Liefmans Fruitesse On The Rocks
Brouwerij Liefmans

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Brouwerij Liefmans
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #360
Ranked #28,602
3.42 | pDev: 18.42%
Oct 07, 2022
Feb 24, 2010
Liefmans Fruitesse On The RocksLiefmans Fruitesse On The Rocks
Notes: Formerly Fruitesse.

This sparkling appetiser beer, with its pale red colour, is at its very best in the stylish, playful Liefmans glass. Enjoy the fresh, intense flavour of strawberries, raspberries, black cherries, elderberries and blueberries.

Bubbling, sparkling and brim-full of fruity flavours, what more could you want for the final touch to a night out? And for a refreshing change, why not try it served on the rocks…
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
April 2011: 250 ml bottle, as Liefmans Fruitesse, from the foreign beer bar at the Darlington Spring Thing Beer Festival. ABV is 4.2%. Brewed with 15% fruits. Beautiful red colour, moderate pink head. Strong sweetish aroma of cherries and mixed berries, also notes of fruit candy. Sweet fruity flavour, like a fruit soda, fruit candy notes galore. Tasty, but there is nothing here to remind you that this is a beer.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by JuanS from South Africa

4.47/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I find it difficult to call it a beer...... however in South Africa we do have a name for it which some Dutch or Flemmish members may understand, we call it a "pophuis bier", loosely translated: "dollhouse beer" simply meaning chicks dig it!

My wife absolutely loves it, so I had to try one. It is delicious I must say. Very fruity, but nice. Sweet, almost like a sweet red wine, but with carbonation.

Lovely on the rocks and feels like summer. Expensive in South Africa, but worth it..... for a pophuis bier.
Sep 10, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Donatas from Lithuania

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

May 09, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Nofoba

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 250ml bottle. It has a raspberry red body, and a small pink head with some lacing.

The aroma has cherries, strawberries, raspberries and caramel to it, with a slight unpleasant cattiness to it.

The taste is mildly sour and sweet, with cherries, strawberries and raspberries, but with a slight artificial tone. Good amount of carbonation.

Light, sweet and enjoyable.
Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 1.41 by marcrech from Brazil

May 01, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2019
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Rated by Mclusal from Colombia

3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Mar 20, 2019
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Cerveza rojiza, de cuerpo medio y de carbonatación media. Aroma a jarabe de cereza y frambuesa. En boca no es tan dulce como imaginaba sino un poco mas agria pero de todos modos es fácil de beber.
Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.52/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The label said I should pour it over ice, so I did.

It's a very pretty pale pink, a fizzy as soda pop, with a wonderfully retentive rose-colored head.

The aroma is gentle and variegated. Just--this might not make sense, but it smells like pinkness: fruity softness, the sweetness of cherries and strawberries only without the sharper, sour bite that usually accompanies such fruits. It's wonderful.

It doesn't taste quite as good as it smells, but it's still a lovely beer. Pink fruit up front, some sour funk in the middle, and a chewy, yeasty finish.

A bit weak by today's standards, sure, but overall an exquisitely brewed beer.
Jan 25, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Yani from Dominican Republic

Jan 16, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by bmaggot from Lithuania

Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by safaricook from Netherlands

3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured it over ice. Looks great pink with huge fine head. This not much of a beer, but at the same time very drinkable and fruity. Ideal on a hot day in the early afternoon.
May 27, 2018
Reviewed by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2017 Draught Thirsty Monk AVL Bright strawberry and cherry. Not as sweet as expected. Finish lingers aided by medium carbonation. Much better on draught. 4.2% ABV
Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by tux_alin from Romania

Mar 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by bmaslakov from Russian Federation

Feb 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This beer is so much better than the average BA ratings that I don't want to speak openly and start a fight. So, I will have it side-by-side with one of my favorites, like New Glarus' Raspberry Tart and review Fruitesse then. In the meantime, it went great with my dessert and I suggest that folks start having it that way.
Jan 05, 2018
Rated: 1 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 3.15 by dandy14 from Brazil

Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by Tschude from Switzerland

Sep 30, 2017
Rated: 2.62 by Momon from Philippines

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 3.33 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jul 28, 2017
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Reviewed by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

2.08/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
From a 250ml bottle with a 10/2018 date. Not sure I would call this a beer. It's more of a raspberry/cherry soda with some alcohol. Very sweet. One could say it was thirst quenching on a hot day, but I'd rather either have a Coke or a cocktail.
Jul 28, 2017
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured ice cold from 8.5-ounce bottle into a fluted glass. I did not pour this over ice, as recommended on the label. Very pretty garnet-colored body, with a substantial light pink head that left scads of sticky lacing as it faded into a thin ring. Big aromas and flavors of tart cherry, followed by strawberry and raspberry. Pleasantly but not overly tart. Light bodied, not at all syrupy despite the fruit-juicy sweetness. There is a little bit of sticky sweetness that lingers on the finish. For what this is, it hits all the right notes.
Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 3.51 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a lovely bright strawberry red, crystal clear. Head is fizzy and extremely small.

Extremely sweet berry aroma: cherries, raspberries, and blueberries. Smells a touch like cough syrup in weaker moments.

Sparkling, light, sweet (but not too much), and very fruity: apples, cherries, strawberries, and raspberries. Not unlike a wine spritzer. Eminently quaffable.

This is a pretty tasty brew, although I certainly wouldn't go out of my way for it. My wife loves it; I would love more funk and tartness.
Jul 13, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Jul 10, 2017
Rated: 4.83 by Frankgabriel2383 from Dominican Republic

Jun 12, 2017
Rated: 3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 3.28 by mishi_d from Romania

Jun 05, 2017
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

2.66/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Bottle. Garnet in colour. Dense light pink head.
Sweet berry and other fruits aroma.
Sickly saccharine. Some tartness at the finish. Cherry discerned.
Cloying. Strong carbonation.
Alco pop with a craft beer label.
May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.39 by mcrawford from Michigan

May 23, 2017
Rated: 2.05 by desint from Belgium

Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Feb 24, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands

Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
8.5oz bottle, poured into a lowball glass
Only beer I've ever had that told me to pour over ice

A- pours a deep ruby purple color with a fizzy two-finger head that reduces to a thin layer

S- smells of red pop-rocks candy, with undertones of strawberry, cherry & raspberry, as advertised

T- fruity berries up front with flavors of strawberry and cherry in particular, slight tartness at the mid-palate. Sugary, candy-like sweetness on the finish with more berries on the linger

M- light body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a bit of a flat finish

O- a nice change of pace from the super malt or super hoppy, I'd buy this again, especially in the summer
Dec 10, 2016
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