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St. Louis Framboise

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Lambic Style - Fruit
Ingelmunster, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This beer has been retired and replaced with "St. Louis Premium Framboise". Please make sure you rate the correct version!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Bottle, best before 1/2006, had at Sunset Grille on 10/20/2005. Well I was honestly excited to see a new bottled lambic in my area, but it turns out the hoped for lambic is really just another "lambic". So disapointing, makes me not even want to write a review. Just another unspontaneous fruit beer. How much lambic is actually in this? 5%?? Maybe? Wow. Pours a muddy-caramel-beige color, huge pinkish-yellow head is lasting. Smells of dry, root-like vegetables in the background with some sharp, almost acidic notes. But it’s dominated by sweet, thick, cloying raspberries. Well they don’t cloy in the aroma, but once you get in to the flavor, ack. Heavy raspberry fruit flavor, with more or less zero lambic quality. Some dirty yeastiness is about all I got. But at least it wasnt horribly offensive like Chapeau or Cherish, but it’s just so sad that these pretend to be lambics. Thick, sweet raspberries cloy by the end of the bottle, syrupy, fairly substantial texture. Way too sweet. Oh well, another dream shattered (not really).

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2005
I thought this was excellent beer. A nice light sweet raspberry flavor with out being too sweet or to over the top. No sign of the alchol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2005
An excellent example of the style. Not quite as good as the Lindeman’s Fram, but then again that is the standard by whch I measure all other lambics.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
deep red body with a red head.nice raspberry flavor and aroma.pretty good and my favorite st louis so far.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Sweet and fruity raspberry flavored lambic with a hint of sourness. Dark red color, pink head. Pleasant enough to drink one, but then would get to be too much for me.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Geiserich (3596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2005
Intensive sweet, fruity raspberry. aroma and taste like a rasperry sirup. Small pink head, intensive dark ruby color. Very sweet taste, fruity and sugary, rasperry flavor with a only light touch of sourness. Much to oversweeted.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) While sweetened, commercialized gueuzes can often be a pleasant experience. That is much more rarely the case with the sweetened, commercial gueuze-based fruit-beers. Nice pale red colour, very sweet, very fruity and fresh to some extent. Nice aperitif before it sickens you. 040993

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 Hummmmmmmmmmmmm como si estomaras tomando un postre. Aunque cerveza cerveza no es... ¿o si?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2004
A very fruity nose and deep red colour. Middle of the road beer, sweet and fruity yet with some sourish hints also. (Bottle at Queen’s Arms, Manchester)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4993) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
Bright red, slightly hazy body with a frothy pink head. Super strong/sweet raspberry aroma with some sugars and malt noticeable. Super-sweet raspberry taste, a little sour, but overwhelmed with sweetness. Aftertaste still sweet and somewhat tart. An unbalanced lambic, more sweet than sour, but still a great beer! I had this beer on draught at Chez Antoinette in Washington, D.C. on 05-March-2004.


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