Brett Frambois | Lake Effect Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Lake Effect Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by smartassboiler on 05-11-2014

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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a Boulevard snifter tulip.

Seeing the overtly-reasonable price tag, I had to pull the trigger on this bottle. It pours a clear ruby topped by a finger or so of light pink foam. The nose comprises mild earthy raspberry, mild Brett funk, and a touch of dank mixed greens. The taste brings in more of the same, the berry and Brett complimenting each other well. In addition, neither flavor comes through very strongly, allowing for a surprisingly subtle mixture that usually bludgeons your tongue with funk, tartness, and fruit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a really nice beer, one I look forward to enjoying again (especially given the lovely price point).

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Soft carbonation and a beautiful red hued foam on a glowing red body is a good start. The aroma is dry and full of raspberry. The taste as the same nice dry raspberry with some cooked corn qualities from the brett and some dry pale malt underneath. The flavor has a herbal dryness maybe coriander in the finish.

Although the fruit is nice there just isn't much to support it and the brett just doesn't offer much support.

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Photo of DangleBerries
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, with handwritten Batch #137 printed on the label. My first big bottle from the local Lake Effect Brewing Co., and their first endeavor into the world of sour beers. Not entirely sure what to expect with this one.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a very appealing bright ruby colored body with little over a finger of bubbly pinkish-white foam. Some nice bubbly lacing; looks very nice.

S - The smell is very pleasant also. Not quite as tart of sour as other examples of the style, and there isn't much brett or funk to be had, but the the fresh fruity raspberries come through wonderfully.

T - Taste follows the nose - fresh, lightly tart raspberries are the dominant feature. There is a bit of a yeasty bacterial dryness on the finish, but any real brettanomyces or funk character is pretty absent at this point.

M - The feel is fluid, smooth, lightly tart, and yeasty. Light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a nice first effort at a sour beer from Lake Effect Brewing Co., but there is definitely room for improvement. Certainly a beer I'd be interested in having again, and I look forward to trying more from these guys.

Lake Effect Brett Frambois ---4/5.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +4.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Tone
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of fruit, strong bacterial funk, strong yeast, slight hop, hint of grass, and slight alcohol. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong tartness and slight dryness. Tastes of fruit, strong bacterial funk, strong yeast, slight hop, hint of grass, and slight alcohol. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, body, and blend, but the distinct raspberry flavors are lacing.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2016 Vintage

I popped the cap and the first thing I notice is the smell of raspberries. Fresh, juicy, raspberries right in your face. I pour, a beautiful clear, mauve color. A small white head lingers. I drink, it is delicious - fruity, a non-aggressive tartness follows, and then slight bitterness on the end. If not for the bitterness, it would be perfect. Great introduction from Lake Effect.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Brett Frambois from Lake Effect Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 46 ratings