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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

290 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 290
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Oud Beersel visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cracker on 08-14-2005

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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?

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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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.65/5  rDev +23.7%
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.

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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!

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Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.