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St. Louis Premium Framboise - Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  2.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 10-08-2005)
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

RBorsato, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Brad007
4.7/5  rDev +27.4%

Pours a dark red color with a reddish one-finger head into my chalice.

Aroma is very strong and full of tart raspberry. Definitely gets high marks for being so pungent.

Taste is full of tart raspberry that seems just a tiny bit cloying upfront. Carbonation is just a bit high but not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel lingers with tart raspberry standing out the most. Carbonation fades at the back of the throat and it seems smoother. Very nice.

I like this beer. It leans more to the sweet side but is not as sweet as Lindemans or sour like Boon. It's in the middle and a good introduction to lambics. Great dessert beer and aging it may help it smooth out some more. You can't go wrong with it.

Brad007, Nov 05, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

pathead, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%

A: Reddish pink body with a slight amber tinge at the edge near the head, pinkish white head, medium low fine bubbled carbonation, slight cloudiness from some angles.

S: Raspberries, sour lambic fermentation- almost musty scent, slightly sweet raspberry candy.

T: Sweet and tart sour raspberry scent, very little lambic musty taste, a little malt in the aftertaste. Sweet and sour, very reminiscent of raspberry salad vinaigrette.

M: Medium syrupy body, medium low carbonation.

O: Very nice lambic, as many fruit lambics its fruity but tart and flavourful. Would go well with cheesecake.

patre_tim, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
4.28/5  rDev +16%

I picked this bottle up while on vacation in Florida. My wife and I shared this bottle on the patio in a nice warm evening. I hope that doesn't make me over-rate the beer.

I poured this into stemless wine glasses. This beer was ruby red with about a finger of really light/airy foam. You can see a lot of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass.

I smell a ton of fresh raspberries. It was nice to pull this smell in multiple times over.

This was a very enjoyable framboise. I recommend this as a dessert to cap off a very nice meal.

ummswimmin, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of stephendr
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

12.7 oz. bottle- color of murky cranberry orange , and a soft rose delicate head - nose of sweet raspberry , sour , tart , and yeast – taste of sweet raspberry , sour strawberries , and yeast- body sweet / sour , and soft bubbles – aftertaste of sweet raspberry , and sour strawberries

stephendr, Jan 19, 2007
Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy pink head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has an intensely tart raspberry scent that refreshes and entices. The taste is good. It has a super tart flavor that goes down like liquid candy. It starts off a little sweet and finishes with sour raspberries; awesome! The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn tastey beer. I love the raspberry lambics. It's full of flavor and aroma; a good drinker.

WesWes, Mar 14, 2006
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4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Caged and corked bottle poured into a Flute, Produced a nice pink frothy head that didn't last to long but looked cool. The body was a nice clear raspberry red color.

The aromas are a great fresh raspberry fruit with a light sourness.

Flavors are where this excels just enough raspberry sweetness to keep it drinkable and enough funky sour to keep it interesting. Light and crisp mouthfeel with great carbonation

A great desert brew, my wife and I really enjoyed it. I will grab the last bottle I saw at the store I will say that you must split the bottle I could see this getting a little overwhelming after a couple of glasses

joepais, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of psychoholicagogo
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

Presented in a foil wrapped bottle with a label of simple design.

Appearance: Pours a rich reddish-purple color with a medium fluffy head of a color slightly paler than that of the brew.

Smell: Rich and sweet fragrance of red raspberries. Strong but not overly. Very inviting.

Taste: Very rich and sweet with a lightly tart finish. Similar overall to a Lindemans but not quite as immediately sweet. The tartness seems to build as the brew warms.

Drinkability: Best as a dessert beverage or for a treat. I couldn't drink a lot of it and given the sweetness I wouldn't want to. The small bottle I purchased is the perfect size in my opinion. I'll be purchasing this again I'm sure.

psychoholicagogo, Nov 12, 2005
Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%

330ml green bottle from The Lighthouse. Pours a murky maroon body with a half inch of light pink head. Smells strongly like raspberry with some malt. Tastes strongly of raspberry - equally sweet and sour - with strong malt undertones. Farily sour and somewhat dry on the finish. Medium bodied with vigorous carbonation. Sweet and juicy, but just complex and sour enough to avoid the whole alco-pop or juicy-juice flavor. Not bad.

MrHurmateeowish, Apr 11, 2008
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4.03/5  rDev +9.2%

Heavy green 12.7oz grass bottle, dimpled bottom and pry-off cap. Pink neck foil and a black and pink label showing raspberries.
Deep almost completely opaque burgandy body. Pinkish tan creamy head broken by large bubbles. Great retention and lace.
Raspberry sweet scent with a tart edge.
Good raspberry flavor with a moderate tartness. The aftertaste reveals the hops reluctantly along with abit of almond.
Medium body with some coating and a tart dry finish.
Good drinkability. A tart thirstquencher that wont knock you down.


oelergud, Apr 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Kieran84, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Beertracker, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

ejimhof, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

It poured a murky burgundy color. It had a two finger pinkish head that quickly turned into a lacing.

It smelled very sweet with a berry sugary tone.

It was very sweet with berry flavors. It had a punchy zing. It was smooth, refreshing and velvety.

It was very drinkable. It went down quick.

Rennpferd, Oct 04, 2008
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
4/5  rDev +8.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Kiro, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev +7%

A - Pours maroon with bubbly carboantion and an active head.

S - Semlls of fresh raspberries. Very sugary sweet.

T - Intense sweet and tart flavor of raspberries. Drinks like a dessert wine.

M - Light, sweet, and the sugary vibe makes it a novelty as a dessert cordial, or a cocktail beer.

O - My wife loves this, and while it is too sweet to have more than occasionally, I do find it enjoyable.

socon67, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of mynie
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a dark red with a little white head. Standard Lambic pour.

Smells like sweet Framboise with the slightest hint of yeast funk. Maybe a little above average for a Lambic, since the funk and the fruit went together so well.

What was said for the nose, ditto for the taste. Nice balance, not too sweet, not too sour, not too funky.

I finished off a night of horrible drunken excess at the Map Room with this little treat. Two guys from Three Floyds were next to me at the bar when I was ordering it, and I started to mumble about how Boby LaPointe sings the song "Framboise" in an awesome scene in Truffant's _Shoot the Piano Player_. I'm not sure if the guys from FFF were digusted with me or merely annoyed or didn't even care, but I'll never forget how much I struggled trying to properly pronounce the name of an obscure French folk singer after downing 64 oz of Alpha Klaus, along with several other beers. Cheers to the Map Room for having so many good brews on tap.

mynie, Jan 04, 2007
Photo of Gmann
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

10.24.09 Lost Review (Last One!)

Out of a 750ml corked, caged, and foiled bottle. Pours a dirty, earthy purple color with some honey highlights, very small whitish head that settled into a very light ring. The aroma is of sweetened raspberry puree and red grape juice; sweet with a sour punch. Big sweet raspberry flavor but not over the top, red grape juice, a bit of an earthy dirt character to it. It has a nice natural raspberry sour aspect that keeps the brew in check. Light to moderate feel with an almost champagne like carbonation. Sweet but not cloying. There is enough of a sour punch to keep in line. While tasty and fairly balanced, one glass is enough. Sweet but not ridiculously sweet. Far from a sour bomb.

Gmann, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of Imstillthegman
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Poured this one for my wife...but now I am drinking it. Hope she doesn't mind.

Pours out a color somewhere between cranberry juice and raspberry puree. Pinkish head that leaves good lacing.

Nice smelling lambic. Not too sweet and not too sour. Raspberry and light yeast. Slightly acid.

Flavor is a bit more sour, though. Tart raspberry with some funk. These fruit beers aren't really my thing, but this isn't bad.

Smooth, medium body with good carbonation. Puckers me a little, but all in all it's an enjoyable Framboise.

Imstillthegman, Feb 13, 2007
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