Framboise | Hopfenstark

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 06-01-2008

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of groleau
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrJay
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of rudzud
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Pro Pig in Waterbury, VT. Reviewed from notes.

A- Pours a pale, pale slightly cloudy wheat like hue with a thin blanket of a head that leaves a thin halo. Cant stress how pale this is, palest beer ever?

S - Light almost what notes with super faint raspberries. REALLY have to go looking for raspberries here and what I find is more of the raspberry candy than berries. Faint sourness. Just all very faint and watery smelling.

T - Taste isn't much better. Some light wheaty yeasty fun. Super faint berries once more and very light sour notes. All super subtle with light floral raspberries. Again, comes across a bit on the thin side.

M - Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with nice carbonation. Again, a bit thin.

O - Overall his was just a weird beer for me. That wheat throws me off and I kinda miss the sour/funk that makes a beer of this style. Meh.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Pro Pig in Waterbury.

Hazy cloudy straw wheat like color, very little head.

Nose wild sour, lambicus wild, sour tart fruity, light raspberry, hint bready yeast funk,

Taste starts with light yeasty funk, watery overall malt, lacto or lambicus sour funk, not super funk, nice tartness, some raspberry, sour raspberry mostly, light tannic seed and stem like vinous quality, some wheat flavors too which is different for a sour, also why it seems thin. Finish is funky yeast, more tannic stem and sour raspberry, little sticky, syrupy, hint bready.

Mouth is lighter bodied, little watery, decent carb, not really flemmy or super tart.

Overall ok but nothing great, nice raspberry and decent sour lambicus fruit, but quite thin and wheat adds a weird overall quality, and missing the really sour funk, flemmy bready taste, etc. It's decent but just seems like it's missing a few things.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of stakem
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ffej for the share on this one. 750ml into a snifter. The brew appears a pale yellow slightly hazed with a white fizzy cap that is quick to dissolve. A swirl revives a couple bubbles that again collapse quickly.

This smells like a sort of fruity yogurt. Some wheat-like grain inclusion is present across the nose along with a seedy inclusion of raspberry. It is quite tame but natural smelling.

The tastes is mutually wheat-like with a brisk tartness. A flavoring of greek yogurt mixes with hints of cheese. That seedy natural raspberry flavor is present across the back that lasts into the aftertaste.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of effervescent carbonation. It is light and effortlessly drinkable almost watery and too light at times to be a framboise. Had I not had a level of expectation and if i was given this blindly, I would have assumed this to be a berliner weisse. I liked it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Deadbolt82!!

Appearance. Pours a very hazy straw-gold with two fingers of fluffy white head that fades quickly.

Smell. Sugary red berries, funky yeast and some slightly sour, grainy wheat.

Taste. Funky brett!, some lightly sour wheat, lemon, a bit of sweet floral raspberry and even some strawberry with a bit of grassy hops. Nice!

Mouthfeel. Lighter body, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. A very nice beer with a good amount of funky brett. I'd love to have this one at my local beer store!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy blonde colour, about a finger of super dense white head, nice lace as well. Smell is of raspberry, some wheaty and malty scents, a bit of acidic lemon as well, lightly funky at points also. Taste follows the nose, raspberry and other fruits, lemon zest and perhaps orange, citrus, light acidity, malt and wheat with more berry in the finish and aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body. A nice raspberry beer where the raspberry doesn't beat you over the head, the lemony citrus was nice too, good on a nice hot day.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle received via phyl21ca in CanBIF 2012. Thanks!  Poured fridge cold into a tulip. 

Pops open quietly but soon a white foam snake is pouring out of the bottle. Hazy light amber body with nice head, a fine cap and good lacing.   Nose is quite surprising  with some nice light raspberry notes, pepper, funk and light barnyard notes and a hint of butter. 

Uh-oh. Barnyard and a snake of foam?  Infection perchance?

Body though is quite nice. Tartness that plays well with the raspberry with a light malt body that is assertive enough to remind you this is a beer, yet light enough to let the other flavours play through. Some very light funk comes across the palate too. No perceptible hop presence nor bitterness, but finishes clean and dry. 

If this beer had been infected, it worked out perfectly at the moment. If not, it was a solid fruit beer yet nothing sensational. 

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml into Cuvee de Koninck glass.

A- Almost opaque with haze, a peach coloured beer with a creamy, condensed white head.

S- A very nice raspberry with none all the lipgloss/vaseline I get inmany raspberry beers. A refreshing sourness seems to fill the air over the beer.A bit of orange or maybe I'm just confused.

T- A bit sour as well as tart. Creamy yet a little watery. Nice subtle but strong bitterness.

M- High but soft carbonation which foams up for a great mouthfeel. Moderate dryness.

O- A good beer. Tastes like raspberries, the base beer is good and there isn't much to offend. It's got some very nice carbonation as well.
Worth trying but would be nice to find it cheaper than the $7+ I got it for.

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