Framboise | Fitger's Brewhouse

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88
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45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States
brewhouse.net

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Base beer fermented with brewer's yeast. Racked to second-use wine barrels and added a blend of brettanomyces, lactobacillus, and pediococcus. The beer sat in barrels for 2 years. Racked onto raspberries in a stainless steel where it sat for another 8 months.

Added by wisrarebeer on 06-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of aaronyoung01
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cl3
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally opened this one on thanksgiving after it had been sitting in the fridge since purchasing it back in June. Poured a bright and beautiful shade of red. Big fruity nose on this this one. I get nothing but raspberries. Taste was more of the same, with a nice combination of tart and sweet. It definitely tasted like this one spent a fair amount of time in a barrel. Carbonation was perfect, I was worried that it may have gone flat sitting, but my worries were unfounded. This was a great beer even @ $20 a bottle it was totally worth it. Would buy and drink again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Hopsiam14
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sixpoint
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vukusich
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwilbur
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 750 mL bottle into shaker pint glass. Bottle 237 of 260. 6% ABV.
A: Pours a nice ruby red with thin white head that quickly recedes.
S: Tart raspberry with a hint of spice.
T: Follows aroma...Tart raspberry with a hint of spice (cinnamon?).
M: Tart and sweet. Light body. Refreshing.
D: Nicely drinkable. Decent offering for style.

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Photo of Tyecko
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the Brewhouse. Beautiful cherry red color with surprising clarity. Dismal faintly pink head.

Aroma is straight raspberry. Fresh raspberry at that. Nice notes of the herbal quality of raspberry leaves as well. A touch of acetic sourness on the nose, as well as the faintest touch of woody funk.

A nice medium body starts of with strong lactic sour notes, which slowly, slowly, and sourly, lead the way to delicate raspberry sweetness. The lactic sourness is really the king here, though. It comes in groves, leaving the tongue dry and puckered til the raspberry takes over at the very end. Faint notes of herby, woody, funk are present here, a product of the barrels and aged hops, I assume.

Overall this is a really nice framboise. I love the effort Fitger's put into this, and it shines through in the final product. I personally love the level of sourness, but I think for the style, I'm looking for just a touch more raspberry flavor in the notes. I feel most of it was fermented away, leaving it quite dry and sour. Overall, though, I'm diggin' it.

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Photo of mnbrewery
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alpar
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of EliSpitzner
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Jeff for sharing this one!

Reddish orange amber color, some initial froth and foam that sticks around the edges a little.

Fresh fruity raspberry aroma, seedy and distinct.

Flavor follows, lots of raspberry tartness, dry tannic finish. Pleasant and quenching with lots of fruit character. Tasty little framboise.

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Photo of arniepnminne
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of dasmusik
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of cofeeguru
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Framboise from Fitger's Brewhouse
4.12 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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