Liefmans Fruitesse (Fruitbier) - Brouwerij Liefmans
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District of Columbia
2.17/5 rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
After quite a bit of hunting to make sure this was not already listed here on BA, this is indeed a different fruit beer by Liefmans. According to the label this is "matured on cherries" and there are a variety of other berries that are added....along with what I taste to be a boatload of sugar and sweeteners...which is actually also stated on the label (minus the boatload).
Anyway, it pours with a half-finger of pink tinged head that disappears rapidly; crystal clear ruby red color.
Smells of sweetened raspberries and strawberries in an almost cakey way; definitely sweet and fruity. No tartness to be detected in the aroma; and certainly straightforward. This trend continues on to the taste, which is really way too sweet, even for a fruit beer. No tartness to cut through the sweetener, and it's almost a faux berry taste overall. Thinner, syrupy, fizzy MF. Not coincidentally, it reminds me of a fruit soda...only if it were that easy to drink and refreshing. Bleh.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2010 21:46:30 | More by Nickls
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