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Cuvee-Brut | Brouwerij Liefmans

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Goudenband & Oud Bruin blended with cherries. Not a lambic.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,980
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
703
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap tonight at Beer Authority in NYC.

a - Pours a hazy deep reddish-brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet cherry juice, Belgian yeast, spice, sweet dark fruits, and fruity malts. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of sweet cherry juice, sweet dark fruits, spices, Belgian yeast. Taste has a little more yeast and spice than the nose. Not too sweet which is nice.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is very smooth and easy to drink. Great mouthfeel.

o - Overall a really great fruit beer. Reminds me of Lindemans, but not quite as sweet....it has a little more of a Belgian yeast/spice kick to it. A great beer I'd love to have again.

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown/red color w/ a one finger off white head. Great carbonation and lacing on my snifter glass. Very dark in appearance- impossible to see through. Nose is very sweet/tart w/ cherries and wood being the primary characters here. A somewhat sour vibe here as well. Taste is very similar, with good carbonation and tartness/sourness in the flavor and feel. Beer really opens up with warming. Really smooth/sweet aftertaste on this one- no sour on the back end of this beer. Really very tasty, and very nice feel. Overall, this is a winner. Highly recommended if you appreciate this style of beer. Cheers.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Liefman's Cuvée Brut

A- deep clear red with a good amount of carbonation. Lose 1 &1/2 finger head like champagne.

Smell- smells of ripe sweet cherries. Almost kool aid like with a sweet floral smell.

T- just before the first sip, there's a rose pedal/sweet floral taste followed by cherries and a tartness not from the fruit. The only thing keeping me from believing that this isnt a beer is the slight bitterness with the cherry and very light malt flavor towards the end. I'm also getting a bit of mint at the end too.

M-bubbly, dry and crisp.

O- excellent fruit beer. Lots of cherries, not cloying at all. Well balanced and complex. I was really digging that sweet flower smell/taste.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a medium bodied reddish brown with bright red highlights and a barely pink one finger head. It really does look like Goudenband mixed with a Kriek. It smells of slightly tart cherries, cream, and it has a nice cherry pie like sweetness as well. It could be confused for a light Kriek. The flavor is of sweet cherry pie with ice cream or whipped topping with a barely tart finish. It is very flavorful and really does draw you back in for more. The sweetness is well maintained and the tartness is ever so slight but they work well together. It doesn't drink as sticky as it could, which is a good thing. It is medium in bodied and drinks really well. I've been told that this one is "really, really sweet" but I didn't think it was too sweet at all. I consider it well balanced and I really enjoyed it. I love Goudenband and this one isn't too shabby at all. I highly recommend trying the Cuvee Brut.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got a nice autumn day with leaves in their peak. Usually have an IPA going but with all the leaves changing their color palates, I decide to go with this cuvée. Pours a red crimson with almost a pinkish head and some lacing. Sediment noted throughout.

Sour mash cherry aroma with a cider vinegar pungency.

Taste is superb! Tart cherry, oak and scant vanilla. I love this especially at colder temps which tastes more like a cherry pop with low sugar. As this warms, more cider vinegar is noted which makes this more tart and welcoming.

Medium body with a dry finish and prickly carbonation.

This is better than any cherry soda I've ever had. If your crazy for cherries with an abv you gotta pull the trigger on this.

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Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 703 ratings