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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

264 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cracker on 08-14-2005)
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emilylee

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-31-2013 21:56:57 | More by emilylee
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-11-2014 21:52:15 | More by DerekMorgan
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-06-2014 01:38:15 | More by polishkaz
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-30-2014 02:00:10 | More by vermilcj
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2014 04:47:25 | More by tykechandler
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2014 21:29:02 | More by jacewg
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leitmotif

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-22-2014 14:27:52 | More by leitmotif
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-21-2014 16:00:05 | More by Ciocanelu
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Travis7009

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-16-2014 19:24:22 | More by Travis7009
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thierrynantes

France

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (37,5 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : a dark red color, with white foamy head.
Smell : tart and fruity, with berry aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : wood and raspberries flavors with notes of hops and tart finish.
Overall : a good beer in the Belgian style Lambic

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 19:09:24 | More by thierrynantes
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-09-2014 00:32:17 | More by Kmat10
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Maxilouis

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-31-2014 20:39:14 | More by Maxilouis
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2014 02:09:35 | More by TT--Cashout
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Rojada1988

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-04-2014 04:25:53 | More by Rojada1988
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elNopalero

Texas

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear red persimmon color. There’s a slight funk, and a green apple note (a positive one) atop a raspberry aroma. On the palate I get raspberry raspberry raspberry… Lots of flavored raspberries with a touch of the green apple. Decent enough.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 23:49:23 | More by elNopalero
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FitnessForBeer

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-19-2014 06:35:40 | More by FitnessForBeer
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-14-2014 22:56:58 | More by OnryAndMean
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rrski198

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-05-2014 05:20:37 | More by rrski198
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-03-2014 03:51:54 | More by alelover
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ManforallSaisons

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-15-2014 17:56:48 | More by ManforallSaisons
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-28-2014 17:40:47 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2014 02:58:22 | More by krome
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-22-2013 04:58:56 | More by klipper
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Through my experiences with Oud Beersel, I have only been left with stellar results- utmost sourness but supportive with spice, fruit, earth and acidic tones that strike a perfect balance of each. With a certain fruit-forward characer, does this raspberry infused ale live up to expectations?

Their Framboise pours with an expected but still surprisingly vivid mauve and ruby hue. As a somewhat arid but frothy pinkish head builds on top, its retention offers more longevity as I'm expecting, as its foam trails with broken weaves of lace.

Vibrant fruit aromas are unmistakably raspberry! As the berry fruit is front and center in the beer's overall scent, other aromatics come forth- something akin to beets and pickles give an identity to the salty, earthy and acidic tartness to follow the musty fruit.

And the fruit flavor is as much in control of taste as it is in aroma; however, where sweeter impressions are given, only semi-sweet fruitiness extends into taste. This give the sour and earthy flavors a stronghold on the taste buds. Tartness, sea brine, corkish must and an overall attic-like waft carries over the middle palate, en route to a dry fruity sour taste in finish.

The beer seems to improve further and further into the session as its mouthfeel is alive with bright fructose to start, masked with the acidity of raspberry. But as the ale extends onto the middle palate, its becomes dry, powdery and sharply acidic. Finishing with super-clean lactic stripping qualities, the palate is refreshed, warmed and left with a "snappy" feel.

Where its quality is unquestionable, the beer might be a victim of its own youth. Certainly greater aging will continue to dry the beer and develop the more earthy and rustic qualities that will temper the overly fruit overtones.

Loving how this beer came together, it simply lacks the depth of earth, dryness and aged complexities that great fruit Lambics offer. It's a flawless beer for its age, but its still a pup of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 07:37:10 | More by BEERchitect
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 01:20:22 | More by johnnnniee
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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.