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La Choulette Framboise | Brasserie La Choulette

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
100 Ratings
La Choulette FramboiseLa Choulette Framboise
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie La Choulette
France
lachoulette.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-09-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,561
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
100
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of justinp444
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date on bottle is 06 05 10 though it's probably just too scuffed to make out properly. Poured into a tulip it has a thin pink white ring of a head and a crystal clear red body. Smell of raspberry tart, bread, slight slight butter, strawberry jam, and floral. Taste is tart raspberry, bready malt right after, and a very jam like flavor, almost like mixing water with jam to a perfect drinkable liquid. Very light mouhfeel and body. A very nice drinkable framboise that's isn't too cloyingly sweet yet has such a remarkably raspberry flavor unlike any other framboise I've had, still not necessarily what I expect of the style or the best framboise but a very interesting rendition that I'd recommend.

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Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby red color in a snifter. No head to speak of.

Sweet aroma of raspberries.

Raspberries first and foremost in the taste. The taste also had a champagne-like quality, like a rose champagne.

Sweet, not tart.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In complete fruit-forward form, the strong overlay of raspberry finds favor with the seldom seen French biere de garde. Its lager-like smoothness, malty richness, supple spice and fruit become the catalyst for delivering the berries in all their sweet and tangy vibrancy.

The Framboise pours with the predicted deep ruby glow. Its haze diffuses and darkens its austere as its early formed head dissolves quickly back into the beer. Strong overtones of ripe raspberries strike the nose with a true-to-form flavor that's not overly candied or sweetened. While the taste also leads with bold rasberry overtones there's the malty, cakey lushness of grain sweetness, cream corn and wheat bread.

Change is subtle over the middle palate as its lush raspberry taste seeps deeply into the tastebuds, hinging on syrups and reductions. But a tangy wine-like acidity and mild carbonic bite balances the fruit, offering up their spicy palatability. Still, the starchy textures of grain, bread and slight corn supports it all on its biscuit viscosity.

The beer's exit from the palate leaves behind a medium body but a medium-full fruit flavor. As the raspberries have covered up much of the beer's French farmhouse nuances, its finish is long, semi-sweet and sangria-like.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - 330ml poured to a wine glass. Some foam-gush upon opening. Nice red color with a small off-white head. Mostly full cap and good lace left by the end.

S - Pure raspberry juice, authentic-not-syrup. Pretty sweet but good with thoughts of red Starburst, fruit snacks and lollipops. Very slight grassy and bready tones.

T - Again mostly all about the raspberry, with maybe a bit less intensity than the nose. Some stem&skin flavors and a bit of a biscuity malt finish. As it warms I'm reminded of raspberry iced tea.

M - Light feel, a bit on the thin side. Highish carbonation+foam level. Very easy drinking. ...Almost too easy drinking.

O - For a straight up raspberry fruit beer it's quite good. It's very straightforward and is what it is but doesn't come off as fake or cloying, drinks easy and refreshes. Almost nothing going on for a base beer but fruity solidity makes up for that for the most part.

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Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of gonzo000
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of barebearbeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of razorsdescent
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of mquartuccio87
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Digimaika2
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(3.75) A: Beautiful clear raspberry colour with a thin head that quickly recedes to a ring. Satisfactory retention and minimal lacing.

(3.75) S: Raspberry jam, cranberries, dry woody elements, cracker-like grains, and orchard fruits. The raspberry is more of a natural and slightly sweet (jammy) aroma. The focus is definitely on the raspberry, with other fruit aromas that compliment it.

(4.0) T: Raspberry juice, grains, light wood, and tart cranberry. The raspberry is again the focus and it’s a very fresh and juicy berry taste. Other typical farmhouse qualities are a little difficult to pick out but the overall taste is very good regardless. A very pleasing dryness in the finish with a tartness and crispness throughout.

(4.0) M: Lighter bodied with a higher (fizzy) carbonation. The carbonation works well with the fruit focus.

(4.0) D: As a lover of the raspberry I have to say that this is very good. This would be an excellent spring/summer sipper outdoors somewhere.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

La Choulette Framboise from Brasserie La Choulette
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 100 ratings
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