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Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

507 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans visit their website
Belgium

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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hopsputin

California

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle, drank Oct. 2013

a: dark ruby red, purple, amber. 2 finger off white fizzy head

s: apple cider vinegar, tart apple peels, cherry. ever so slight hint of orange molasses

t: right away i notice much more cherry than in the nose. sweet and sour cherry. nice caramel sweetness, concord grapes, tart vinegar. ends with more cherries, and finishes dry. definitely on the sweeter side

m: light with nice amount of carbonation. really helps the cherry flavor pop

o: much better than the appearance and aroma indicated. this is a 2 year old bottle. still taste cherry nicely. the tartness is very mild and works well with the sweet dark cherry flavor. no flavor in here overwhelms the other, and sweet and tart are harmonized nicely. real nice stuff

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:00:00 | More by hopsputin
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-10-2013 20:57:45 | More by Boone757
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

10-05-2013 19:54:48 | More by apasternak
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DonDirkA

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

The nose is still a little fake smelling, like the Fruitesse, but it just doesn’t smell like straight cherries, it smells more like cherry juice. Cherry juice, red grapes, cherries, plums and just a bit of the malt on the way back end.

The taste is a lot more like a legitimate beer than the Fruitesse but it has a very sweet, almost artificial tasting finish. Tart cherry juice, sour cherries and sour grapes start out in charge then quickly give in to a fake “from concentrate” cherry juice taste with too much sweetness. Not bad, but definitely not on the level of the Goudenband. Too bad.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 08:25:32 | More by DonDirkA
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-29-2013 23:34:34 | More by Dawkins
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-28-2013 20:53:35 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-28-2013 00:43:54 | More by Dweedlebug
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-23-2013 04:14:34 | More by ste5venla
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-18-2013 21:28:52 | More by tommy5
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-17-2013 15:57:53 | More by djrn2
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-12-2013 22:01:50 | More by bbeane
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-10-2013 03:05:19 | More by TheLevi4000
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-09-2013 01:36:07 | More by GennyCreamAle
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brandon911

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-08-2013 23:07:59 | More by brandon911
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ODYSEYY

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-07-2013 13:09:17 | More by ODYSEYY
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-07-2013 06:54:47 | More by schopenhauerale
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Soumya

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22.2%

09-06-2013 04:06:48 | More by Soumya
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-06-2013 00:33:00 | More by CDCNAM
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-04-2013 22:26:11 | More by Boilerfood
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The final entry in KRIEK WEEK!!!! Listen up, KRIEK HEADS!!!

Yes, I just have to wonder if the best has been saved for last...after all, this beer does have its own giant protective wrapper... . Poured into a chilled tulip glass.

Appearance 4.25: Beautiful and unique-looking deep, dark, almost brown-red. Opaque. Looks very much like a big tulip glass filled with blood. Head was excellent (1/4") and a light pink in color. Excellent lacing.

Smell 4.0: Great nose on this brew. I smell lots of wood and a deep, dark, cherry bouquet. I also smell a very faint hoppiness to this beer, way in the back. Other notes are leather, cherry pits and certain flat smell of green leaves.

Taste 4.25: Front is tart and somewhat dry. This fades quickly into a middle that is silky smooth, semi-sweet and it is at this level that a medium-sized wave of cherry flavor attacks your tastebuds from the middle of the palate. Finish is smooth, balanced and features brief hints of a light cherry taste, almost like Mt. Rainier cherries. Delicious. Finish is short, light and dry and features a top-palate cherry taste that fades far too quickly leaving the imbiber wanting more.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Outstanding match with the carbonation. I could almost believe it was bottle conditioned.

Overall 4.25: Outstanding/Excellent kriek. This kriek is higher in ABV (6% ABV) than many others, but it is so smooth and delicious. Wonderful and complex at every level, Liefman's is a hard act to follow, so remember that when planning a session. Session? Yes, this baby is entirely sessionable. I would highly recommend drinking the entire 75 centiliter (that's 1 pint, 9.4 ounces) in one sitting. Highly recommended for all kriek heads. Not the best from Kriek Week, but darn close.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 06:03:03 | More by BeerDocT
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WDJersey

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

09-02-2013 00:38:32 | More by WDJersey
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TruePerception

California

3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Liefmans Cuvee-Brut: Belgian aged with cherries, Taste/Mouthfeel: hint of cherry, slightly sweet/tart; Appearance: dark cherry, slightly lighter than black cherry skin; faint transparency, good

Poured into a pint glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 06:53:59 | More by TruePerception
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-27-2013 04:31:15 | More by hellhammermario
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-25-2013 01:59:32 | More by Kmat10
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-25-2013 01:36:41 | More by duracell
Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.