Jacobins Framboise Max | Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jrallen34 on 11-29-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Squire123
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep garnet color with golden highlights. There is a pinkish cast to the white cap that's rather attractive and it's rare that I ever mention that color as being attractive.

Rich raspberry aroma which retains the essence of ripe fruit. That's it, just raspberry, but it sings that one note beautifully and holds it for a long time.

Taste on entry is full raspberry supported by prickly carbonation. Not an overly sweet jammy sort of raspberry, rather a rich, ripe tartly balanced whack of fully mature just picked ripe fruit.

Medium texture for the type with balancing carbonation.

I'm generally not a fan of one note fruit beers that are heavy handed so it's a pleasure to come across one like this that's sophisticated, polished, fully flavored, yet beautifully balanced between tart and sweet. Good brunch stuff.

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Photo of Hendry
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrfehon33
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a pink color with a large pink tinged head. sweet before the finish. The aroma is a very sweet fruit base. The taste mirrors the aroma and has a slight beer flavor in the finish. A thoroughly enjoyable lambic.

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Photo of adamranders
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

call me crazy, but i thought this was pretty excellent. i mean, at least is has a true lambic base, unlike others, so i can forgive its overly intense sweet before the finish. its hazy pink in color, definitely looks like it spent some time maturing in wood, and has a great big, barley pink bubbly head, very belgian, and nice to see a lively fruited lambic. the nose is sweet fruit before beer, with a nice tartness from the lacto, and a mellowness. the berries provide some tartness too, which blends in well, but the overall impression of the fruit in both aroma and flavor is that its intensity is appreciated, but its sweetness is a little too much. thinking about the lou pepe beers, and seeing this one as an inferior product, albeit still a very very drinkable one, and one much more attainable. it really is aided by its high carbonation, and if this is the kind of beer you like, its outstanding. hard to hold it to a cantillon standard, that wouldnt be reasonable. its very well made, the fruit is lively and authentic, and although i wish for a little more sour to come though, i still really enjoyed this one. basically juice at this abv.

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Photo of barebearbeer
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.24/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Theniz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jwat
2/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of RaphaelSC
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a cloudy amber red with a little white head with low retention.

S: Framboise, champaigne and malt in the end.

T: This beer tastes like a champaigne, but more consistent and with a great sour.

M: Sour framboise drops with high carbonation and medium body. sour aftertaste too.

O: More champaigne than beer, its a wonderful beer to non beer drinkers!

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Photo of TylerKohlhagen
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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Jacobins Framboise Max from Brouwerij Bockor N.V. / Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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