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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13%

rrski198, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

alelover, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

krome, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

klipper, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

BEERchitect, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

johnnnniee, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

hayesjw, Nov 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

popery, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

illidurit, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

JamieDuncan, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

bubseymour, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

AZBeerDude, Oct 03, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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?

biboergosum, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

pknyc, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

outoffocus, Aug 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Docrock, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Tone, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tom10101, Jul 25, 2013
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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.