1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
St. Louis FramboiseSt. Louis Framboise

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

295 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 295
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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (31) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 295 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Traquairlover
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into snifters.

A = Mostly garnet red with a slight maroon tint. Forms small foamy pinkish head that slowly resolves to a blanket layer of foam on surface.

S = Raspberries and sourdough starter.

T = Raspberries, sweet-tart flavors like a hard candy. Decent, but a little too understated. Not nearly sour enough but not overly sweet for all that. Real problem is that it is just too understated.

M = Carbonation has a bit too much f a bite for me, decent mouthcoating.

D = This is a drinkable beer. It does not get cloying and is refreshing.

Photo of Kirby
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Zaphog
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JimmyPhillips
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BH712
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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 WynnO
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of djtomain
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Pinknuggets
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BiteTheBullet
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jerid
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of brez8791
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of utahgiebs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MYJELLOMISFIT
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of adriabeasley
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of CSO
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Liondiscs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Shreyas
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

St. Louis Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.