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Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 193
Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high pink head that took a long time to die down and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of raspberries are present in the nose.
T: Very much like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of raspberries and has a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-,bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This lambic has nice aromas and flavors of raspberries that don't taste artificial or that sweet. I would consider getting this beer again.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is red, slightly dark. Nice foamy head on top of it. It sticks quite well to the glass. Dense head too. The aroma is fruity... mainly strawberries but very sugary... probably juice instead of real strawberries. As the ingredient list says... its juice, not real strawberries. Slightly sour. Taste is good, quite sugary and the sourness is almost not present. Thus if you hate sourness of lambic, this one has none! To me this is good as well as those very acidic lambics. Its different, but still very enjoyable.

Cheers all!

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Photo of grub
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice ruby red colour with a huge fluffy pink head. the head drops slowly and leaves tons of clumpy lace.

aroma is good. strong tart raspberry. slightly sweet. bit of funk.

taste is good. lots of raspberry. tart and sweet. bittersweet chocolate. tobacco. not much funk.

mouthfeel is good. fairly dry, but with a nice body. the fairly high carbonation level works well.

drinkability is good. the sweetness takes away from the drinkability a little, but it's a nice beer.

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Photo of flipper2gv
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: 100% opaque looking purple-ish colored beer. Head has not much volume, retention is low and lacing is ok. Head is light pink.

S: Well, it smells like raspberry juice. I think it is a witbier base and it has a light typical lemon and pepper. Some oak like smell too and faint vanilla. Sweet and lightly sour. Strong smell, but straightforward.

T: Strong true raspberry taste with definitive oak and vanilla. Lemon and pepper are still there. Almost same thing as the smell.

M: Super light mouthfeel with high carbonation. Correct.

D: High, drinks just as easily as raspberry juice. It is so close to actual raspberries, I got a piece of raspberry in the beer.

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Photo of kwjd
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pinkish-orange colour with huge white head. Nice lacing around the glass. Smells of sweet raspberry, almost like a raspberry pie. Flavour is quite tart from the raspberry. I really get nothing but raspberry, but it still is delicious. Nice carbonation level. Really easy to drink and I get to the end of the bottle before I realize. A bit expensive in Ontario at over $4 a bottle though.

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Photo of jhtipton
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not real sure I am drinking beer but this is a good Dr Brown's soda...Pours a light red/pinkish with carbonation and slight head. Some mild lacing occurs. Smell fruity-definitely better than the cherry version. Taste is like a raspberry, not too malty. Mouth feel is rich and velvety, light bodied and carbonated. I could drink a few of these, but maybe not during the big game.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : Rousse tirant sur le cuivre, voilée.
Smell : L'arome de cette bière met en relief la framboise, très concentrée, et la cave humide, le foudre de chêne.
Taste and mouthfeel : La framboise est très présente, mais jamais trop sucrée.
Drinkability : Pour un lambic édulcoré, c'est une bonne bière

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Photo of duracell
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange color, bright and clear. Little apparent carbonation. Orangish, creamy head with a good retention and really beautiful lacing. The appearance magnificent.

S - Light aromas. Definitely some strawberries, some sugar, and a distinct smell from lambics. Very subtle hop.

T - A good balance between the sweet and the sour taste. It's very fruity and refreshing.

M - Excellent carbonation. The sourness linger before a gentle hop bite that concludes the experience.

O - A very drinkable lambic. nicely refreshing and close to style. In my opinion, the smell is a bit disappointing.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice slightly hazy reddish color with pink head. Raspberries, a light funk, some oak, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with lingering raspberry fruity notes.

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Photo of Viggo
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to my friend Jen for the birthday gift!

Pours a hazed pinkish orange, thick voluminous light pink head forms, soapy and huge, very slowly settles down to a thick layer, drops a ton of lace on the glass. Smell is fresh raspberry juice, not much else, light hay, horse blanket, some lemony acidity, bit of wheat/bread, mostly just a pleasant raspberry juice. Taste is very sugary and sweet at first, brown sugar, very sweet raspberry juice, some honey and bread through the middle, ripe berries and light tartness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation, goes down easy, although a bit on the sweet side I like it. Thanks Jen!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best before: 2/20/15.

Pours a murky dark crimson with a foamy reddish-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with raspberry, raspberry juice, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet and sour raspberry and raspberry juice 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 sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice sour raspberry characteristics that shine through the artificial sweetener used in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a caged and corked bottle to a tulip.

A: Raspberry red in color topped with a two finger pinkish head comprised of large bubbles. Very transparent.

S: Raspberries , definitely. Not too artificial either.

T: Once again raspberries are definitely the most prominent flavor. Not overly artificial as with some fruit beers either. Nice and tart making it somewhat refreshing but not overly sour. Some slight wheat malt and yeast characters as well.

M: Very light body with high carbonation also help to make the beer refreshing.

O: Pretty good beer but not exactly my fancy. My first introduction to lambics but I feel as though it was not entirely like a lambic should be.

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Photo of SleepyMonk
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled 250ml dark glass bottle poured into a flute glass.

Pours with a bubbly fingers worth of head and the body is deep red towards rust blend. Lacing is surprisingly more sticky than a lot of strong ales.

Interestingly this leads you to expect a heavy serve of raspberry however what you do get is a saturated blackcurrant aroma. Regardless of how you may feel about Lambics there is no denying that this thing smells great.

Taste is of course heavily characterized by Raspberry and similar berry fruit but sweet malt and baked doughy bread yeast ads a familiar twist.

On the mouth its tart with fruit taste and mousse towards champagne like smoothness.

Stay away if you hate lambics because this is almost a text book example but if your open to new things or a fan of the style then this is definitely worthy of your dollar and time

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Photo of MasterSki
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this as a Christmas gift from visiting friends. Served in a champagne flute. Best before June 2010 - not sure how old that makes this bottle.

A - Pinky-orange color, with huge slowly dissipating head and lots of lace. Lots of bubbles in this one.

S - Raspberries, but with a strong undercurrent of acidity that's mildly unpleasant and slightly boozy (which is really weird considering the low ABV). A little bit of a one-trick pony.

T - Raspberry juice - a faint tang of yeast and more tart fruit (cranberry, grapefruit). It's not bad, but it ain't no Raspberry Tart.

M - Light and tingly, with that sticky residue afterward. Very refreshing.

D - Easy drinking at 4.5%. The carbonation and sweetness might get a bit off-putting after a while, but otherwise it goes down easy.

I prefer my lambics without added sugar/sweeteners. Give me a Cantillon please.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

375ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $4

Appearance - Burgundy colour with an average size fizzy/frothy pinkish white head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Raspberries, citric

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, citric notes and raspberries. There is also sugary sweet candy flavour and it ends with a lightly tart aftertaste.

Overall - A pretty decent brew that is easily available to me. Maybe a touch too much like a swedish berry candy. Just comes across a little too sweet and a little artificial tasting.

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Photo of elricorico
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a reddish brown with a foamy head that has a pinkish hue. The head retention is very good.

The smell is all raspberry, quite tart raspberry. Makes my mouth water a little bit. After a few more smells I start to find a bit of mustiness underlying.

The taste is loaded with raspberry, but at once it is sweet, tart and sour. The finish is fairly high in sourness, and leaves me salivating a little. Tasty, but seems to be all over the place.

The mouthfeel is like pop, a little bit syrupy and high in carbonation. No complaints.

Tasty, but not something to have very often. Once in a while a bottle to split with another person would be alright.

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Photo of bryehn
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, jam-like rusty ruby colour, with a loose but generous head that gets retained as a collar and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Smells like deep raspberry, honey-sweetened muffin-like malts and fresh water.

The taste is like sour raspberry jam; it has a solid fruit foundation with a syrupy sweetness and a buttery note before going tart and then sour.

Medium-bodied with a prickly carbonated feeling and a smooth creaminess that's almost like cream soda. A bit dry on the tongue and leaves a slight resin note in the aftertaste.

More sour than I expected, almost like a geuze and really does have a buttery jam-like quality. This was my first Framboise and I think I prefer Krieks.

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Photo of FLima
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber reddish color with a thick two finger head with good retention and leaving laces.
Nice predominant aroma of raspberries with a Lambic tartness. Hints of caramel malt and wood.
Intense sweet taste of ripped raspberries with a clear tartness base. Occasionally funky. Hints of lemon, soap, sweetener and oak. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Medium body with low carbonation with tiny bubbles.
It is just overly sweet (why the hell they even added sweetener?). Though, it should be a good pairing with desserts.

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Photo of Daniellobo
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Overwhelming sweet raspberry ale.

Presentation: 25 Cl. bottle. Relatively simple design of white fonts over a black background with an image of raspberries. Back shows different narratives in several languages noting the main intent and brewing procedure alongside a brief overview of ingredients. Shows best by date (09-09-11) Notes Alc. by Vol. (4,3%). Served in a tulip glass.

A - Medium pink pour. Generous head with good retention, shrinking down to a persistent surface lump, and fair rich lacing.

S - Overwhelmingly sweet nose of raspberry. Minor nuances under it get lost in an instant.

T - Taste explodes where the nose left it with an almost mono-thematic raspberry sense woven with an enormous sweet sense. Very syrupy.

M - Light to medium body with fine carbonation and a thick finish.

D - It´s actually not that bad for such a single minded brew but remains rather boring and repetitive.

Notes: The fruitiness and the raspberry sweetness is not so much the problem as it is losing lambic complexities under the fruit and sugar. Almost forgettable unless there is an occasion to share the oddity.

** This is marketed in Spain as Xtreme Framboise. Seems to belong under this entry but if a noticeable different brew it may require its own entry.

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Photo of BBP
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Like I'd expect from a raspberry wine with a slight carbonation.

S- Raspberry, raspberry, raspberry.

T- See Smell.

M- A little thin. Has a fruity drink feel, almost like a juice.

D- Very, very easy to down. More like juice than like beer. Too expensive though.

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Photo of aracauna
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark iced tea color. Thin head. Aromas- rasberry, tart, mildly wine-like. Taste is pleasantly tart, not as sweet as Lindeman's version. Very earthy aftertaste, maybe hay.

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Photo of drinkininthewood
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

served from a 330ml green bottle with cork into a snifter. BB 2009

A- pours a foggy pinkish red with a slight pink finger thick head, nice lace on the glass.

S- Lots of raspberry and alot of other fruit aromas as well, peaches, some strawberry, almost smells like fruit punch.

T- lots of raspberry obviously, slight tart but not sour, flavors of watermelon and red grapes with some sweet malt noticed mid palate. Somewhat tart in the finish.

M- Medium bodied, with carbonation that works well.

D- Refreshing and drinkable.

Overall a fairly good lambic. Recommended.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pours a pinky, reddish amber color. Big, giant head with pink tints. Lots and lots of lacing.

S-A bit musty and quite sweet. Sweet raspberry. Like a mix between a Cantillon and a Lindemans framboise. The label says it's got artificial flavor in it, so that's not awesome. It smells fairly artificial.

T-The flavor is decently artificial but it has some fairly organic qualities. Sweet raspberries. I feel like I can grind the sugary taste in between my teeth. Strawberries too. Not a start as I want. I equate raspberries with tartness and it's sweetness makes me think more of strawberries.

M-Soft carbonation. A bit fuller than I expected. Sticky.

O/D-Like a bridge between Lindemans and Drie Fonteinen and Cantillion. Definitely closer to the former. Don't love the 'artificial flavor' thing here. That's why this is a $6 for a 375ml as opposed to a $20 375ml from the big boys.

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Photo of peensteen
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright blood red colour, minimal white head, some lace left on the glass. Smell is of sweet raspberry, tart, slight sour notes, deep down there is some funk...sort of a let down in the nose. Taste is Big raspberry, lightly sour, sweetness takes over from here there is also a semi sour tart finish. High carbonation, medium weight, syrupy sweet feel. Okay overall, a little too sweet for my liking but I might have this again down the road.

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Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy red colored ale the color of red soda with a small pinkish white colored head.

Smells strongly of raspberry even from a great distance. Sweet and tart raspberry scent is overpowering.

Starts out with a sour raspberry taste. Slightly bitter and solidly sour. This has been sweetened but has a decidedly sweet-tart flavor. Medium level of bitterness but this is mostly raspberry.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall an OK Frambose for those who like them more sour.

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