Grisette Fruits Des Bois / Bosvruchten
Brasserie St. Feuillien

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From:
Brasserie St. Feuillien
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
76
Avg:
3.13 | pDev: 19.49%
Ratings:
27
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 04, 2022
Added:
Jan 23, 2006
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
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76
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Photo of Sigmund
2.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Sigmund from Norway

250 ml bottle, from Prima Beer. ABV is 3.5%. Red colour, pinkish-purplish head. Aroma of "fruits of the forest" and jam. Medium sweet flavour, "fruits of the forest" with an "artificial" and bland finish.

Jan 04, 2022
 
3.55 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Jan 20, 2018
 
3.55 by AGust82 from Connecticut on Oct 12, 2017
 
2.89 by desint from Belgium on Jul 01, 2017
Photo of Beginner2
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Beginner2 from Illinois

A pleasant beer I Had with a light sandwich and an apple tart.
For a review placing the style's context (and to mitigate the slams via low ratings), see MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" page 122.

Jul 13, 2016
Photo of bark
2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is dark red-purple (65 EBC), the liquid is cloudy. The two finger head is beige-pink and compact. No lacing occurs.

The smell is sour/tart with blueberries, raspberries and some strawberries. Some sweetness and dough in the background.

The taste is laded with sweet berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, wild strawberries) and some sourness. Passing sharp sweetness, hints of yeast. Medium body. The aftertaste is sweet with fruits and berries; raspberries and cherries and a growing bitterness. The finish is all blackberries.

The carbonation is very strong and sharp, lots of large sort-lived bubbles. The liquid is a little sticky and smooth.

An OK fruit drink, but not much of a beer. Too sweet, too much carbonation.

Oct 18, 2015
 
3.67 by lelepat from Hong Kong on May 31, 2015
 
2.95 by jkhara12 from England on Apr 02, 2015
 
2.65 by mattfancett from England on Aug 28, 2014
 
2.5 by bostonryan from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3/5  rDev -4.2%
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

I poured this in a small tulip chilled.

The color is deep red like raspberry juice with pink head and very fine bead.3.75 The smell is decent with very sweet aroma that is fruity like a cooler with floral and berry odor dominate with a light sugar accent. 3.25. The feel is very sweet and carbonated like a spritzer with sugary and fruity juicy almost syrupy texture but semi-dry as it finishes with low acidity and no bitterness to balance. 3

The taste is very strange raspberry mixed with currant juicy yet not tart very sweet with low acidity and slight berry candy-like taste w/ mild dark fruit sweetness and earthy finish w/ low yeast in the flavor.3 Overall I was not pleased - not worth having again -once is enough I suppose there are worse examples in the fruit beer style but not for me-I guess it isn't bad if you enjoy Lindeman's lambic perhaps 2.5

Jul 28, 2014
 
3.25 by ant1 from France on May 06, 2014
 
3.5 by the_encinitan from California on Jan 18, 2014
 
3 by Sspeer1 from Massachusetts on Oct 20, 2013
 
3 by SStein from Colorado on May 08, 2013
 
4.25 by wer3w01f from Russian Federation on May 06, 2013
 
3.75 by PaBeerLover from Pennsylvania on May 29, 2012
Photo of rarbring
2.4/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
by rarbring from Sweden

The beverage is clear red with hints of brown, a pink head that settles quickly leaving a few lacing and has small curtains.

The smell is very berry, forest fruit juice.

The taste is very sweet, red berries, slightly yeasty. Reminds mainly, or solely, of lemonade.

Medium carbonation, small foamy bubbles, slightly sticky, but actually some dryness at the end.

No, mostly slightly fermented berry juice. Does not strike anything in me.

Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Squelch
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Squelch from Texas

Appearance: Looks like a Kriek. Pink with a minimal head that leaves quickly.

Smell: Smells like plums.

Taste: Super sweet dominated by flavors of summer berries, and dark cherries

Mouthfeel: Very light.

Overall: a drinkable beer. Would not go out of my way again to try.

Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Macca
3.45/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Macca from Australia

This pours cherry red with a generous pink head.

Nose not too bad. A nice mix of fruit & a hint of fruity sourness.

The best part about the taste is that it's not too artificial which I found was the problem with their cerise.

Light bodied.

I'm generally not a fan of fruit beer but this one is ok.

Jun 05, 2011
Photo of 77ships
3.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by 77ships from Belgium

[email protected] Moeder Lambic, from notes:

A: deep pink/red/rhubarb colour with small pink head
S: smells of strawberry jam & syrup
T: like the smell, bit like mashed wild strawberries plus jam & syrup, sweet, not artificial, the basis appears to be a wheat beer but the fruits really dominate
M: bit jam-like somehow but still overall light body, not much carbonation
D: bit too sweat to drink to much, nice if you like jam or forestfruits but can quickly get too much

Mar 13, 2011
Photo of mmahut
3.43/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by mmahut from Czech Republic

A: Dark bloody colour with no visible carbonation and shy head.

S: Forest fruits as the title suggests.

T: Amazing fruity taste... a lot of wild strawberries there.

M: Light body with low carbonation on your tongue.

D: Refreshing drink for the summer if you like forest fruits. I do.

Jun 09, 2010
Photo of ThaCreep
2.13/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3
by ThaCreep from Belgium

Nose high in fruits, probably in syrup or woodfruits juice with a mouth so sweet that quickly becomes sickening. The taste of beer is almost absent and the body is extremely sweet and refreshing. Another example of what I call "bières diabolos".

Jan 18, 2010
Photo of electrojosh
4.19/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by electrojosh from Illinois

I ordered this beer for my fiance at Moeder Lambic during our final night in Brussels, because she desired a sweet, fruity beer. The bartender sized her up and knew exactly what beer to draw.

Expecting something crummy (such as of the Lindemanns variety), I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. OK, it's not a real lambic, and it's not especially complicated. But for a sweet beer, it does have an excellent taste and a pretty good mouthfeel. The fruity smells don't seem at all artificial, and the taste on my tongue didn't offend me by being too syrupy. (I agree with previous reviews that head and malt were limited, but I think that's normal for this kind of beer.)

Not what I would normally drink, but for a sweet fruity beer, it is exceptionally good. It's worth a glass.

May 17, 2009
Photo of gregmurer
4.2/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
by gregmurer from France

for a fruity beer, it's one of the best... honestly, i'm more into bitterness and dryness, but when i'm thirsty, and when i want fruits, my best choice is to go to some pubs in Mons-Belgium, and found a pub that serve it on-tap... it's always a success for a great afternoon... the fruits taste like... fruits (that is not always the case for fruit-beers!!!), the appearance is great...

Dec 26, 2008
Photo of paterlodie
1.94/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by paterlodie from Belgium

BB 19-06-06.Pink head and a deep red beercollor. Nose is very sweet, fruity mostly framboise and blueberries but also a very whee maltarome that shows lots of oxidation. Taste is oversweet and lemonade like. Quiet some sourness in it and maybe a bit of malts that come out after sweet sour taste is gone. Hard to dig for me but people who like the "atreficial" lambicbrews probably like this too.

Feb 13, 2006
Photo of Bierschenker
2.13/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by Bierschenker from Belgium

I bought this at my local supermarket at the begining of summer. I guess It was more the time for sweet fruit beers.

The smell is very syrupy, a bit like very sugary marmalade. No trace of alcohol, hop, malt,… Reminds me of grenadine. Its head was very fluffy, very pink and very (quickly) gone.
The colour is very pink-purple.
The taste is very superficial: starts off with a lot of carbonation on the tongue, thick, sour-sweet dark berries. Bitter-sour citrus aftertaste. Notes of chocolate and spirits like cassis.

Not a world shocking beer, a good idea on a sweating hot summer day maybe.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

Jan 23, 2006
Grisette Fruits Des Bois / Bosvruchten from Brasserie St. Feuillien
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 27 ratings