1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

Not Rated.
Oud Beersel FramboiseOud Beersel Framboise

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

277 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 277
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 277 | Reviews: 160 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tone
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
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

tom10101, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of cletusdog
4/5  rDev +6.4%

cletusdog, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Jul 16, 2013
4/5  rDev +6.4%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Zbeetleman, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
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.


woosterbill, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +6.4%

mrfrancis, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of prdstmnky
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

prdstmnky, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

SocalKicks, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Thunder
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Thunder, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Honus1
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Honus1, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

artoolemomo, May 13, 2013
Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bitter_Echo, May 09, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Dactrius, May 07, 2013
Photo of kurtisnelson
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

kurtisnelson, May 02, 2013
Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +13%

bradfordjohnson, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of DStoked
4/5  rDev +6.4%

DStoked, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Seanniek91
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into an Allagash Coolship tumbler. Served at cellar temps.

Appearance- Very dark purple/blackish color with very bubbly thin off-white head that left as soon as it came. Poured a little too vigorous and spilled some sediment into the glass.

Smell- Tons of sweet raspberry, some oak, and grassy floral notes. Much more "wine like" then "beer like" even for a lambic. Not much yeasty aromas and obviously no hop notes.

Taste- Raspberry up front, then mild funky yeast. Light tartness. I get a little oak, but nothing to serious. Mostly raspberry with little funk characteristics. Rather one dimensional, but still tasty none the less. Finishes rather dry.

Mouthfeel- Quick champagne-like bubbly carbonation. Light tartness, but not mouth puckering. Smooth and crisp. Dry on the palate.

Overall- Maybe it's because I drank a Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus the other night, but this raspberry lambic is lacking in taste and mouthfeel of a traditional lambic. Tasty, but I won't buy it again when there are better lambics out there.

Seanniek91, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of dabeers
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dabeers, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of smonice
4/5  rDev +6.4%

smonice, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Pecan
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Pecan, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of jealousmonk
4.25/5  rDev +13%

jealousmonk, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaminjohnson, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark red with a brownish hue. Head disappears to a slight ring. No lace.

Nice fresh raspberry aroma. Some tart notes, but this smells great.

Tart raspberry juice, and then a ton of bitterness akin to biting a raspberry seed. Bitterness, fruit, and a bone dry pucker finish. A bit unbalanced but still drinkable. Some fruit on the palate at the end.

Lighter bodied, some acid, some carbonation.

Overall, not bad. The bitter is a bit off-putting, but still pretty decent.

OtherShoe2, Mar 15, 2013
Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.