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Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel

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85
very good

297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of beerwolf77
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another bottle from Oude Beersel courtesy of me.

Dark red nearing purple. Pink head. Smells of fresh raspberries and new pool toys. Funk is rather subdued. The flavors are mostly raspberry syrup and a bit of funk. Sweet with very little sour punch. Medium body with mild carbonation. Certainly not the worst framboise out there but I've had much better.

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SolarMikey
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml caged and corked bottle, best by Oct 6, 2013 with an abv of 5.0%.

A nice pop when the cork came out, it pours an extremely dark red with a 1 finger head of foam with some brilliant lacing.

The nose is hugely of raspberries, the sweet kind ;^), and has a bit of yeasty smell to it.

The taste is not what I expected; raspberry sweetness tempered by a mild tartness, light yeasty tones, and a somewhat earthy malt flavour. The latter is on the back end and is a let down from how the beer first tastes. I'm swishing the beer in my mouth and I can't say I get any of the oak at all. Not a bad brew but I expected more, I guess.

Medium bodied, ditto for the carbonation; a nice mouthfeel and it's easy enough to drink. I'm glad I tried it but a repeat isn't necessary.

Photo of MaryCeleste
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Bwbkicks
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very pretty mostly pinkish with a slight purple edge to it, nice pink head, very frothy and big at over 1.5". Aroma was definitely sweet fruit raspberry forward.

While Oud Beersel makes great lambics and gueuze, I feel the framboise suffers the same problem that Lindemans framboise does. It forgoes a nice sour mouthfeel, for a balance of tart/sour and sweet. Too much sweetness here for my tastes. Its still good, but not as good as their other efforts.

Highly carbonated mouthfeel is nice, but I just can't get over the sweetness. Can't pull any oak out of this one.

Photo of John_M
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the hudson st. stackhouse the other day.

The beer pours a slighty hazy, orange amber color with red highlights. The nose is pretty impressive in a lambic sort of way, as I pick up considerable sour funk and vinegar, but with some nice fruit and vanilla poking through as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, except the sour funk dominated the flavor scene a bit too much for my palate. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, with a fairly long, sweet tart, sour finish. Alcohol is barely an afterthought in this beer.

An impressive lambic, though at least for my palate, a bit less sour funk and a touch more fruit would have been appreciated.

Photo of warnerry
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6 Oct 2013

A - Pours a clear pinkish brown with half a finger of white head. Very small spots of lacing. Also, even a gentle pour results in some suspended sediment.

S - Initial smell has no fruit, just some tartness and a bit of funk. However, subsequent whiffs are loaded with raspberry aroma, both tart and sweet. The funk and raspberry never seem to blend together, but appear as distinct aromas.

T - Nice amount of tartness makes the tongue tingle initially, followed by a rush of raspberry, some earthy funk. Finishes tart, oaky and dry.

M - Light and crisp, with nice carbonation.

O - A good framboise. Definitely in the middle of the sweet/tart spectrum compared to others of the style. While it didn't blow me away, I could see revisiting this one in the future.

Photo of TempeBeerMan
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A friend left an unopened bottle this in my fridge after finding a first bottle not very appealing. Perfect excuse for a review! Poured into a large champagne flute.

A – Pours a cloudy brownish-mauve (never really seen this color before) with zero head and lots of tiny bubbles, like a champagne.

S – Strong aroma of raspberries, and tartness. Almost like smelling a raspberry Jolly Rancher.

T – Sweet raspberries followed by an acidic and slightly metallic grapefruit/earthy aftertaste which lingers for a long time. Not much else is there. I hate to keep comparing it like this, but everything about this Framboise is more like raspberry flavored champagne than a raspberry beer.

M – Thin and fizzy. Finishes dry like…you guessed it!

O – Not my cup of tea, and I have had much better Framboise that have stronger beer characteristics. However, if you are looking for a raspberry champagne for New Years, you could do a lot worse.

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of samie85
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a grape juice red color with a violet, one finger head, and some raspberry or yeast particles suspended throughout.

S- Huge raspberry with some slightly acidic notes, but raspberry is the main star here.

T-Tart and slightly sour/acidic raspberry notes with some funk and lemon notes.

M-Moderately carbonated with a light body and a drying and prickly feel.

D-Pretty easy drinking and not too sour for those beginning to experiment with sour beers. Very approachable and nuanced beer.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jerz
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of vince4953529
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of starrdogg
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of lpotter
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a tulip at Hopleaf.

Appearance: My pour is a full ruby color with a thin wispy off-white collar that leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aroma is mostly sweet and slightly tart raspberries. There is a soft funky, leathery, and oaky aroma as well.

Taste: The flavor starts out with a blast of sweet raspberry, a flavor that pretty much dominates each sip. Toward the end a more acidic and vinegary tartness comes into play with a little bit of oak as well, but my overall impression is that it is a sweet raspberry beer.

Mouthfeel: This lambic has a moderate acidity, carbonation on the light side, a slightly syrupy nature, and a body that is medium for the style.

Overall: Raspberry sours are among my favorite style and fruit treatment, but this one was just done with a flavor that is a little too casual for my liking. Simply sweet, there is just not a ton of complexity here to ever pique my interest.

Photo of oline73
3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at the Churchkey. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a clear ruby red color with no head at all.

Smell: Tons of raspberry with a good amount of sweetness. There is a very mild vinegar note as well.

Taste: Sweet raspberries up front yield to herbal bitterness. There is also a mild, woody characteristic as well. Not in love with the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: I thought there was an odd taste in the finish of this one. I don't think I would have another.

Photo of russwbeck
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey for Night of the Living Ales

Very red pour with a huge pink head. The lacing and retention are phenomenal. Very sweat aroma, no funk or acidity. Tart raspberries and fruits take it over. The taste is of sweet, dry raspberries. Not particularly funky, the beer still steers clear of the "fruit juice" moniker sometimes placed on sweeter lambics. Dry finish, strange aftertaste. Tart and carbonated well. It was very sweet, but not on the level of Timmermans thankfully. I enjoyed it.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Best by date is 01-19-2015.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed plum color. Two fingers of fizzy, pink-tinted white head. Retention is a touch below average and no lacing is left.

4.0 S: Raspberries are running rampant in the nose making the overall vibe sweet and fruity. Aside from a minor tartness, there isn't much in terms of acidity. Sweat dripping gym sock and rotting wood type funkiness. Horsey funk backing that up along with the oak.

3.5 T: The raspberries so apparent in the nose are vastly diminished in the taste, which is sad given that this bottle is fairly fresh. Rather, the focus of the taste is the funk. Horse and musty basement funk. The sweat socks aren't as prevalent. Mild tartness and maybe a touch of lactic acid, though it's hard to tell what is lactic acid and what is raspberry. This could use a bit more time to develop some more acidity.

3.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate level of carbonation. The problem here is that the beer is heavy on the tongue. The carbonation isn't particularly spritzy and this isn't at all creamy. Smooth though.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but not as complex or as fruity as I'd like for a young framboise.

Photo of orangesol
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a snifter. I drank this one right after the Geuze and Kriek.

A - Pours murky pink with a nice one finger tall pink head leaving very little lace down the glass. Not as bubbly as the kriek but close.

S - Smells of dulled raspberry puree, musty funk, light lactic sourness, wet oak, and some definite buttery notes that I am sure aren't supposed to be there...

T - Starts off with a nice dose of dank funk quickly giving way to some light raspberry sweetness, drying oak tannins, and very dull lactic sourness. The finish is dry with some lingering sweetness. I don't get a lot of the buttery notes I detected in the nose but this one is still a bit of a letdown.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderately high carbonation. This one isn't as carbonated as the kriek but it is still a little bit too much.

O - This was the worst of the three. The fruit was really only present in the taste and even there it was a bit dull. Add to that the disappointing nose and this one really isn't on par with its counterparts.

Photo of nickhiller
4.67/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: crimson, clear with a little silt.

S: fresh raspberries, apple and cranberry juice.

T: raspberry concentrate with a slightly sour, slightly bitter, slightly malty finish that grounds the fruit and reminds you that it is still a beer.

M: soft on the palate, low but smooth carbonation throughout.

O: like a delicious raspberry soda with a dash of malt drink that is highly sessionable. I think I ordered three of them.

Photo of rarbring
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The brew is clear red, rather dark, has a pink head that settles rather quickly and fizzy, little lacing, some curtains.

The smell is very much raspberries, raspberry jam, some other sour fruits like redcurrant, rhubarbs or sour grapes.

Starting sweet, raspberry jam on white bread, then mostly acidity, vinegar, rhubarbs, a slight bitterness like cherry seeds or grape-fruit peel.

Low carbonation, rather small body, soft and fresh, a coarse dry finish.

The raspberries did come out well, not too sweet and stuffy, the sourness of the lambic saves the brew and makes it refreshing.

Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.