Floris Framboise | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Floris FramboiseFloris Framboise

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 11-02-2003

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 93
Photo of FLima
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark amber reddish color with a thick off-white head with pink hues with short retention, but leaving laces.
Bold predominant aroma of sweet and sours raspberries.
Very sweet flavor with predominant note of raspberries sourness that put the rest on the back seat. Hints of molasses. Dry aftertaste with a mild acidity sourness.
Medium body with proper carbonation.
This Fruit Beer is overly sweet like a raspberry fruit concentrate which made this rather cloying. It even made my teeth to hurt. Liquid candy. This had to be very sour to balance its sweetness, and it isn't. That said, this should work well as a desert beer.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aggresively poured into tulip.
Pours hazy deep rted with 1-finger pinkish head, low retention.
Smell - raspberry, vinous, rather sweet.
Taste - too sweet, a bit artificial (like syrup addition).
Mouthfeel - light, soft carbonation, ok summer beverage.

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Photo of heygeebee
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Really on the sweet side of spectrum, a mistake purchase.
All raspberry sorbet / tinned raspberries with a sweet finish.
I was happy to share a 330ml.

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Photo of CHickman
2/5  rDev -45.5%

Pours cloudy dark copper pink color with purple accents leading to a 1 tan head that faded very quickly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of strong raspberries, red wine, dark pureed fruit like a mix of raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and kiwi, with a mild funk and a sweetness overload that has some medicinal element pop through.

Nose was way too sweet, and the flavor followed suit with just an obnoxious amount of some sweetened concentrated raspberry concoction that was tart with a brown sugar and/or candied sugar blast that negated any nice funky or malty tastes that were just coated with what seemed to me like an artificial raspberry sweetener.

Mouthfeel is thin, light and watery, but I’ll end things now by stating I did not like this at all and could not finish the whole bottle as it was too sweet for my liking, even for a raspberry fruit beer.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice deep deep red, looks cloudy, has a 1" head of pinkish foam.

The raspberries in the smell are all encompassing and very much on the swee side.

The taste is raspberries, of course, and though really sweet on first taste, there is some residual tartness shining through. A bit of the wheat does as well.

Light body and carbonation.

Tasty, it isn't miles and miles off from Raspberry Tart from New Glarus, imho.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's a very raspberry appearance to this beer, though that seems appropriate. Purplish red hue sits just under a bright white head that was thin and fizzy.

The scent is all raspberry but it seems very real. Perhaps on steroids the aromas are one dimensional but very sweet and clean.

The taste is incredibly sweet raspberry but with an earthy grain. No malt to speak of the taste is all raspberry and hyped up in flavor. It's reminiscent of the Smirnoff Ice drinks but has a touch of real raspberry and not so artificial.

I had this at a Beer School that featured fruit beers and as bad as it is there were far more women who found this impressive than men but I absolutely enjoyed this and would search it out again.

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Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml. Bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby red with a small white head. Aroma and Taste is of sweet framboise, berries, raspberry, some yeast and malt, mildly tart fruity notes. Palate is a medium body, refreshingly crisp with lively carbonation, sweet and tart. Finish is sweet tart fruity, berries, raspberry flavored, with some yeast and malt under tones, with a lingering sweet tart raspberry ending. Overall a pleasant, crisp and refreshing after dinner drink

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Photo of patre_tim
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright cherry red with a slight orange tinge, a little brown hue when held to some lights. Slightly cloudy, can’t really see any carbonation, and not any head, a slight whitish pink foam disappears before you can say ‘eh’.

S: Raspberries, raspberry cordial, raspberry candy, slight acidic almost vinegar quality, flowers.

T: Raspberries, lilac perfume, sweet, sour, then a punch of beer like yeast sour, and all the aforementioned flavours linger on your tongue as a scented memory, as the intensity of the flavours finish quickly, but their spirit in the form of a scent remains.

M: Medium weighty body that is somewhat syrupy, but has a dry quick finnish. Medium low carbonation.

O: I really like this one and find it uber refreshing on this hot day. Very true to its raspberry flavours which are in balance of sweet and sour, it feels light due to its dry quick finnish and appropriate carbonation, making it very refreshing and desirable to return for each sip. Great by itself, it would go well with cheesecake.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up 12oz bottle in Maine, cost me $9 after duty. Gotta do what it takes to make the girlfriend happy.

A Dark red, almost purple colour, very little head.

S Ripe raspberries, sour keys, those chewy ribbon sour candies with the sugar coated on it, know what I mean?

T Sweet raspberries giving way to sour raspberries, fruit juice.

M Fizziness, fairly smooth though.

O This is basically a raspberry pop with alcohol in it. But unlike most I don't discount it as beer. I think sweet and sour beers have just as much place in the repetoire as russian imperials or dipa's, some snobs just seem to think they taste too good for it or something. Each their own. I probably would never list a fruit beer as the greatest ever, but I tend to really like them as a treat. She really likes it, so brownie points for that.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. First new instance from this series to show its face in Alberta in quite a while now.

This beer pours a hazy dark maroon hue, with three fingers of puffy, bubbly pink-tinged dirty white head, which leaves some broad arched swaths of lace around the glass as it sinks away.

It smells of less-than-sweet raspberry puree, a prominent Swedish Berry 'fruitiness', some soft pale malt graininess, and very weak drying, earthy hops. The taste is varied sugary black fruit sweetness - 'field berry', 'mixed berry', or what have you, a barely adequate tartness, some overburdened, or underwhelming, sharp wheat notes, and more soft, indistinct drying, uh, hops, I guess.

The bubbles are pretty sedate, and little more, the body a sturdy medium weight, bolstered by that sugar syrup essence endemic to these types of offerings, and smooth by the same measure. It finishes sweet, but not cloyingly so, as the balanced nature of the titular fruit starts to show some support.

We all know what we're getting into with this type of thing - that said, this is one of the better versions from this brewer - the raspberry does vary from candy to the actual fruit in its disposition, which at least provides a nice nostalgic ride from childhood through, um, well a different part of it. Anyways, tasty for what it is, which admittedly has very little to do with 'normal' beer.

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Photo of ToppyBeerMaster
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

dark pink/purple hue, strong grape, sweet, candy, nose, sweet upfront, vineous middle, sweet aftertaste lingers, dessert beer, one beer max.

One of the better Floris fruit beers I have tasted so far. The sweet smell isn't fully transferred into a, as sweet taste which makes the beer more drinkable.

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Photo of CowsCanBark
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into Stella Artois "chalice."

Appearance: Pours a deep, cloudy ruby with a surprisingly retentive light pink head. A surprising amount of pink lacing stays on the glass.

Smell: Raspberry Crystal Light, slight funkiness. Smells really fake.

Taste: That's interesting, and not what I was expecting. Sweet raspberries flood your taste buds first, followed by a distinctive tartness and funky earth tones. Some kind of spice, maybe coriander, is also detected, as well as a yeast-like flavor. A lot more complex than I was initially expecting. Pleasantly surprised.\

Mouthfeel: Light to moderate body and moderate carbonation, slightly dry.

Overall: Surprisingly tasty and much more complex in taste than I was expecting, definitely recommended.

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Photo of russwbeck
2.53/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Musty red-brown pour with a small white to light pink, fizzy head.

S: Very raspberry like, certainly not sour. Smells sweet and syrupy.

T: Extremely sweet. All raspberries and other berries dominate the taste. I really don't get anything else.

MF: Syrupy, but no where on the level of Founders Blushing Monk. This pales in comparison to that. Carbonated well.

O: This was a huge miss for me. Just too sweet. Like a child's drink with 3.7% ABV included.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - dark brown-colored, but with a slight rose-colored hue. About half a finger's worth of pink-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - very fruity and sweet in smell. It's quite "berry-like", but I don't specifically smell raspberries.

Taste and Mouthfeel - very unique taste. It's very sweet from the off, but has a weird kick in the middle, and then finishes sweet. When the kick first happened, I literally twisted my face to the side a bit. It's not a bad kick though, just a little surprising. Texture is pretty good and well-balanced.

Overall - pretty typical for the most part, but still rather interesting and fun to taste.

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Photo of megahurts4
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Floris Framboise

Appearance: Cherry red in color, small head, some lacing.

Smell: Raspberry and other berries.

Taste: Raspberry and slight fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light and tart.

Overall: A good framboise. It's very flavorful and pleasant. There is a good amount of carbonation as well.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: raspberry colored, dark reddish amber, with a lively champagne-like head.
S: raspberries.
T: fresh raspberries, moderately sweet with a light tart fruity sourness almost balancing it out. the carbonation helps it to not become too cloying despite it's off-dry finish. i like that it isn't reminiscent of cough syrup, as some red fruity beers, and beers in this or similar styles, can be.
M: frothy, lively, bigger-bodied than it's abv would suggest.
D: again, bigger than it's abv would suggest. very one note, but if you like raspberries, a fine note.

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Photo of babaracas
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque pinkish red with think pink head, fast fading, spotty lacing. Smell: raspberry, fairly neutral wheat malt, candy sweetness. Taste: very sweet, high fructose cranberry-raspberry juice, mildly vinous. This isn't bad, but it's too sweet for me.

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Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish color with a purple hue, with a small light pink head that settled into a light ring. The aroma is of sweet-tart raspberries and muted spices. The raspberry flavor hits right away and delivers a sweet-tart blast which doesn't linger for too long. This is followed by some light coriander spice and wheat malt. The flavor finishes quite clean, no flavors lingering. Light body with fairly soft carbonation; finishes sweet but not cloying. Strong fruit flavors dominate this beer. There is some spice but the raspberries take center stage. A nice change of pace beer but not something I would want to have more than one of in a given night.

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Photo of crossovert
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

11.2 oz bottle.

Pours a pinkish red with hues of brown and a pink tinged off-white head that recedes with tons of lacing.

The smell is of raspberry, though not as fresh and full smelling as other Framboise.

This one is very sweet, probably the least natural tasting one I have had. It tastes like sweet raspberries.

I enjoy most other Framboise but this one was noticeably sub-par.

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Photo of ThaCreep
1.98/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

As usual, the brewery Floris us a very sweet beer that bears no resemblance to a real beer. Body and lacking balance, nose and mouth aggressive fruit syrup and complete absence of elements a beer, that is to say, the presence of hops or malt. Getting closer to a soft-drink very sweet.

To "yelterdow", it isn't fruity Lambic but fruity Witbier.

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Photo of yelterdow
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served at cellar temperature in a lambic style stange.

Appearance- A loud *whisssh* is released from the bottle as I pull off the cap. Like a parfait, the color is a deep rosy pink, and the head carries the subtle tonalities of the beer. Nice structure, as the crown isn't going anywhere... it remains a puffy, resilient topper for several minutes. Lacing is mild, yet apparent.

Smell- Concentrated raspberry juice and some spices are the key players, massively fruity and dominant over the hops and malt.

Taste- The fruit juice is so syrupy and heavy, it is difficult to get past the thick middle and especially the medicinal, cloying finish. I could never suggest this beer on its own, whereas I could see it being totally appropriate and enjoyable as a splash in a nice hefeweizen.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- The carbonation never quite gets up there, it's low to moderate and fizzles away before the swallow. Drinkability only seems feasible to me by incorporating a small amount into a Bavarian wheat beer... it's far too rich on its own.

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Photo of BourbonStreet
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice lambic, although there are better ones out there. This one was a bit on the artificial side for me. Smell and taste were a bit chemical.

A - Nice raspberry color.

S - Smells like raspberry candy.

T - Tastes like raspberry candy.

M - Nice tartness and clean finish.

D - Very drinkable, although there are many other lambics I would choose first.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this one in the $3 bargain bin. HFS, what a value. This is, IM(NS)HO, better than Lindeman's Framboise.

I know it is not a 'real' Lambic, it tastes like candy or syrup, etc. But it is good tasting.

A - It pours a beautiful cloudy pinkish-mauve-brown color.

S - It is everything you (or at least I) would want in a sweet-type framboise; vivid, vibrant fruit flavors, tartness...

T - Tastes even more vibrant and lively than the smell, and has a mouth-watering ultra clean finish.

M - The feel is a great balance of initial tartness, rich fruit and a good finish.

D - It drinks as good as I could've hoped, my only caveat would be it's lack of subtlety. Its like extra strength delicious.

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Photo of crhensel
2.36/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

(Bottle into a snifter) I bought this bottle on a whim, wanting to try something different. It poured a rich red color with a rocky pale pink head. The nose was all berries. It reminded me very much of one of those raspberry hard candies I used to have as a kid. Brew was interesting on the tongue, with a fizzy carbonation that almost burned if you let it sit too long. the first tastes are very bitter berry, but in the aftertaste a more full bodied berry flavor did develop. Overall not bad, but you have to be in the mood. I doubt I would seek this out again.

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Photo of veritas88
4.89/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Look: Nice reddish/purplish/pinkish color. Looks like carbonated raspberry juice. Didn't have much of a head, but I did notice some lacing as I took each sip.

Smell: Smells like fresh raspberries. Does not have a fake-sweet smell; really smells like real fruit.

Taste: Tastes just like raspberry juice. Can taste a bit of spiciness, but not sure of what kind. Finishes with just a touch of a bread-y, almost pastry-like flavor. Very very good!

Mouthfeel: Nice medium to medium light body. It really feels like juice, with just a touch of carbonation, which almost tingles on the tongue.

Drinkability: I could drink these all day long, they really just taste like exceptional juice.

Definitely one of my new favorites, and the best fruit beer I have tried yet.

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