml bottle at Smokin' Joe's in Pittsburgh and split it 3 ways with 2 friends. Not sure what the BOD, if it had one, was. Poured into those weird glasses SJ's has...

A - Poured a really lovely reddish tinted dark brown color with a nice foamy, 1 finger tannish cap. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - Sweet and tart cherries right off the bat. Woody oak and a slight wild aroma comes next. Sweet toffee notes come out as well. Really nice nose here.

T - Taste follows the nose with a bit of a sour tinge to it. Not a mouth puckering flavor, but close to it from the tart cherries in the mix. Really nice cherry flavor mixed with oak and light malts in the background.

M - High carbonation level and a lighter bodied beer. Nice tartness and a slightly sour feel as well. Really nice feel and kept me coming back for more.

O - Really impressed by this one. Really made cherries the star and was a great end to a night at the bar, I will definitely be looking for this one again soon.

KAP1356, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mnixon86, Nov 19, 2011
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.