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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 36
Gots: 65 | 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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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brouwerij Liefmans Curvee-Brut Fruit Beer 6.0% alcohol. Contains a cherry infused aged beer 18 months to 3 years, blended with different vintages for flavor. Poured from corked and caged 750ml bottle to Ommegang Goblet

A- Pours a brownish red fluid with murky darkness when held to a bright source of light. Very unactive head falls before it starts leaving a 1/8 of an inch ring around the glass. With a swirl or drink of this on show some sign of lacing but not much.

S- Rich scent of fresh cut cherries and sweet brown sugar dominate the nose with slight hints of alcoholic fumes and malt.

T-M- Upfront I'm not much of a fan of fruit beers Lambic or non Lambic but this on is not bad at all. First off is a huge kick of sweet cherry flavor that almost sours before you realize its sweet... strange but a complex factor to its mixture. From the scent of this beer you wouldn't expect that its pushing a bold malt backbone but a smooth almost nutty maltiness which is noted when this one sits on the tongue. Finishs with a tightly carbonated sweet roll over the buds.

Overall I enjoyed tring this one especially after having the Goundenband last week. I boast incredibly fresh flavors making you think you just had off the vine picked sweeted cherries, but also enough malt to make it have beer blended in... Cheers!

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liefmans Cuvee Brut from notes

A- Dark ruby red pour with a slight muddy appearance to it. Two finger foamy white head with a slight pink tinge. Lacing is excellent.

S- Cherries, cherries and more cherries, candied sugar with a slight oak and vanilla. Literally smells like cherry pie. Slightly medicinal.

T- Super tart cherry, with a quick sweet finish.

M- Medium bodied with very lively carbonation. Mouth watering and puckering.

O- Just wonderful kriek with just enough sweetness to keep.your tongue going to finish the whoke bottle.

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Slightly cloudy, tawny port hue; light, crisp carbonation.

Smell - Strong cherry scent with a hint of wood.

Taste - Semi-sweet cherry with a nice tart aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Cidery with a little syrup, but still very refreshing.

Overall - Delicious kriek. An excellent compromise between supersweet Lindemans and champagne-dry Drie Fonteinen Oude Kriek, bearing in mind that this is not a lambic proper.

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance-Deep ruby red with good clarity. Solid pale pink cap of foam floats on top and shows good retention and nice lacing.

Aroma-Sweet, tart black cherries with an underlying earthy aroma to it. Cherry pie. Extremely “real” cherry aroma, doesn’t smell artificial like some krieks that I’ve had. Blackberries and raspberries are also notable.

Flavor- Sweet Cherries up front with blackberries not far behind. Ripe stone fruits, almost a bit like pluots. Tart cherry in the midpalate and a bit earthy in the finish. The aftertaste still has boasts sour cherry flavors but is quite dry, and even a little bit funky. Cherry flavors are complex and quite tasty.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with soft, moderate carbonation. Smooth and refreshing

Delicious cherry flavor is multi-layered and quite complex. Tart, refreshing, and all around awesome. This is what krieks should aspire to.

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Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
92 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.