Oud Beersel Framboise - Brouwerij Oud Beersel
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4.24/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
07-05-2013 15:42:29 | More by woosterbill
3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
04-23-2013 18:49:16 | More by Seanniek91
3.73/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
03-15-2013 00:27:34 | More by OtherShoe2
3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA
Poured a orchid-amber color, hazy, with a small bubbly head that mostly dissipated, initially leaving a few specks of lace on the glass. Aroma of raspberry candy, and a pleasantly mild must. More of the same in the taste, raspberry candy, a little sweet, a little tart, crackery malts, slightly musty, with a bit of a woody/earthy element, overall providing a rather dry finish. Light-medium body, ample carbonation, easily drinkable, but not something I'd want more than one serving of in a session.
03-10-2013 17:31:47 | More by Rifugium
4.01/5 rDev +6.6%
Served in a Delirium Tremens tulip. Dark red-amber in color. Carbonation is just right, more like a Champagne. Really a nice taste of raspberries. Very berry. A hint of sourness along with wood makes for a touch of high-class vinegar. A dry touch of seeds and stems. Fruity and just slightly sweet to enhance the fruitiness. Aroma of woody, musty and cidery notes.
Between the Framboise and the Kriek, these are great drinkable Lambics to try. On tap at the recently-opened Fathom in San Diego.
03-03-2013 06:02:54 | More by mactrail
Oud Beersel Framboise from Brouwerij Oud Beersel
85 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.