Frambozenbier - ShawneeCraft Brewing Company

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
ShawneeCraft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 12-01-2010

Two vintages of Raspberry Blanche, one of which has aged in oak wine barrels for at least 10 months, mingle to achieve an astounding character that is light, dry, and aromatic. The bouquet is of fresh raspberries, full refermentation dispels any lingering sweetness, wild yeasts lend alluring tartness, and a crisp body keeps you coming back for another sip.
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by liamt07:
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3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Americo via Sammy, 750ml bottle into a tulip.

Opaque darker orange, with a lofty white head. Great retention and good lacing. Nose is real tart, some general berry notes, oak and a small dose of vanilla. Taste has more of the same, less tart but nice oak, berry and a lightly sweet malt finish. High carbonation and a biting tartness. Pretty tasty, well done for a fruited sour.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ferrouswolf
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL purchased at the brewery on 7/26/14. Consumed 2/14/15

Appearance: Cloudy pale rose. Could be brighter and more red, but it's a pretty color nonetheless.

Smell: Sharp funkiness with acetic highlights. Some dark raspberry fruitiness. Great "Wild" aroma.

Taste: Hint of red raspberry followed by tart, funky sourness with Brett bitterness and an acetic finish. Some phenolic funkiness in the middle. Reminiscent of Petrus Aged Pale, but softer and less aggressively sour. Hints of oakiness sometimes come through and provide some red wine character that helps round out the flavors.

Feel: Light but smooth; the acidity and carbonation clear the palate. Nicely textured.

Overall: This is a good-to-great American Wild. Certainly on the light end of the spectrum, but that's not a negative; not every sour should be heavy or overbearing. This one has plenty of complex flavors and is definitely worth seeking out. More fruit character would be great, but it stands on its own merit. Not enough of a war-horse to go up against, say, a steak, but it would hold its own against rich desserts or fatty pork chops.

Photo of brother_rebus
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale pinkish rosy blond look. Thin light translucent white lacing and head. Smells sour and fruity. Tart off the front and sides of the tongue. Floral tartness. Almost an elderberry or rose hips flavor. Little to no hop or malt profile. Oaky wood earth tones come through on the aftertaste. Thin feel. Washes out clean leaving a slight pleasant sweet-ish floral aftertaste. Overall delicious. One of the better sours Ive had. Would love to search this out again.

Photo of Sammy
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep and cloudy pink colour with a generous retained white head. A wonderful tartness that is light and builds but never overwhelms. Fruity with dryness. Very drinkable, delicate. Some funk in aroma. One of a kind. Bottle from Campone's, sponsored by Americo.

Photo of emerge077
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris & Sharon for sharing!

Pinkish hue with a frothy white head, spotty lace around the edges.

Pleasant aroma of cheese rind and light raspberries, natural and tart.

Zippy and tart flavor, with a distinctive raspberry presence. Clean and lactic, with a little bit of Brett funk in the periphery. Very dry finish, puckering and juicy at first. Really pretty nice, I like the aroma a bit. Would recommend it.

Beer #4000

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4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing, nothing like it. I could drink this all day, may just replace my morning juice with this. L - peachy color, hazy, but full of bubbles and no head. S - raspberry spot on, sort of a vinegary scent. T - perfect raspberry sour, almost sweetly citrus with a hint of oak and rose (? Of elderberry). F - like seltzer, bubbly and easy going down.

Photo of 321jeff
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours like a cloudy grapefruit juice with a finger's worth of head that quickly dissipates. Some lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is fairly complex featuring sweet raspberry and hints of oak.

There's a lot going on with the taste in this one. The wheat base makes itself known and there is definite raspberry flavor that brings a slight tartness to the party. The bitter flavor of raspberry seeds comes in at the finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty thin and a little grainy with just barely moderate carbonation. This one is highly drinkable given it's complexities... the glass has gone down much faster than anticipated.

Photo of yourefragile
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler picked up at Gem and Keystone. From their website... "This is our first true "sour" offering; it is a blend of fresh Raspberry Blanche (whole raspberries) and going on one year old Raspberries (aged on oak) with some very intriguing local micro-flora."

Pours a pale, clear rosy pink color with a wispy, quickly fading stark white head and a few streaks of lacing. Aroma is very dry and fruity. More raspberry tart than sweet and balanced by a subtle dry earthiness. Pleasant, but a little boring. Medium bodied with effervescent, sharp carbonation. Flavor begins with a dominant tart raspberry flavor with a mild oaky sweetness. Finish is exceptionally dry, earthy and floral providing and interesting balance to the tart fruit. There is a faint lemon sourness but sadly not quite as strong as the description suggested. Fresh on tap this beer was even tarter with barely any sweetness. This lacks the complexity of the more highly regarded sours or even a New Glarus Raspberry Tart, but is still a pleasant offering and recommended.

Photo of Kadonny
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked bottle at the Capones event into a 5.5 ounce snifter glass.

A: A hazy medium golden color with a half finger white head. Very cloudy and hazy with some minimal lacing.

S: Lots of fruit come through the nose with raspberry, apple, pear and straw mixed with some yeasty and earthy notes.

T: Raspberry is forefront with other fruit flavors of green apple, pear and maybe some cherry. There really is no sweetness but the yeasty funk mixed with some straw comes through midway with some woody flavor and stays on the finish. Finish is slightly sour but not enough to call it a sour. A little disappointing.

M: A little thin, good carbonation, slight tartness but not enough, no alcohol.

O: This was their first sour but it needs some work as it was not sour enough.

Overall I was disappointed in this beer, then mix in the insanely high price they charged for the bottle (per Matt Capone) and I can't do anything but leave disappointed. Sorry.

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Frambozenbier from ShawneeCraft Brewing Company
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