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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: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (6748) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2016
Hazed amberish color with a small head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an unsual soft carbonation. A bit higher carbonation would have done this beer well. Pleasant mild acidity and a mellow sweetness. Lots of raspberries in this one. Decent summer beer. Maybee a bit one dimensional.
[Bottle at Tranen in Oslo, Norway]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (987) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
37.5cl bottle. Best before 2019-07-05. Batch L51871. It poured a dark ruby red colour with a minimal white head. Aroma is lots of raspberries with some cherries and vinous hints. Flavour is bittersweet. Lots of raspberries again but also some fake chemical notes. A decent beer in the summer heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1015) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle. Lots of raspberry indeed, a bit like a syrup. Lightly sour, tart, but also quite soft, smooth round. Dry but fruity, gentle palate, simple, high drinkability, but not particularly complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Corked bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Bright red with a thin pink-white head. It has a sweet raspberry flavour with malty, earthy and musty notes followed by more tart raspberry, cherry and yoghurt notes on the smooth, fruity finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (764) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark red with lots of floaties and a small, short lived, off-white, fizzy head that leaves spotty lacing. Sour, fruity aroma of raspberry and cherry. Sweet, fruity flavour of raspberry and wheat with a dry, tart, acidic finish. Light body with a watery texture and lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (690) - randers, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2016
bour dark red, nearly brown, rasberry aroma, medium sour with sweet hints- lively carbonation medium bodied, with a sour finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11037) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2016
37,5 cl. bottle. Reddish colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of raspberries, acidic, tartness and sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from SlovakSniper; thanks. Raspberry juice aroma. Taste is full of raspberry, with bready malts. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (12915) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottled, 330ml at Lafayette Music Bar, Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium. Ruby red with pink head. I cannot believe that I hadn’t rated this before, there is a real, fresh raspberry flavour to this, juicy with a tart, slightly acidic background. There is a balancing sweetness too. Pretty decent for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kepano (256) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Clear ruby red with a foamy off white head. As someone who grow up picking raspberries the smell is instant nostalgia. Potent raspberry, lots of brown sugar, brown butter. It smells like a baked raspberry tart. On the palate, the body feels thinner than I expected but has fresh, fruity, raspberry finish. Oud Beersel Framboise lacks the complexity and sourness that I look for in a lambic. Not my favorite raspberry lambic, but enjoyable nonetheless.


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