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Framboise Du Nord - August Schell Brewing Company

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90
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 24
Gots: 22 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  3.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Five thousand pounds of raspberries were added to 70 barrels Star of the North, resulting in a 100 barrel batch, which was then fermented for an additional four months.

(Beer added by: pourmeadrink on 11-18-2013)
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've been anticipating this one since I purchased it a few days ago. Bottled Oct., 2013 so it has a few months on it.

Poured into a tulip glass from the bottle.

The first thing you notice is the amazing color of this beer, a beautiful and hazy light red. The smell is amazing: fresh raspberries just picked from our backyard. A beautiful pour with a pink, foamy head that quickly dissipates.

The first taste is all raspberry, tart and slightly astringent. There is a bit of a yeasty finish and, perhaps just a slight, and not unpleasant funk. As the beer warms, there is a slight finishing bitter note that is quite nice. There are only hints of the base Berliner Weisse. The bottle says it is "aged in wood" but I did not pick up any of those notes.

The beer is light and effervescent on the tongue, very much like a champagne.

Overall, a very pleasant experience. I would like to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 02:41:56 | More by SD-Alefan
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4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Jeff for this one. October 2013 bottling date. 750ml bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours bright red with a foamy light pink head with poor retention. Spotty and sparse lace. Amazing color but not much else.

Nose is outrageously aromatic. Big raspberry pulp mixes with a tart juiciness and light hay funk overtones. Nice.

Opens puckering raspberry seed and pulp. Juicy in the middle with a nice balance of sweet and tartness. Some plasticy notes towards the end along with more raspberry tartness. Dry and fruity finish. Pretty simple but very good.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down clean and crisp. Clean finish with a slightly dry aftertaste. Spot on for the style.

Awesome, awesome, awesome is all I can say about this beer. Spot on nose, taste and feel. Really under the radar and certainly worth seeking out.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- framboise to the t minus any carb. Has a musty earthy look to it.

S- Raspberry upfront, not sweet raspberry but sour raspberry. Has some sour puckering smell to it.

T- Kinda light on sour raspberry, like a raspberry berliner would. Very well done; I think anything more or less sour goes to the fruit beer category or sours category. Spot on there.

M- Nice and light with that berliner pop carbonation. Well done there too.

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Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a very inviting dark pink with 1/2 inch of light white bubbly foam head that fairly quickly recedes.
S: Raspberry yogurt immediately comes to mind. Hint of strawberry, but otherwise fairly straight-forward here.
T: Tart raspberry that is quickly tempered by lactic acid (creamy, smooth notes). Pleasantly strong carbonation only serves to augment the experience here.
M: Tart, very light body, refreshing, bright, and toward the finish a note of creamy smoothness emerges. Superb.
D: Amazingly drinkable. A wonderfully refreshing summer beer. The definition of a session beer. Not complex, but what it does it does very well. Hats off to Schell's!

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Framboise Du Nord from August Schell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.