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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

circus_cat, Jul 16, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

AleWatcher, Jan 15, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

avaldivia, Aug 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

mfc, Jul 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Guzzle_McBrew, Aug 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

KevMo84, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of andrewinski1
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured gently into a goblet. Thin lacing floats on top of a mahogany colored body. The carbonation bubbles are racing to the top of this one. It's darker than I expected. Smells like sweet vinegar; not much raspberry to be detected in the nose. The taste is immediately disappointing. Too sweet for me. There is only a faint tartness that I get mostly from the raspberry flavor, not much funk in this one. The balance reminds me of a flanders red in the vane of Monk's Cafe or Duchess. I would have a hard time recommending this one to anyone.

andrewinski1, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of Geuzedad
2.53/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this beer on tap at The Birch in Norfolk VA. Served in a goblet. Color was dark ruby red with no head or lacing noted. Nose was raspberries with a slight hint of oak.

Taste was raspberries, much more tart than sweet with a very dry finish. No real funk or barnyard that I expected which was dissapointing.

Mouthfeel was light and clean, almost thought I was drinking wine instead of beer. Absolutely no carbonation noted whatsoever.

If you like wine then this is for you. This is a beer to get a wine drinker drinking with you and be none the wiser. It was OK but I would not order it again unless I wanted wine instead of beer.

Geuzedad, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of jgasparine
2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A- Poured a bright raspberry red with no head and no visible carbonation. The beautiful color is the only thing that saves the 'appearance' rating...

S- Smells cloyingly sweet... like raspberry Kool Aid mixed with Luden's Wild Cherry Cough Drops. None of the acidic, lactic or funky notes I would expect...

T- Overly sweet raspberry syrup with some medicinal notes. No detectable hop character. The finish is long and sweet at first, and then becomes SLIGHTLY tart... definitely not tart enough for the style.

M- Thin body with coarse carbonation... if this beer must be sweet, then I want to feel some unattenuated sugar... alas, it is thin...

D- Drinkability? Not so much. If it were to be sweet, like Lindeman's Framboise, then I'd want much more mouthfeel... on the other side of the coin, I was hoping for a nice tart raspberry flavor and didn't get that either. Ultimately, I finished the glass, but will not be ordering again anytime soon.

jgasparine, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of Overlord
2.63/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Was looking forward to trying something from this brewery. Now, I may never go back.

Pours a pinkish raspberry red. Frothy pinkish white foam. Looks attractive.

Smells ... whoa, really sweet. Like Lindemans sweet. I thought this was an authentic Belgian lambic? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Tastes like artificially sweetened, Lindemans style, cough syrup added lambic. There's a hint of what might have been lurking underneath, but any sourness or actual authentic flavor has been destroyed.

Why? Why? Why?

Overlord, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of Crosling
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draught. Raspberry red color, with a non-pink foam. Artificial raspberry aroma, with zero lambic qualities to back up the fruit. Flavor is unbelievably sweet, not sour, with little other character besides raspberries. Thin body. Crappy, non-traditional lambic for Lindeman’s Framboise fans and pre-teens.

Crosling, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of ChrisPr
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From bottle, 6/11/10. Nice carbonation and color. Poured with a moderate head for a lambic. Aromas are nice, sweet raspberry and syrup. Mouthfeel is OK.

However, flavor is disappointing. Syrup and artificial raspberry, even though I'm sure it's natural, right? The flavor is completely underwhelming. This beer is more Chapeau Banana than even Lindeman's Framboise. I'd like to taste the base beer without the fruit. Hugely disappointing.

Thank God for Cantillon, Girardin, Drie Fonteinen, et. al. There should be a clearer designation between authentic fruit lambics and these sodas, especially when you can buy authentic, quality lambic for the same expensive price.

ChrisPr, Jun 12, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

loony4lambic, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of TempeBeerMan
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A friend left an unopened bottle this in my fridge after finding a first bottle not very appealing. Perfect excuse for a review! Poured into a large champagne flute.

A – Pours a cloudy brownish-mauve (never really seen this color before) with zero head and lots of tiny bubbles, like a champagne.

S – Strong aroma of raspberries, and tartness. Almost like smelling a raspberry Jolly Rancher.

T – Sweet raspberries followed by an acidic and slightly metallic grapefruit/earthy aftertaste which lingers for a long time. Not much else is there. I hate to keep comparing it like this, but everything about this Framboise is more like raspberry flavored champagne than a raspberry beer.

M – Thin and fizzy. Finishes dry like…you guessed it!

O – Not my cup of tea, and I have had much better Framboise that have stronger beer characteristics. However, if you are looking for a raspberry champagne for New Years, you could do a lot worse.

TempeBeerMan, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of rugbyfan13
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: a good color, dark red with little bits of black around the edges. No lacing, head disappeared quickly.

Smell: Currant, currant, and currant with some basil.

Taste: Some strawberry and currants, other small fruits. Very aqueous. Flavor starts off well, but soon turns into water. A bit disappointing really.

Mouthfeel: Too much carbonation. All the gas just made the beer feel, rough. That's the only way to describe it.

Drinkability: I didn't enjoy drinking the beer. The only reason I finished the beer is that I didn't want to throw it away. Part of my displeasure was from the carbonation and the fact that there was nothing really going for it.

A disappointing beer, not a bad one necessarily, but just, disappointing.

rugbyfan13, Aug 15, 2007
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Spider889, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

jaidenjb, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

brez8791, Jan 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

bsuedekum, Jun 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

AZBeerDude, Oct 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

imperialking, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of UncleFlip
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375ml bottle. "SB40" printed on side of cork. (A quick check of Alabama's online legislative info center [they call her ALISON] shows that in this year's regular session, SB40 is a bill removing the requirement that social security numbers be placed on hunting licenses. It's passed the senate, and has gone to a second reading in the house. A dogpile.com search of SB40 reveals a top result of "Girmi Kitchen Appliances.")

Anyway, on to the beer.... There's mention of champagne flutes on the bottle- so dangit, that's what it's going into- the lone surviving flute after an unfortunate bout with gravity in my kitchen. I never used the bloody things- so I'm really more broken up about the lip of the bowl onto which a flute fell.

Anyway...as I was saying...on to the beer...

Pours a darker peach-caramel colour, with a head that's just the pink side of white. The two-finger head sticks around, with marger 'merger' bubbles giving way to big empty cavities when they perish. Hmmm...there's a 'head decay' dental joke in that, but you can make it on your own.

The aroma leaps out of the glass on the pour. (Crouching fruit, hidden maltiness....) It's an airy slightly spicy kind of raspberry, but with a sweet soul that hugs you like your mama when you haven't seen her for months. There's some malt there, but it's hidden behind the raspberry bushes, like naughty teens on a weekend pass from boarding school.

The flavour is just not as great as the look and smell. There's no real fruitiness there, at least none you can find when you're dodging an overwhelming bitterness. It actually starts a bit medicinal, then the bitterness hits you, and you can't shake it even in the aftertaste. It's not a hop bitterness, It's a huge earthy, dry yet sticky bitterness. I'm hoping I just got an off bottle. I'll have to give it a try again sometime to see.

Mouthfeel is somewhat more watery than I'd like- but not yet 'last reel of 'Titanic'' watery. (Dear God, I had to pee so badly, I was regretting not walking out on that film earlier...Can you say "waste of celluloid", boys and girls? I say we substitute the word 'travesty' for the word 'Oscar'.)

Anyway, back to the glass...

Drinkability is below average, if for no other reason than the huge bitter bomb that was hiding in this bottle, like Barbara Eden when she starred opposite Dick York.

Be well
-UF

UncleFlip, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of Xul
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a translucent, rich raspberry red, capped by a one finger frothy pink head. Retention is poor as the head disappears almost immediately, leaving almost no lacing behind.

S: Sweet raspberry aroma up front...and in the middle...and in the back. Some very faint oak and sour notes are there if you're really looking, but this is way sweeter than I was expecting from an Oud Beersel lambic.

T: Better than the aroma, with some sour notes apparent on the front, but the sweet raspberry is still the dominant flavor. Some oak and a light funk on the second half. Finishes with a very lightly tart raspberry.

M: Medium body with low carbonation...not nearly enough bubbles for the style.

D: Pretty inoffensive and goes down fairly easily, but a huge disappointment. I was expecting something more along the lines of Oud Beersel Oude Kriek Vielle...this is definitely not in the same ballpark.

Xul, May 19, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7oz. corked & caged bottle poured into a stemmed glass. Best before 06-03-2012.

(A)- Pours a dark yet pale burgundy color. Produced a nice cap of white foam. Not bad retention too.

(S)- A very funky and cheesy earthy dirt aspect in front of some tart fruits.

(T)- Backwards from the smell. Some nice tart raspberry fruits. Finishes dry and rather earthy in a barnyard sense.

(M)- A nice carbonation level and balance. Smooth, with some tartness in the fruits, but overall, a dry earthy dirt character to it.

(D)- A decent lambic. Definitely on the milder side. not very sour either, but just a little bit of tartness. Easy to enjoy though.

sweemzander, Mar 27, 2011
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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.