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Liefmans Fruitesse (Fruitbier) | Brouwerij Liefmans

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Liefmans
Belgium
liefmans.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Nickls on 02-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,422
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
325
pDev:
17.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
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Photo of OzmanBey
1/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of dandy14
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tschude
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Momon
2.62/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roguer
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Frankgabriel2383
4.83/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mcrawford
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kiro
3.81/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.19/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
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

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3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like Cool-Aid.

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Photo of johunnic
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.32/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoLight
4.9/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep red in color, and clear, but with lots of particles floating around. A thin head with a pink hue that leaves some lacing. (When poured more aggressively, the beer has a much bolder head that retains longer.)

The aroma is candy-sweet; it smells of strawberry Twizzlers and hard cherry candy.

The flavor consists of raspberries, dark cherries, strawberry Twizzlers, and some other indistinct berry flavors. No real malt presence. Greatly tart and sugary-sweet overall.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated and on the heavy side of light.

This beer has a semidry, somewhat crisp, and surely refreshing finish.

This is one of the best fruit beers out there on the market today.

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2.31/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Antyk
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MathiasO
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 325 ratings
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