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Liefmans Brewery

Liefmans Brewery
Cuvee Brut

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Liefmans Brewery
Cuvee Brut

Category: Lambic Fruit

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 6%
Cloudy copper red color. Lively, fruity aromas of fresh black cherries and raspberry jam on toast with a silky, racy, effervescent, sour medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long raspberry skins vinegar, cherry pit, and moss finish. A nicely concentrated, tart funky cherry-berry flavored lambic.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp, light, sour & tart & funky
Aroma Aroma: fresh black cherries and raspberry jam on toast
Taste Flavor: raspberry skins vinegar, cherry pit, and moss
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Jambalaya, Oysters With Mignonette, Mascarpone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely concentrated, tart funky cherry-berry flavored lambic.

The Producer

Brouwerij Liefmans

The Producer
Aalststraat 200
Oudenaarde, B-9700
Belgium
32 -0055311392

Their Portfolio

Lambic Fruit

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Serve in a Stange
Fruit lambic may vary greatly in color from pale golden to deep ruby red and range from 4-7% in alcohol. Commonly brewed from unmalted wheat, pilsner malt and aged hops, the unique flavor profile of these beers is a result of wild, open-air fermentation in conjunction with extended aging in oak barrels. In addition, the overall flavor profile of these beers is heavily influenced by a wide variety of whole fruit added during fermentation. These fruits are consumed in their entirety during the fermentation process and lend both supplemental flavor and color to the final beer. Similar to gueuze, fruit lambic is a blend of young and old beers typically ranging from 1-3 years. Blending results in a sharp champagne-like effervescence and tart, toasty flavors. Kriek (cherry) and framboise (raspberry) are the more popular and traditional fruits employed. Other exotic fruits are widely used in juice form in more commercial examples of this style. Originating centuries ago in and around Brussels as farmhouse specialties, these beers are still brewed today in the same manner with many of the best examples still Belgian in origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Lindemans Kriek, Boon Framboise Marriage Parfait, Hanssens Oude Kriek and Upland Raspberry Lambic.