Amsterdam Framboise Grand Cru


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Formerly brewed at Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Framboise aged in barrels with brett.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
In short: A bright and mildly tart raspberry beer with a bit of funk and a bit of plastic. Good.
How: Bottle shared by Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Cloudy rusty-red body topped by a bubbly off-white head.
In long: Nose is raspberry jam, a bit of funk and phenolic/plastic notes. Taste is a foamy raspberry dessert (like some kind of raspberry soufflé), a typical mild-medium raspberry tartness, a tiny bit of funk, unfortunate light plastic notes. Overall very bright and crisp. A good beer that would have been excellent if it wasn’t for the light plastic notes I just couldn’t shake off. The last beer I rated at Camping Brewdown, at that point I was getting so drunk that I was looking at a woman at the party and though “I’d bang that” even though I’m married to her.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: tart raspberry notes , fresh clean feel with true like feel. Tart with sweet side , mild hay hop feel. Good. 7+
Look: hazed , thick amber , amber ruby look. Medium plus tanned top. 4-
Taste/palate: medium bodied with lighter sides. Lighter tartness , good berry feel. Fairly sweet. Refreshing fruit tart ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Jercraigs and Mabel. Deep ruddy pour with a thin white head. The nose is soft and funky with a sort of fruit skin character. Bright raspberry and pepper with a touch of light raspberry seed character. A bit of tartness. A hint of lemon and some lingering tartness. Pretty nice. There is a sort of light yeastiness on the back. Interesting stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
bottle shared at Campground brewdown. Sparkly body, plenty of fruit and enough funk to call this a solid framboise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (8096) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle shared at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012, courtesy of Jeremy. Pours dark red body with thin lacing. Aroma is dust, musk, and soft fruit. Mouthfeel is lightly tart, toasted malts and raspberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10259) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown courtesy of Jeremy and Kathryn I think. Pours a clear ruby amber with a thin white head. Sweet raspberry, dusty musk. Gentle tartness, sweet light acid, toast. Tart, light old raspberries. Tart acid on a toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
500mL thanks to Mabel and jerc at Campdown Brewdown. Pours a hazy raspberry with a weak head. Nose is thick raspberry jam. Soil and dirt comes through. Taste is soily and earthy with plastic/sharp phenols.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9120) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
[4517-20120617] Tap. Raspberry soap aroma has a light leafy green note. Slightly hazy, dark amber red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Light and raspberry fruity flavour has just a hint of tartness in the finish. Medium body. Quite tasty and drinkable. (7/4-/8/4/15) 3.8
Overheard: "’Lemon Cello’ would be a good name for a restaurant or bar."
(Brewer’s Backyard @ Brick Works, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 2012-11-16. Hazy dark red-amber body, small foamy beige head 3+ Aroma is pretty funky, fruit, raspberry/cherry like fruit, hints at wood. 7+ Flavour is interesting, fruity, sour cherry like notes, tart and tangy, lightly sour, mild wood notes. 7++ Very smooth average bodied palate. Very refreshing, very nice. VERY different from the last time I tried it, more sour and less bretty than it was on tap, less prominently raspberry character to the fruit. Good stuff! 7/4/7/3/17 - 3.9 Bottle from the brewery via Murdoch

2012-06-17. Hazy red-brown body, large foamy beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma is pretty interesting, lots of barnyardy funk and musty undertones, very light woody tones bring to mind the old wooden beams of a winery storehouse. Modest funk, fruity raspberry, and notes of raspberry seeds in the second wave. The flavour is similar, and the first few sips are quite funky, but become a bit less so as the glass goes on. Moderate sourness/tartness Very soft woody undertones. Sweetish raspberry and raspberry sees in the background and in the finish. 7++ Very smooth average plus bodied palate is fairly softly carbonated after an adventurous pour. The funk and mouthfeel actually combine in a way that you almost feel like you should be drinking this from a ceramic crock on the back 40 at the brewers farm. Really interesting, I alternate between wanting a bit more of the fruity raspberry to come through and simply revelling in the funk. Good stuff, I went back for a second glass. 8/4/7/4/16 - 3.9 On tap at Brewers Market event, Toronto

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