Cuvee-Brut | Brouwerij Liefmans

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Cuvee-BrutCuvee-Brut
BA SCORE
4.09/5
Exceptional
700 Ratings
Cuvee-BrutCuvee-Brut
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by IronDjinn on 02-15-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,456
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
700
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
92
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 700 |  Reviews: 192
Photo of keng1343
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of esley
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbaumer
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed in the "1001", I will review and re-rate when I Have it again.

71 characters

Photo of d_kizzle
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of windowside
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap poured into snifter

Deep ruby red with a red tinged pencil thin cap

Aroma of cherries

Taste of cherries. Lambic? No Oud Bruin!

Smooth with some sweet tart cherry flavors

Good beer

 188 characters

Photo of Donkster46
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pauken
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite Liefmans so far...

30 characters

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SassaDog
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbenitez25
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet. Sweet licorice cherryish nose.intense cherry with a good fizz. Good beer all around.

96 characters

Photo of 911CROFT
3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle into a tulip. Paid £3.59 for a single bottle.

Pours a deep, dark, reddish brown coloured body, that when held to the light, turns to a bright ruby and displays plenty of fine carbonation towards the edge of the glass. A one-finger in height, pinkish-white, foamy head reduces quickly to a thin patchy film and collar, leaving behind only a small amount of soapy lacing.

The nose consists primarily of sour dark cherries and slightly funky, earthy yeast. In the background, aromas of red wine vinegar, alcohol and oak are also evident. Taste roughly follows suit. It leads briefly with a much sweeter, juicier, cherry flavour than the nose implied, but quickly transitions to the expected tart, tangy and acidic profile. Mid palate, sourness tops out at beyond puckering levels as an acidic red wine vinegar character joins the tart fruit. Towards the end, complex notes of earth, hay, vanilla, almond, wood, oak, cherry skin and tannins combine to provide a dry balancing bitterness that lingers long into the finish together with sharp tartness. In the mouth a medium body and moderate carbonation starts slick, smooth and slightly sugary but quickly dries out, to finish crisp, clean, dry and a touch astringent. On the very end, taste comes full circle, as sweet juicy cherry makes a return in the aftertaste.

Overall this is a decent beer. To my tastes the middle is a little too sour, (that puckering effect detracting slightly from the enjoyment) but it remains well balanced, complex and plenty drinkable.

 1,530 characters

Photo of timothybarney
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish and light brown, like a flanders pretty much appearance wise. Cherry aroma and almost nothing else besides some oak in the background.

Sweet is the first descriptor. Cherry is the next taste wise. I think this is a decent fruit beer to check out on a warm morning. If you don't like cherry, walk on home boy. The oak gives it a nice dry tannin feel, the goudenbond gives it a slight tartness.

 407 characters

Photo of Zorro
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reddish brown colored beer without much of a head.

Smells strongly of cherries and chocolate. Smells a little smoky and sour. Scent of caramel candy.

Starts out tasting of sour cherries. Taste of chocolate cake. Flavor is tart but not what you could call really sour.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall tasty beer, a decent approachable fruit Lambic.

 350 characters

Photo of drmeto
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a slightly hazy ruby-red with a small,creamy rose' head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-cherries,raspberries,oak tanin,black currants,slight chocolate,faint tartness
T:
-cherries,raspberries,black currants,sugar
-low sourness
-finishes dry
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Doesnt taste as artificial as other fruit sours.
Good Beer for sour novices

 377 characters

Photo of Roybert
3.4/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 700 ratings