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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 36
Gots: 57 | 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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Photo of Wildman
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of damuts222
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

damuts222, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Texasfan549, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of orlandomag
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of tbeq00
5/5  rDev +22%

tbeq00, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of sideshowe
5/5  rDev +22%

sideshowe, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Mantooth
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mantooth, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of bevdaddy
5/5  rDev +22%

bevdaddy, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of ferrari29
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Photo of KAP1356
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22%

adrian21, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of horrorspecialty
5/5  rDev +22%

horrorspecialty, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -2.4%

bpfrush, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Thehuntmaster, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/red color w/ a one finger off white head. Great carbonation and lacing on my snifter glass. Very dark in appearance- impossible to see through. Nose is very sweet/tart w/ cherries and wood being the primary characters here. A somewhat sour vibe here as well. Taste is very similar, with good carbonation and tartness/sourness in the flavor and feel. Beer really opens up with warming. Really smooth/sweet aftertaste on this one- no sour on the back end of this beer. Really very tasty, and very nice feel. Overall, this is a winner. Highly recommended if you appreciate this style of beer. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Liefmans Cuvee-Brut

25oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish color, with a nice foamy pink cap. Aroma of raspberries, cherries and candy. In the taste, unripe strawberry tartness, sweet cherry preserves and alittle bit sour. Sugary, but nicely mixed in with tart fruity flavors. Very berry, but also fairly complex and very drinkable. A nice treat from Brewery Liefmans.

Stinkypuss, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cuvee Brut has a brown body with lots of bright red highlights. The head is thin and tan, and it doesn't do anything in the lacing department.

The aroma is all lightly tart cherries, with maybe a hint of malt in the background.

Once again, the flavor is all cherry. Very natural and fruity tasting, with a little bit of tartness from the cherries. I would guess that whatever strains were living on the cherry skins are also in here due to the tartness, but I can't really be sure about that. Very faint malt in the background, with just a hint of wood.

Highly carbonated; with a lighter body it might remind me of champagne.

Very nice overall; this is a good fruit beer.

Hojaminbag, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage.

Pours a clear dark cranberry juice color with a 1 inch foamy reddish-white head that fades to a small cap. Foamy streaks of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour unripe cherries and some funky and earthy aromas. Taste is actually pretty sweet with overripe cherries, slight funk and sour flavors, and some earthy wood-like flavors. This beer has a very good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. A bit puckering with each sip and very refreshing. Overall, this is a very good cherry beer that is extremely easy to drink. I killed the whole bottle by myself in less than 5 minutes. A good alternative to the Lindemans fruit lambics.

UCLABrewN84, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of smibroncos
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A. Poured a tawney red with a off-white pinkish brown, one finger diminishing head good lacing on the glass.

S. Sour cherries, raisin.

T. A little more sour than the nose lets on, alot of cherry flavor, some darker fruit as well.

M. Wow like champagne on the toungue. Nice carbonation and good duration.

O. Pretty good brew. I would recommend this brew to my friends.

smibroncos, Oct 15, 2011
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 559 ratings.