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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 253
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2005)
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elNopalero

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered a framboise at a whiskey bar for the table expecting the usual and instead they brought a bottle of this gem out.

This pours a raspberry red in color, straight up. The aroma smacks of raspberry jam in its character and intensity. The flavor has a raspberry tartness with a sweetish but not cloying finish. Much preferred this to the more common “bar” framboise.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 07:14:16 | More by elNopalero
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St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.