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St. Louis Premium Framboise | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 10-08-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,125
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
105
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of garymuchow
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

What a nice and pleasant drink. Very attractive visually with a pink cap and red body.
Slightly sweet raspberry dominates in both the aroma and flavor.
The lambic qualities are pretty low. Comes across more like raspberry juice than beer. There very little tart and no yeast flavors or nose. There is no bottle dating but another bottle I bought of kriek was bottles 2009, but who knows.
Smooth feel and fairly heavy for such a small beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pokal, the appearance was a semi-thick dark purple color with an ever so slight transparency about it and a fairly quick run off for a little white foamy head. Not much lace, actually barely any lace.
The aroma had a superb sweet to tart blend of raspberry puree with some light touches of lemon and an eloquent little crisp grassiness in the background.
The flavor initially leaned sweet and ended bringing in subtle hints of tart raspberry. Slight sticky sort of raspberry aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine, somewhat low. ABV felt low and seemed mostly on par for what was projected. Finish was all about the raspberry.
Overall, nice semi-refreshing sweet to tart traits of a lambic confessing the raspberry flowing all in there. Would be a great beer during the Summer.

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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gift from Miguel. From Aldi. Labeled as Vieux Bruxelles Framboise Lambic. In Teku glass. After dinner. Not unpleasant, in fact nice. But doesnt seem a beer at all, more like a medicine for kids, like a new "apiretal"

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Photo of mishi_d
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FatsoSvuLLo
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish color with pink colored head. Sweet raspberries, jam-like stickiness, and some light funk on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes like a slightly sweet-tart raspberry jam.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allengarvin
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I reviewed their standard Framboise back in 2006, when I gave it an "ok" for a sweetened lambic. Now there's this one, which has the terrifying note on front "Malt beverage with natural flavors and Stevia"! Well, let's give it a go. I think I can be objective. I don't really know much about Stevia except from Breaking Bad.

A: Pours out a dark rose color with a moderate pink head on top, decent head retention for a lambic.
S: The nose is really sweet, with decent raspberry, but not funk or any interesting notes other than the sweet fruit.
T: Cloyingly sweet, with an acrid tinge on the edge. Tartness is restrained. Finishes overly sweet.
M: Thin, watery, though at 2.8% I guess I that's understandable.
O: Not a good lambic at all, to my tastes. Ok, maybe if you think Lindemann's is too tart and you wish it were sweeter, this would be the beer for you. I won't be buying it again though.

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Photo of yaron73
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsed
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amalburg
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabre311
4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAB
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'll state it up front-- I do not like fruit. Not to eat, and especially not in beer.

That said, this was easily the best Lambic that I've had. There is no hiding from the overall raspberriness, but it was sweet and tasty and it worked.
I won't be drinking a ton of these, but it was good for what it was.

Too bad about the 2.8% alcohol. Glorified fruit punch, in essence.

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Photo of Beer_lover89
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.67/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- This pours a very juicy red color that resembles raspberries , but at the same time it has a look of grenadine, when used in large doses, but not a big deal. The carbonation is very fine and champagne like, and at the same time it is dense and very aggressive....pop like. Lacing is modest by comparison but it does swiftly grab the side of the glass, and then disappears just a quickly!

S- Very much like tart, fresh raspberry that were just pick in the deep woods of Northern Alberta! There are hints of syrupy sweetness lingering on the nostrils too, plus grainy malt and funky wild Belgian yeast strains....very much as I would have expected! The finish is tart and slightly bitter too....

T- Big flavor! Very much of intense, tart raspberry, with hints of extract perhaps, sour bacterial/yeast spores that are slightly musty. Sweeter sour candy flavors are blended in but the overall taste is of very refreshing berries! The finish is mouth puckering, right at the top of the palate and there is a lingering aftertaste!

M/O- Light in body for sure, heavy on the carbonation that is very zingy on the palate, and super refreshing, this is a very highly drinkable beverage that I think would go well with French Vanilla Ice cream, dark chocolate, or it does very well on it's own. I look forward to enjoying this on a hot summer day in the near future! Jolly Good Stuff!

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Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

250ml bottle - more 'diet' beer from this Belgian brewery, it would seem.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and yet somewhat fizzy pink head, which leaves some menacing storm cloud lace around the glass as things gently subside.

It smells of semi-sweet, and equally tart raspberry puree, grainy caramel malt, a bit of wan yeast, some faint artificial sweetener, and a tame, hard to discern bitterness. The taste is sweet raspberry, cherry, and blackberry fruitiness, bready caramel malt, a waning yeastiness, free-range sugars of various denominations, and still very subtle earthy, weedy hop bitters.

The bubbles are adequate in their faintly fizzy and frothy goings-on, the body a sturdy middleweight, and buoyed by fruit and extract sugar alike in its agreeable smoothness. It finishes sweet, sure, but moderated just enough by the titular fruit and its garden bush friends to make me consider a full go of this one.

Overall, not a bad fruit and sugar (hah) forward lambic (wait, what? oh, now I see), the raspberry flavouring doing well to hold onto the reins, as such. A pleasant enough dessert-friendly offering, I would posit, especially if any vanilla-flecked ice cream were to be discovered in the vicinity.

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Photo of 580craftbeer
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Suds
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a dark plum color with a pinkish-purple head. The aroma is of tart raspberries, and the taste is similar. Effervescent, moderately sweet, but also with a touch of acidity and funk. This is a sweetish, softdrink-like lambic, but is interesting and fun.

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St. Louis Premium Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 105 ratings
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