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Oud Beersel Framboise

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Brewed by Brouwerij Oud Beersel
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Beersel, Belgium

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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Framboise is a classic among the Belgian beers created by adding whole fresh raspberries (250 g/l)to a blend of young and old lambic. Framboise Oud Beersel is the missing link between beer and wine and is served chilled in flute glasses.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ksiwzos (20) - GREECE - DEC 9, 2014
375 ml bottle from Belgian eshop Ruby red color, quite lighter color than I remember from the last time and very clear, light pink-purplish head that doesn’t linger. Amazing aroma, sweetish, like any kind of berry jam, mostly strawberry and sour cherry and just a hint of funkiness. Taste is mostly sour balanced with an amazing berry sweetness, really tasty!! Maybe some vanilla(or diacetyl), I’m not sure... Didn’t sense much funkiness. Nice tartness in the aftertastes, always makes me salivate and can’t wait to taste the next sip... As it get’s warm the aroma is more intense and I can sense a hint of diacetyl(or something similar). I expected a bit more funk but it’s an amazing brew nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
375 ml bottle. Pours a very veiled ruby reddish brown-red with an no head whatsoever. Aroma is raspberry, unripe fruit and wood. Flavor is loads of fruits, wood. Finish is tartness, raspberry, strawberry. Lingering green plant. Medium to full body, average to strong carbonation. Good, refreshing, smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle, shared with Dave. Garnet hue, medium pink head of fine bubbles that recedes rather quickly. Sweet raspberry juice and corky must in the aroma. Sweet raspberry fruit flavour, natural with a seedy quality, a touch musty, and a touch funky. There is an acidity in the finish, more tangy than sour. A touch sweet for my taste, and lacking a bit in complexity.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vighals (1389) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Rød klar med lavt rosa fingerhøyt skum. Lett frisk bringebærlukt. Litt tam smak men noe søt bringebær er det. Også noe syrlighet. Mye kullsyre.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2863) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2014
375ml bottle pours out a dark red topped with a small pinkish head. Nose is lots of raspberry jam sweetness and dust wood. Taste is more of the sweet raspberries and a good barrel note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (763) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2014
375 ml bottle split 4 ways. Pours a lightly dirty deep red with a tiny pinkish head. Loads of raspberries, some funk, leather and yoghurt. Easy drinkable stuff!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.) The bottle has a Best Before date of 06.03.2012, but I just purchased it from a large retailer in Indianapolis (and it’s lambic), so it’s getting rated. Looks decent; undercarbonated though. A cloudy amberish brown with virtually no lacing. Smells mildly tart and funky with a sweet raspberry backbone. A bit of vinegar too. Tastes like it smells with no carbonation whatsoever. Not bad, but would probably be much better fresher and with some carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1255) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2014
Pours fairly dark red with a pink head. Aroma of big and sweet raspberries, raspberry yogurt, frozen sweet berries, some very very weak lacto funk and some raspberry juice. Taste of.. Well you guessed it; raspberries. It is tart but not as tart as you usually get your framboise. Very juice and overall refreshing. Sparkling body and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (294) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. 8cl pour. Pours hazy dark red with a fluffy pink head. Aromas of STRONG raspberries, yoghurt. Taste is raspberries, yoghurt, slight grass. Pretty sweet and slightly sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4226) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be. Pours a deep cherry red slightly hazy body with a small pink-hued white head. Nose is strong raspberry notes, straw, hay, mild barnyard funk and hints of cherry pits and dark fruits. Taste is raspberries, citric peel, mild barnyard funk, hay and hints of dark berries and red fruits. Medium to light body, medium to high carbonation. Pleasantly tart and very fruity, this is a classic framboise indeed; very accessible and easily drunk - I can imagine even for beginner tasters of sour/fruit beers. Good stuff from Oud Beersel.


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