The Framboise
de Garde Brewing

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American Wild Ale
Ranked #461
Ranked #10,241
4.39 | pDev: 4.56%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
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4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and capped bottle, 2018 batch. Teku glass. Bright purple reddish body, one finger white head, good retention, a little lacing. Smell is bright raspberry tartness, lemon, acetic; light blue cheese and just a touch of funk. Delicious jammy raspberry throughout the palate, lemon, acetic acidity which is moderate-heavy, just a touch of funk. It's fairly sour, but there is a big fruit presence as well. Medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, sweet raspberry throughout. Not much of obvious port or fortified wine, of course, but still heavy on the raspberry in a good way.

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4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

a highlight of thanksgiving yesterday, an incredible beer, and for me the obvious standout from a seriously heady lineup. lucky to have had this one, i am learning that it is a special privilege to get to drink de garde beers. the color of this is electric, between pink and red, the most vibrant beer of this color i have ever seen, hands down, and it holds its head well in four of the five glasses i pour the large bottle into, must have had some soap or grime or something in that one, on me not them for sure. its just glowing, so intense and so pretty. aroma is amazing, snaps my head back on my neck like smelling salts or something, to tart, mouthwatering pucker from the fruit but its also amazingly complex and mature beer underneath all the fruit, straight lambic really, woody and funky as can be. the flavor is almost as good as the nose, just a little more acidity than it needs, narrowing the flavor window just a bit, but its an amazing expression of raspberry, like i taste it next to the actual fruit, and its even more pungent somehow, incredible really! champagne notes, lambic funkiness, lots of oak, clean acidity, and raspberries for miles. its aged in port barrels the label informs me, but we didnt get much of that here, the wood sure, but not the port, maybe some soft cherry and strawberry notes to it, but i dont get the richness, nuttiness, or red wine flavor hardly at all, but im totally fine with that, i wouldnt change a thing about this one. as good as raspberry wild beer can be as far as i am concerned, this is a triumph, and among the best beers ive ever had to be honest. de garde got this one exactly right! a celebration in a bottle, we all loved it!

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The Framboise from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 11 ratings