Jacobins Framboise Max
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste

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From:
Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
ABV:
4%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 13.47%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
27
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 08, 2017
Added:
Nov 29, 2010
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  2
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.58 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Nov 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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.
Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by Hendry from Vermont

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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.
Aug 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by adamranders from Wisconsin

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.68 by Vylo from New Jersey

Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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.
Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by barebearbeer from Rhode Island

Feb 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by vermilcj from Ohio

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.24 by Flavio_Gama from Brazil

Sep 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Theniz from Indiana

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jun 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by NJBeer265 from New Jersey

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Apr 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BigGold from Mississippi

Mar 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by GraduatedCashew from California

Feb 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Halluxone from Georgia

Dec 08, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by JAHMUR from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Oct 21, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by JimmyFlatRock from Ohio

Aug 25, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Jul 06, 2013
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Reviewed by RaphaelSC from Brazil

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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!
Jun 18, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by TylerKohlhagen from Wisconsin

May 31, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by mkennedy119 from Illinois

Apr 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by vonnegut21 from New York

Apr 01, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by RedneckBeerz from Massachusetts

Feb 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Pecan from Arizona

Jan 19, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by Rojada1988 from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2012
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Reviewed by jrallen34 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle poured in a Jacobins tulip...Pours a dark blood red, that is very clear, interesting look. A huge purple head rises about four fingers, great retention and lacing...The aroma is very sweet raspberries not candied though, very similar to St. Louis Framboise. A hint of tartness of the finish helps to round this out...The taste is really nice, again sweet to start but saved by a nice strong tartness that breaks the sweetness enough to allow this to be drinkable.

A very successful fruit beet, albeit a sweet one. If you like the ST Louis, New Glaurus fruit beers this is for you.
Nov 29, 2010
Jacobins Framboise Max from Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 32 ratings