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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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85
very good

266 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 01:20:22 | More by johnnnniee
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hayesjw

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-22-2013 22:48:01 | More by hayesjw
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-15-2013 01:42:00 | More by popery
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-13-2013 06:21:43 | More by illidurit
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-11-2013 00:03:30 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-11-2013 00:02:27 | More by bubseymour
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-03-2013 03:59:59 | More by AZBeerDude
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

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
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-06-2013 18:40:28 | More by pknyc
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GJ40

North Carolina

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
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-29-2013 19:23:37 | More by GraduatedCashew
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-16-2013 02:21:28 | More by outoffocus
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2013 05:06:58 | More by Docrock
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-08-2013 20:42:16 | More by Smurf2055
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Tone

Missouri

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
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-25-2013 18:46:45 | More by tom10101
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cletusdog

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-18-2013 04:49:44 | More by cletusdog
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a deep pink color lambic with a medium light pink head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma consists of fresh raspberries with lightly sweet undertone. Taste is very refreshing with taste of fresh raspberries with light tart notes. Lambic is not present but not overly dominant as presence of raspberries is huge. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very nice drink with huge refreshing notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 02:21:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-11-2013 01:40:52 | More by WOLFGANG
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-06-2013 04:35:58 | More by Zbeetleman
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into a 3 Fonteinen wine-style glass. Best before 06 03 2012. Oops!

A: Slightly hazy garnet-tinted brown body under a finger of fine tan foam that quickly settles into a persistent ring. Solid, but unremarkable.

S: Rich, dark, tart raspberries dominate entirely, but there are also some nice touches of earthy, barnyardy funk. Simple and excellent.

T: Follows the nose precisely: sweet & sour raspberry essence is predominant throughout, with muddy, earthy funk and powerful lemony acidity playing supporting roles. The finish is the only disappointment, as the intense flavors die off surprisingly quickly into a dull bitterness with only a hint of lingering tartness at the back of the soft palate. Excellent overall.

M: Impressively creamy, well-carbonated, and soft. Goes great with the solid sourness.

O: This was terrific, far better than I was expecting given the prior reviews. It's certainly nothing like Framboos or LP Framboise, but I might like it even more than Rose de Gambrinus; it certainly has more raspberry presence than that beer, but it has a far better fruit/funk balance than something overly sweet like Boon or Girardin Framboises. Great stuff, definitely a buy again if I see it.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 15:42:29 | More by woosterbill
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-28-2013 21:05:07 | More by mrfrancis
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prdstmnky

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-27-2013 19:32:04 | More by prdstmnky
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-24-2013 00:04:15 | More by SocalKicks
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Thunder

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-15-2013 02:21:42 | More by Thunder
Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.