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LaConner Framboise

LaConner Framboise
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Aged 2 years in oak with raspberries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2010
It’s been almost...3 years or so since Skyhand Kim kindly opened one of her 12oz bottles of this. I will articulate as best as possible. I remember a blast of rounded raspberry on the nose. The flavor was as full as could be with sweet, sour, woody, and fruited flavors running all over the palate in the most stimulating way. Long, tart, sour, and slightly funky fruit finish. Lots of thicker woody flavors blended nicely. She had said they made this once a few years before we had drank it, so I’m not sure of the exact age when consumed. Probably one of the best beers I’ve ever tasted. Thanks again Kim!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy reddish color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a fruity tart raspberry aroma. Tart sour raspberry flavor. Tart and slightly vinous raspberry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2006 Bottled. Hazy dark ruby, small off-white head. In-your-face fresh raspberry aroma. Lightly acidic with foirm body. The citric acidity goes very well with the raspberries, and the oak flavour enhances the experience even further. There is not much distracting from this one beautiful flavour, making it perhaps somewhat one-dimensional. Still this one flavour brings the beer to near fantastic levels...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Bottle: Ruby caramel, moderate foamy off-white head, spotty lacing, very little carbonation.   Dry tart fruity aroma... this is American?   Super tart berry flavor, very clean, did I mention tart?   Body and mouthfeel are full to moderate.   Long lingering tart fruity finish., teetering on being sour.   Clean, simple, but simply wonderful.   Probably one of the better LaConner brews I have had, aside from their Dry Hopped IPA.   Very Belgianesque.   Thanks to mattbob for sharing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - FEB 15, 2006
Draft in LaConner, WA - Deep violet with no head. Tart sour taste with sweet berry finish. Very very nice. It’s better than any Lambic I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
Nice Flemish Ale, sour at the front with a nice raspberry sweetness as it goes doen. Full bodied yet not over sweet or malty. Very nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
Brown beer with a nice reddish tint. Massive fruity aroma, tart raspberry, sour aroma. A touch of lactic character, some oaky vanilla, sweet/sour but very clean, bright fruity aroma. Flavour is tart with a nice light maltiness up front, sweet but not cloying, full-bodied, but not syrupy. Very tart, raspberry fruit. No alcohol is detectable and this feels much lighter than it actually is. Dryish tart and fruity finish. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Murky reddish-brown colour. Big oaky nose with raspberries, blueberries, and a lot of malt, too...very Rodenbachish. The body is tart, surprisingly light. Very refreshing. This despite having a fairly rich caramel malt character, in part due to the exquisite balance of fresh raspberries and wonderful oakiness. Not as complex as Rodenbach but in that same league for freshness, brightness and refreshment. Best Framboise in the US, even better than Flossmoor’s and miles ahead of New Glarus’ confection.

Apparently I was given incorrect information about being served the last bottle and this is still available, but only at the pub as it isn’t labelled and it would be illegal to distribute outside the pub.

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