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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

271 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.91%
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%

BeerMeCJS, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of deonreds
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

deonreds, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of BH712
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BH712, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

as lambics go, im not sure this is my favorite, not tart enough, not acidic hardly at all, and lacking the wild fermentation characteristics i usually look for in the style, but as a fruited belgian ale, i absolutely love it, and its head and shoulders better than its immediate peers. natural looking purple pink raspberry color, a short lived stained pink head, and some chunks of yeast and maybe even a few raspberry seeds in there, it looks the part. the nose is great, jammy but not overly sweet, authentic fruity character and a little belgian yeast funk and fruit, but not the sourness true lambic usually possesses. i love the fruit flavor, not quite as true as the nose, mellowed by an oak hit here, but its still the chief flavor agent, and a genuine one at that. no corn sugar, no cavities, just true raspberry beer. its affordable and tasty, well carbonated and light, and overall extremely well made for what it is. not really passable as a sour, but im not sure its trying to be one. highly respectable brew here, better than some of the other fruit editions i think too, really summery and real fruity, i almost feel guilty for liking this as much as i do...

StonedTrippin, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
4/5  rDev +5%

Raziel313, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Shreyas
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Shreyas, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ThreeFishes, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of johntfox
4/5  rDev +5%

johntfox, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Thomas_Picton, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JamesShoemaker, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

elNopalero, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MNBeerGeek, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of MystikCelt
4/5  rDev +5%

MystikCelt, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5%

krome, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

dcmchew, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of HOMEPL8
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

HOMEPL8, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

jaydoc, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jgunther71, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of itsscience
4/5  rDev +5%

itsscience, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of taylor714914
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Quite the opposite from the Weyerbacher Riserva I tried before this. It pours a dark ruby with a 2 finger head and smells of raspberry candy. Full on raspberry candy. Taste is similar. There is nothing tart about this, and I feel as though I am drinking a raspberry syrup. Sweet and thick from start to finish, this is more like a raspberry punch than beer.

taylor714914, Oct 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

barrelofbastard, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

djrn2, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Shared with wife at Gainesville HOB. Pours deep red with pink head. Huge sweet raspberry aroma. Flavor is super sweet and tart raspberries and sugar. Something slightly weird on the back end like sweet-n-low flavor. Not bad. Wife liked it, but I have had better raspberry flavors in my beer. Slightly artificial was off-putting, but this smells great.

BMMillsy, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BiteTheBullet, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

krl2112, Oct 01, 2013
St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.