Funk Factory / O'so - Framrood
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Belgian Fruit Lambic
Ranked #34
Ranked #1,453
4.32 | pDev: 6.71%
Funk Factory Geuzeria
Wisconsin, United States
Funk Factory / O'so - FramroodFunk Factory / O'so - Framrood
Notes: Framrood is our spontaneously fermented beer adhering to the Methode Lambic standard. It was aged for 18-24 months in French oak barrels and then re-fermented with two pounds per gallon of red raspberries for 3 months.
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Photo of Sabtos
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Foggy burnt reddish-copper with a short but persistent soft white blanket.

Sweet seedy raspberry glides into an effervescent body kicking up an oaky malic acidity with tannins coming to a semi-dry finish. The sourness builds to acetic levels towards the end of the session, unfortunately.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 vintage; drank 5/10/19 @ Yuss Haus Mach III.

Extremely fruit forward, especially in the nose; the flavor was bold but ultimately this was a bit too sour for this timid soul.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at the source during my 2017 trip out to Wisconsin. Super impressed with the place and this beer. Pours that familiar cool pink raspberry color and a lighter pink head settles in at 1/4". Man the aroma here is all raspberry. 2 pounds per gallon? EEe gad. That's awesome. Seems real clean, not getting any brett, but this was like, opening weekend, so I dunno, how much brett can you expect the first weekend?

Taste was delicious, just the right amount of sourness, massive amount of that dry raspberry feeling. Good french oak complimenting all that fruit and average amount of sourness, not acidic either. Real easy and so enjoyable to drink. Carbonation was perfect. Man, while these beers are rated high, its kind of amazing how there hasn't been a lot of shitlordery with this brewery. Really hope to score a bottle or two of this next time I'm in that neck of the woods.

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Photo of Buck89
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 bottle poured into a tulip glass. A bright pink color that became cloudy as I let some yeast into the glass. A frothy pink head formed and quickly disappeared, leaving a tiny circular rim of foam. Aroma was tart raspberries, wood, and funk. Very tart up front with bright raspberries, enveloped in oak. A nice funky element was there - grassy, hay, and musty. Clean, dry finish with bright carbonation. Complex and delicious.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The most recent release that came out a couple of weeks ago.

A: Pours a purplish pink with a slight pink head. The head quickly subsidies.
S: the nose is mostly Raspberry. Very little funk comes through
T: up front is Raspberry jam and some tartness. There is a combo of over ripe and under ripe berries. In the background is horse blanket. The funk creeps through the flavor. The oak gets stronger as one drinks further down the bottle.
MF: there is enough tartness to leave a bit of a pucker. The jamminess remains after the Tart.
O: A terrific fruited sour. Definitely fruity definitely Tart but neither is overwhelming. Thoroughly enjoying this beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a vivid and mostly opaque red color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like jammy and funky raspberry jelly, oak, lemon, seeds, and very light dusty funk.

This is a lot simpler than I would've expected. I expected more funk complexity, but the funk only has a kind of dusty feel to it. There's a light acidity, and lots of jammy raspberry. The light and soft acidity is nice, though.

This is very light bodied, with a sparkling type of carbonation, and a pretty high level of drinkability.

This bottle is about 4 years old at this point, and I expected a bit more out of it. It's certainly still very tasty, though.

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Photo of fondyball20
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank right after Cassis and Frampaars. Tons of raspberries on the nose. Taste follows the nose with some tartness and slight funk. Not nearly as complex as Frampaars, even the appearance was much more clear.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Did this one side by side with Frampaars on Saturday. I actually enjoyed Framrood ever so slightly better than Frampaars. Both are stellar.

Appearance: Nice hazy reddish purple.

Aroma: Barnyard, fruity

Taste: Tons of fresh raspberry. Slight tartness, barnyard

Overall: This is a great beer and probably my favorite Funk Factory so far. Sad I don't have another bottle.

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Photo of goldspire
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very gorgeous reddish/pink with a bit of head. Smells of red raspberries and tart sour goodness. Taste is a bit less of a punch than I'd like but the flavours meld with the funk nicely. I really appreciate how this beer is more about subtle perfection than over-the-top flavours.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a rose coloring, slightly hazy, with a white halo of head. Aromas of tart raspberry, with a slightly sour tinge to it. Flavors are raspberry forward, with white grape must and chardonnay characteristics to highlight. Pretty dynamic. The body is tart and dry, with a very crisp edge. The finish is dry and slightly astringent, with a solid raspberry linger throughout. Good beer.

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Photo of Ri0
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured 750 bottle into teku. Bottled in 2014.

Color is clear and beautiful raspberry red with a thin pink hear and lower carbonation. Fades into a thin ring, but leaves behind no lacing. Aromas of sour and acidic notes of vinegar and fresh lemon with a good amount of funky raspberry puree. The funk is nice and has some woodiness to it. Very sour and delicious. Plenty of raspberry flavor accompanied by lemony and vinegar notes. Some woody funk on the finish. Light bodied and prickly carbonation makes for a fantastic mouthfeel.

An amazing American Lambic made right in Madison WI and almost on par with Cantillon. Well done!

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Photo of mobius387
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

This was incredible. Dark horse winner of a tasting that included several whales. Incredible color and nose, with the flavor profile on par with atrial rubicite and Solstice D'été Aux Framboises. Only negative was that it's a bit too light bodied to match the world class sours/wilds/lambics. But otherwise, one of the best AWA not from russian river that ive ever had.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright red body. Hazy. No head.

Smell - Lots of raspberry. Musty. Oaky. Kinda grainy. Just a little funky.

Taste - Strong oak. Strong raspberry. Funky. Really grew on me. Strong sourness with an oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Strong sourness. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Gonna have to trade for more of these. Nice job.

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Photo of dar482
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer looks like Hi-C, an intense light red.

The aroma explodes of pure and tart raspberry, almost like Atrial. A touch of funk.

The flavor follows with tart and funk up front, huge raspberry fruit character in the middle along with the seeds and bitterness of the berry seeds, a longing tart quality throughout.

One of the best fruited wild ales.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Goldstar81 for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky red with a foamy reddish-tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with raspberry, raspberry juice, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, acidic, peach whiskey, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great sour raspberry characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle from the 2015 release. Served in a O'so snifter glass 2/28/2015. The cork, as always, is a real pain to get off.

A- Ruby red, slightly pink (but mostly white) head measuring about one finger; very short retention time; I'm talking 5 seconds of head, then it dies down into almost nothing. No lacing. After about 5 seconds, it looks like fruit juice. No joke. Funk Factory beers tend to have minimal head, but I would love to see a bit more here.

S- Lots of oak barrel presence that is almost overly tannic. A good amount of raspberry tartness that is fairly pungent and strong. Mild leathery aroma. Not particularly sweet in any way.

F- A decent dose of vinegary acidity, mild leather, plenty of oak, a small hint of vanilla. Nice tannic presence, no off flavours. And of course, you can't miss the raspberries here. Very tart vinegar, oaky raspberry juice. That's about the best way I can describe it. Good amount of complexity, even a bit vinous. However, it definitely has some diacetyl on the backend.

M- Medium bodied, reasonably carbonated. Very sour in the American wild ale sense. A lot of oak and tannin on the finish, a bit slick and palate coating- on the buttery side, presumably the diacetyl. So in that sense, it's not crushable but requires some time to let each sip sink in.

O- Pretty good AWA with plenty of raspberries. Certainly not quite Rose de Gambrinus, but as far as raspberry AWAs go, it's pretty good. I kept this bottle in the fridge since release, so presumably these bottles should be stored at room temperature for a while so that the Brett can clean up the diacetyl. That being said, otherwise there is a lot of vinegary tartness to this beer, not exactly subtle. If you are a sour head, I think you will enjoy this beer quite a bit.

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Photo of tywhite
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Significantly more sour/tart than Door Kriek, but just as expertly crafted -- beautiful lacing & retention, soft yet tart in the mouth, plenty of fruit. On par with the best of the best.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another winner from Funk Factory. Reddish pink color. So much raspberry smell in the nose. oak and funk comes through as well. Taste is the same. Tons of raspberry and really musty funk. Slightly less carb than I would prefer. I need more of this.

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Photo of jlindros
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting looking beer, Thanks to rudzud.
Pours a decent fizzy head fades very quickly, bright pinkish kool aid red color.

Nose brings lots of fresh raspberry, some tart fruit and tart berry, little sour raspberry almost lemony funk, nice lambic like sour beer, creamy lacto sourness, with light toasty buttery barrel notes and some vinous qualities, nice dank sour funk.

Taste has a nice sour fruit, nice raspberry with mild tannic seed and stem, as well as nice vinous notes, with some toasty slight buttery oak barrel and light vanilla, etc. Decent base sour lambic like beer but not great, decent raspberry presence but not crazy. Fresh raspberry with little jammy note, and light bitter seed tannic thing. Finish is sticky little flemmy, more lingering bitter tannic seed and raspberry jam. long lingering bitterness.

Mouth is lighter bod, light acidity and mild sticky flemmy feel, nice bright carb.

Overall pretty nice, tannic seed stem was a bit too much, but secrecy base sour lambic with nice raspberry and nice barrel decent vinous notes. Tasty but not phenomenal.

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Photo of rudzud
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got a few of these from the brewery. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a really nice reddish pink hue with a minimal head and leaving thin wisps.

S - Aromas of buttery barrel notes, light vinuos notes, the raspberry is faint but pleasant, lightly sour, great funk. Light vanilla. Nicely aromatic.

T - Taste is more of the buttery barrel, the wine is a bit fainter. The raspberry, while tasty, could be brighter. The funk is quite pleasant with light musty. Good tannic raspberry seed. The vanilla is nice too, tasty, clean too.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated a touch crisp, clean, good.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, nice raspberry notes though I'd like a bit more. Would benefit from more of a tart sourness though.

Serving type: Bottle

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