Floris Framboise - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Samp01:
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
330ml. Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby red with a small white head. Aroma and Taste is of sweet framboise, berries, raspberry, some yeast and malt, mildly tart fruity notes. Palate is a medium body, refreshingly crisp with lively carbonation, sweet and tart. Finish is sweet tart fruity, berries, raspberry flavored, with some yeast and malt under tones, with a lingering sweet tart raspberry ending. Overall a pleasant, crisp and refreshing after dinner drink
07-10-2013 17:37:23 | More by Samp01
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3.53/5 rDev -6.4%
330ml bottle. First new instance from this series to show its face in Alberta in quite a while now.
This beer pours a hazy dark maroon hue, with three fingers of puffy, bubbly pink-tinged dirty white head, which leaves some broad arched swaths of lace around the glass as it sinks away.
It smells of less-than-sweet raspberry puree, a prominent Swedish Berry 'fruitiness', some soft pale malt graininess, and very weak drying, earthy hops. The taste is varied sugary black fruit sweetness - 'field berry', 'mixed berry', or what have you, a barely adequate tartness, some overburdened, or underwhelming, sharp wheat notes, and more soft, indistinct drying, uh, hops, I guess.
The bubbles are pretty sedate, and little more, the body a sturdy medium weight, bolstered by that sugar syrup essence endemic to these types of offerings, and smooth by the same measure. It finishes sweet, but not cloyingly so, as the balanced nature of the titular fruit starts to show some support.
We all know what we're getting into with this type of thing - that said, this is one of the better versions from this brewer - the raspberry does vary from candy to the actual fruit in its disposition, which at least provides a nice nostalgic ride from childhood through, um, well a different part of it. Anyways, tasty for what it is, which admittedly has very little to do with 'normal' beer.
11-15-2012 04:35:54 | More by biboergosum
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
A nice red color noticed right away , pink around the edges when up to the light.
pours with a pink hue to the head , which leave a little lace but not a lot.
smell is noticed at the first pour , sweet raspberry . Almost to much right away but does mellow out some.
tasted as I would expect after smell and appearance . Sweet raspberry , slight tartness but not a whole lot I think there should be more , but it is drinkable. I think I will try this one at a little colder temp. , seems like the kind of drink that should be served colder.
Had a little oily mouth feel , I'm assuming this is from the juice used.
08-04-2008 20:50:04 | More by chiapete
1.93/5 rDev -48.8%
Originally reviewed on October 24, 2006. Incredibly volatile bold flash of raspberry liquer and stinging raspberry candy syrup. A little fake to me, but probably just concentrated. Never an aroma so bold. Not a smidgen beer-like. Pour of deer blood and rose water. Rimmed in pink. Flavor is a destructively cloying sugar smack. A mouthful of cheap hard candy and more sugar. And more sugar. All in a very gross overbearing fruit flavor. This is pure fufu juice. Nasty. Long smack of the same flavors.
12-15-2006 23:51:56 | More by CharlesDarwin
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
Pours a reddish color with a purple hue, with a small light pink head that settled into a light ring. The aroma is of sweet-tart raspberries and muted spices. The raspberry flavor hits right away and delivers a sweet-tart blast which doesn't linger for too long. This is followed by some light coriander spice and wheat malt. The flavor finishes quite clean, no flavors lingering. Light body with fairly soft carbonation; finishes sweet but not cloying. Strong fruit flavors dominate this beer. There is some spice but the raspberries take center stage. A nice change of pace beer but not something I would want to have more than one of in a given night.
06-04-2010 01:11:30 | More by Gmann
4.11/5 rDev +9%
There's a very raspberry appearance to this beer, though that seems appropriate. Purplish red hue sits just under a bright white head that was thin and fizzy.
The scent is all raspberry but it seems very real. Perhaps on steroids the aromas are one dimensional but very sweet and clean.
The taste is incredibly sweet raspberry but with an earthy grain. No malt to speak of the taste is all raspberry and hyped up in flavor. It's reminiscent of the Smirnoff Ice drinks but has a touch of real raspberry and not so artificial.
I had this at a Beer School that featured fruit beers and as bad as it is there were far more women who found this impressive than men but I absolutely enjoyed this and would search it out again.
08-12-2013 01:13:44 | More by KYGunner
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
A: Pours a cranberry red color with a thin tan head with reddish hues.
S: Nice fresh raspberries for aroma.
T: Flavor is tart raspberries, very rich and clean and tart. Flavor fades nicely. Juice-like texture with some berry residue. Raspberries are big and fresh and stand out providing a nice tart sourness for a finish with some acidity. Big fruitiness but not much complexity overall.
M: light and fruity with warming berries on the tongue.
D: fruity, and a decent drink as a single. good flavor but a little to sweet for multiples.
01-02-2009 13:30:02 | More by beerthulhu
3.45/5 rDev -8.5%
This beer poured an odd color for a framboise. It was a dark cabernet-like purple color rather than a raspberry red, and the huge frothy head was a lighter shade of that same purple color. It was a nice looking beer, just different from what I was expecting. For as big as the head was, it dissipated quickly and left virtually no lacing on the glass. The smell was all raspberry. The lable says "brewed with spices and juice of raspberry" but I couldn't smell anything besides the overpowering raspberry aroma.
The taste is a mix of both sweet and tart raspberry flavors with the
sweet flavors dominating. I kept searching for some kind of spice taste since the lable claims spice is part of the brew but I couldn't find any. All I get is a medium to highly carbonated raspberry soda like flavor. There are no other flavors to speak of either. I couldn't detect any malt, spice, or hops - just sweet and sour raspberry. Not a very complex beer.
At 3.7% abv it's easy to drink but you wouldn't know it was a beer unless somebody told you. The finish is sweet as is the aftertaste. OK I guess if you like raspberries, but there are better Belgian fruit beers out there with more character.
06-22-2006 04:51:59 | More by matjack85
4.53/5 rDev +20.2%
A: Beautiful hazy rose color with a thin pink head.
S: Absolutely chock-full of raspberries; they must've broken some record for the number of raspberries they could stuff per milliliter of this brew. Sweet, tart, fresh, amazing.
T: Beautiful juicy raspberry taste leads to a coconut and pineapple, almost piña colada-like flavor. A sweet yeastiness pulls through and finishes on a creamy, almost puff pastry-like note.
M: Juiciness at the onset leads to a creamy, raspberry paste-type consistency like that which you would put on pastries or cakes.
D: If there was anything as a beer being TOO drinkable, this would be it.
09-20-2009 04:47:58 | More by thekanna
4.1/5 rDev +8.8%
a: Hard to see in the dimly lit restaurant, apparently raspberry red in color with a pink head that shows decent retention.
s: Smells quite good, though perhaps one-dimensional. Strong, natural raspberry juice aromas dominate over a background of sweet, pale malts.
m: Lively medium-high carbonation and slick body
t: Great, big fresh raspberry flavor with a tart note coming out in the finish. Some pale malts add a light malt complexity.
d: It's a fruit beer, and it represents the focus fruit very well. Comparable to New Glarus Raspberry Tart, though a mere shadow of that great beer.
Poured into a tall chalice at L'Enfant, a decent neighbourhood French restaurant in the Adams-Morgan district of DC.
03-12-2008 06:01:22 | More by blackie
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
Pours a hazy pinkish-brown with a one-finger off-white head. There is an orangish colored tint around the edges.
Aromas of a tart raspberries. Taste follows suit. Nice sweetness balanced by the puckering tartness on the end of it.
Sparkling carbonation leads to a light mouthfeel. Drinkability is great. Sweet, sour and delicious.
12-12-2008 07:07:02 | More by daythree16
1.98/5 rDev -47.5%
As usual, the brewery Floris us a very sweet beer that bears no resemblance to a real beer. Body and lacking balance, nose and mouth aggressive fruit syrup and complete absence of elements a beer, that is to say, the presence of hops or malt. Getting closer to a soft-drink very sweet.
To "yelterdow", it isn't fruity Lambic but fruity Witbier.
03-23-2010 09:35:33 | More by ThaCreep
3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
Appearance: Cherry red in color, small head, some lacing.
Smell: Raspberry and other berries.
Taste: Raspberry and slight fruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light and tart.
Overall: A good framboise. It's very flavorful and pleasant. There is a good amount of carbonation as well.
10-09-2010 03:16:06 | More by megahurts4
3.35/5 rDev -11.1%
Poured a deep reddish pink with a small white head that stayed almost the entire glass but left no lacing.
Smelled like raspberry.
Tasted like raspberry. Really nice clean tartness but really sweet, not any kind of sour to it really. 3.0 based on the style but would rate it 4.0 on it's own or amongst other sweet lambics.
Mouthfeel was average, clean and crisp with no aftertaste.
Easily drinkable for one glass but too sweet to drink more than one. Would probably go great with some vanilla bean ice cream.
01-11-2009 06:55:41 | More by mullenite
4.5/5 rDev +19.4%
A: Bright cherry red with a slight orange tinge, a little brown hue when held to some lights. Slightly cloudy, can’t really see any carbonation, and not any head, a slight whitish pink foam disappears before you can say ‘eh’.
S: Raspberries, raspberry cordial, raspberry candy, slight acidic almost vinegar quality, flowers.
T: Raspberries, lilac perfume, sweet, sour, then a punch of beer like yeast sour, and all the aforementioned flavours linger on your tongue as a scented memory, as the intensity of the flavours finish quickly, but their spirit in the form of a scent remains.
M: Medium weighty body that is somewhat syrupy, but has a dry quick finnish. Medium low carbonation.
O: I really like this one and find it uber refreshing on this hot day. Very true to its raspberry flavours which are in balance of sweet and sour, it feels light due to its dry quick finnish and appropriate carbonation, making it very refreshing and desirable to return for each sip. Great by itself, it would go well with cheesecake.
05-24-2013 12:53:31 | More by patre_tim
4.33/5 rDev +14.9%
11.2 oz botte
Pours a murky raspberry red with a small pink head that fades. Mild lacing on the glass.
A sweet and tart raspberry aroma.
Slightly sweet raspberry taste upfront that leads into a puckering tartness. Delicious.
Light body, zippy carbonation.
This is a very tasty and drinkable lambic. The tartness level is what really sets it apart from many others. I had to fight my wife for the glass so I could have it long enough to complete this review.
11-04-2006 21:54:45 | More by MaltyGoodness
2.03/5 rDev -46.2%
I got this thinking I was getting a lambic. I was definitely wrong. Pours a raspberry red color with a bubbly pinkish head that maintains itself. Lots of bubbles racing to the top. Aroma is sweet, really sweet. Raspberries are basically all I'm getting but its definitely raspberry juice. There is a bit of a vinegar and yeast sour flavor that's the only saving grace. Unfortunately those flavors got dominated in taste. All raspberry juice. It seems like sugar was added to raspberry juice in here. Maybe they put some candi sugar in here. I don't mind sweet beers but this was ridiculous. Wine cooler?
03-20-2006 00:47:31 | More by granger10
Floris Framboise from Brouwerij Huyghe
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