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

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3.83/5
Very Good
335 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,116
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
335
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
32
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 122
Reviews by RandyKemka:
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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Photo of Walnut
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of PorterLambic
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives a deep, clear garnet color with a whiff of foam sprinkled across. No retention nor was any expected.
Smell is raspberries, slight malt and sugar notes. Balance is very good, not overpowering.
Taste is the same, raspberries, light malt, slight oakiness, somewhat tart. Very well balanced.
Reasonably smooth, somewhat tart while still being refreshing and sweet. Dessert in a glass. The equal of Duchess du Bourgogne.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Roguer
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good looking deep reddish purple brew; thin cream head.

Tons of tart raspberry on the nose.

Sweet and tart on the palate. Lots of raspberry, sugar, and a touch of syrup. No funk.

This is tasty, of course, but I'll pass in the future. It is too sweet and one-dimensional.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Just found this one (and its sibling the Peche) at the local store, my beer heaven in this beer desert. I didn't buy it for me, I bought it for my girlfriend who likes those "girlie beers" like Lindemans Framboise. The upside is that I can taste it and maybe review it while she has something she likes (I hope). So this is distilled from what she said and my own review.

Presentation/appearance: intense fruity red with an off-red/pink head that shows decent carbonation. Odd for a beer, but overall somewhat attractive and typical of these fruit bombs. Fairly clean and decent to look at.

Aroma is sweet and fruit. Artifical fruit. And the flavor follows through, just more intensely. The flavor does add a slight tartness that makes me think of SweetTarts (but not in a good way, like some other beers have). Slight musty end notes (lambic influence?) but very hidden behind the fruit. This level of sweetness actually hurts my jaw- that's the first time I've said that about mouthfeel!

The neasure of quality here is that my girlfriend left about half the bottle behind when she went to bed- she always finishes the Lindemans! And you know what, I'm leaving some behind too.

Not recommended.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large three-finger pink head; leaves a lot of chunky lace on the glass. Settles slowly, leaving a frothy dome. Dark Burgundy color and reasonably clear.

Sour and dry raspberry aroma. Classic framboise without the candy sweetness that some have.

Strong sweet-tart flavor. Far more candy-like than the smell suggests. Good faux-raspberry flavor. The aftertaste is short but is similar to that of a dessert. Well-balanced. Would likely taste great with some stinky cheese.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of drabmuh
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I didn't bother to check the vintage. Poured into a St. Louis flute glass. Beer is clear and bright red. Forms a thin head of small and medium whitish bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is strongly raspberry and really sweet. There are no sour notes in the aroma at all. I now know what kind of lambic this is going to be.

Its like drinking a raspberry soda. Its very sweet, not cloying, medium to thin in body. The beer is bright with raspberries candy flavor and strong berriness. Mild tartness but overall its just really sweet. When I noticed how sweet it was, I immediate picked up the bottle to see if there were dregs at the bottom. Nope, the bottle was completely clear straight through the bottom.

It is likely that this beer is filtered and sugar is added to the beer after filtration to emphasize the sweet fruit flavors. Its OK for what it is, not a huge fan of the sweetened lambics, but it definitely makes its points and achieves its goal. It is not likely I'll drink this again anytime soon, maybe if I serve chocolate mousse for dessert sometime.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12.7oz bottle.

Pours a slightly opaque dark red with some ruby hues and a nice light pink head.

Aroma is of fresh raspberries. Nice raspberry jam and some good fruit juice notes. Slight chalky yeast notes can alos be perceived. SLight tartness is perceived.

Flavor follows the nose. Nice fruit juice notes. Raspberries and more raspberries. A sharper tartness than other raspberry lambics I've had. Nice and balancing. Chalky and yeasty notes definitely are precent. Some slight phenols are perceived as well as some oak notes. Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing and dry with nice tartness.

Pretty good lambic. Every now and then I really enjoy these beers and this is definitely one of those days. Nice raspberry jam flavors mingle well with the yeast notes.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)
Bottled 100406
A- The deep cranberry body is dens but clear with a pink sherbert head of foam on top that fades to a thin film and a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The bright, dark red raspberry fruit dominates with an almost overripe aroma. Not a lot of support to follow.

T- The red raspberry fruit flavor taste a bit like jello with a dry tartness in the finish and a slight sweetness of raspberries lingers.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with no alcohol heat and a soft tickle of fizz on the tongue.

D- The nice raspberry flavor is not overly sweet and does have a nice fruit flavor. This is definitely not a fruit lambic but it is a nice fruit beer. Just a bit more depth would be nice if I were to drink more than one.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of allengarvin
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out into a tall Lindemans fruit glass. Deep ruby red color with purple-pink head. Aroma is full of sweet raspberries. Pleasant no funkiness. Flavor is better: sweet but not as sweet as Lindemans or Liefmans. It's got a touch of earthy, sweaty, biting brett character. Tartness really develops in the finish. Moderate body, bigger than an unsweetened lambic.

This is one of the bettered sweetened framboises I've had, but it's still disappointing. It's my first St. Louis lambic, and I didn't know until opening it if it was a traditional lambic or a modern commercial one.

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3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Third beer of the night of Christmas eve. Paired with a chocolate-almond-raspberry tart. Served in a champagne glass. The bottle says this is a 2006 vintage. Opaque body, with a reddish pink color. Cotton candy colored head. Smell was very fruity and sugary. Flavor was all about the raspberries. Extremely tasty. Sugary on the palate, but has a decent drinkability because it's not overly sweet. Definitely a dessert beer. More of a lambic for those who prefer sweeter ones over tart & crisp ones.

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St. Louis Premium Framboise from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 335 ratings