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Framboise - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 72
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: ffejherb on 01-09-2009

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 44
Photo of ssteckley
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lucular
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty similar to NG Raspberry Tart. Tons of raspberry aroma and flavor. The main differences I noted are that this beer is more tart, maltier, and has more bitterness (I'm guessing due to a higher hop content). My wife interpreted the bitterness as making the beer taste more artificial compared to NG. Somehow the beer also tasted more soda-like to me, which would seem to be at odds with my earlier observations. Bottom line: this is a delicious beer well worth seeking out. And at $6.50 for a 14-oz pour it's more than reasonable!

Photo of DrBier
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WuBByG999
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DrDietz
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of demonspeed
2/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of MikeWard
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Zdrummer15
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of fdig23
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

Appearance: deep murky purple with a lighter purple head. One of the more striking looking beers I've seen.

Nose: Pure raspberry puree. There's a hint of malts hiding in the background but just imagine the richest raspberry dessert you've ever had and that's what you've got.

Taste: Intensely, overwhelmingly raspberry. A bit sweeter than I expected with much less tartness. If they did a wild/lacto-ed version of this it would be incredible. For someone who doesn't really like overly berry-forward things, I still found this to be an incredibly rich and tasty brew. Oh yeah there's a bit of breadiness under the berries but it's barely noticable.

Mouthfeel: I wish it was a bit fuller, but overall pretty nice.

Overall: Impressive that this much raspberry flavor can be pumped into a beer. Definitely something I'd only want once, but I'm glad to have tried one and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a deep rusty maroon capped by an inch of a creamy neon pink head that laces. The nose is fresh picked, sweet raspberries, almost too sweet for my taste. As expected, the sweetness packs an even bigger punch in the taste, but blends well with the hearty raspberries and malt. It reminds me of blushing monk, but is definitely different (side-by-side?). This beer drinks with a near full body, slightly under carbonated, with sweet raspberries up front followed by an unexpected tannin-like bitterness in the finish. It's quite balanced and doesn't drink overly sweet. This beer is worth trying at the brewery and much better than their IPA in my opinion.

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3.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I stand atop a spiral stair
An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days
I see the works of gifted hands
That grace this strange and wondrous land
I see the hand of man arise
With hungry mind and open eyes

(Review #2112)

Dark ruby red pour, either it was opaque or just appeared to be in the dim light of the bar. The beer was pretty flat, no head at all, and little to no noticeable bubbling. Well it is supposed to be a Flanders red and not a genuine framboise (though I don't really know why they call it that anyway). Sweet raspberry aroma, slightly acidic (acetic), earthy. Taste was full of raspberry puree, mostly sweet with a touch of vinegar tartness, bready malts and some earthiness. Syrupy mouthfeel, low carbonation made it pretty mellow. Not bad, but not nearly as good as the kriek.

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Framboise from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.