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

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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

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Ratings:
103
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.97%
 
 
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Photo of wattoclone
5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of tomainr579
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice lambic. Strong raspberry nose and taste. Great non-beer drinker ' beer.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Brad007
4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark red color with a reddish one-finger head into my chalice.

Aroma is very strong and full of tart raspberry. Definitely gets high marks for being so pungent.

Taste is full of tart raspberry that seems just a tiny bit cloying upfront. Carbonation is just a bit high but not overwhelming.

Mouthfeel lingers with tart raspberry standing out the most. Carbonation fades at the back of the throat and it seems smoother. Very nice.

I like this beer. It leans more to the sweet side but is not as sweet as Lindemans or sour like Boon. It's in the middle and a good introduction to lambics. Great dessert beer and aging it may help it smooth out some more. You can't go wrong with it.

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Photo of ChrisCage
4.67/5  rDev +27.9%
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 goast8127
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of matjack85
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.36/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Reddish pink body with a slight amber tinge at the edge near the head, pinkish white head, medium low fine bubbled carbonation, slight cloudiness from some angles.

S: Raspberries, sour lambic fermentation- almost musty scent, slightly sweet raspberry candy.

T: Sweet and tart sour raspberry scent, very little lambic musty taste, a little malt in the aftertaste. Sweet and sour, very reminiscent of raspberry salad vinaigrette.

M: Medium syrupy body, medium low carbonation.

O: Very nice lambic, as many fruit lambics its fruity but tart and flavourful. Would go well with cheesecake.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up while on vacation in Florida. My wife and I shared this bottle on the patio in a nice warm evening. I hope that doesn't make me over-rate the beer.

I poured this into stemless wine glasses. This beer was ruby red with about a finger of really light/airy foam. You can see a lot of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass.

I smell a ton of fresh raspberries. It was nice to pull this smell in multiple times over.

This was a very enjoyable framboise. I recommend this as a dessert to cap off a very nice meal.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Pours a deep red color with a slight pink head. The aroma is full of sweet raspberry. The flavor is sweet and slightly tart. A very well made lambic.

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Photo of Brewsed
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesWes
4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick frothy pink head that fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has an intensely tart raspberry scent that refreshes and entices. The taste is good. It has a super tart flavor that goes down like liquid candy. It starts off a little sweet and finishes with sour raspberries; awesome! The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a damn tastey beer. I love the raspberry lambics. It's full of flavor and aroma; a good drinker.

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Photo of stephendr
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz. bottle- color of murky cranberry orange , and a soft rose delicate head - nose of sweet raspberry , sour , tart , and yeast – taste of sweet raspberry , sour strawberries , and yeast- body sweet / sour , and soft bubbles – aftertaste of sweet raspberry , and sour strawberries

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Photo of joepais
4.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caged and corked bottle poured into a Flute, Produced a nice pink frothy head that didn't last to long but looked cool. The body was a nice clear raspberry red color.

The aromas are a great fresh raspberry fruit with a light sourness.

Flavors are where this excels just enough raspberry sweetness to keep it drinkable and enough funky sour to keep it interesting. Light and crisp mouthfeel with great carbonation

A great desert brew, my wife and I really enjoyed it. I will grab the last bottle I saw at the store I will say that you must split the bottle I could see this getting a little overwhelming after a couple of glasses

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Photo of Sabre311
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml green bottle from The Lighthouse. Pours a murky maroon body with a half inch of light pink head. Smells strongly like raspberry with some malt. Tastes strongly of raspberry - equally sweet and sour - with strong malt undertones. Farily sour and somewhat dry on the finish. Medium bodied with vigorous carbonation. Sweet and juicy, but just complex and sour enough to avoid the whole alco-pop or juicy-juice flavor. Not bad.

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Photo of amalburg
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psychoholicagogo
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presented in a foil wrapped bottle with a label of simple design.

Appearance: Pours a rich reddish-purple color with a medium fluffy head of a color slightly paler than that of the brew.

Smell: Rich and sweet fragrance of red raspberries. Strong but not overly. Very inviting.

Taste: Very rich and sweet with a lightly tart finish. Similar overall to a Lindemans but not quite as immediately sweet. The tartness seems to build as the brew warms.

Drinkability: Best as a dessert beverage or for a treat. I couldn't drink a lot of it and given the sweetness I wouldn't want to. The small bottle I purchased is the perfect size in my opinion. I'll be purchasing this again I'm sure.

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Photo of Beer_lover89
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oelergud
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy green 12.7oz grass bottle, dimpled bottom and pry-off cap. Pink neck foil and a black and pink label showing raspberries.
Deep almost completely opaque burgandy body. Pinkish tan creamy head broken by large bubbles. Great retention and lace.
Raspberry sweet scent with a tart edge.
Good raspberry flavor with a moderate tartness. The aftertaste reveals the hops reluctantly along with abit of almond.
Medium body with some coating and a tart dry finish.
Good drinkability. A tart thirstquencher that wont knock you down.

-Oelergud

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Photo of Kieran84
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of NRo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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St. Louis Premium Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
3.65 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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