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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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266 Ratings
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of glid02


3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Trappeze in Athens, GA.

Pours a dark ruby color with a one-finger pink head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of fragrant berries - closer to berry preserves than fresh berries. There's not a whole lot of tartness in the nose.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Sweet berry flavors that border on being overly sweet but don't quite cross the line. As with the smell there's almost no tartness.

Mouthfeel is good. It's just a bit on the thin side with active carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass but won't be ordering another.

Overall this isn't cloyingly sweet but it's still too sweet for my liking. Worth a shot if you like framboise's on the sweeter side.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2009 22:01:52 | More by glid02
Photo of 51mmz0rz

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a Sam Adams tulip glass. Date is 09.03.2010.

A: A dark purple dingy looking beer. Not much head despite trying to pour it rough.

S: Great raspberry aroma. A very slight sourness. The fruit dominates here.

T: A bit sweet with fruit dominating. An average tartness, and no perceptible barnyard funk.

M: Somewhat thick from some sweetness and body up front, but it cleans up beautifully with the carbonation and tartness.

D: Goes down very easy. Lightness on the palate, acidity, pleasant fruitiness, crisp mouthfeel make this a pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 02:30:39 | More by 51mmz0rz
Photo of washburnkid

New York

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to sanatar for sharing this one!

Appearance is gorgeous with rubies and light brown hues. There is a good deal of sediment floating around. Aromas are huge raspberries, freshly picked with dirt and earth all over them. Flavors are similar. The tartness of the raspberries tickles my tongue and puckers my mouth. This brew goes down smoothly with high carbonation and a lighter body. I can sip on lambics all day, and this one was a pleasure. Very reminiscent of NG Raspberry Tart.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 17:35:35 | More by washburnkid
Photo of joe1510


3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sam's Marcey

Oud Beersel's Framboise has a glimmering ruby body with enough haziness to make it difficult to see through but not impossible. A soft pour produced a fingers worth of pink tinged white head that crackled slowly to a mildew looking cap and thick collar. The collar leaves behind some puffy drink lines after each sip.

A little damp horsey funk kick starts the aroma and segues into a heavily musty green raspberry quality. A heavy swirl and the aroma of molded raspberries straight off the thistle infested bush greet my smeller. There's a surprisingly high amount of caramel maltiness in the background along with some clean graininess.

While the flavor of this lambic is all good it doesn't necessarily fit into my idea of best of the best. There's a little too much caramel and toasted white bread maltiness and they both choke out the slight amount of funk that was in the nose. The raspberries throw off some nice musty notes while taking on the taste of both green and ripe berries. If I could get some more funkiness in this brew it would certainly raise the enjoyment factor.

The body has a moderate feel that seems to leave behind some sweetness every now and then. The carbonation is mellower than I would have liked to see but does manage to push the body through at a decent pace. There's a touch of tart on the tip of the tongue and sweetness on the back.

A bottle of this goes down pretty easily but needs to be consumed in short drinks. The raspberries are bursting out of this beer. The spritzy finish keeps the glass tilted more than not.

This raspberry lambic isn't exactly what I was hoping to find. The raspberry character is bursting from the glass but there's too much malt for my liking and not enough sour. Now, don't get me wrong, this is an enjoyable beer but when compared to some of the other delicious lambics out there it falls far short.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 01:46:42 | More by joe1510
Photo of vacax


4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle from Lone Hill at $7.49. Best before 3.02.2011.

A: Pink to red beer with a head akin to light pink roses. Not a large head, but clearly effervescent with a quality ring of naturally fermented bubbles around the edge of the glass. Pretty darn attractive.

S: Sour raspberry smell is up front and large. Fruit dominates, though it is noticeably dry, slightly grassy or seedy.

T: Surprisingly neutral initially, with raspberry. Then toward the back of the tongue there is a rush of flavors--sour and acidic red berries. There is a certain dry, woody earthiness that distinguishes this from just being super sour or purely fruit. I won't say funk, but this has a nice complex sourness that isn't as mouth puckering as some I've had (Cantillion Rose de Gambrinus for example).

M: Light and bubbly, like a good fruit lambic should be. Drying finish.

D: Quite nice. A good example of a genuine lambic made with whole raspberries. Not sweetened or dramatically sour, but a nice middle ground.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 02:15:54 | More by vacax
Photo of Hojaminbag


3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oude Beersel Framboise has a dark pink body with a light pink head, and there really isn't much else to say about the appearance of it.

The taste is very slightly sour and slightly sweet; the two are mixed together pretty well. Raspberry flavors are certainly noticeable also. Honestly, it reminds me of a dry champagne that has raspberries mixed in it, which is interesting.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, pretty much on target. Very dry, especially in the finish.

Really drinkable due to its balance and really dry finish and body.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2009 16:35:07 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of sholland119


3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Teresa's Next Door. Oh, Andy, you let me down. Except for the Lindeman's tap, I expect your lambic taps to be, well, lambicky. Not this one.

A-Clear cranberry pour with some raspberry red and a frothy pink head.

S-Faintly sweet and fruity, but even this is understated. Where's the funk?

T-Not in the taste either. Rather sweet raspberry, with just a hint of tartness in the finish. This one could use more bite and balance.

M-My notes say ephemeral and who am I to argue?

D-Well, yeah, one was plenty. May be nice with dessert...


Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2009 13:51:13 | More by sholland119
Photo of Rayek


4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy sienna colored brew with moderate carbonation. Bubbly pink tinged head comes and goes in a flash. Leaves no lace.

S: A front and center raspberry aroma coats the nostrils. Pear, apple and grape scents battle for second place.

T: Quite sweet, but not overly so. The raspberries are the centerpiece in this beer. Their sweetness lingers through the entire experience. Grape and pear flavors linger in the background. A mild lemon and sourdough presence provides just enough balance to keep the sweetness from overpowering the palate. Finishes with fruited champagne quality.

M: Medium body is juicy, for lack of a better word. Carbonation provides just the right amount of effervescence.

D: This is a nice dessert beer. Perhaps a bit too sweet for my tastes, but a fun experience nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 17:40:18 | More by Rayek
Photo of tai4ji2x


3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375ml green bottle. best by date of 08.03.2010
cork is labeled "SB46"

poured into tulip.

almost clear, dark copper with ruby amber tones. foamy 1-finger head fizzles away to thin wisps and bubbly ring. later just half ring. no lacing. (note: the dregs are a scary dark black, with black and brown flakes of gunk...)

syrupy raspberry aroma - almost artificial, like fruit roll-ups! hint of maltose. very faint funk. trace of earthiness.

fruity raspberry jam flavor quickly counteracted with a surprisingly mild acidity but also a medicinal, phenolic note. mild to moderate flash of bitterness. trace of funkiness and maybe a woody note?

lightly syrupy feel. acidic texture towards the finish. light to moderate carbonation has a neutral presence.

nope... this doesn't do it for me...

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 09:28:10 | More by tai4ji2x
Photo of zeff80


4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, pinkish-red color with a small, fizzy, white head. I almost looks like a champagne with some red food coloring.

S - It smelled very sweet with tons of fresh raspberry aroma.

T - It tasted of strong raspberry flavors. Overall, it was very sweet with just a touch of tartness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fizzy. Very light-bodied it has a champagne-like mouthfeel.

D - Great sweet raspberry flavor. It drinks like a champagne or fruity soda.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2009 23:49:30 | More by zeff80
Photo of Jerzdevil1116

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12.7 oz bottle purchased at Kingdom Spirits in Brandon, Florida. Enjoyed on a recent trip to Florida.

A: Purplish brown body. Slightly cloudy. Tall, foamy white head falls to a bubbly film.

S: Full of sour raspberries. A bit of a yeasty funk. Some similarities to a red wine.

T: Tart berries. Some old yeasty funkiness. Maybe a slight hint of oak. Acidic bite.

M: Light to medium body. Smoothe.

D: My first dabble into a real lambic (Framboise). Pretty refreshing. I'm ready to try more.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 03:10:03 | More by Jerzdevil1116
Photo of russpowell


3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$ 8.49 for 375ml

Pours a chablis tinged brown with minmal beige head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Raspberries & a touch of sourness

T: Dry, tart, with nice berry accents up front. Woodsy dtyness & a hint of strawberries are there as this warms, plus some apricot. Finishes dry, tart & with a nice raspberry twang

MF: Light/medium bodied, minimal carbonation & much dryness

Drinks easy, but after a fe w the dryness would drive me in search of something cleaner or maltier. Very nice lambic

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2009 04:12:00 | More by russpowell
Photo of ChrisDotson

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

375 ml bottle from 5 Points Bottle Shop. Poured into tulip glass at 50 degrees,

A: Amber brown purple appearance obviously at least 4 years old . little head and fairly cloudy with some black specks of yeast & trub. Overall right on

A: Unbelievable!!! Black Cherries, Molasses, and Orange marmalade toast on a frosty Belgian January morning. Some earthy and (not bad bjcpers) subtle smoky notes.

F: Rasberries dominate a subdued wet earth with a tinge of acidity but spot on and delicious. Not as sweet as a liefmans framboise but a tinge more than a rose de gambrinus.

M: tart m,edium light bodied and nice for the style

O & D: Overalla great framboise. It is of the more drinkable kind but still authentic. If you want a good fruit beer with some funk that you don't need 12 tums to finish this is your winner.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 06:27:35 | More by ChrisDotson
Photo of pokesbeerdude


4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Wilbur's in Ft. Collins. About $5.

A: nice purple brown, off white/pink head. somewhat cloudy, but not opaque. head reduced from about half an inch to a thin film. right on for the style.

S: sour, big raspberry smell, not too much funk, candy sugar, slight barnyard, medicinal smell as well, lots of underlying funk, mold.

T: quite tart and acidic, raspberries blow up all over this one, funky wheat, sour acid, raspberry flavors dominate, slight off sour brett flavor as well. hits all the spots, and is a little sweeter than most, a nice medium between cantillon and lindemans.

M: nice carbonation, sour puckering aspect, nice dry finish, smooth for the most part.

D: one of the more drinkable lambics, not too tart, not too acidic, but not too sweet as well, nice balance. good lambic, and a nice introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 05:40:10 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/11/08. On tap at Spuyten Duyvil Brett Fest. Pours a clear red with a light pink head. Aroma of raspberries, slightly medicinal. Flavor of sweet raspberries, not too sour. Similar to Lindemann's Framboise. Easy drinking (a relief from all the super sour Cantillons) and quite good.
7/5/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2008 15:16:04 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of gdfan47


4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

im gonna come right out and say it! I like raspberries, call me nancy boy if you will.. having that off my chest..

a very nice bartender at the eulogy steered this towards me and my friend last night

it smells like sour raspberries and a little carbonation

its a good Raspberry Lambic that the sourness breaks through more than the sweetness does
sour and wonderful

i like the relativly low abv, i dont always get a chance to drink alot and I always want to try new things

overall i will def look for/ and try to drink this beer again, the only beer I have had so far that was remotly simular is Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus, only this is slightly less sour

this is a good gateway beer for those wanting to get into guezes and other sours

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2008 02:09:18 | More by gdfan47
Photo of SurlyDuff


4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off-sized green bottle, caged and corked. No pop upon opening. Expiration of 2011. Into my ChurchBrewworks tulip glass it goes.
Pours a wierd tannish red, kinda sickly looking. Fizzy champagne like pinkish head that faded away quickly.
Some raspberry, and slight viengar and sourness.

Crisp tartness, sour raspberry jam. A really nice lambic. It's got a couple flaws, for one thing its jsut a bit to vinegary, and has some dusty fluffy sourness that doesnt really do me right. Perhaps sherry or other dry liquor?

Anyway, its a good lambic, and as usual gets great when it warms up a bit. This one really grew on me.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 02:28:03 | More by SurlyDuff
Photo of ArrogantB


4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle split with a friend. I was expecting this to be sour but it was more tart if that makes any sense. It smelled like raspberry preserves, very jammy with only the slightest hint of muddy wet hay and barnyard. The taste was heavily raspberry but not sweet or cloying, good but I preferred their kriek.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 19:51:17 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slightly hazy, ruby-red body with an inch of lasting, pervasive off-white foam.

Smell: Sour-scented aroma of raspberries mainly, with a few hints of earthy and musty wood.

Taste: A jolt of sour-tart raspberry puree with only a very minor sweetness. Faint, faroff, dusty malt character. One drop of almond milk. More pings of sugar. A touch medicinal at times, but nothing to make a face over. Though bits of sweetness do come and go throughout it still finishes decidedly sour.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high, lively carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent enough and competent enough fruit lambic, at least on draft. While it isn't quite as exquisite as the Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen, I cheerfully finished my glass at the Brick Store Pub.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2008 02:48:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of RblWthACoz


4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clouded red. Nose is oddly funked. Seems almost like old shoes. Maybe some honey too. Flavor is firm raspberries. Not a whole lot of funkiness to it. But there is a good fruit flavor to it. Similar to the intensity of lindemans, but you can easily tell this is all natural. It gets a 4.5 on flavor because the fruit is so balanaced and natural. Feel is smooth on liquid and the carbonation is low but silky. This is a nice lambic. The fruit is a bit too intense, but it still works out.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2008 02:56:57 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of rye726


4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautifull deep ruby red with a creamy, pinkish head. The nose is a perfect blend of tart raspberries, musky oak and funk. Taste is also well balanced. Rich sweet raspberries complimented by sour funkyness. Full silky body is well carbonated and has a nice dry finish. A fantastic brew from Oud Beersel.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2008 05:43:35 | More by rye726
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a an almost indescribable color - a cross between amber and pink; quite cloudy with a modest head that drops to a film; early traces of lace are not sustained

Smell: Homemade raspberry jam, quite sweet and enticing

Taste: The jammy sweetness appears first on the tongue, followed by an increasingly sour, tart, woody element as we reach mid-palate; after the swallow, the tartness persists, but the sweet flavors reappear at the close; the woody element helps to balance the contrasting flavors in the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Fun to sip on but not something to drink in quantity

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2008 23:47:41 | More by brentk56
Photo of JDV


3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottle shared at tasting. Pours a cranberry color with a light filmy white head. Smell is very strong raspberry fruitiness. Taste is sweet and dry, tart raspberries. Very fizzy and bubbly in the mouth. Light tart funkiness as well in the flavor. Pretty good, I thought.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 18:33:50 | More by JDV
Photo of julian


4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought this at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA - 375ml bottle.

A: pours a dark brown/red color mostly opaque. 1/2 fingers worth of bubbly head which quickly disappears. very little if any lacing.

S: smells of sweet fruits, raspberry mostly as expected. hint of sour apples, slightly phenolic.

T: pretty carbonated and sweet, lots of fruity sugars and definite raspberry taste, nice sour aftertaste lingers...if you like sweet fruity beers this one is for you!

M: tastes like a caronated ocean spray type juice, only alcoholic...crisp.

D: tastes like a fizzy juice - I could pound these back easily.

Close tie to Lindeman's, but I still need to explore the style a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 01:46:26 | More by julian
Photo of beachbum1975


3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I bought this one while traveling through Ohio at West Point market in Akron. Cracked this one while hosting a Texas Hold 'Em/fine beer night at my place with DrewOSU and Pimpp.

A: Poured into my chalice at around 45 degrees. Date on the bottle said 09-25-2010. Highly fizzy on initial pour, which quickly evaporated, leaving champagne-like bubbles linger to the small off-white head. Body of beer was a slightly cloudy reddish/brown.

Smell: Lots of natural raspberries and brett-like wild funk.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Much like the smell. Fresh, natural raspberries trailing with some horse blanket/vinegar/even sauerkraut funk from the spontaneous fermentation. Not overly sweet, nice raspberry presence. Very dry and crisp throughout the tasting. As the drink warmed, the natural bacteria became very prevalent.

Drinkability: A nice, sweet after-dinner drink, but it had a little too much "wild" funk for me to tolerate.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 15:23:18 | More by beachbum1975
Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.