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Liefmans Fruitesse (Fruitbier) - Brouwerij Liefmans

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Nickls on 02-24-2010

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Photo of byronic
1/5  rDev -70.1%

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.

Photo of LutherBrau
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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.

Photo of tjtjd
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Nm4452
2.6/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Liefmans Fruitesse (Fruitbier) from Brouwerij Liefmans
77 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.