1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Belle Vue Framboise - Brasserie Belle-Vue

Not Rated.
Belle Vue FramboiseBelle Vue Framboise

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

32 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Belle-Vue visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-08-2002)
View: Beers (6) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ohitsbrad:
Photo of ohitsbrad
ohitsbrad

Australia

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

18 February 2006, Best Before June 06

Light brown colour with a dense foamy pink head. Great thick lacing and head retention. Sweet raspberry aroma. Flavour is sweet and sour, salty and irony. Medium bodied. Very refreshing. Not bad for an accessible fruit lambic.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2006 14:04:58 | More by ohitsbrad
More User Reviews:
Photo of drbenderdo
drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

01-02-2014 18:28:11 | More by drbenderdo
Photo of WOLFGANG
WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-12-2013 00:44:58 | More by WOLFGANG
Photo of matjack85
matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-02-2013 07:08:11 | More by matjack85
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

10-16-2012 17:14:54 | More by harpus
Photo of BelgiumBob
BelgiumBob

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-12-2012 09:26:52 | More by BelgiumBob
Photo of atigerlife
atigerlife

Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2006 vintage.

Poured with a big light pink head and a dark pinkish hue. Carbonation seen rising. Pretty good start.

Aroma of raspberries and slightly musty.

Tate of raspberries, farmhouse, lightly tart and some wood. Not a very bold taste.

Mouthfeel was light and lightly cleansing.

Overall, a decent beer but there are definitely better beers of this style. I would also recommend drinking this fresh, as I don't think the aging helped any.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 21:41:25 | More by atigerlife
Photo of thierrynantes
thierrynantes

France

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sorry but this following comment is in french :
Beer bottle (37,5 cl), tasted in 2003.
Appearance: amber colour, a beautiful foam slight
Smell: good raspberry nose
Taste and mouthfeel: in the mouth agreement between freshness and raspberry, rather short final
Drinkability : a correct gueuze, but without further

Review added 11-24-2007, translated from french 1-25-2008.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2007 21:52:12 | More by thierrynantes
Photo of cypressbob
cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle, corked and caged

Pours with a murky pinky/purple body, fluffy off white pinky head with good retention, some lacing

Smell, musty fruit, strawberries and rasberries, fruits of the forest yogurt, touch of estery malt

Taste, creamy fruit, fizzy cabonated mouthfeel, fair whack of sweetness, some lingering bready malt on the finish

Bit bland and too sweet but not bad

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2006 18:49:56 | More by cypressbob
Photo of SkeeterHawk
SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a pretty cloudy orange red color with a very small head that dissipated pretty quickly to a small ring across the top of the beer. There are very few bubbles rising to maintain the head. There is some thin lacing left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Very assertive fruity aroma with a noticeable tart character to it. The raspberries are the main component of the aroma. The fruit is really complex, and it almost has a strawberry presence to it also. It is rather one-sided, but still pleasant.


Taste: The flavor is pretty thin for such a bold aroma. The beer doesn't show a lot of tart character in the flavor, and ends a bit watery. The raspberry is definitely the key player here, and it dominates the entire flavor profile long into the finish. You really get no malt or wheat here...just a slightly tart kool-aid like drink.

Opinion: I am not a huge fan of fruit beers, and this one is no exception for me. It is OK, but lacking a lot of depth that I expect from a lambic style beer. This was a good experience, but not one that I will be seeking out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2006 22:11:46 | More by SkeeterHawk
Photo of JohnfromDublin
JohnfromDublin

Ireland

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted this 37.5cl corked and caged bottle on 04 June 06 (best by 24/02/07). Imported by Inbev UK, purchased in a Tesco store Dublin for €2.95.

Poured a clear ruby brew with a frothy white head tinged with pink. Smelled less than anticipated and tasted slightly sour-slightly sweet without being too challenging either way. Fruity flavoured; soured raspberries. Mouthfeel was quite syrupy.

Overall a worth-a-try brew for a Summers day (which it was), but only as an occasional.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 08:12:57 | More by JohnfromDublin
Photo of VoodooBrew
VoodooBrew

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange-red tinged brown. Medium fruit on the nose, with candy-like raspberry flavors big time. Tastes like Smarties-- it's really like drinking candy. The easy, medium tartness leads to an unobtrusive mouthfeel and solid drinkability. Would I get tired of this eventually? Well it's hard to speculate but my experience at least was a positive one.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2006 03:56:17 | More by VoodooBrew
Photo of therica
therica

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had one of these on New Years Day in Leuven Belgium (along with a few other beers!). I paid close attention to each of them, just for reference!

The head was nearly non-existent, with what little existed dissipating almost instantly.

The color was a sort of darker off-pink, looking more like a dark blush-wine than a beer.

The taste was fruity but not overly-so. My wife commented that it didn't have nearly as much raspberry taste as Lambec's, which to me was an advantage because I didn't feel like I was drinking fruit-punch or something.

I believe I could knock off a good number of these without complaint-- if I were in the mood for a lightly-fruity tasting beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2006 13:30:06 | More by therica
Photo of Finite
Finite

Australia

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I didn’t enjoy this beer to much. It was very very fruity and I know this is a fruit beer but there has to be a line and for me this beer was far over it. The taste was very gastric and overly sweet. It could almost pass as alcoholic juice.

It’s not terrible but ive definitely had better ones in this range.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2005 09:53:56 | More by Finite
Photo of BeerBeing
BeerBeing

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 0.375 liter green glass slim Euro-generic bottle, white/red/pink on black label

Appearance: clear pinkish amber color, small pinkish head, no lacing

Smell: sweet raspberry, some maltiness

Taste: light to medium body, crisp mouth feel, sweet/tart raspberry, minor malt and yeast

Notes: refreshing one

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2005 23:31:40 | More by BeerBeing
Photo of mdagnew
mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

300ml Bottle bought from the Vineyard, Belfast..

Poured a reddish brown colour... Head was slightly off white with hints of pink. Quite foamy but disappeared very quickly..

Aroma - Creamy raspberrys, sugary, peppery hints, pear, spicy, vanilla...

Taste – Very light raspberry taste, earthy hints, lemony, peppery...

Feel - Quite sharp initially but becomes smooth...

Overall - An average fruit beer. Becomes slightly sickly after a while... worth a try once...

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2005 14:41:43 | More by mdagnew
Photo of BeerNutta
BeerNutta

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This thing poured a rosy pink colour with a light pink head.

Faint smell of raspberries.

Taste was SOUR. I love the kriek, but this beer is like its ugly sister. Medium carbonation made it easier to go down.

Drinkable but I probably will not have another. Drink the Kriek. Especially if you can find it on tap. Its much better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2005 01:05:54 | More by BeerNutta
Photo of BrewMaster
BrewMaster

California

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Reddish orange color with a whispy white head. Excellent lacing as nice, even bubbles dance to the top.

Smell: Sweet raspberry nose with a malty and crisp nose backed by some candy sugar sweetness.

Taste: Very sweet, floral raspberry alcohol in the middle with a sweet candy ending. The opening is rather unexciting until the sweet raspberry flavor kicks in. A bit syrupy, tastes more like Hansen's juice than a beer.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, slightly dry though still reminiscent of fruit syrups.

Drinkability: Good an refreshing but not outstanding. Hansen's is just about as good except without the alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2005 23:33:10 | More by BrewMaster
Photo of revdrjbob
revdrjbob

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A great fruit lambic, and mine and my girl's favourite of the lot.
Poured a gorgeous amber pink, with a thick white fluffy head. Plenty of lacing.
Aroma: Raspberry!! A slight sourness, a sweet malt hint, and a little like kid's medicine.
Flavour: Sour fruit, obviously raspberries, sweetness, not from malt, a slight lactic sourness, that yummo lambic character. No hop, no malt, but balanced perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2005 08:39:23 | More by revdrjbob
Photo of swamiswamu
swamiswamu

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Call me crazy, but I liked this a hell of a lot more than Oud Beersel Kriek. I love the way lambics look, with the huge lacing and head and pinkish hue. The head remains somewhat throughout. The aroma was like fruit punch flavored vicks vapo rub. It is not nearly as sour as others with a pleasant fruitiness. I think this is a great transition one between Lindeman's and the more sour ones.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2005 03:03:00 | More by swamiswamu
Photo of paulaner
paulaner

Germany

2.28/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This one was not very impressive to say the least. The appearance was a descent look but not for beer. I will have to say for a smell rasberry is a good aroma and this is no different. When pouring it pours like champagne bubbles up and quickly dies down with a almost dirty white tone. First taste I puckered up and quickly grabbed a bite of food to overpower the sourness of it. The mouthfeel was sparkling which I really don't prefer in a beer. Although a interesting beer selection I would have to say if you want a lambic fruit beer try the cherry it is not as sour.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2004 19:01:41 | More by paulaner
Photo of RoyalT
RoyalT

Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one poured a very orangy purple with a modest head that left some nice pits.

Smell – Nice, even-keeled mix of barny gueze and tarty raspberry. A little understated, but nice.

Taste – This one didn’t sit right with me. The raspberry wasn’t over the top, which I like, but the lambic that was there was unpleasant.

Mouthfeel – Light to medium both in body and carbonation, this Fruit Lambic didn’t shock the taste buds like some do.

Drinkability – An all-around nice offering by Belle-Vue, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2004 00:55:23 | More by RoyalT
Photo of kbub6f
kbub6f

New York

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There's a biggish, cream-colored head sitting on the hazy, darkish, red/amber beer. Sedimenty, sticky, fine grainy lacing. The nose shows sweet raspberries and candy. There's a slight sourish woodiness in there too. Woody, sweet raspberries up front, followed by a spritzy, foamy middle. It's a little syrupy, but not really thick. Hm. There's a nice little pucker in the tangy sour finish. It's not bad. Just a little too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2004 22:58:50 | More by kbub6f
Photo of BeerAngel
BeerAngel

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pinkish tea color with a very small creamy head. The smell of a sweet tinge of tart fruit and warming notes of alcohol make up the aroma. The taste is also tart berries, very slight hints of yeast, and a light carb spritz transcends into more sweetness but surprisingly finishes dry. This is a light to medium bodied beer that drinks down with great ease. Op uw gezonheid!

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2004 01:56:15 | More by BeerAngel
Photo of Gusler
Gusler

Arizona

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A slightly hazy and deep ruby red color on the pour, head is fair to middling in size, somewhat creamy in texture and off white in color with a nice sheet of lace to drape the glass. The nose is fruit sweet, fresh and crisp with a sugar sweet start that leads to a light to medium top. Finish is moderate in acidity with a sweet and sour aftertaste that is also dry, once again a decent drinking Lambic, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2003 15:24:43 | More by Gusler
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Belle Vue Framboise from Brasserie Belle-Vue
79 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.