Liefmans Cuvée Brut 2010 (Belgium)

Liefmans Cuvée Brut 2010, 6% ABV, (Belgium)

On the paper label:

“Liefmans Cuvée Brut is brewed only once a year, in July. After brewing, freshly harvested and carefully selected cherries are blended in and the young beer is cellared at the brewery. After a slow maturation of 18 months to 3 years, different vintages are carefully tasted and blended to create the final result: a complex, deep-red ale with refreshing, balanced tart-sweet taste, strong cherry notes and sparkling carbonation.”

My notes:
  • My Rating: A-
  • Why it’s special: ultra cherry richness and clean flavour
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek
  • How much: ~$6 , 375ml., 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: yes, with friends
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Tasting notes: pours dark translucent cherry red, minimal head, sticky lacing, ringed micro CO2 retention, a few extremely slow-moving CO2 streams. Sour cherries and pomegranate on the nose. 7/10-level sourness, 7/10 level tartness up front, transitions into 8/10-level sweetness, tingly-creamy CO2, persistent sourness, flavours of sour cherries, pomegranate, raspberries, mild malts, green apple, jam, all very balanced and cooperative. Medium complexity, medium depth, great transitions, good carry, good drinkability. It gets a little sweet after awhile if drinking on its own.