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Amsterdam Framboise - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Using an old world recipe, we handcraft this wonderous beer with Belgian wheat malt and fresh raspberries. In fact, six pounds of fresh British Columbia raspberries go into making every case, resulting in a tart, crisp flavour. Our double fermentation process produces an intensely fresh raspberry aroma and palate, abundantly obvious from its ruby-red colour and pink head. During the aging process, the hop and fruit acids balance out the residual malt sugars to give this beer more taste bud bang. Amsterdam Framboise is best served chilled and shared with friends.

14 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
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Reviews by Molson2000:
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

09-09-2012 23:04:04 | More by Molson2000
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -10.3%

Appearance: 750ml bottle. Poured a ruby red with lots of carbonation. The head was light pink.

Smell: The nose was sweet but not overpowering. A touch of raspberry jam in there somewhere. Overall the fruity smell was mild if not hidden.

Taste: Very little of anything up front. Then, and very quickly, the beer turns slightly fuity and very tangy. Not tangy as in tart, but tangy as in almost sour. The finish disappears before i even get the chance to savour any raspberry hints that may be present.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and then smooth. It leaves a dry finish at the back of my mouth.

Drinkablilty: Today is a very hot day (35 degrees C) and this beer isn't cutting it. I just can't get inot this beer. Given the choice there are other fruit beers i would much rather drink.

06-25-2003 08:51:44 | More by Popsinc
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

03-22-2012 11:16:00 | More by beerhunter13
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev 0%

On-tap at C'est What.

This beer appears a clear light amber hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which renders not a speck of lace it its retreat. It smells of light green raspberry essence, and a bit of bready malt. The taste is sweet grainy malt, and strained cooked raspberry. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, but thinning somewhat towards the end, and it finishes off-dry, with a fruity malt push.

Kind of thin, but definitely redolent of raspberry, and easy enough to drink.

02-08-2010 01:52:08 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

Lambicy on the sourish side, which people who like it like it for this reason Dark pink, and some lighter pink foam, and lace. Definite aroma and some real raspberries in thereI had a year later and it was understated in carbonation at Victory Cafe, which I generally lkie, Soda pop sweetish., Raspberry syrup.
Much bolder raspberry taste put in Cask Days 2008

08-17-2006 00:57:00 | More by Sammy
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -4.7%

Thanks to Northyorksammy for trading this off with me.

Appearance: Brownish amber with a little bit of reddish hues, the head was soapy and didn't last long.

Smell: Raspberry jam with tons of pectin, like the brand I usually prefer, it just smells fruity and sweet, and thankfully not a fake raspberry flavored extract odor, this smells like the real McCoy. Maybe I spotted a little hops in there but it was faint at best.

Taste: Very lively carbonation, which helps tame a lot of the cloying fruit flavors, it tastes like those fruity zinfandels they sell for a dollar a gallon in the states. Refreshing, and my girlfriend liked it a lot. I wouldn't drink tons of the stuff but on a hot summer day by the pool, why not.

11-15-2005 01:03:55 | More by Goldorak
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

750ml ceramic bottle bought at the LCBO. Cork open with a huge pop, poured a medium pink beer with a super huge head with excellent retention. Carbonation is just perfect and aroma is great with what I can tell are real raspberry. Taste is not too sweet but still very refreshing with just enough tart. Limited hops but then that is to be expected of a fruit beer. This is a truly great fruit beer but the alcohol is just a bit too strong too make it truly great. Very good beer to enjoy during summertime.

07-05-2004 15:08:45 | More by Phyl21ca
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

07-12-2013 23:39:21 | More by WillAndSarah
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Sampled it at Goldorak's, with Gordero, Beersignal.

First of all this is a weird beer, appearance reminds me of a rasperry carbonated juice. Little head that left right away, smell of rasperries of course, actually it smells like rasperry jam. Open a jar of jam and put your nose in and take a deep smell it is the same experience.

Taste is very fruity of course, rasberrish, carbonated, refeshing.

11-18-2005 22:58:46 | More by 3Vandoo
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the42ndtourist

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

this had a fairly bright red colour, with a small amount of head. The smell was strongly raspberry, with a taste of a tart raspberry. Very much a natural taste, just quite strong. Good to drink, but not more than one or two at a time...

08-13-2002 19:00:43 | More by the42ndtourist
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Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%

Bottle from the LCBO. 6.50% abv, 341mL clear twist bottle. Fridge temp into a wine tumbler.

Looked a lot more red in the bottle. Maroonish now, with a tan/pinkish head. Quickly to cloud and collar.

Raspberries are up front. A bit sour and seedy, not syrupy like other framboises I've had. You know which one. Yeasty, a hint of bread.

Big carbonation. Definitely rather sour, less sweet than the nose which is rather nice. Alcohol very well hidden. Finish is long and balanced.

Let's just say that this puts fruit wine to shame.

06-06-2008 19:47:42 | More by Antilochus
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Beer-Fetish

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-07-2014 06:57:22 | More by Beer-Fetish
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baiser

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a neat looking ceramic bottle. Body is deep ruby red, with a pinkish white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet, fresh raspberries and a slight sourness. Taste is moderately tart, with a tonne of raspberry flavour. Ends astringent, and slightly bitter from the alcohol. Carbonation is just right. Would've liked to seen a little more tartness. Interesting fruit beer nonetheless.

05-09-2005 04:37:33 | More by baiser
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patre_tim

China

3.51/5  rDev -2.5%

A: Bright red with a brown tinge, slight haze, little carbonation, 2 fingers of beige pink raspberry cappuccino like head.

S: Raspberries, raspberry candy or lifesaver candy, sour acidic quality, fermented fruit, alcohol quality.

T: Garden fresh raspberries, light fermented fruit, an almost artificial sweetener like bitterness bordering on unpleasant, very little alcohol burn.

M: Medium light body, medium heated carbonation, dry artificial sweetener like finish.

O: Loving the garden fresh raspberry aspect, really takes me back to a farm garden. The other aspect of the artificial sweetness isn’t pleasant in my opinion. Expensive in my opinion.

06-02-2014 02:06:10 | More by patre_tim
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jcalabre

California

3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

This beer is beautifully packaged in a white ceramic 750ml resealable bottle. Upon opening, the wonderful aroma of raspberries hits you. In the glass, the color is dark red, with some brown notes in the background. It is not transparent but a bit hazy.
The flavor is decidedly sour, which is no surprise for a lambic. However, the raspberry is missing, in my opinion from the flavor. I was expecting more raspberry taste.

10-20-2003 04:26:25 | More by jcalabre
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gloryhole

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-07-2013 20:05:41 | More by gloryhole
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-26-2014 14:48:50 | More by IPAchris
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%

341ml bottle acquired in trade with radiomgb (thanks!).

Poured a darker reddish color with a brown tinge to it and a smaller sized pinkish head. Aromas of sweet and tart raspberries. I like the way the aroma is. Tastes of sweet raspberries and other berries. Light tart finish. Syrupy body. Not that bad for a fruit beer.

Notes from 8/9/07

11-20-2008 02:10:57 | More by hopdog
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-15-2013 19:07:58 | More by TheBeeraholic
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esto

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +25%

08-16-2014 23:06:31 | More by esto
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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%

On tap at Victory Cafe. Surprised to see this was 6.5%, as it seemed much lighter. Poured a deep red with a pinkish bubbly head into a thin glass. Aroma is fairly one-dimensional -- raspberries and champagne. Both the aroma and flavour carry real raspberry flavour and not just artificial flavouring; definite seedy, wild notes of real fruit in there. High on the carbonation level, but not bad for the style. One of the more enjoyable, drinkable fruit beers I've had. Worth trying, and I'd like to get my hands on one of the cool white swing-tops if they still exist.

09-21-2007 17:59:42 | More by crwills
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

1.9/5  rDev -47.2%

Pours a hazy ruby red, very small off white head forms and leaves, some spotted lace on the glass. Smell is raspberry juice and I couldn't pick up anything else. Taste is the same, not much more than fermented raspberry juice. Mouthfeel is light bodied, medium carbonation and pretty watery. Not recommended.

10-18-2005 15:14:00 | More by Viggo
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-12-2013 19:06:09 | More by nullbort
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%

Ceramic swing top .75 liter bottle...no date code or freshness best before date. The pour reveals a brilliant berry red liquid with amber shades...leaves a rocky light pink head that reduces to a fine lace and ring that virtually disappear half way through the drink. Mildly carbonated...just right for this type of drink...carbonation does not detract from the falvor departures. Nose is of fresh crushed berrys which seem to dominate the aroma. Starts very fresh and tart filled with sour berry and mildlt sweet malts then the mouth feel becomes silky but very dry with just hints of malt and light hopping...the finish is crisp of medium duration where the berries slowly give way to a dry malty aftertaste mingling with the fruit acerbity...very nice summer drink for the patio with mixed company....or good for serving with desert. Once of the best fruit beers I’ve seen domestically.

08-01-2004 23:47:16 | More by pootz
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%

Wow a lambic made in Canada, cool.

It pours a dark ruby port color. The head is a diminutive off pink whisp that leaves a few trails of lace. The aroma is of cranberry juice, raspberries and an acidity. The taste is much more dry than I expected. The tartness of the raspberries is the most prominent flavor. Theres also a natural tasting berry fruityness and a grainy maltiness. The crispness of wheat is detectable. The mouthfeel is lighter than I expected, with a more lager like feel than the syrupy feel of many fruit beers. The finish lacks a bit of complexity, being pure tartness.

11-14-2004 21:07:27 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Amsterdam Framboise from Amsterdam Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.