L'Ampounette De Redu (Bière à La Framboise) | Brasserie Caulier

L'Ampounette De Redu (Bière à La Framboise)L'Ampounette De Redu (Bière à La Framboise)
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L'Ampounette De Redu (Bière à La Framboise)L'Ampounette De Redu (Bière à La Framboise)

Brewed by:
Brasserie Caulier

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 04-23-2004

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of BourbonStreet
2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A very beer-like lambic. I absolutely love lambics and this is one of 32 new ones I found in Belgium last weekend. Not a good example of a lambic. More like a hoppy rose' beer. Very little sweetness and a lot of bitterness. Very fizzy too. I would have said a regular beer drinker might prefer it to the smooth sweetness of a lambic, but my husband wasn't impressed either. 7% ABV is a bit high for a lambic anyway.

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Photo of ggaughan
3.27/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a hazy bronze color with a thick off white, almost pink head. The nose had very strong raspberry, somewhat fresh notes. The taste however was not as intense as the aroma of the beer. There was some raspberry upfront in the taste but that quickly gave way to a bitterness.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best before 03-08. Poors in ok with not overwelming pinkwhite head and red/pink with litle brown beercolor.
Nose is framboise, litle sour and sweet. No lambic caracter but clean and not to artificial. Taste is quiet clean and for that empty too. Framboise, litle sourness and a for a framboise quiet high bitterness make it a strange but not undrinkable framboisebeer.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted from the distinctive 33cl swing-top Bottle during a visit to the Brasserie Caulier Café and Brewery.

The first beer during the visit. A massive explosion resonated when the young waitress opened the bottles at our Tables, this was unexpected by me, but not the waitress it seemed. Lots of white gun smoke, and a small amount of beer was spat out when the beer was popped open from the swing top bottle.

Appearance: A light orange-red body with some reddish ruby hues when backlit. Slightly hazy, but never cloudy. Lots of conditioning in the beer helps to produce a very stiff light pink expansive head that sits proud, but this does slowly dissolve into nothingness if the beer is left to stand. Minimal lacing but some smattered rings form at times after each mouthful. Has the look of a weak Kriek, but it still looks great in the glass.

Nose: A fruity Raspberry nose with hints of Loganberries. No sweetness at all, merely a distinct sharp bitter nose that still has a luscious fruity aspect though. The Raspberries are very tart and fill the nose in this offering.

Taste: I expected this to be at least a little sweet from the fantastic nose and the initial appearance. However, this is a very one-dimensional beer, without the beer taste! Lots of sharp, acidic, tart Raspberries fill the experience from beginning to end. The finish has a distinctive fruity-bitterness that rises towards the end with some Blackcurrant feel in the aftertaste once swallowed.

Mouthfeel: This has a very thin feel, almost watery if I was honest enough to admit that. Yet the Raspberry fruitiness lends some feel – which in conjunction with the prickly carbonation give a mouthfeel that is not forgettable, but neither is it wholesome!

Drinkability: Average Drinkability for those of us which are used to drinking cranberry juice on a morning. The lack of any sweetness makes this beer hard to swallow in the long run, not the most quaffable of fruit beers – that’s for sure.

Overall: This is one of those “fruit beers” that reminds you, quite brutally, that not all fruit beers are sickly sweet syrup offerings that appeal to the “girlie” market. However, neither is this a balanced offering that appeals to anyone else, unless you have a penchant for bitter fruit beers. Even traditional Framboise drinkers may find this one hard to understand. Is it me, or is this just weird??

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L'Ampounette De Redu (Bière à La Framboise) from Brasserie Caulier
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 6 ratings
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