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Block 15 Framboise White

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Belgian style white ale open fermented with our special blend of Belgian yeast, lactobacillus and brettanomyces. Matured three seasons in chardonnay barrels with organic golden raspberries from Denison farm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle 375ml. [2013] Pours blond with no head. Aroma is of fruits, flowers. Taste is of fruits, flowers, blood, acidity (somewhat acetic), white wine. Palate: Medium body. Dry finish. Very low carbonation. Overall: Very good. All is under control, and acidity is not overdone. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
pours hazy golden with a small white cap, little retention. oaked raspberries, melons, medium acidity - tart citric; woodsy vanilla, berry seeds, cinnamon, lean and kind of spicy maltiness, rather clean. light to low carbonation, light body - almost watery; dry and sour (almost puckering) herbal-spicy finish. bright raspberries with some nice oaky features. very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4233) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
How: Bottle (375 ml). 2013 vintage. From Lurkaholic, thanks! Split 3-ways.

>>> A delicate and complex raspberry sour with a nice vinous profile and pretty good drinkability.

- Clear golden with a small ring of white foam.
- Delicate raspberries aroma with mild leafy notes.
- The mix of brettanomyces and Chardonnay barrels gives rather complex wild profile.
- Light body. Moderate carbonation. Vinous. A bit puckering. Dry.
- Alcohol is really well hidden. Never thought this was 8% abv.
- The backbone is light, but it fits nicely with a delicate complex profile.

Flavors: Raspberries, brettanomyces, strawberries, Chardonnay, leafy notes, mild oak presence, citrus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle... This beer puts the laughter in manslaughter!… Pours cloudy and golden with a small, white, quickly-dissipating head. The aroma offers raspberries and citric fruitiness with a splash of white wine and a modest measure of woody funk. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is sour and citric with big notes of raspberries and white wine. Finishes tart, clean, and then Mojave dry. Another world-class beer from Block 25 and generously shared by landhoney!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11785) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of florals, chardonnay, oak, raspberry pit and musky lemony funk. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
375 ml bottle acquired via trade on BA. Thanks, Jacob! A bottle I’ve sought for awhile now. Pours a gently hazed slightly dulled golden hue, some shine and gentle ruby tinge with frothy loose whitish head, dies to a small ring and laces small. Lively carbonation through the body. Aromas are potently sour, firmly lactic and sour raspberry, lemon and citric elements. Yogurty life, some lively acidity and sourness, white wine barrel shows white grape, gentle citrus and melon. Gentle bready malts, cobwebs come into play as it settles more. Potent, enjoyable. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, nice twangy lactic life. Yogurt, lemon, seedy and tannic raspberry skin. Touches of oak, a bit of vanillin with firmer sourness. The wild element is more reeled in than the potent, powerful nose let on. But still very good, almost better. Gentle fuzziness, touches of citrus, gentle grapefruit, lemon and funk. Cobwebs, oak and gentle white wine. The raspberry a bit more fruity into the backend with more yogurt, a gentle acidic jab but really, this is pretty expertly pulled or blended back. A bit of funk, more yogurt and a gentle waft of cheesiness. Gentle white wine fruit elements. Overall, the finish shows a bit of trailing fuzz, sour fruit and nice lactic element. This is sour but not acedic, really expertly crafting a pretty crushable sour with that potent nose. The raspberry is well fermented but still gives some firm life on the nose and into the backend. Really alluring nose as the beer falls just a bit more flat but is quite balanced for a sour.. which I guess is pretty impressive for a smaller, more simpler Wit base. Perhaps a touch flabby carbonation wise, but overall this is really drinkable. Really nice stuff from Block 15.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danyel (1490) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is strong ripe raspberry lots of sweet berry aroma, floral, vanilla. Tastes is sour raspberry, vanilla, wood, sweet and tart at the same time- this beer is fabulous!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (1244) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2013 poured from bottle to glass. Hazy straw hue with white head. Aroma is lactic, raspberry, cherry, straw. Mouthfeel is fantastic with fruity medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is fruity essence throughout with tart sourness through the finish. Overall this is a fantastic play in a framboise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1882) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Slighty hazy yellow with a small pale head. Aroma is raspberry, peach, lemon juice, dry white wine. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, tart on the palate with a sweet. & sour finish. Taste is raspberry, white wine, wheat, plum, candied lemon peel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
375 ml. bottle obtained in a trade with digita7693. Split with Kraddel. Pours a very interesting milky pale citrus, faint golden, little white head. Nose is white wine, very mellow funk, very interesting profile, faint vinegar, lemon sorbet, raspberry, pits, fruit itself, touch different from a regular raspberry, some wood, touch lactic sour, very nice. Taste had a great sour profile, lemon, white wine, white wood, great funk, lemon peel, raspberry but a bit different from usual, faintly salty, touch lactic sour, white greap, aftertaste really lingers. Thinned out yeast, rich body. Man this is truly spectacular, might even be the best sour I have had from the USA so far, didn’t expect this one to excel so much.

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