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

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RATINGS: 523   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.


_angst_'s rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, - FEB 4, 2013
375 ml bottle. Can’t remember where I bought it. Pours hazy brownish pinkish red with a frothy and fizzy pinkish white head that is rather quick to dissipate while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sour, fruity tart, tiny sweet and acetic with raspberries, crackers, hay, horse-blanket, leather, lemon juice, raspberry vinegar, red currants and unripe green berries. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly sour, tar and fruity with raspberries, hay, lemon juice, crackers, lemon zest, raspberry vinegar, dry soil, wood, horse-blanket, barnyard and leather. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, fruity tart, tiny mouth-puckering and light bodied. Finish is tart with raspberries, lemon juice, hay, crackers, lemon zest and horse-blanket.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (199) - GREECE - OCT 19, 2014
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Light hazy red color with big pinkish off-white head. Aroma is sweet and sour, fruity with raspberries. Taste is sweet raspberry fruity. Medium to light body, oily with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured a ruby red color with a small, pinkish head that left no lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, light oak, and hay as well. Taste of sweet raspberry, almost becomes syrupy, grape skin tartness, and finishes lightly sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
iAroma of raspberrycandy. Flavor is tart up fronbt with funky bandaid and metallic berry. Light tart raspbery jam. For me too fruity, like it more on the sour side, but still an ok beer

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Not quite up to par complexity-wise with the geuze and kriek in that there’s little follow up to the initial hit of raspberry and light musk. The aroma and appearance (deep purple with red edges and a pink cap) are stunning, the feel and flavor nice but lacking depth."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2650) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
375ml green bottle, corked. Rediish pour, maybe some purple hues in there too.Clear. Head is pinkish, fairly small. Nose has sweet raspberry, jsut a touch of tartness. In the mouth the beer has sour raspberry, vinegar notes, wood. A little tangy, a little dry. Crisp and lively.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (97) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2014
On tap at Erzbierschof. Dark purpleish color with large head that dissipates quickly. Sweet intense raspberry flavour, not too much tartness. Taste is rather sweet and slightly sour. Rather light to medium body, nothing much to critizise, but also not too distinct. Easier to drink than Cantillon?s products, but not as dry and complex. Really lecker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle 0.375l. Pours deep red with light pink head. Aroma is full of raspberries and some cherries. Very fruity. Taste is light bitter, light to medium sweet, light to medium sour, raspberries, cherries. Aftertaste is rather sweet and somehow sticky. It reminds me of artificial sweetener. Strange. Could be much drier and sour. Ok but a bit disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosskie (412) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Dark ruby transparent beer with a weak head and nice carbonation. Smell is berries and subtle wood. Quiet sweet. Taste is sour watery with an astringent finish. Citric peels finish and a herby alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1888) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 375ml. Pours purple with low off-white head. No serious lacing. Aroma is of raspberries, cherries. Taste is of raspberries, cherries, acidity, fruits. Lambic features are only noticable via acidity for me. No serious funk. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Fruity. Mildly acid (less than expected). Good drinkability. Mouth drying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2124) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Traditional framboise, i.e. made of pure lambic and fresh fruit without added sugar. Dirty pinkish, loose head, quickly degenerating but leaving a rim on the edge of the glass. Colour is burgundy with pinkish and orangey hue, transparent, almost clear after slow and careful pouring, but darkish red-brown with chunks of dead yeast after adding the deposit. Powerful, somewhat weird and amazingly complex aroma of indeed red raspberries but also tomato ketchup, old sherry, earth, wet hay, Worcestershire sauce, liquorice candy, pipe tobacco, barnyard, pomegranate and, very prominently, the kind of artisanal elderberry syrup my late grandmother tried to cure a persistent cough with. Taste kicks off with a citric acidity cleansing the mouth, medium carbonation, softened and sweetened by tons of fresh fruit (pure raspberry juice and raspberry bushes without any sign of added sugar, but accents of elderberry and tomato as well), tart and funky but not too agressive, mellow lactic acidity, ever more dry towards the finish, fruity esters, hay, ending very woody and leafy hop bitter. This is something else: couldn’t be further away from e.g. Lindemans Framboise. A purely artisanal barnyard beer, stubborn and demanding, very unlike the overtly sweet ladies’ framboises most people are more or less familiar with. A challenge, but I did like 3 Fonteinen’s framboise a bit better, not to mention the Cantillon products containing raspberries. It was a bad idea letting this sit in my cellar for a year: fruit lambics are at their best when they just left the brewery. I should re-taste this when young as soon as possible.


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