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Amsterdam Framboise - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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82
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.13%
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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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%

650 ml bottle purchased for almost $10 CDN. Served fairly cold into glassware.

Appearance - Clear dark red, with pink infused highlights make this brew approximate the color of cranberry juice. Many fingers of off-white head are poured with a pinkish tinge. Tons of sticky lacing and a lot of bubbles. A great looking beer.

Smell - Raspberries and more raspberries. A little more sourness here almost gives the aroma of being crossed with a lambic.

Taste - And that's where the similarities to a lambic end. The taste is a bit medicinal, the raspberries are present but not nearly as much as one would expect and even a bit thin tasting. There's a on tasting sweetness that perks up for a couple of moments and finishes too clean. the booze is well hidden.

Mouthfeel - A bit thin, well carbonated with a try finish. I was expecting a bolder feel here.

Overall - A passable raspberry beer that I'm in no hurry to pick up again given the substantial cost and the overall quality of beer to my tastebuds.

DenisKolkin, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of DWG17
4.4/5  rDev +21.9%

DWG17, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of esto
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

esto, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of BeerWatcher
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby red, with light carbonation and light head that dissipates fairly rapidly. Aromas are very much raspberry, and very pleasantly so. Maybe a bit of light biscuit in the background. Mouthfeel is quite surprising in its creaminess. Tastes are of raspberry, red grapes, and maybe a hint of wine. This might be too sweet for most, and I couldn’t see myself drinking more than one, but splitting a 650ml bomber with my wife, is going down pretty easily. This is a nice seasonal from Amsterdam.

BeerWatcher, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Cycle69, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

IPAchris, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +10.8%

NightINgale, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of woody1138
3.5/5  rDev -3%

woody1138, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

patre_tim, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

paulish, May 30, 2014
Photo of Beer-Fetish
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Beer-Fetish, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of valianes
3/5  rDev -16.9%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +10.8%

WillAndSarah, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of gloryhole
3/5  rDev -16.9%

gloryhole, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of kjyost
4/5  rDev +10.8%

kjyost, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of scott451
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

scott451, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.25/5  rDev -10%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of nullbort
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

nullbort, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of korguy123
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

korguy123, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of Mit
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Mit, May 19, 2013
Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +10.8%

DaPan, May 05, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -16.9%

beerhunter13, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of peensteen
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

peensteen, Apr 14, 2011
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Amsterdam Framboise from Amsterdam Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.