Framboise Du Nord | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by pourmeadrink on 11-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
32
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of npachl
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of Stillmakingnoise
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arniepnminne
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakemn91
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of cl3
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stakem
3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Dicers
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of 77apm
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CSO
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of obiwan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of a77cj7
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beerandboards
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Framboise Du Nord from August Schell Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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