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Liefmans Fruitesse (Fruitbier) - Brouwerij Liefmans

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 18.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 02-24-2010)
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Photo of byronic
1/5  rDev -70%

Pours cranberry red with pink foam and quite a lot of it. Fruity aroma, quite pungent. Mostly cherries and strawberry. It tastes in line with a diet cherry soft drink. Sure there are other flavours at play but the fruity sweetness is a bit overwhelming. Any redeeming qualities are overpowered by the artificial sweetener which really lingers in the finish. Light mouth feel with generous carbonation.

If I can help it I would never have this again.

byronic, Monday at 11:30 PM
Photo of LutherBrau
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

LutherBrau, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Tasty, but this essentially a beer soda pop. Lots of fruit, sweet, but drinkable. Works well over ice, so suitable as a summer patio drink. Proper use of fruit without the horrible perfumey character of an ill-made fruit beer. Drink it for what it is and enjoy.

TerryW, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Review according to BJCP 2008 guidelines (style 20) - Leifmans Fruitesse. Aroma: sweet aroma of cherry and other red fruits with an aftertaste of raspberry. sweetness maybe due to the use of fruit concentrates. No malt of hop aromas present. Appearance: clear ruby red with some orange tint and pink head with fair retention. Taste: sweet flavour of cherries dominates. Palate: smooth medium-low body with medium carbonation levels. Body not so thin maybe because of the use of adjuncts. Overall: a very enjoyable fruit beer but the extra sweetness may give the impression of an artificial product.

titvs, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of tjtjd
3/5  rDev -9.9%

tjtjd, Sep 02, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +3.6%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +9.3%

Nm4452, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured from 8.5 oz. bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance –The beer pours a deep ruby red color with a one finger head of red tinted foam. The head has a good level of retention, fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and fruity of red beery fruits with tons of raspberry and strawberry, but also contain good hints of cranberry and current. A little bit of a blueberry and some lighter plum are there as well giving it a very sweet fruity smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins a little less sweet then would have been anticipated from the nose, but still overall it was rather sweet. A big red berry fruit flavor of strawberry, raspberry and cranberry greet the tongue along with some blueberry flavors. These flavors create a base for the brew and last till the end. Along with the berry fruits comes some light doughy sweet malt and some cherry which end up leaving a very sweet, and how many people have aptly described it, Kool-Aid (but I must say adult/gourmet Kool-Aid) flavor, that I must say is not super overly sweet for the style, to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light with a carbonation level that is rather average to slightly higher. Both the light body and higher carbonation are fantastic for the fruit flavors of the brew and create a very crisp and easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – Well I paid $5 for a 4 pack of 8.5 oz. bottles that had an expiration date of 10/14. I would say I won big time on that buy. While not the greatest fruit style brew out there, for $1.25 a bottle this was a fantastic buy overall and makes for a good fruit beer when looking for something light and fruity.

Darkmagus82, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

azorie, Aug 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +12.9%

Sam-VW, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

ChrisKayler, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

snh208, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

YamagamiTravis, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

squack, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Kampfar, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Asrugan, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

leitmotif, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Mesa512, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

haggadah, Jul 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Latarnik, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

ygtbsm94, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Simon-Zakaria, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

IPAchris, Jul 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

lauries444, Jul 23, 2014
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Liefmans Fruitesse (Fruitbier) from Brouwerij Liefmans
77 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.