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

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RATINGS: 494   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Corked/caged bottle from Longhorn, Estes Park, CO.
Pours a lush, deep raspberry crayon with an aroma of sugar-spiked raspberries floating in sweet vinegar. Flavor is tart, rotten raspberries in rotten cherries. Slick mouthfeel. Bask in the putridity; this stuff is rotten divine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (898) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 5, 2010
37.5cl corked green bottle (expiry 8/2013) into a flute glass. Pours clear dark amber-red with dense pillowy pink head of excellent duration and lacing. Aroma and taste is satisfyingly lambic with tart lemony citric elements before the raspberry sweetness takes over at the end. The palate is spritely and light with a light-medium body. A great example of the style though I guess some may fancy more lambic sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Churchkey had it, and it was good. Poured a clear ruby color with a small pink head - gone quickly. Aroma was very raspberry, a touch of funk in there that I donít normally get from framboise lambics. Flavor was a fantastic mix of competing flavors, fresh fruit notes, aged lambic gueuze characteristics. Woah.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2011
No head; deep ruby-cyclamen beer, lively carbonated. Roasted cherries, or heated cherry, mulled wine. Very fruity, sweetish-sourish, ripe raspberry flavour, and rasberry kernels. Only thing, finish is a tad watery. Well-carbonated, dry, fruity palate, light body. Excellent fruitlambic. Good work, Gert, an ideal one to wean the ignorant to the real thing.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (794) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
From a bottle,red in color,sour and fruity,I think should be higher rated than 54 on style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (2716) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2013
thnx to 77ships ! pours red, pink foam. smells very raspberry-ish ! taste is so fruity ! raspberry, sweet, very nice, but no beertaste, or sourness. this is lemonade, but damn good lemonade !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sdmmb (683) - USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottled beer. Strong raspberry flavour. Great sharpness and non of the artificial sweetness that comes with the more commercial gueuzes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3034) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
This poured a pretty ruby body topped with a good head. The aroma is full of fresh raspberries and a funky sourness. After my experience with the gueuze and kriek, I was surprised by how much sweeter this was. Still pretty tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarrettB (988) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 It is a travesty of modern science that we cannot replicate the genuine flavor of fresh fruit. It is an even greater travesty that we try. Even so, Iím not unwelcome to the idea of synthetic sensations so long as they are such a failure that they fall far from their intended taste. Often these scientific abortions end in products anyway, being pleasantly unique even if the taste is dubious. Familiar goods like grape and orange soda, artificial banana flavors and nacho cheese are all delivered from the womb of science, named as replicated flavors by their creators and heralded as newcomers to the taste buds by consumers. This has generally been the pattern; genuine flavors genuinely copied are genuinely poor, while the deviants that froth from the newbie researcherís beaker find a home inside aluminum cans across the country. Yet I have found an exception: Boon Oud Beersel Framboise. Before I describe any other flavors or any texture I must emphasize that this Framboise is the only thing I have tasted that actually tasted like a fruit freshly twisted off the branch. As the cap is flipped off I imagine the ripe raspberries dangling in the clear, cool breeze dancing and twirling with a crowd of careless leaves. The aroma timidly unfurls out of the bottleneck and disperses in the air, flowing with the aroma of fresh raspberries, wet strawberries, melon and morning dew. It is a beautiful red colored beer, translucent and deep with a color like ferrous red soil and a tinge of coconut husk brown. As Iíve said before, the overall sensation of the taste is akin to plucking a fruit straight from natureís open palm, but within that there is a collection of raspberries, crisp red apples, ripe Bing cherries, burnt wood, a faded dustiness and a return to a strange, awkward aftertaste of raspberries. The texture is built on a vigorous bubbling, but the bubbles are minute making for a detailed and ďfine grainĒ mouth feel. Though I cannot find the alcohol in the flavor, I still receive the associated boozy warmth in the cheeks and a slight giddiness at each sip. It is a rare treat to have a sweet beer that isnít excessively sweet; disciplined but celebratory. It is a success in the enigmatic search for the collection of flavors that accurately reflects the evolutionary efforts of nature. Though farmers raise orchards from the soil with labor and (usually) love, they are only working with the gifts and tools already provided by centuries of Gaiaís own labors. Perhaps now, with Oud Beerselís Framboise, we are finally learning to do justice to her gourmet tastes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
NorCal tasting July 07 - Itíd been awhile since I had a lambic this fruity. Not nearly the level of Lindemanís syrupy mess, this had enough of a sweetness still left to keep the beginner happy and enough tart/dryness to keep the rest satisfied. Aroma was a jammy raspberry goodness with a bit of wood a clear signal of the funk to come. Appearance was a deep clear red with a pinkish foam, some bubbles floating to the top. Raspberries was the main ingredient in the taste but with enough cheeseyness to keep it all interesting. A tart/semi-dry finish but as I said, still keep enough sugars in the beer to keep the raspberry flavor strong. A really nice lambic that I hope to find again soon.


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