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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2005

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Ratings: 297 | Reviews: 118
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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.