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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-02-2013 02:40:33 | More by warnerry
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-27-2013 12:23:07 | More by M1A2
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 16:30:40 | More by JMS1512
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PtypeNtype

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

04-06-2013 05:58:06 | More by PtypeNtype
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Enjoyed this one alongside a jam-packed quesadilla. It pours a deep ruby color with a slightly pink and purple type of tint to it. Opaque for the most part, although some light beams through the very extremities. The head is soft, foamy, and tinted a vibrant shade of pink as well - quick to fade with no lacing left behind.

St. Louis Framboise has an aroma that is jam packed with fruity goodness, right from the start. Raspberries take the center stage - what a shocker, I know. However there seems to be a solid cherry character on the nose, too, which works quite nicely with the raspberry. Soft and mostly sweet, but it never reaches the level of being sour or tart. It's safe to say that the aroma is a bit of a one-trick pony, but it's still quite nice and certainly refreshing. After all, it achieves what it has set out to achieve, right?

Up front, I get hit with a slight touch of tartness almost immediately, something I wasn't expecting based on the lack of "sourness" detected on the nose. However, the tartness subsides quickly and this beer is pretty far from being sour - it's actually rather sweet. Fruits jump out and run rampant from start to finish; a huge berry bonanza. Raspberries, blackberries, and cherries - juicy, ripe, and delicately sweet. There isn't much to balance the sweetness, however the sweetness really isn't high enough to need balance, so it works just fine. Thin bodied for the most part, slick and wet on the palate with medium-high carbonation and a slight snap on the mouth feel.

Pretty nice and refreshing lambic here. Not much "sour" happening, rather lots of sweetness. Huge raspberry flavor gets coupled nicely with a bit of cherry, too. Pretty similar to Lindeman's Framboise, though it's been quite a while since I've had that one, so I don't know if I can say for sure which one is better. Very close, though, and would both go well with this quesadilla.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2013 03:29:14 | More by tectactoe
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-24-2013 19:28:35 | More by Lare453
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

03-09-2013 22:39:35 | More by spycow
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Drew26

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2013 20:11:41 | More by Drew26
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-03-2013 01:35:01 | More by nh2032
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-27-2013 03:14:35 | More by dcbeers
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-24-2013 15:15:27 | More by muskiesman
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-24-2013 04:12:58 | More by nitter
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Guzman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-12-2013 03:58:11 | More by Guzman
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-22-2013 05:09:27 | More by Pinknuggets
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-07-2013 12:08:07 | More by oldvines
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-03-2013 21:29:42 | More by mixed_master7
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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jmich24

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-28-2012 02:54:15 | More by jmich24
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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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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap several times, but from memory. Looks really inviting, like I take a 36 oz tankard of this stuff! Smells of bread and ripe raspberries and floral-ness...I'd swim in this stuff. Taste is fruit forward, and lightly sour, but not over the top (although I love this too), and fresh raspberries (duh...) and bread. Mouthfeel is appropriate, carbonation is low, and everything is well balanced and considered. I'd drink this until the end of time.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2012 20:37:21 | More by Bitter_Echo
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AdrianMendez

Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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WesM63

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-14-2012 13:09:47 | More by WesM63
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear garnet in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high pink head that died down rather quickly and left large specks of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides..
S: There are light to moderate aromas of raspberries in the nose.
T: The taste is filled with flavors of tart raspberries and also has some hints of sweetness. The tartness lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an enjoyable and drinkable fruit lambic that doesn't have artificial flavors and has much more tartness compared to sweetness. It almost feels like you're having a very strong raspberry sorbet.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 23:57:48 | More by metter98
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

10-13-2012 01:22:30 | More by Myst
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.