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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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So, I typically will enjoy this type of beer in a flute, tulip or some other glass like that. This is technically called a Fruit beer and they suggest a pint glass. I figured, what the heck, let's try it.

I am shocked at the strawberry shake type creamy head that I get when pouring this into this type of glass. The head is a pink, almost purple color with awesome structure and retention. The beer itself is a dark purple color that's fairly bold in color. Clinging lacing hangs everywhere.

Aroma is nice. Certainly cherry with a slight earthy depth. I wouldn't call it barnyard or funk, but something is up. Perhaps a touch musty, but not in a negative way. I picture dark ripe cherries, vs, their lighter less sweet brothers.

I had the Liefman's Goudenband and loved it. This is no different, what a wonderful beer. Light perfectly sweet cherry flavor with a hint of depth and roasted nuts. A touch bready as well. What I love here is the cherry flavor is that of the real fruit and not the artificial (although great) artificial cherry we've all become accustomed to tasting. I guess I have to type the word tart at some point, but it's so balanced with the sweetness it doesn't jump out at you.

Light spritzy body and carbonation. Springs to life on your tongue and quenches the thirst. Really refreshing. Gotta serve this at a brunch.

What a wonderful beer to drink. I popped this to enjoy the extra light as we celebrate daylight savings and the end of this terrible winter. Perfect call.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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

Deep red, med-big pale pink-tan head steadily shrinks to foamy ring, a little weak lace.

Aroma is metal, sweet-sour fruit, cherry, wood, yeast.

Taste is sweet-tart cherry, fruit, wood, hints of yeast and mineral, very juicy light sourness. Overall, it has a wonderful, engaging character, some nice complexity of elements underneath the dominant cherry character, and it’s lively and extremely drinkable.

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

My favorite Liefmans so far...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: rich, deep red, the colour of raspberry jam, with a faintly pink head like Himalayan sea salt, fine and fll

Aroma: vibrant berry aroma - cherry but also raspberry and currant; hints of the the tart flavour to come

Taste & Mouthfeel: the taste of cherry candy (like a life savour...better) is an immediate delight, sweet and vibrant and tart all at the same time, exciting the tastebuds to no end; cherry pie filling comes to mind - this is a great match for dessert, perfect for a rich chocolate fudge cake; fine carbonation with above average effervescence and perfect for the style, putting a buffer on the sweetness while at the same time opening up the palate to fully appreciate the fruity flavour - blackberry and currant could also be accounted; last thought - a good black cherry soda

Overall: a pure pleasure to drink, actually gets you excited, and remarkably it doesn't tire with all the sugar, a credit to the excellent carbonation; get your hands on this

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4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Liefmans Cuvee-Brut is a solid Kriek. It is not as sweet as other Krieks, so those that don't enjoy Krieks too sweet, try this one. It doesn't pour much head, but the taste is not flat. If you are thinking about trying a Kriek and hesitant on the fruit beers, this is a good one to try first.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark burgundy color with hints of garnet. Thin-head forms, leaving a dash of lacing on the inside of the glass.

Tart, sweet cherry greets the nose first, followed by the slightest hint of sour funk.

Sweet, slightly tart cherries dance around on my taste buds followed by just the right amount of funk. Has a sherry-like quality to it.

Carbonation is dialed up a bit but it doesn't do much harm. Just a hint of lingering cherry and funk.

Very good for what it is. Think of Lindemann's Kriek, but not as cloying.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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