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St. Louis Framboise

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


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This beer has been retired and replaced with "St. Louis Premium Framboise". Please make sure you rate the correct version!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Brightish crimson appearance, good head formation . Intense sweet raspberry aroma with mild woody notes. Strong raspberry flavor, very sugarry. May be sweeter than Lindemanís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2588) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Tap: Clear reddish body. Aroma is fruity with notes of raspberry, strawberry and cherry. Flavor is the same, finishes sweet. I liked this, surprised to see it rated so low... but I havenít had many lambics so if I ever have it again (LOL) my rating might change.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2006
On tap at Maharís. Super sweet strong tart aroma and flavor, almost sticky. Lindemans-like, a little tastier, fruitier. Yah, not a real lambic, but if you know to expect a lindemans clone, you know what your getting and it actually may be a little better than lindemans. A sweet raspberry beer with the faintest hint of real lambic. Shouldnít really be slammed for what it is, not a bad drinking experience if you donít try to compare it to a serious lambic. Yeah you have to want something very sweet like candy to enjoy it, but if you are realizing they are trying to please the lindemans crowd with this, youíre not dissapointed by this, and itís hard to fault them when so many people like it. And frankly itís not terrible, itís quite drinkable and fruity, and no itís not serious beer, so what. I wouldnít want to drink a whole bomber of it myself, sharing a tap serving with my girlfriend was just the right amount before I got candy sickness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (5802) - Boston, 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 itís dominated by sweet, thick, cloying raspberries. Well they donít 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 itís 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).

   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.

   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 Lindemanís Fram, but then again that is the standard by whch I measure all other lambics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1799) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Geiserich (4122) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

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