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Wittekerke Framboise - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
69
poor

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 23.16%


Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yagman3000 on 07-06-2011)
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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a murky light pinkish-red with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of raspberry jam and raspberry juice. Taste is much the same with an artificial sweetener flavor on the finish. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. There is also a dryness that occurs in the mouth after each sip for some odd reason. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells promising but the flavor is way too sweet and artificial to be very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 05:58:59 | More by UCLABrewN84
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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Florida

3/5  rDev +5.3%

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Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -64.9%

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New York

3/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2014 20:23:08 | More by LoveStout
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +14%

03-15-2014 19:03:22 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +5.3%

03-15-2014 19:02:27 | More by acurtis
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emakings

Puerto Rico

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

02-10-2014 22:24:17 | More by emakings
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

02-03-2014 20:27:28 | More by GraduatedCashew
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

01-21-2014 23:23:13 | More by krome
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piconaut

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

12-30-2013 21:15:49 | More by piconaut
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2013 01:05:45 | More by bigred89
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev +5.3%

11-03-2013 15:12:45 | More by jaydoc
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +5.3%

11-01-2013 00:44:35 | More by brandonld23
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +5.3%

09-02-2013 02:47:10 | More by crbnfbr
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

2/5  rDev -29.8%

08-18-2013 03:24:26 | More by Kopfschuss
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

08-12-2013 00:47:21 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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DeFaz

Ohio

2.49/5  rDev -12.6%
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
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

07-25-2013 04:23:50 | More by ROGUE16
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Michigan

2.99/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

My mom bought a six pack of this. She said it was so sweet and girly she didn't even bother to offer me one. Regardless, I wanted to try it anyways. Served in a pokal pilsner glass.

A: Pours a cloudy, salmon color with a short, fizzy white head that dissipates fast and has medium amounts of white lacing as well.

S: Holy shit raspberries! Extremely fruity, very, very sweet smell, as if someone dumped 20 packets of splenda into it. Reminds me of cherry 7-up.

T: As you could imagine, it is sweet as hell, strawberries and raspberries hold a massive presence on the palate. The sweetness, is sort of sickening, like an artificial sweetener type of sweetness. The fruitiness drowns out whatever tartness and other flavors that should normally be present in a framboise, wheat flavors are subtle.

M: Medium carbonation with a light body, unbalanced in terms of sweetness, way too fruity, not enough tartness, actually no tartness at all. Has a weird after taste going with it.

O: Overall, yeah its a "chick" drink. Very, very sweet and not much substance to it. Felt like I was drinking a sprite or something. It's not horrible, it was smooth and all, but unless you got a sweet tooth, this might not be up your alley. Still, to each his own, all depends on what you like.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 18:13:57 | More by Mavigo
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Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Ohio

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Wittekerke Framboise from De Brabandere
69 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.