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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 14 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

wattoclone, Jun 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

kielaf, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

BeerMeCJS, Apr 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

kiamatthews, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

bdeast1, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of pjohnston007
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
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

pjohnston007, Apr 04, 2009
Photo of mdjagsfan
4.85/5  rDev +27.3%
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.

mdjagsfan, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of Frosty80
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
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

Frosty80, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of mark1868
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

mark1868, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of IIKaRuII
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

IIKaRuII, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

vfgccp, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of angiesaysgobucks
4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

angiesaysgobucks, Nov 08, 2010
Photo of MMAJYK
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

MMAJYK, Mar 02, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Lanstrum, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

RandyKemka, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of vandemonian
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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

vandemonian, Jul 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bilhelm, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Rojada1988, Apr 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

One1Asterisk, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of bskrtz
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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"

bskrtz, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of WhoDatMatt
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

WhoDatMatt, Jul 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

taigor, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of FightingEntropy
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

FightingEntropy, Jun 07, 2007
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St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.