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Framboise - Fitger's Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

27 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 17.11%


Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Base beer fermented with brewer's yeast. Racked to second-use wine barrels and added a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus. The beer sat in barrels for 2 years. Racked onto raspberries in a stainless steel where it sat for another 8 months.

(Beer added by: wisrarebeer on 06-28-2009)
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Reviews by mothman:
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-26-2013 20:35:12 | More by mothman
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EliSpitzner

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-27-2013 17:18:40 | More by EliSpitzner
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emerge077

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Jeff for sharing this one!

Reddish orange amber color, some initial froth and foam that sticks around the edges a little.

Fresh fruity raspberry aroma, seedy and distinct.

Flavor follows, lots of raspberry tartness, dry tannic finish. Pleasant and quenching with lots of fruit character. Tasty little framboise.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 23:55:39 | More by emerge077
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-30-2013 14:05:58 | More by arniepnminne
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-14-2013 18:35:55 | More by josephwa
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dasmusik

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-19-2012 21:52:00 | More by dasmusik
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-27-2012 03:59:36 | More by cofeeguru
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml corked and caged into Globe glass.

A. Pours 2 fingers of delicate light white head. Moderate lacing. Ok retention. Color is a reddish pink.

S. Tart raspberries. Oaky and earthy underneath. Has a pretty big sour component.

T. First is tart raspberries, and cherry. Finishes with a smooth oakiness. Pretty interesting beer. Has quite a bit of sourness, but not overpowering. The raspberry flavor is also not too overpowering. Get a little bit of the brett yeast flavor on the back of the tongue.

M. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Finishes pretty dry.

O. Pretty impressed actually. Has a lot of nice barrel aged sour characteristics going on. The addition of the raspberry is a benefit to the beer. Nice balance of the sour, tart, and oaky flavors contained within this brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 21:39:04 | More by siradmiralnelson
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have had this beer before and I am pretty sure that my ratings would have been higher if I reviewed that sample. My buddy also agreed, so there is some bottle variation going on. Off to notes:

Rust-pink-brown with a light pink head and good clarity. Smells like a true Frmaboise and could easily compete with most that I have had when it comes to aroma --- old raspberry acid (whatever it means) and funk. Taste (of this sample) is not quite there --- a little too woody and somewhat acetic too which is an instant minus in my book. Mouthfeel, however, is spot on.

4, 4.5, 3, 4, 3.5

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 08:57:19 | More by tewaris
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

10-06-2012 16:04:14 | More by NilocRellim
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-09-2012 04:29:29 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-09-2012 02:53:35 | More by djrn2
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to MBrausen for picking this one up for me and shipping it to me after I bought it over the phone. Thanks buddy! Shared during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Bottle #305 of 408! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured red-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, cherry, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, tart, earth, and cherry. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. MBrausen told me about this one while I was still laid up from my accident and I knew I had to jump on it. I’m really glad that I did. A very nice Framboise that was fairly spot-on for the style. Not as sweet as some as I have had in the past which was a nice change that allowed the fruit to carry throughout without interruption. This made it very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Definitely worth trying or seeking out if you have not done so already as Brew House has a winner here.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 10:58:13 | More by thagr81us
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-22-2012 23:33:26 | More by thewimperoo
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tyler_mn


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-29-2012 01:44:06 | More by tyler_mn
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into snifter... At the Brewhouse.

Pours a rosewater ruby. Slightly cloudy with a one finger white head.

Nose: must, barnyard funk, medicinal cherry, raspberry, light hint of orange citrus.

Taste: Acidic, savory mustard, dried cranberry, only light hints of raspberry.

Moderate carbonation, crisp and acidic finish with bitter acidic aftertaste. This beer is a flavor delivery vehicle that allows the consumer to ride each sip for minutes. Delicious and drinkable. Highly recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 21:55:30 | More by syrupjoe
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psychotia

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-11-2012 01:55:13 | More by psychotia
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MBrausen

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Fitger's into a 10oz snifter.

A. Pours a dark redish orange, nice 3mm white head, maintains thickness for minutes afterwards with very nice lacing.

S. Smells of sweet tart cherries, raspberries, slight bread and a wonderfull tartness.

T. Tastes of sweet raspberries, tart cherries, and a bit of sour grapefruit with a hint of orange.

M. Medium body, smooth with a medium heavy carbonation, mildly chewy, with a wet tingly finish.

O. A very good beer, lots of depth, lots of flavor. I feel like in a few years this beer would pop and be just amazing. A little time to mellow and change. A very good beer. I can't wait to crack one of the bottles I picked up.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 21:39:50 | More by MBrausen
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herman77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2012 22:10:31 | More by herman77
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mnbearsfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-20-2012 01:20:58 | More by mnbearsfan
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therobot

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-30-2011 23:19:56 | More by therobot
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dc55110

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-24-2011 17:57:01 | More by dc55110
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Sender

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-18-2011 21:57:19 | More by Sender
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coz

Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.9%

11-16-2011 01:40:52 | More by coz
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HopHead84

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/20/2010

Bottle #27/90 shared by Jon (WeeheavySD) at Woodshop 5.0. Thanks! The beer appears reddish pink with a one finger fizzy white head. I tried this immediately after Gargamel and was surprised to find more fruit in this. Tart raspberry skins and flesh accompany notes of wood, vanilla, and lactic character in the nose. The flavor is of tart raspberries and a clean lactic sourness. Oak is noticeable midpalate and the beer is moderately tart with a tannic fruity finish. The fruit is expressive. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 22:12:04 | More by HopHead84
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Framboise from Fitger's Brewhouse
90 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.