De Zuidentrein Frambozenbier | Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

6 Ratings

Brewed by:
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
GABF 2005 Bronze Fruit Beer, Belgian style brown ale aged in french oak and on fresh raspberries.

Added by mcallister on 05-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light red in color with some orangish highlights. Smell is sour and fruity. Taste is all sour goodness. A good pucker on the initial taste, but finishes a little weak. It's a very good sour, but a bit one dimensional. Decent. A good offering from Flossmoor Station that is different from anything that I've had from them.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very cloudy, medium brown body topped with a thin, quickly dispersed, off-white head.

Smell: Sour-smelling raspberry bouquet with a full funkiness and a small dose of bleu cheese crumbles.

Taste: Sour, juicy raspberries followed by a pop of funk. Slight barrel character. A pinch of earthy spices. Light acidity. Just when you're ready to bask in all the flavors, they clear away for a surprisingly rather mild finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Fairly solid! It's nice to finally see raspberries used on the side of good.

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Photo of emerge077
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-rate, based on sample (12 oz.) of the latest batch.

Deep ruby red highlights, with a reddish brown body. Good lacing, and the head sticks around. Aroma is intense raspberry, whole fruit with seeds and stems. Slight hint of woody wildness. Puckering tart raspberry flavor, a little dryness in the finish. Body seems fuller, with a nice level of spritzy carbonation that cleans up the palate, leaving a lingering berry taste. A huge improvement from the last batch at the brewpub.

Original review: 02-03-2008
This was described at Flossmoor as Leftorium aged in a white wine barrel, with raspberries added, and aged 2 years.

Body was a high clarity orange-red, with a thin ring of foam. Not much lacing, surface seems a bit watery. Light aroma of tart berry and white grapes.

Fruity and spritzy feeling, light and dry, similar to white wine in that respect. White grape, underripe green strawberry, blended with seedy raspberries. Slight woodiness in the aftertaste. Tartness has a medium intensity, and is approachable. A thirst quenching lambic, but without the sharp acidity or funkiness of traditional ones.

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Photo of JDV
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Flossmoor. Poured a dark cranberry color with a filmy head. Smell was tart cherry fruitiness and slightly thin. Still the dry, sour cherry flavor there was nice. Non-vinegary, but still acidic. Tart but not funky. This wasn't one of my favorites on the night, but was still very solid.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Orange, ruby red with a tiny head that disappeared immediately.

S - Tart raspberry, white grape, oak and a touch of sour funk as it warms.

T - Tart with white grape, raspberry, strawberry, a touch of green apple and oak.

M - Tart, dry and on light side of medium mouthfeel with low carbonation.

D - Less sour and funky than other lambics but a nice blend of the traditional lambic flavors. I love seeing craft brewers in the US trying interesting styles like this. Keep up the good work Matt and Andrew.

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Photo of mcallister
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Flossmoor night before Dark Lord day. Very dark opaque ruby red. Small white head fades quickly into a ring around the snifter.

Blackcherry, raspberry, black raspberry, toasty oak, white chocolate, and other woodsy notes shine on. Semi sweet and sour aromas.

Nearly bone dry and very tart. Not overly complex and somewhat shut down. Raspberry, other berries and hints of oak. This beer just needs some time to open up and come to life. Seems to be in an awkward state and could use some more time in the barrel in my opinion.

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De Zuidentrein Frambozenbier from Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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