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Floris Framboise - Brouwerij Huyghe

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 16.89%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 11-02-2003)
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Reviews by blakesell:
Photo of blakesell
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 11.2 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottle is aged for roughly 2 years from my cellar. Bottom of the bottom has a hearty yeast sediment that was unaffected by my harshest swirlings.

Appearance- Beer pours a light red with a slim pink head that dies quickly to a light murk across the top. Lacing is slim and not too substantial. Beer itself is hazy and likely has a good portion of wheat in it.

Smell- Raspberries is thick in the scent but it smells artificial. It's hard to explain, it has a very nutrasweet smell to it. I assume there is wheat and base malts, but all I can get is the sugary fruit on the nose. No Delerium yeast here.

Taste- Raspberry kool aid and wheaty malts, a very thick corn syrup flavor, some real raspberries as well, not terrible, but not a repeat frambois either.

Mouthfeel- Cloying, acidic, sticky, medium in carbonation and medium full bodied.

Drinkability- Ok for drinking, but this frambois is not one I will revisit, especially considering the price, give me a Delerium Nochtrum instead.

blakesell, Feb 21, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

biboergosum, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of cliff1066
4/5  rDev +7.2%

cliff1066, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +7.2%

DOCRW, May 15, 2014
Photo of chiapete
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

chiapete, Aug 04, 2008
Photo of CharlesDarwin
1.93/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

CharlesDarwin, Dec 15, 2006
Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gmann, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of KYGunner
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

KYGunner, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Samp01, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

beerthulhu, Jan 02, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bonbini26, Jan 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TimeLincoln, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

matjack85, Jun 22, 2006
Photo of thekanna
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

thekanna, Sep 20, 2009
Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

blackie, Mar 12, 2008
Photo of daythree16
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

daythree16, Dec 12, 2008
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

st9647v3, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of ThaCreep
1.98/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

ThaCreep, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of megahurts4
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Floris Framboise

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.

megahurts4, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of mullenite
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

mullenite, Jan 11, 2009
Photo of patre_tim
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

patre_tim, May 24, 2013
Photo of CHickman
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Pours cloudy dark copper pink color with purple accents leading to a 1 tan head that faded very quickly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of strong raspberries, red wine, dark pureed fruit like a mix of raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and kiwi, with a mild funk and a sweetness overload that has some medicinal element pop through.

Nose was way too sweet, and the flavor followed suit with just an obnoxious amount of some sweetened concentrated raspberry concoction that was tart with a brown sugar and/or candied sugar blast that negated any nice funky or malty tastes that were just coated with what seemed to me like an artificial raspberry sweetener.

Mouthfeel is thin, light and watery, but I’ll end things now by stating I did not like this at all and could not finish the whole bottle as it was too sweet for my liking, even for a raspberry fruit beer.

CHickman, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MaltyGoodness, Nov 04, 2006
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of granger10
2.03/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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?

granger10, Mar 20, 2006
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Floris Framboise from Brouwerij Huyghe
84 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.