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Framboise - Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 71
Gots: 4 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ffejherb on 01-09-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Big thanks to DaveHack for this pour.

This poured out as a vibrant red color with basically no head or retention. The smell of the beer has a big sweet raspberry aroma, lots of sugar in there. The taste of the beer is very sweet, lots of syrupy raspberry. The flavor isn't very tart. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied with a healthy carbonation. Overall it's very sweet, possibly appealing to a lot of people. I enjoyed it but not something I'll need again.

Knapp85, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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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

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An oracle confronts me there
He leads me on light years away
Through astral nights, galactic days
I see the works of gifted hands
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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.

Rifugium, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Hobo Tasting #2 with mikesgroove. Big thanks to Mike for sharing this one with me! Served from growler into a Duck-Rabbit snifter. Poured a hazy deep dark red with a minimal white head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and raspberries. The flavor was of sweet malt and big raspberries. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this brew made me actually yell 'raspberries, raspberries, raspberries!' upon my first sip. It was a nice brew, but good lord raspberries... I would have loved to see some other flavors going on here for sure. Just too much missing in both the aroma and flavor to call this a good brew. It is worth trying if you like Krieks and raspberries, but that is about it.

thagr81us, Jan 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

nmann08, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

DaveHack, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler. Poured into a tulip glass a murky, bright maroon color with minimal head that collars around the glass. The head is actually a light pink color. The aroma is all raspberry, almost like I am smelling a raspberry jelly! The taste is massively sweet with some minimal bitterness in the end similiar to biting down on a raspberry seed or something like that.Really not that tart at all. Light/medium mouthfeel with some carbonation. It does have an odd taste in it that I can't quite put my finger on though that throws it off slightly for me. The 6.5% is not even noticeable at all over all the fruit flavors. Extremely easy drinking. Minimal lace at all. Well, it's good if you just LOVE raspberries but its almost a little to much. Given the choice I would prefer the New Glarus raspberry beer over this.

kbutler1, Jan 22, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

hobo tasting number two at the main street pub. shared with calton as always.

the pour was really nice, pours out a deeply clouded and hazed raspberry color, little in the way of head but soo thick looking, almost like puree you could not see anything at all through this. aroma is raspberries, i have never smelled sooo many in my life. its was like straight juice with little to nothing in the way of beer or alcohol at all. no tartness, nothing just sweet juice in the aroma. this carried over into the flavor but to a fault. there was no tartness and nothing in the way of anykind of alcohol at all. incredibly drinkable, however it just was too one sided, too much in the way of juice and fruit and not enough beer, tartness, sourness, or anything else to offer it balance. it really was like puree of raspberries.

overall the most over powering fruit i have ever come across in a beer, but almost to a fault. needed a little bit more to balance it.

mikesgroove, Jan 16, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared by someone, I think Jason.

A - Very deep ruby color, little bit of purple on the edges. Great dark colored and purplish head on it that left some fantastic lace. Awesome looking beer.

S - Smells sweet, with a lot of rich raspberries and maybe a bit of sugar. Some slight earth tones.

T - A decent bit of tartness, with a lot of raspberries, although they are a bit sugary and like candy. That is not a bad taste, but seems to take it more from a great raspberry beer to something slightly artificial. Finish is a bit like chemicals.

M - Syrupy, lower carbonation, medium bodied but somehow feels heavier.

O - Some real positive things for this beer. It's good, great in some areas, but could still be improved upon.

AgentZero, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Photo of fdig23
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

fdig23, Feb 25, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is pink / bright red with a nice white soft head of small and large bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass, beer is hazy and carbonation is low.

Aroma is strong with sweet raspberries, a little tart.

Beer is medium to light in body, creamy in the mouth, bright and sweet up front, malt character is a little buried under the rest of the raspberry flavors but it's really nice overall. It's very raspberry, mild tartness at the back.

drabmuh, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Michael Thorpe coming through again, keeping me stocked up on the best of the Selin's Grove stable...Growler poured into a "perfect" pint glass...A dark blood red purple color, really beautiful. A light purple head, great retention and lacing, awesome...Great aroma os sweet raspberries(like you took some raspberries and squeezed them in your hand), sugar notes that are a touch candyish, with a tart finish. A little more tart then Raspberry tart, but still wish it was a stronger...The taste is a little of a letdown, the raspberries aren't as sweet and don't come off as "real" as the aroma, but its more tart so its meeting some of wants on the nose. The tart is a little take to me, slightly medicinal raspberry finish.

I'm being picky, but this is damn good, and really easy to drink. Try this.

jrallen34, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of bigfnjoe
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on tap into a tulip

A- pours a very dark reddish purple with a really nice looking, one finger lavender head, which fades very quickly. I adore the color of the head, it's really special

S- the aroma is of raspberries, but not very strong. What I am getting is very good though

T- the flavor is of tart raspberries. I'd like it a little more tart, actually. Might be a little too sweet. Very good, regardless

M- body is a little on the thin side, but I wouldn't want anything thicker with the strong flavors in this one

D- oh hell yeah. New Glarus Raspberry Tart is one of my favorite beers, and while this isn't better than that, it's pretty damn close

bigfnjoe, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 2L growler into a tulip. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this over.

Appearance: There is no color to call this besides raspberry red. Solid all the way through, like it was a glass of raspberry juice. A small off-white head sits on top and fades to nothing as the glass goes on.

Smell: Sweet raspberries. A little bit of tartness at the end. Nothing else really presents itself.

Taste: The flavor starts out sweet and syrupy with a strong raspberry flavor. The raspberry flavor carries all the way through, blotting out any other flavors. If anything, it is a little sweeter than a raspberry, with just a little bit of tartness toward the end.

Mouthfeel: Sweet and a little syrupy, with light carbonation and a fuller than medium body.

Overall: Good raspberry beers rank among my favorite style, and this definitely tastes like sweet raspberries, but there is just not the complexity to really drive this beer into the great category.

KickInTheChalice, Dec 14, 2011
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Framboise from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.