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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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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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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.9%

06-24-2013 19:27:09 | More by wattoclone
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kielaf

Florida

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-16-2011 14:54:06 | More by kielaf
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BeerMeCJS

California

5/5  rDev +30.9%

04-05-2014 19:52:31 | More by BeerMeCJS
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kiamatthews

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +30.9%

11-16-2011 05:17:14 | More by kiamatthews
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bdeast1

Alabama

5/5  rDev +30.9%

12-06-2011 20:39:54 | More by bdeast1
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pjohnston007

New York

4.88/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Raspberries, raspberries, and raspberries.

A: Reddish/brown liquid; chalky white head and lacing. Good lacing that retains well.

S: Raspberries.

T: Creamy, chalky, sweet, mildly acidic, fruity, and zesty.

M: Creamy, acidic, clean finish. Nearly dry.

D: All day, all night--wish it had a slightly higher ABV %.

I would love to do a side-by-side comparison with Lindemans Framboise. If anyone has done this, I would like to see your results.

By the way--that's my photo for this beer! =D

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 23:05:13 | More by pjohnston007
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mdjagsfan

Maryland

4.85/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Light burgundy/ candy apple red

S - I agree with pballa4life. It smelled just like kool aid.

T - very sweet but also very delicious. Had a distinct rasberry taste to it, but wasn't overpowering.

M - excellent. left a nice aftertaste.

D - amazing. I could drink this all night, and plan to in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2010 22:23:14 | More by mdjagsfan
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Frosty80

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: pours a light, fleshy pink. sits clear, deep ruby with light pink, one-finger head

Smell: initial strong presence of tart raspberries that is cut down quite a bit as a moderate funky character creeps its way in

Taste: pure raspberry explosion with a medium-high tartness that is mellowed out a bit with the moderate funkiness. finish is semi-sweet with light, tart raspberries and a very light graininess

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with high-medium carbonation

Notes: not as tart and defintely funkier than Lindemans. seemingly a little more balanced and easier to drink due the less puckering quality

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 23:34:33 | More by Frosty80
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mark1868

New York

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

10-07-2012 16:05:45 | More by mark1868
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IIKaRuII

Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was kinda scared to try this and have been putting it off... poured into a pilsner glass. a very pretty rasberry red color. somewhat cloudy but not too bad. The head was has a kinda wine look and smell. Hello raspberry is what i said when i smelled this. the taste is a very sweet but accepting taste. drinks like a koolaid in all honesty. This is a beer you could drink with a citrus salad of some sort. This is a wonderfully carbonated drink with a great finish and leaves you wanting another one. Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 05:42:29 | More by IIKaRuII
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vfgccp

New York

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Solid ruby red. Pink head with a nice halo of cream. Ok lace.

S - Bright, tart raspberries. Nose favors tartness over sweetness.

T - Whoa. Not overly sweet. Well balanced, tart raspberry with earthy sour notes. Green papaya, and earthy lotus.

M - Soft and lightly syrupy. Full body. Pleasant carbonation.

O - A fantastic, well balanced, flavored sour.

Served paired with the Not-So-Dirty cupcake (dark chocolate with a milk chocolate ganache) at Sweet Revenge in NYC. Most of the 5 parings our group ordered were great, but this one was particularly outstanding. The raspberry/chocolate combination is obviously, but what put this over the top is the way the earthyness of the sour pulled out some absolutely incredibly flavors from the chocolate. A highly recommended pairing.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 03:25:11 | More by vfgccp
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angiesaysgobucks

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have this both on tap and in the bottle. The tap version is a little less sweet then the bottle version, and has a smoother taste.

Appearance: Beautiful lightish burgundy, nice white head
Smell: Very strong rasberry
Taste: Super sweet with loads of rasberry. Finishes with a very mild tartness.
Mouthfeel: Just the right amount of carbination, with a smooth/light body and a great aftertast.
Drinkability: Because of the sweetness, I would not recommend too many, but one is an absolute must.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2010 14:11:10 | More by angiesaysgobucks
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MMAJYK

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Deep, dark pink with fluffy, lacy, retentive head that is a lighter shade of pink.

S. Crushed raspberries. Pure raspberry goodness. Makes you want to jump in the glass and swim around.

T. Fermented raspberries with a touch of lemony zest. Very sweet like Lindemans Framboise, but has a nice tart compliment to balance all the sweetness. Very nice!

M. Light and zingy in the mouth with high carbonation.

D. I could drink this all day-no questions asked.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2009 19:26:21 | More by MMAJYK
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RandyKemka

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

12-05-2012 03:27:43 | More by RandyKemka
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck's St. Louis Framboise is a delicious lambic that is drier and sourer than some others (e.g. Lindermans).

A: Red brown color and a 2 mm head that fades quickly. 3.5

S: The smell is strong and amazing: a wonderful mix of sour lambic yeast products; tart raspberries; and sweetness. 5

T: Rasberry tartness into a slightly sour tang. This is drier than other lambics I've had. I love the long sour aftertaste. 4.5

M: Dry and thin with some carbonation. 4

O: Delicious sour framboise. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 04:16:04 | More by vandemonian
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

04-18-2012 04:52:59 | More by Rojada1988
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BIll_Currie

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-24-2014 18:04:46 | More by BIll_Currie
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bskrtz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold into large Reidel wine glass. The wide opening of this style glass, if tilted, insures this lively beer won't foam up.

A) Dark red cherry purple, short white head, cloudy and unfiltered

S) Very sweet, abundant berry fruits

T) Sweet rasberry puree. Tart, warming hint of alcohol

M) Ample carbonation, thick, very smooth

D) This is an excellent example of this style. The mild alcohol content says "its okay, have another"

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 03:11:48 | More by bskrtz
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WhoDatMatt

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-15-2014 22:48:10 | More by WhoDatMatt
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-14-2012 05:02:51 | More by ssjkyle
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taigor

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-19-2012 00:12:37 | More by taigor
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely gorgeious in the fluted glass--blood and cranberry red with light white fluffy head on tiop. Strong vinegar-lambic nose of wild yeast. Fruit is strong as well and spectacular, which just follows into the taste--lambic sour witha clear, clear, and balanced fruit--complex with every sip.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2007 17:17:41 | More by FightingEntropy
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

$7, 7.5oz glass on tap at the Brickskeller in Washington DC.

Well worth the price, as this is not sold where I live. An absolutely delicous lambic. Wonderfully tart & sweet at the same time, but keeps an excellent balance, not tipping one way or the other. Light but not wimpy, absolutely refreshing. I could drink this stuff like it was juice. And I do. Liquid candy.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2005 07:36:01 | More by chOAKbarrell
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at New World Brewery in Ybor City

G - Poured in the official glass (which is basically a Pilsener).

A - Bright red, the color of raspberries, with a little pink foam that would be more aptly described as fizz, but some good patchy lace.

S It has an aroma between fresh raspberries and a melted popsicle, and of course a tart, sour tinge from both the fruit and the Lambic yeast. For the style, it is very straightforward.

T Framboise Lambic: this is one of the most delicious beverages on the planet. Not this brand specifically, though it is very tasty; Framboise is just ridiculously delicious. So, as a good representative of the style, it has a leg up on just about everything else. Great tart, fruity flavor, nice Champagne carbonation, though a much weightier body

M - Like rich (flavor-wise) fruit Champagne, with more weight.

D - This is not my favorite proprietor of the style, but it is always a very good option. I could drink a keg of this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2010 06:26:47 | More by ktrillionaire
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anotherpg

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pink, bright, frothy head. This smells straightly of raspberries -- what else? -- but the taste is well balanced. Not sticky-sweet, not pucker-your-lips sour, this is straight down the middle. It's not a soda-beer, it's a real fruit beer with style. Bubbly, good mouthfeel and ultimately, quite drinkable. It's one of the few beers that my wife, a beer hater, enjoys.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 04:09:12 | More by anotherpg
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St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
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