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Amsterdam Framboise - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Amsterdam FramboiseAmsterdam Framboise

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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 jcalabre:
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2003 04:26:25 | More by jcalabre
More User Reviews:
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Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-28-2014 22:34:16 | More by NightINgale
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-26-2014 20:04:01 | More by woody1138
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3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 02:06:10 | More by patre_tim
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-30-2014 01:18:29 | More by paulish
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-07-2014 06:57:22 | More by Beer-Fetish
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-16-2013 20:18:35 | More by valianes
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-12-2013 23:39:21 | More by WillAndSarah
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2013 12:22:09 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

07-07-2013 20:05:41 | More by gloryhole
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Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-07-2013 01:15:57 | More by kjyost
Photo of scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2013 brewing. Poured at cellar temperature into a pint glass. A massive pink head on a clear dark ruby. Good head retention and lots of lacing.

Smells of raspberries. Sweet and tart. Taste is again raspberries. Sweet up front with a very slight tart finis. There is a bit of an off flavour from somewhere. Raspberry flavour lingers.

Mouthfeel is fairly light. Overall nice to look at. Nice to have a fruit beer that uses real fruit. A bit thin. Alcohol is high for a fruit beer and very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 16:58:52 | More by scott451
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-15-2013 19:07:58 | More by TheBeeraholic
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-12-2013 19:06:09 | More by nullbort
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First full review in a while.
750ml ceramic swing top into my go to glass.

Bright, vibrant ruby red pour with a creamy pink hued head. Lacing is decent.

Raspberries, digestive cookies, some grassy hops and a whipped cream like smell.

Fresh raspberries, slightly woody taste, peanuts? Really reminds me of a good brown ale with a ton of raspberries. Very fresh with some sweet notes. Not overly tart and not overly sweet.

Light body, high carbonation, sweet aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 23:49:08 | More by korguy123
Photo of Mit

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed this pricey offering at an LCBO in Hamilton.

Pours a really nice looking ruby red colour with a pinkish lasting head.

Sourish raspberry reaches the nostrils first....very nice....Not overwhelming

Raspberry dominates the palate but there are hints of other dark fruits...slight burn of alcohol at the back end...very slight. Very refreshing....

Mouthfeel is perfect for the abv.

Overall I loved this beer....you probably couldn't drink too many of them before you got sick of em but I could def handle a couple bottles of this in a row. The price would be an obstacle for me at times I think.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 19:42:44 | More by Mit
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-05-2013 13:50:50 | More by DaPan
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-09-2012 23:04:04 | More by Molson2000
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-22-2012 11:16:00 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright red, one finger of white head, dissipates quickly, no lace to speak of. Smell is of raspberry, malty, hoppy notes, slight grassy presence, sour notes are there from time to time. Taste is tart raspberry, slightly sour, mild hop bitterness, malty finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium, high carbonation, good weight and syrupy at points. Good overall, not my favorite but it is pleasant and refreshing and I would have it again down the road.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 00:08:13 | More by peensteen
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Volo. I somehow haven't ever tried this beer and I've seen it 1000 times. Pours a reddish-orange colour with very thin pink'ish head. Mild lacing on the glass. Smells of raspberry with some bready/grainy malt. Flavour is of sweet and tart raspberry mainly. Carbonation is a bit high. Overall a nice enough fruit beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2011 16:38:55 | More by kwjd
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2010 01:52:08 | More by biboergosum
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

1.7/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Some family members in Ontario are big fans of the Raspberry wheat beers that are available locally. Given that they only visit once a year, I have been trying to find them something in their area that would act as a reasonable substitute. This is the latest attempt.

Pouring into a glass results in a dark, opaque red color with a finger of fizzy head.

Scent was raspberry, but a very sour raspberry. Given that the bottle was clear, that might be part of the cause.

Taste was a very sour, tart raspberry taste, almost syrupy in nature. Sourness continues through into the aftertaste, lingering. There was also a weird carbonation taste that I can't quite define.

This is like the complete opposite end of the spectrum for a raspberry wheat beer in comparison to their KLB brand (which I thought was a very weak tasting Raspberry Wheat). Perhaps if they managed to find some happy median between the two flavors they would have something better, but currently I found it very unappetizing and have no plans to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 19:07:09 | More by Seanstoppable
Photo of cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz draught
6.5% ABV
I tried this beer on August 1, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a deep semi-translucent red with a thick pink head. The aroma was raspberry with a malt hint. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, and highly carbonated. The flavour was sour raspberry, and a little grainy malt.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2009 18:15:22 | More by cyrenaica
Photo of hopdog


3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2008 02:10:57 | More by hopdog
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Amsterdam Framboise from Amsterdam Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.