Cuvee-Brut - Brouwerij Liefmans

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 36
Gots: 67 | 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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Photo of Mike099
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of CSO
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BenBasil
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Eddiehop
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bnes09
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber-ruby color. Dense haze blocks most light. Sweet cherry aroma. Fresh cherries hit the tongue right away. Mostly sweet and only mildly tart. Almost no hop character. Just the slightest hints of wood in the finish. Extremely well balanced. Medium bodied and somewhat sticky from the sugars. Sharp, snappy carbonation adds a dryness to the finish to contrast the fruit. I am not a huge fan of fruit beers but everything is so well put together in this one that I just can't put my glass down. This would be a great beer with just about any dessert, especially those made with chocolate or berries.

Photo of stephenlee
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

2011 vintage from bottle. Pours deep reddish brown with a fluffy white head that has a reddish hue to it. Smells very strongly of cherries with a hint of other dark fruits and earthiness in the background. Taste is very tart cherry, hard to describe as it is a strong taste of cherry but mellow at the same time, there is some darkness to the taste too in the end like plums and figs, but the cherry is the star here. The mouthfeel is way above average for a fruit beer, it is very smooth and creamy, not highly carbonated; a great aspect of this beer. At first I was worried that I picked up a 3 year old fruit beer, but this came out very well, the cherries toned down and some of the Oud Bruin came out, simply delicious!

Photo of ttocon
3.56/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of dagubna
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of byronic
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jeffaroo95
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of stampfler07
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of paleoplant
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of joaombj
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of denisconrado
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Out of curiosity, I think corresponds to the proposal, but I saw no difference with a champagne cooler or cheaper... Appearance: inviting bottle with paper wrapper; in translucent red glass with little foam, but persistent. Aroma: here I remembered some beer, because the malt appears slightly. Taste: sweet, actually has cherry leaves an aftertaste of malt and sweet; said despite the 6% alcohol, did not find them.

Photo of Sinfull
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Red-brown color , pink head. Aroma of cherries , grain , currant , notes of wood. Taste is light sweet and light sour , notes of cherries , oak and some caramel. Medium body , moderate carbonation. Very tasty!

Photo of parintele
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of kellyej
4.1/5  rDev 0%

A: Dark brown/red/purple color, wispy head
S: Cherry, plum, artificial grape, cough syrup
M: Tart, pucker, light body
T: Very sour, unsweetened grape juice, cola, chocolate covered cherries, cough syrup, sour cherry; sweet syrup

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Gurus
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours dark brown (dark ruby into the light), small pinkish head that goes very thin very fast, leaves just some lacing.
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.
Medium body, medium carbonation, almost smooth actually.
It's refreshing, it's tasty, but it's way too sweet for my taste. I know it's not a full-on sour beer, so the rating will be given considering usual Belgian fruit beers.

Photo of Cycle69
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
91 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.