Wittekerke Framboise - De Brabandere
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.05/5 rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Big thanks to Yagman3000 who put this brew in my hands as I left a tasting with him the other night. Not a seasoned taster in the lambic category so take my thoughts with a grain of salt. Poured into a Liefmans stange that I received as an extra from JAHMUR at the rosso batch 3 release.
a - poured a murky pinkish orangish with a thin finger of bubbly head that hung for a bit. very murky center that got lighter as you looked to the base of the glass where it met the stem. decent looking brew from my experiences with the style.
s - very strong and tart raspberry. really nice and enjoyable. great balance and smells like a berry fruit drink if ya dig that...and I do!
t - raspberry explosion. almost like a raspberry soda. i'm not the biggest fan of raspberry so it was a bit intense for me, but i did enjoy this and would recommend to anyone who'd like to experiment with the lambic style or introduce someone into the realm of what a beer can be.
m - really intense carbonation. i'm not gonna lie...drinking this beer was a flashback to underage guzzling of wine coolers. not that that is a bad thing, but for a beer, i expect a beer vibe and not zomething different (z intentional, cmon you remember zima?).
o - overall this is a good beer. not something that i will be pounding down the doors to get more of, but if i was into lambics, this one is very accessible. if you want to drink a beer that crosses the line of wine cooler and teases the boundaries of what a beer can be...this is a great entry. got someone who can't drink a beer, give them this to try...
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2011 03:42:12 | More by cosmicevan
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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.