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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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very good

283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

leitmotif, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Ciocanelu, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Travis7009, Jun 16, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (37,5 cl.) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : a dark red color, with white foamy head.
Smell : tart and fruity, with berry aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : wood and raspberries flavors with notes of hops and tart finish.
Overall : a good beer in the Belgian style Lambic

thierrynantes, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Kmat10, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Maxilouis, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

TT--Cashout, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Rojada1988, Apr 04, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a clear red persimmon color. There’s a slight funk, and a green apple note (a positive one) atop a raspberry aroma. On the palate I get raspberry raspberry raspberry… Lots of flavored raspberries with a touch of the green apple. Decent enough.

elNopalero, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

FitnessForBeer, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

OnryAndMean, Mar 14, 2014
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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%

ManforallSaisons, Feb 15, 2014
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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
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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
Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.