Cuvee-Brut | Brouwerij Liefmans

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans

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

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cracked a bottle of this during the Fourth of July pool party. Really does the trick on a hot summer day.

Pours out a reddish light brown color, similar to a flanders/oud bruin blended beer. Small thin beigeish head on it. Aroma was all cherry. Just loads of cherry all over it. A little bit of brown sugar. Mild oaky notes.

Taste, not overly sweet, I sat on this one for over 2 years, and it was much more attenuated to my palate than it was when it was sweeter. A tiny bit more tart and sourness than I was expecting at this stage, man, I'm really impressed with what age has done to this fruit beer. Ah conventional wisdom, I turn thee upon thy head. A sturdy body with darker brown kind of malts, caramel is barely there.

This isn't a beer that is going to impress anyone looking for a lambic or kriek. But if you want the cherry flavor, with the rare culmination of both mild sour and balanced fruit without overwhelming sugaryness, this is the beer for you.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Busy Bee

Hazy garnet topped with a slim, creamy head. Cherry aroma upfront with some almost chocolaty/nutty notes, slight brown sugar, and an increasing woody dryness. Super smooth cherry tartness and mild spicy wood flavors. Sweet, yet dry. Medium bodied, slick, and a real pleasure to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Really digging the aroma. Fresh, sweet and tart cherries. A good mix of both sensations without tilting too much in either direction. I'm about to drink cherry juice I think.

Pours a nice ruby red with a fair, loose head that dissipated rapidly.

Taste is refreshingly tart. I had worried perhaps it would be too sugary sweet but I'd say it actually tilts more towards tart than anything. That's not to say that it isn't sweet, because at first there's a great sweet cherry taste that goes into a more tart sensation that especially gives a sour kick at the end. Very drinkable of course. Who doesn't like alcoholic cherry soda?? With a tart kick of course.

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3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from tap into goblet at pizza plant in buffalo ny. Awesome murky red pour. ..little lacing. Nice funky wild woody aroma...mild but funky and fruity.
Taste is syrupy fruit...almost grainy sugary sweetness. Cherry cough syrup and some wood. Its ok...not sure why it has such a high rating. I think its just too sweet..couldn't finish the pour.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Cuvee-Brut from Brouwerij Liefmans
4.05 out of 5 based on 693 ratings.
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