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La Choulette Framboise - Brasserie La Choulette

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La Choulette FramboiseLa Choulette Framboise

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BA SCORE
86
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie La Choulette visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-09-2003)
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Beautiful clear raspberry colour with a thin head that quickly recedes to a ring. Satisfactory retention and minimal lacing.

(3.75) S: Raspberry jam, cranberries, dry woody elements, cracker-like grains, and orchard fruits. The raspberry is more of a natural and slightly sweet (jammy) aroma. The focus is definitely on the raspberry, with other fruit aromas that compliment it.

(4.0) T: Raspberry juice, grains, light wood, and tart cranberry. The raspberry is again the focus and it’s a very fresh and juicy berry taste. Other typical farmhouse qualities are a little difficult to pick out but the overall taste is very good regardless. A very pleasing dryness in the finish with a tartness and crispness throughout.

(4.0) M: Lighter bodied with a higher (fizzy) carbonation. The carbonation works well with the fruit focus.

(4.0) D: As a lover of the raspberry I have to say that this is very good. This would be an excellent spring/summer sipper outdoors somewhere.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 00:22:28 | More by Digimaika2
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-24-2013 01:56:16 | More by leroybrown10
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2013 02:43:50 | More by SocalKicks
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-22-2013 03:45:14 | More by GRG1313
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drgonzo2k2

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-19-2013 14:07:22 | More by drgonzo2k2
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-14-2013 22:40:27 | More by kaelingirl
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metter98

New York

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is quite hazy red in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose—without having any sweetness or tartness.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a type of raspberry flavor similar to hard German raspberry candies (but without nearly all of the sweetness).
M: It feels very light-bodied (but not watery) on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is especially easy to drink and seems rather unique as a fruit-flavored bière de garde. I could see this as a good choice for someone that wants to try a fruity beer but doesn't want something very sweet.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 23:59:09 | More by metter98
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-27-2013 15:27:32 | More by bishopdc0
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-28-2013 09:31:48 | More by matjack85
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -28%

01-20-2013 00:47:06 | More by Kelp
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-09-2013 20:15:13 | More by Auror
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Amalak

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-17-2012 23:25:56 | More by Amalak
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky dark red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is mainly of raspberries and raspberry juice. Taste is much the same but quite watery in my opinion. There is more of a fresh raspberry flavor than other raspberry beers I have had in the past though. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is pretty tasty but has a better smell in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 08:56:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-01-2012 02:40:56 | More by t0rin0
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TaySuth

California

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pinkish-red in color. Pours a nice two finger head although it quickly recedes leaving behind minimal lacing.

Smell: Great aroma of raspberries although it is balanced with some grain and yeast character. Very inviting.

Taste: Very complex flavor. Malt hits first quickly followed by a great raspberry taste. Very nice flavor from the yeast throughout. Rather hoppy as well yet without the bitterness. Really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, not too carbonated. Body is light but not in a bad way.

Overall: Very enjoyable framboise with a very good flavor and smell. I will definitely pick up another bottle if I see it.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 01:25:27 | More by TaySuth
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

La Choulette Framboise

Appearance: orange-red, large fluffy head, and some good lacing.

Smell: tart raspberry.

Taste: raspberry and a mildly malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: light.

Overall:
This is a tasty framboise. It is mild and juice-like. This is very easily drank.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 03:23:03 | More by megahurts4
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a pinkish looking color with very little head on top. The smell of the beer wasn't tart or overly sweet smelling. I was very surprised at how mellow the nose was. The taste of the beer was like a raspberry infused tea to me. I wasn't really sure if this is really how this was supposed to be or not. The flavors are just as mellow as the nose in this brew. The mouthfeel was on the light and watery side. Overall this beer was just very different than what I expected. It's not bad but it might not be what you're looking for.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 03:58:32 | More by Knapp85
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-07-2011 01:35:49 | More by Pdrufo
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-17-2011 00:15:04 | More by Agold
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crossovert

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. 05.07.09.

It pours a brownish raspberry color with no head.

The smell is raspberry sorbet mixed with some brown sugar.

The flavor is much like finnish raspberry licorice. It has some herbs/spices including fennel and anise along with some caramel malt and raspberries.

Not my cup o tea though.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:48:40 | More by crossovert
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark red body with a foamy pink head. Size is pretty good and retention is decent. Nice legs stick to the glass as well as some fine lace coats.

S- A raspberry bomb comes off in fumes. Tons of raspberry and in the sweet way no sour touches.

T- A ton of sweet raspberries. It is hard to say a lot more, some light malt and Belgian yeast, maybe bread?

MF- High carbonation stings the palate in a light body with a very foamy feel.

This one is just a massive fruit bomb, really easy to drink and really refreshing. Tons of raspberries, not a bad way.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 05:12:16 | More by cbutova
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getgetgettleman

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes of 2/26/11

A = Deep redish to orange hue. 2 finger froth with marbeled lacing. Good carbonation.

S = Rasberry jam, honey, and chocolate.

T = Fruit heavy. Chocolate and fruit truffle like. Oats.

M = The bubbly carbonation adds a fruit spritzer like quality. Light and bubbly on the front with a hint of citrus. Dry on the finish.

O = The rasberry tone reminds be of a spring beer. Yet the flavors remind me of a Christmas meal. Good choice for a special occasion but not a repeatable drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 16:03:37 | More by getgetgettleman
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appears to be a 12 oz. bottle, cool to see all these old beers coming back, haven't had this since 2006,

A: Pours a deep garnet with a fizzy pink head, light lace, fair retention.

S: Absolutely gorgeous raspberry fruit, jammy, full.

T: Dominated by sweet raspberry but not close to as beautiful as the nose, tad medicinal finish. Good flavour, but nothing striking.

M: Well overcarbonated which makes carbonic acid a factor which I don't like here. Light-bodied, very fizzy.

D: A nice fruit beer, it's not artificial tasting, the nose is on par with Raspberry Tart which is saying something, the beer is worth it just for the nose in my opinion. If you like raspberries go for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2011 04:17:39 | More by Halcyondays
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Offa

California

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I find this to be a very enjoyable, balanced beer with some good light complexity to carry the raspberry,which dominates but not entirely, so this is not a one-dimensionally fruity beer.

Hazy deep red-amber, it has a small fizzy off-white head soon thinning to foamy ring & wisps.

Aroma is a lot of raspberry, hints of chocolate, faint hint of toast, and berry ice cream. It is pleasant but less complex than the taste.

Taste is more interesting and complex, light, sweetish up front, before a dryish finish and then lightly sweeter aftertaste. It has light tartness throughout. It has definite raspberry but with hints of toast, creamy chocolate, and faintly earthy yeastiness underneath, giving it some depth and a little complexity and interest. It is very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 04:24:15 | More by Offa
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SolomonGrundy

California

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

Pours a ruddy amber, with some haziness. About a finger of soapy head settles into just a thin attache at the edge of the glass, with little to no lacing. Nose is huge with, as you guessed, raspberries and a touch of Lambic leather. Very crisp and tangy like a bowl of crushed cherries and raspberries. Flavor fills your mouth with some kind of expanding creaminess. Not nearly as tangy or fuity as I expected. In actuality, it's a tad thin. Finish is long and carries a tad bit of sourness, but not as much as I'd like in my framboise Lambics. This expanding creaminess, punctuated by the tiny bubbles of carbonation, make this a beautiful drink, but the thin flavor keeps it from being excellent. A little on the expensive side, too, at $5.49/11.2oz. bottle. Worth trying if you see it, but not worth tracking down.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 23:13:22 | More by SolomonGrundy
La Choulette Framboise from Brasserie La Choulette
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.