La Becasse Framboise | Stella Artois

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Stella Artois

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Andreji on 04-14-2004

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by tjd25:
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2.85/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very large and lasting head, quite dense and creamy on a transparent red color body. The smell is extremely sweet and fruity, with a very pronounced raspberry character. The tart lambic aspect seems overwhelmed by the massive (but kinda fake) fruitiness. Like a raspberry cream, with milky acidic notes. The taste is ridiculous. It’s not a beer, it’s a syrup. It can’t get sweeter than that… It really tastes like a Monaco, a mix of beer, grenadine and ginger ale. Mouthfeel is sweet and syrupy, of course. That’s probably “what women want”… a joke. The label mentions aromas of raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, apricot and sureau (don’t know how to say that in English, but it’s probably just for the color here). Sweet all the way, some vanilla after a while, and a light dryness in the aftertaste. It's not bad, it's drinkable, but it's definitely a fake beer…

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cokes
1.82/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A maroon shade of burgandy. The head is sticky and full and greying pink. Looks nice enough.
Nose full of candy-fake blue razzberries. And sugar.
More raspberries in the mouth. Still seeming false, but now cut with water. Super sweet, yet amazingly bland. Label says something about concentrate being used. There's nothing else to note here. Maybe some starchy, water-logged malts. But I'm really reaching. No lambic traits at all.
The body is lightly syrupy, but scraped by the fizzy carbonation.

I've had this beer before, only it was called Leinie's Berry Weiss.

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Photo of jandadeboer
4.5/5  rDev +44.2%

Photo of Sspeer1
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Andreji
3.2/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, for a frui beer which isn't my cup o tea (or pint of beer for that matter), the Becasse Framboise passed off the test. A red, bright colour with a thick quite creamy white/rose head. very fizzy. The smell is shared between the malts of your regular beer and the strong framboise scent. The taste shares the same properties, but is very balanced making it still taste like beer, unlike in other cases. slightly bitter at the end. Nice enough to pass IMHO.

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Photo of TheBrewo
2.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours the deepest grapefruit pink, bordering on red. It holds a one finger head the color of the faintest white rose. It recedes at a standard pace. Carbonation appears moderate, and no sediment is noted. The aroma is tart, with candy sweetness reminiscent of Smarties. The fruit component is clearly raspberry, but it really doesn’t fall far from their kriek. The overpowering sweetness is cut slightly by the malty base, but this is minimal. Aside from the extracts and fruity sweetness there is a bit of floral earthiness, to give the beer a more “real” smell. As we sip there is a tart beginning, just as in the smell. This vibe is contributable to fruit, but it is nearly indistinguishable. As in the nose, it comes very close to tasting just like their kriek. Through the middle we find white sugar sweetness and a mild malting. This quickly falls back to an overwhelming fruity tartness, with a souring pucker at the very end of the tasting. The aftertaste breathes with more malt than anywhere in the flavor, and with hollow fruitiness pretending to be esters. The body is medium, but somewhat watery, and the carbonation is medium. The mouth is cooled and coated briefly, and left only slightly puckered. There is decent froth. The abv is fair and the beers drinks easily enough.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the mouthfeel. While this beer lacked in overt aroma and flavor it was a pleasant drinker. It had a nice head from the beginning, living up to it with good froth and sip. Where we lost major points, however, was in the flavor and aroma. They were very similar to other lambics by this brewery, and gave nothing that was unique or fondly memorable.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jed
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Comes in a dark green, 37.5 cl bottle with photos of raspberries and some kind of bird on the front. Reading the label provides the sad realization that this is an Interbrew beer — I've been had. Best by 8/12/05. Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark red with very uniform coloration and no haze. Fluffy, two finger head with excellent head retention. Slightly tan color, uniform rings of lacing.

Smell: Sweet raspberry aroma is overpowering but clean. A hint of hop bitterness and alcohol sneak in behind the fruit.

Taste: The mouth has a nice raspberry sweetness followed by a slight tartness. Some bitterness from the other fruits, notably apricot. Unfortunately, a hint of mediocre Euro lager raises its head as the beer warms, with the unpleasant and distinctive hops profile. Finish recovers nicely with more wet, tart fruit. Lingering combination of the raspberry sweetness and the tartness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light, with a little bit more carbonation than normal but nothing outside the expected range for a lambic.

Drinkability: A nice, light refreshing beer. Lacks the complexity or tartness of some of the better known lambics, which keeps it from sipping or session status, but one or two go nicely with a spring day in Paris.

I had low expectations when this beer showed up, but it turned out nicely. Along with Hoegaarden, a solid offering from Interbrew. Lacks the flavor of the better known lambics, so it's not worth seeking out, but a nice break from the lamentable French macros.

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Photo of thierrynantes
2.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer bottle (37,5cl), tasted in 2003.

Appearance : red color, with white foam slightly pink.
Smell : fruity, with raspberry aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : characteristic taste of raspberries fills the palace. The fruit dominates everything
Drinkability: an average beer in the style lambic (too sweet)

Review translated from french 6-25-2008.

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La Becasse Framboise from Stella Artois
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 9 ratings