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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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604 Ratings
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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 39
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 02-15-2010

Goudenband & Oud Bruin blended with cherries. Not a lambic.
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S: Cherry, plum, artificial grape, cough syrup
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T: Very sour, unsweetened grape juice, cola, chocolate covered cherries, cough syrup, sour cherry; sweet syrup

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Balsamic vinegar in the smell from afar, closer in a lot more dark cherry, some blueberry, raspberry, a big sugary sweetness creeps up, some faint hay, some faint wood barrel notes. Nice sweet/sour balance, somewhat tilting towards the first.
Aaand taste is very sweet. Starts with heavily sugared pitless cherries (exactly like the ones prepared for making jam), with the sourness in the back, gaining ground bit by bit, with a nice dark cherry flavour. Some blueberries, faint raspberries. A touch of vinegar and cider apples. Alcohol and some wood notes, creating something extremely similar to homemade cherry brandy. Some vanilla and marzipan. Very low green hay. Finishes as it starts, sweet.
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Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.