Noble Star Collection: Framboise Du Nord
August Schell Brewing Company

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August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #49
Ranked #6,940
4.09 | pDev: 11.74%
Sep 19, 2020
Nov 18, 2013
Noble Star Collection: Framboise Du NordNoble Star Collection: Framboise Du Nord
Notes: Five thousand pounds of raspberries were added to 70 barrels Star of the North, resulting in a 100 barrel batch, which was then fermented for an additional four months.
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4.22 by crobinso from Colorado on Sep 19, 2020
4.25 by tcbro023 from Wisconsin on Aug 11, 2019
4.12 by metter98 from New York on Aug 04, 2019
4.09 by smithj4 from New York on Aug 04, 2019
3.98 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Aug 04, 2019
4.25 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jul 28, 2019
3.83 by mngermanshepherd from Minnesota on Apr 06, 2019
4.1 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Nov 17, 2018
4.02 by BarrelAgedG from California on Oct 24, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

750 mL bottle. Red body with a fleeting white head. Smells of acidic raspberry and some wheat. Tastes of wheat up front followed by lemon tartness. Raspberry flavor starts off slightly sweet and jammy before becoming quite tart, but only for a brief moment. Finishes grainy. Medium body and well carbonated. Tasty berliner, very fruit forward, but not so much so that the beer is lost.

Jul 30, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

On tap. Poured a clear reddish color with a small, pink head of foam. It smelled of tart raspberries, wheat and hints of lemon. Very nice tart raspberry flavor with a subtle wheat finish.

Jul 10, 2018
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

Poured from 750ml bottle into glass. Label has bottling date as 'SEPT 2017',
Cloudy, pinkish red colored body, with short lived pinkish white head. No lacing.
Lemon and raspberries on the nose.
Tart, with a touch of sweetness, taste of lemonade with pronounced raspberry component.
Rather dry, medium mouth feel. Lower level of carbonation.
Very pleasant Berliner, with the semi-sweet raspberry addition. Cypress wood tanks add some barrel nose and flavor.

May 16, 2018
4.44 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on May 08, 2018
3.5 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Apr 22, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

Vibrant Santa suit red with a thin blanket that manages to eek out some fine layers of lace on the glass, this has a good expression of sour raspberry with a bit of a lactic angle, but it's overall clean, and sort of like a popsicle with a crisp medium body and semi-wet finish.

Mar 30, 2018
4 by aasher from Indiana on Mar 12, 2018
4.5 by npachl from Wisconsin on Jan 29, 2017
4 by sweemzander from Illinois on Dec 21, 2016
4.5 by durlta from Iowa on Oct 16, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

it always shocks me that the same brewery that makes grain belt also makes these incredible berliners. this is killer beer, super heavy on the raspberry, they werent shy with it at all. its a somewhat opaque brick red color, less blood red and jammy than others, more deep, very very bubbly. it has a great aroma where the tartness of the berries and the lacto tartness team up to create a very mouthwatering smell, really lemony too with all the raspberries, and a lot less sweet than it looks like it should be. the flavor starts with the fruit tartness and moves into a relatively sour bacterial finish, but unlike many other fruited berliners, i can still taste the wheat malt base, and its dry and crackery and necessary to keep this from tasting like juice. lots of wood on this too, mild vanilla, soft edges despite the acidity, tastes quite mature. i think the bottle here is fairly old too, so it may have evolved some since it was released. the most impressive thing here for me is how dry this is, but how well the raspberry flavor still comes through. i like the ultra low abv too. awesome carbonation and overall a great take on the berliner. this series has really been incredible. i hope they keep it up!

Jul 16, 2016
3.38 by Stillmakingnoise from Colorado on Dec 25, 2015
4.25 by Josholson666 from Minnesota on Dec 03, 2015
4.35 by arniepnminne from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2015
4.25 by greenspointexas from Texas on Jul 02, 2015
4.24 by Farnswurth from Illinois on Jun 28, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jakemn91 from New Mexico

One of my favorites from this series. Tart, dry, and still full of raspberry flavor despite the aging since its release.

Jun 23, 2015
4.19 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on May 30, 2015
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3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by nmann08 from Virginia

From a bottle, pours a bright dark pink/red color with a very thin ring of head.

The smell is all raspberries, jam-like, a bit of butter and biscuit, a little like a scone maybe? The flavor is going, so if you have a bottle, drink it. It definitely falls out, the raspberries arent as tart and fresh and it has a little butterscotch character coming into play. Overall, this is holding up, but I think going fast. Still pretty tasty.

May 13, 2015
4.74 by cl3 from Wisconsin on May 01, 2015
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3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by stakem from Pennsylvania

750ml poured into a snifter. I very much appreciate BA mdillon hooking me up with this. The brew pours a clear ruby color with a white head that is quick to fade.

The aroma contains seedy raspberry juice. A hint if sweet fresh cereal grains and yogurt. Overall a very mild aroma.

The taste includes that seedy raspberry quality. Sweet cereal grains like wheat that is hardly tart yet still refreshing. Almost has a cheesy or yogurt taste faintly across the back.

This is light bodied, moderately carbonated and very refreshing but lacking the snappy tartness I expexc in a Berliner. The raspberry is vibrant in color but faint in all other regards which is strange. Perhaps I need to try this again because my experience here did not live up to what others told me to expect.

Mar 23, 2015
3.99 by Dicers from Colorado on Feb 28, 2015
4.37 by HoistinBrews from Minnesota on Feb 25, 2015
4.85 by nathanmiller from New York on Jan 15, 2015
4.34 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Jan 14, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kurmaraja from California

Put a different name on this beer and people would give their firstborn child for it. Holds it's own with the very best of the style ... the fruit flavor is incredibly true and deep, almost as if you can taste the seediness of the berries, without being jammy or sweet, reminiscent of Atrial in that regard.

Jan 11, 2015
4.71 by 77apm from Illinois on Jan 05, 2015
4.7 by CSO from Illinois on Jan 04, 2015
4.25 by obiwan from California on Dec 10, 2014
4.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Nov 19, 2014
4 by spycow from Illinois on Nov 10, 2014
Noble Star Collection: Framboise Du Nord from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 194 ratings