Liefmans Fruitesse

Posted: February 6, 2016 in Brouwerij Liefmans, Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews

This was a beer that I picked up awhile back from Half Time because I thought Val would like it (spoiler: she didn’t). She let me have a couple of sips for the review.

fruitesse

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Sipping a Liefmans Fruitesse on the rocks is like taking a city break in Berlin, soaking up the atmosphere in Milan or discovering culture in New York. Take your time to enjoy it in a friendly bar, or chilling out with your friends. 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…”

Random: I’m not sure if I would enjoy it more with ice, but I don’t think I’m going to find out.

This beer poured with a one finger, pink head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass, but a very small crown. The body was a cloudy, mulberry color with no visible carbonation because of the cloudiness. The nose was fruity, to the point of being perfume-like. It had blueberry, cherry and strawberry. The taste had a certain medicinal note to it that I didn’t love. It also had a lot of berries. On the taste, the blueberry and strawberry stood out and it was almost jam-like. The body had medium thickness with light carbonation. The finish was long and sticky with berry jam. A bottle of this ran me $2.65 and also of note, was that it was only 8 ounces. It came $.33 per ounce. I didn’t love this beer, because the medicinal flavor was just off-putting, but I’m glad I got to try it.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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