Framboise
Une Année

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #324
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,330
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 5.94%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
87
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Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
93
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, saturated ruby hue with a finger of pink foam bubbling on the top after a half pour out of an 8oz pour. Aroma is rich and luxurious raspberry with the quintessential initial sweetness swept clean by a light tartness. Cellar stone and lemon zest add a little further depth, although it's not much. Raspberry is just... huge. Flavor profile is more of the same, stuffing the mouth full of raspberries each and every sip. It's sweetness mingled with tartness in each sip - a delightful and playful balance. Cellar stone and lemon zest add a little further support. Mouth feel is smooth with a slight grainy edge, all wrapped up within a medium-thin consistency. Overall, a sublime framboise jammed full of raspberries to the point I'm surprised it isn't oozing out of the can.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

Apr 01, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy pastel Laffy Taffy red with a short fizzy pinkish-white head dying to nothing quickly.

The tart, fizzy medium body has a definite vinegar influence to the oaky sourness, yet it's not too acetic. Accents of toasted seeds and gummies add complexity to the juicy raspberry core, as the fizz froths up, softening and reducing the sourness. A touch of cheesy lactic acid helps this further improve over time, actually creating a sort of vanilla bean ice cream towards the semi-dry, tingly finish.

Feb 11, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear red berry rosé hue. Thin wispy head fades to leave light legs.

S - Big aromas of super bright seedy red berries. Almost acidic vinegar, slightly jammy, fair funk. Very bright.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice bright red berries and fresh red raspberries, bright jam and lactic funk. That said there is a sour yogurt thing going on that is very unpleasant on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, bright, little flemmy.

O - Overall this was a solid enough fruited wild, the raspberry is nice but that sour yogurt funk is quite off putting.

Serving Type: bottle

Dec 07, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared with rudzud
Pours a light foamy decent sized slight pinkish head with medium-low retention, brilliantly clear rosy slight amber color

NOse just explodes with raspberry, the only beer I remember with more raspberry was __raspberry, juicy fresh and fruit syrup raspberry as well as tart, almost cherry like, some lactic acid and lacto and Brett funk, raw earthy raspberry fruit and funk

TAste again big raspberry but not quite as big as the nose, big creamy lacto funk and lactic acid, tart acidic funk, mild Brett like funk in the background, bright acidity with that, raspberry brings some juicy with a little fresh berry, the sharp acidity with creamy lacto brings a weird juxtaposition, a little bitter tannic seed, a bit thin and watery as well, a little sour yogurt thing, flemmy but dry lacto finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod, a bit thin and watery, lighter carb, medium to lighter carb, fair acidity

Overall I'm mixed on this, I really liked the nose, but the taste brought some bitter tannin seed and a clash of tart sour and bitter tannin, but raspberry was nice all around

Dec 07, 2019
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superspak from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, 2019 vintage, batch 4. Pours very hazy deep ruby red/orange/pink color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge sour/tart/tangy red raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, pear, apricot, green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Amazing aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of raspberries, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge sour/tart/tangy red raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, pear, apricot, green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and yeast/fruit tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy red raspberries, fruit skin/seeds, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, plum, pear, apricot, green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, peppercorn, leathery/musty/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with a great malt/tart/sourness, and tangy fruit balance. Mild lingering puckering sourness, but not overwhelming. Fairly crisp finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol from 6.5%. Overall this is an amazing fruited sour/wild ale. All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/funky/acidic/spicy yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the moderately acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic/tannic. Amazing balance of super jammy raspberries and Brett/Bacteria complexity; with a nice pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing spot on style example as expected.

Oct 29, 2019
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is fruit/raspberries and classic Belgian lambic funk. The flavor is fruit/raspberries, malts and a very long and tart/slight vinegar/classic Belgian lambic funk finish.

Aug 06, 2019
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

6/22/19 (Chicago): $8.00 16 oz can, no canned date, purchased 6/6/19 at Beer on the Wall, poured onto tall tulip glass. Pink pour, light quickly dissipating white head. Strong funky tart sour raspberry aroma, very pleasant. Tart raspberry taste, light refreshing mouth feel, slight fizzy carbonation holds, light and easy summer drinking. Overall very good offering, will seek this out again.

Jun 23, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on March 6, 2019. American wild ale brewed with raspberries. Really tart with subtle raspberry notes. Recommended.

Mar 08, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Treated this as a iambic and poured into a pokal.
The appearance was a fairly soft ruddy pink color with a sly transparency about it. A quickly dissipating small foamy white head quickly slid off and didn't leave any lace.
The aroma had red raspberry sweet and tart and sour characters invading some acidic lemony sour features. Subtle grassiness on the back end.
The flavor meshes extremely well between the sour, tart, and the sweet. Superb aftertaste of raspberries, sweet and tart.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a steady in between quality of being sipping yet sessionable. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Semi-acidic finish with a clenching fruity dryness.
Overall, lambic or not, this is still an exceptionally well brewed beer invoking Summery thoughts of wanting this again during that time of the year.

Jan 01, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

stoked to see some beer from these guys on tap in colorado, this time at hops and pie. i havent loved the beers i have had so far, but this one is killer if you dont mind your framboise really sour. this is acidic well beyond the natural pucker of the fruit, but its funky and interesting and even lambic-esque too, without having any of that bacterial vinegar harshness, its a clean acidity, as intense as it is. its a gorgeous pink color, deep crayon pinkish red with a short, patchy lace head. it looks almost electric in the globe. smells sharp too, lots of bright acid from the raspberries, a lacto element, as well as a lemony freshness to it that keeps it summery and drinkable even though its as sour as it is. the raspberry is so natural, but way more intense than i am used to in one of these, its excellent and very ripe tasting too. i almost taste the seeds and everything. i get a little wild funkiness to this, a real maturity, but the freshness of the fruit keeps it feeling new at the same time. relaxed carbonation slows me down, along with the pucker, which lingers long and would be upsetting in the stomach if i had a second glass. this is a great beer though and a higher quality overall than i have experience from them before. tons of fruit, really tasty. i like the layers in the ferment too. good stuff.

Oct 18, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the spirit of what Brussels brewers have been doing for generations of sour ale appreciators, the United States Midwest gets in on the spontaneous action with an American wild ale that employs the happenstance and artistry of lambic beer making, yet done under the craft beer umbrella.

With copious amounts of raspberries added to the naturally soured ale, the Framboise of Une Annee leaps right out with a rich ruby hue and a visually dense haze. Looking like plum wine, the beer's dainty froth struggles against its acidity as the nearly still beer further looks like beverage of the vine. But a piquantly sour scent comes with citrus, cider, wine, woods and a robust musty tone of damp cellars and saddle leather. Initial sweetness comes with malty impressions of hard candy, sour candy, taffy and jam.

But the tide turns to a decidedly sour character as the sweetness rapidly dissolves from the palate and the musty tones turn to a sharp lactic acidity. Lime, grapefruit, lemon, crabapple, green berries and yuzu begin to frame the sour and winey taste as the brazen sourness unfolds on the middle palate. A spicy, peppery and woodsy flavor emerges as the sweetness continues to fade late on the palate, bringing a stronger red wine impression with leather and raspberry tartness being major players for the tastebuds throughout.

Medium light in texture while being fuller in flavor, the beer's juiciness remains to give the ale a discernible and identifiable berry character even as the acidity, alcohol and fleeting malt balance all reinforces a dry, crisp and refreshing finish. A brief fruit aftertaste is outlasted only by a return of sea brine, driftwood and light overall funk.

Sep 13, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Bright red. Hazy. Smells of raspberry, oak, and lemon acidity. Tastes very lemony. Sour raspberry. Quite tart. Almost vinegar in the finish. Medium body. Good, but not great.

Jun 30, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear, bubbly orange color with a small, pinkish head of foam. It smelled slightly tart with some raspberry presence. Very tart flavor with some sweet raspberry bite.

Jan 09, 2017
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. crowler shared by Dave. Thanks man.

Pink body with a small head that quickly fades with a hiss. Raspberry, jam, cane sugar, lactic funk. Medium tartness with more jam character coming through in the flavor. Pretty good.

Dec 29, 2016
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This bottle was a gusher. All over my counter.

Turbid peach coloring. Like a hazy orange with a touch of pink. No head. No lacing. Honestly, a little ugly for a framboise.

Raspberry jam and tart lactic acid on the nose. The tiniest bit of funk. Not super raspberry forward, but the style is obvious.

Mineral notes and super lactic up front. Nicely tart. Raspberry is present but not in your face. Finishes slightly grainy.

Light bodied and low carbonation. Prickly dry finish.

For $11.49/750ml, honestly, this was awesome. My girlfriend loved it, so I'll be grabbing a few more.

Dec 28, 2016
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

4.64/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely incredible raspberry sour, the fruit comes through with a very light jammy flavor in the front of the palate giving way to tartness. The funk is very faint and doesn't really add a ton. Overall it's a great sour for a good price and I'll buy it whenever I see it.

Dec 08, 2016
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Tone from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, ruddy brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of bacterial funk, raspberries (fresh), sweet malt, and a hint of cane sugar. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable tartness. Tastes of bacterial funk, strong raspberries, slight sweet malt, hint of alcohol, and a hint of cane sugar. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma (though simple), feel, and body.

Oct 14, 2016
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