Wittekerke Framboise - De Brabandere
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Reviews by KajII:
3.25/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
[Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass]
The pour was a hazy medium peachy red with a huge (3-4 finger) light pink pillowy head that receded slowly down to a medium film and collar with some excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was intense with the smell of raspberry and had a hint of grain malts, a sweaty yeast and a touch of wheat.
The taste had a sweet tart flavor to it and a big dose of raspberry throughout with a very sweet candi sugar finish. The flavor lasted an average duration with the intense sweetness fading away at a good steady pace.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a fizzy carbonation.
Overall an excellent flavored Witbier that is more like drinking a wine cooler that a beer. But then again a wine cooler is a malt beverage...
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2012 20:13:34 | More by KajII
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2.49/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Appearance: Pours a large head that fades quickly leaving minimal lacing
Smell: Raspberries and sugar. Not much else to speak of. Smells good, but not really very fresh and natural.
Taste: While it's generally hard for me to resist raspberries, something is off here. I don't know whether adjuncts are being used, but the sweetness is over the top and is not balanced by the typical tartness that accompanies a raspberry lambic. The taste is syrupy and odd.
Mouthfeel: Thickness is fine, but the carbonation is over the top in the finish. Somewhat sticky and lacks the dry tartness that I want from the style.
Overall: With so many good raspberry lambics out there, I can't recommend this. The raspberry flavor isn't fresh and natural, and there are no other flavors to make this work.
Serving type: bottle
08-12-2013 00:46:02 | More by DeFaz
Wittekerke Framboise from De Brabandere
69 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.