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

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2005

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Photo of DCon
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bought Beer from Lukas Liquor in a Mix-A-Six. (4th Beer of Night)

Appearance: Pink/Red, No head like better Lambics

Smell: Raspberry/Cranberry mostly

Taste: Juice, Berries, Awesome All-around but I've had better Lambics

Mouthfeel: gets your taste buds going, champagne-like, and has a light body

Drinkability: Easier to drink than an OJ in the morning

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of MTNboy
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours a burgundy color with some frothy pink head. The Lace was also very thick with huge bubbles. There was a bit of sediment to the body.

Smell: Mainly berries with a sour finish.

Taste: The raspberries are dominant and are sweet at first but finish very tart. There is some spice to the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: There is allot of carbonation to this medium bodied beer.

Overall: Not bad, a little tarter than most frambroise that I have tried but that is not a totally bad thing. I do think the overpowering carbonation does create an issue with the tast.

Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JoeMans
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of peabody
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sugar sweet refreshing quaffable dirty amber drink with some white suds.
Smell is bright berry and malt sugars. Christmas candy in the shape of raspberries. This is so good. The specks show up in every pour. No need to worry, they go down easy!
Mouthfeel is a little sticky but than means you want more!
Thank god I can get this here in my hellhole of Ky.
Just a great lambic.

Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this framboise pours a ruby red with minimal carbonation and a thin white ring

S - raspberry, some faint yeastiness that distinguishes this from raspberry juice

T - super sweet for a framboise, not sour note i get from others like Lindeman's, this really tastes like a thin bodied raspberry preserves

M&D - smooth and champagne-like in dryness and proper serving, it is quite tasty, and the gf loved it, however i do enjoy the sour element in my framboise's

Photo of SLeffler27
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My St. Louis tulip glass shuttered in anticipation as this clear, red, plum "juice" flowed from the bottle, only to be crowned with a thin, fizzy, pink veil.

The sweet, raspberry-jam aroma enticed even the non-beer drinker next to me to sample its bready goodness.

Mouth-puckering sweetness of a raspberry tart with a dry, green-apple finish.

A syrupy texture with soft carbonation and surprising alcohol warmth.

A second-tier lambic, St. Louis Framboise puts forth a fine example of this style, worthy of a festive breakfast or as an aperitif.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Whole Foods on Houston St. in the city on Halloween. I'm begnniing to move onto bigger-bottled imports and figured this would be a good beer to start on. I've never met a Belgian beer that I didn't like, and this proved no exception. Although the taste wasn't as complex as I wish, this is very drinkable and a pleasant brew both to sip, and to view!

The pour was good - a deep ruby hue with a plum head on top of it. The lacing isn't there, but seeing how thin this beer is, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise. There's lots of raspberry here, but with a syrupy, carbonated feel to it. Think of an organic soda without the bubbles and you'll have some idea of what this tastes like. Not too tart, not too sweet, and not strong at all - this is perfect for after dinner and the novice drinker who's never had a lambic before. The syrup-like notes are the only ones that stick with the aftertaste. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to your preferences!

This has "session beer" written all over it! If I was given this blindfolded, I might think that it was a juice that was a bit past it's prime. I could easily see myself drinking a few lambics of this ABV% in a given night, but not more than a bottle of this one in a given sitting. This has a textbook taste and mouthfeel of a lambic, with the easy to drink aspects of a succint raspberry beverage. I'm glad I started my foray into big bottles on this!

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WesM63
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Beertracker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of NateMac13
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PDXHops
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle poured into a champagne flute.

Deep reddish amber with a fizzy head that soon shrinks to a small collar of foam. This sticks around pretty well and leaves a bit of wispy lacing.

A bit of a woodsy aroma seems to be lurking underneath plentiful raspberry. Tastes pretty good. At first, much more sweet than tart, but it never approaches Lindemans Framboise-level sweetness (tastes more "beery", too). Toward the swallow, the balance shifts towards tartness (say, 55% tart). The finish is sticky and satisfying, with a surprising brief hit of bitterness at the swallow.

Overall impression: Not something I'd drink all the time, but a nice change of pace. Went down nice and easy out on the porch on a sultry afternoon.

Photo of Dukeofearl
2.2/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Just found this one (and its sibling the Peche) at the local store, my beer heaven in this beer desert. I didn't buy it for me, I bought it for my girlfriend who likes those "girlie beers" like Lindemans Framboise. The upside is that I can taste it and maybe review it while she has something she likes (I hope). So this is distilled from what she said and my own review.

Presentation/appearance: intense fruity red with an off-red/pink head that shows decent carbonation. Odd for a beer, but overall somewhat attractive and typical of these fruit bombs. Fairly clean and decent to look at.

Aroma is sweet and fruit. Artifical fruit. And the flavor follows through, just more intensely. The flavor does add a slight tartness that makes me think of SweetTarts (but not in a good way, like some other beers have). Slight musty end notes (lambic influence?) but very hidden behind the fruit. This level of sweetness actually hurts my jaw- that's the first time I've said that about mouthfeel!

The neasure of quality here is that my girlfriend left about half the bottle behind when she went to bed- she always finishes the Lindemans! And you know what, I'm leaving some behind too.

Not recommended.

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of doughanson78
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled on 090818? Aug, 18 2009 or Sept, 18 2008?

A: Deep reddish purple in color. Real hazy. Quarter to half finger slightly pink, head that fades fairly fast. Leaves an awesome lacing.

S: Sweet raspberries all the way. Raspberry jam. A touch of tartness.

T: A touch of caramel maybe upfront, then total raspberry domination. Super sweet with hints of tartness.

M: Light to medium bodied. Higher carbonation. Sweetness lingers in your mouth.

O: Good beer for the style. Nothing I'll drink regularly, but nice to have something most people will enjoy.

Photo of Lanstrum
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.