Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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Reviews by nniicckkww:
4.13/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap in champagne flute. Nice 1 1/2" white/slightly pink head that stuck around for a few minutes. Raspberry aroma. Fresh crushed raspberries. Enticing. Ruby red and clear. Lots of bubbles dancing around up to the top of the glass.
Fresh raspberry in the forefront. Just a pinch of barnyard/leather funk. Delicious. Sour finish that is crisp. The raspberry flavor is so fresh. This beer would have been one dimensional if not for the funk in the middle. Very drinkable. No cloying sweetness.
On of the few good examples of framboise that I have had on tap. Yum. My wife was very pleased with the choice!
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2011 13:54:21 | More by nniicckkww
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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
3.84/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
375ml caged and corked bottle. Thanks once again to Phyl21ca for this Belgian offering not (yet, probably) available in my jurisdiction. Kind of unfortunate how they feel the need to proclaim "Real Fruit", in three languages, front and center on the label.
This beer pours a rather dark red brick amber hue, with fine pepper-flake sediment swirling lazily about, and one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty pink head, which fizzes away in barely more than an instant, leaving little in the way of lace near the glass.
It smells of semi-sweet raspberry puree, a bit of acidic wild cherry, yeasty pale malt, and a very soft, green vegetal hoppiness. The taste is more fresh, and rather meaty crushed raspberries, a more muted sour, musty cherry fruitiness, some moderately gritty and grainy wheat malt, a tamed earthy, funky yeastiness, and low-key weedy, floral hops.
The carbonation is pretty well sublimated, and hard to really point out, the body on the pleasantly light side of medium weight, and smooth enough after the general tartness levels off. It finishes just off-dry, the combination of the lingering grainy malt and eviscerated fruit still holding out a ray of hope for sweetness.
While tasty, and mostly easy to drink, with a heady amount of veritable raspberry goodness, the overall complexity seems just a tad lacking. This is just in relation to other versions of the style, and meant solely as constructive criticism - always room to improve, no?
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 23:59:12 | More by biboergosum
4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My wife and I sampled this with Oud Beersel’s Oude Geuze Vieille and Oude Kriek Vieille. They were purchased at Bottle Revolution and Tasty Beverage in Raleigh.
A – Reddish and clear with a minimal white head. Lots of chunks in the bottom of the bottle.
S – Fantastic raspberry aroma; mostly on the sweet side but some tartness.
T – A nice tartness with a mild sweetness. Good raspberry flavor but not as much as the aroma promised. Not especially deep or complex. It starts better than it finishes.
M – Silky smooth with a low carbonation.
O – A nice raspberry experience but needs more depth and complexity.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 16:59:48 | More by GJ40
3.59/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, red color. 1/4 inch head of a pink color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of raspberries, sugar, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of a Lambic - Fruit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of strong raspberries, sugar, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of earthy malt. Overall, good strong raspberry flavor, but the high sugariness is unfortunate.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 01:08:40 | More by Tone
Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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