Cuvee Soeur'ise
Brouwerij De Leite

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From:
Brouwerij De Leite
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #14
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,210
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.85%
Ratings:
87
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 08, 2021
Added:
Jan 11, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  15
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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4.42 by hopley from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Bottle from Etre
Lightly hazy dark red with a decent sized frothy white head that dissipates quickly. Wonderful earthy funky cherry on the nose with just a hint of balsamic. Flavor is lightly acetic earthy funky cherries. Great Cherry expression but I'd love a lot more lactic tartness.

Oct 31, 2020
 
2.09 by stephenlee93 from England on Jun 07, 2020
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Sep 28, 2019
 
3.75 by mothman from Minnesota on Sep 02, 2019
 
4.23 by darktronica from Indiana on Jul 24, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours slightly hazy with a pink lemonade hue; the head builds to two fingers with a faint mauve aspect; spotty lacing

Smell: Oak and cherry tones waft, with a funky, tart aspect that is supplemented by a hint of sweet fruit

Taste: Somewhat tart, from the outset, with the cherry emerging and adding a hint of sweetness; the oak and funk quickly bring a dry element; a woodsy, stemmy tart finish wraps things up

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation; moderate pucker

Overall: Not sure why the brewery calls this a tripel as I don't taste any elements of that style; it is clearly more of a kriek and a darn good one, at that
Thanks, cdubnbird, for the opportunity

May 08, 2019
 
4.02 by emerge077 from Illinois on May 01, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

L - Pretty red haze with a one finger white head

S - Sour cherry, malt

T - follows without too much funk. A bit of acetic acid

M - Moderate to high carbonation, chewy

Nice

Jan 28, 2019
 
4.2 by BubbleBobble from New York on Oct 27, 2018
 
4.19 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Oct 01, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

The oak barrel aging adde a dimension to this fruit beer that grounds the sweet and tart cherries. Gives body more depth and tang for the style. Sweet and acidic on the finish. Pleasant, especially in the summertime outside at the cafe

Sep 30, 2018
 
4.12 by CantankerousCaveBear from Canada (ON) on Sep 23, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Vibrant, ruby red body, near clear, thinly veiled by a rose coloured head that fades to a rim within the minute. Intriguing and exciting. Swirl it around a bunch and it picks right back up, so the carbonation is there.
Very light aroma, unless I'm getting a cold. Berries, bubblegum, woodiness, funk.
Delicate and refined red apple, raspberry, cherry fruit flavour, lightly tart, complimented beautifully by a sense of Christmas spice - clove or nutmeg. In the finish an odd bitterness kicks in, difficult to identify, but reading the ingredients it must be the herbs. It's unique, somewhat medicinal. Super dry finish, long, with a variety of curious flavours lingering. Medium body and carbonation. Soft on the tongue, with a sense of being powdery.

Lot's of weird things going on with this, it's certainly a different experience - and an enjoyable one. Great mix of fruit, tart, funk, woodiness, herbal notes and distinct mouthfeel. Try it if you find it, on it's own, and contemplate it's definition. Just plain interesting.

Sep 07, 2018
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3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

As much as I am no fan of sour beer, I had a good feeling about this one and it didn't disappoint. Tart it is, yes, but not to a putrid extent. With a 25% cherry inclusion (there is no other fruit within), it obviously dominates, but there is enough herbs to balance things to an accepted degree. I think I would drink this again!

Aug 20, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SippingInHolland from Netherlands

Bottle poorer in tulip glass.

Some alcohol, wood and a lot of fruits in the nose.

The taste is very fruity.
It has an abv of 8.5, but easy drinkable.

Jul 16, 2018
 
4.7 by MarvinSnyder from West Virginia on May 14, 2018
 
4.04 by samEBC from Belgium on Apr 22, 2018
 
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Apr 15, 2018
 
4.43 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Feb 21, 2018
 
4.25 by steverx8 from England on Dec 16, 2017
 
4.09 by yuno from New York on Nov 03, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

On tap at Cafe Rose Red in Bruges.

Pours a blood red with thick foam.

Smell is very berry forward, tons of raspberries, cherries and red currants.

Taste is tart, with loads of the berries from the smell. Pretty complex, and no hint at all of the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very enjoyable tart fruit beer. Lots of berries!

Sep 19, 2017
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Aug 15, 2017
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby red/light copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy black cherries, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, cherry skin/pits, plum, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, oak, almond, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy black cherries, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, cherry skin/pits, plum, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, oak, almond, pepper, wheat, and cracker; with lighter notes of leathery/musty funk, vanilla, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tangy black cherries, raspberry, strawberry, blueberry, cherry skin/pits, plum, lemon, green apple, red grape, hay, straw, grass, oak, almond, pepper, wheat, cracker, leathery/musty funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance. Lightly increasing pucker, but not astringent on sourness. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness and yeast/oak spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately acidic/tannic/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 8.5%. Overall this is a fantastic imperial kriek! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, cherries, oak barrel, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink, even with the increasing lactic/tannic/drying finish. Even though this is listed as a fruit beer, this could easily be classified as a Oude Kriek lambic right now. Likely has a good amount of age on it. Nice amounts of Brett funk, Lacto, and oak; but not huge amounts like others. Nice jammy fruit presence and solid malt balance. A highly enjoyable offering.

Jul 22, 2017
 
4.08 by Antyk from Belgium on Jun 05, 2017
 
4.26 by stephenlee from England on May 05, 2017
 
4.24 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Feb 09, 2017
 
4.06 by desint from Belgium on Feb 04, 2017
 
3.68 by metalspice from Norway on Jan 31, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

Bottle shared thanks to kermis and deanso. Clear ruby pour with a thin pink head. Notes of cherries, cherry jam, almonds. Medium body, medium carbonation and a sour and lightly sweet finish.

Nov 20, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by shleepy from California

Brown or dark red color. Lightly pink head. Smells like sweet-sour cherry. Tastes like a slightly sweeter (but not sweet) kriek, and that's a good thing. Pretty good stuff!

Sep 27, 2016
 
4.21 by BigSmooth12 from Massachusetts on Sep 19, 2016
 
4.4 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Aug 14, 2016
 
3.66 by Anatole from Belgium on Jul 13, 2016
 
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Jul 08, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ludachris from Canada (ON)

The cherries define its appearance. Its body is a deep, luscious black cherry shade of red. On top rests a thick layer of creamy, dense head with a tinge of pink, which retains itself exceptionally well. Its near complete lack of clarity gives it a weighty look.

A puckering dryness leaps from the glass and tickles the nose. Sour red cherries sit alongside green grape skins and lemon juice. There's a definite lick of funk at the end; salty, raw, and earthy. Mellow, rounded oak lies unobtrusively underneath.

Everything comes at once. At its core is a shy but sturdy oak quality. I get more of its weight as opposed to its flavor. Its earthy character helps to flesh it out. Tart cherries with a streak of sweetness zig zag in and out. Lemon juice is basted on its underbelly, furthering its liveliness.

The weight of its body is the only way I pick up on its elevated alcohol content. Its dryness comes first and fades into a clean finish. Its carbonation level works to compliment the liveliness of its fruit qualities in their tart and sour glory.

I'm getting acquainted with this style and what a treat this was. The cherries used during fermentation didn't fully define its aroma and flavor. Instead, they played a part in the bigger, funky picture of a complex fruited gueuze.

Apr 20, 2016
 
4.5 by gabrielsyme from Virginia on Mar 17, 2016
 
4.33 by MathiasO from Sweden on Mar 12, 2016
 
3.73 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Mar 02, 2016
Cuvee Soeur'ise from Brouwerij De Leite
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 87 ratings