The taste of the beer is satisfyingly sweet, without being syrupy, and does full justice to those red fruit aromas.
The youngest member of the Liefmans family was introduced some years ago, in the summer of 2009, as an ideal summery aperitif beer – one that could be served on ice. “Fruitesse on the Rocks!” is its tag-line.
Fruitesse doesn’t pretend to be a complex degustation beer, because it is anything but. However, what it does do, it does brilliantly: it is a young and innovative beer, with a fruity freshness, and an appeal to a broad swathe of the public.
So this is no classic ‘kriek’. Rather, it is a blend of beer with natural fruit juices. The brewery states that its Fruitesse is a fruit beer that’s just as a fruit beer ought to be. Fresh, and with a vivid red colour, it grabs your attention straight away, and doesn’t let go.
The same can be said for its nose. Once the aroma from the glass reaches invades your nostrils, there’s no escaping it – an overwhelming fruit aroma, dosed with a shot of almond.
The taste of the beer is satisfyingly sweet, without being syrupy, and does full justice to those red fruit aromas. Even the aftertaste does not let you get away from its luscious, fresh fruitiness . It’s the kind of beer that could also serve as an ideal ingredient for creative cocktails.
Available on backorder