Wittekerke Rosé | De Brabandere

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Fruit and Field Beer | 4.30% ABV

De Brabandere

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Photo of dalion037
4.57/5  rDev +73.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Just had this at Lucky Baldwin's Belgian Beer Festival and was pleasently surprised. It's not the typical everyday beer but I feel it's definately worth a drink. If you are a fan of Lambics (and I am not), this shouldn't be too far from your taste. It is very sweet and the raspberry flavor is high. It drinks like a wine cooler.

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Photo of mempath
4.3/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a very lively off-white head with bruised apricot pinkish hue...big sudsy lacing slabs eventually slide back down to the surface.

yeasty nose with the expected fruity, raspberry note.

taste comes across much sweeter than expected, but surprising not in any cloying, syrupy way. rather refreshing and light and not as tart as i also expected making this more enjoyable. a dry finish that allows a hint of sweet-tartness to fade a bit slower. not complicated but complex enough to be enjoyed as a session fruit ale...good to drink one of these with other light brews for variety or even mixing. good alone but i imagine pairs well with alot of things. and all-seasons brew. i like it better than Timmerman's.

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +61%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dull reddish color and a thick, cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing. One of the best-looking fruit/vegetable beers I've seen.

S: A very sharp, fragrant smell of raspberries and malt. Very aromatic.

T: Tasted of raspberries - a lot of raspberries, with a malty finish. While not exactly the most complex of flavors, this one delivers what it promises. Extremely fruity and tart.

M: A generally well-carbonated beer with a slick finish. Light-bodied.

D: A surprisingly likable and drinkable beer.

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Photo of ecboob82
4.14/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- This beer pours a nice pinkish hue with a snow white head that laces up nicely.

S- The white head begs to to breathe deep. Smells like sweet/sour raspberries.

T- You will taste many things, mostly sweetness with a slightly sour finish. The bubbles help open your taste buds to find more subtle flavors.

M- Typical of a light summer beer. Light bodied

D- In moderation, this beer is perfect for a 2 beer session.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.94/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a cloudy light yellow with a bright pink suspension toward the top of the glass

The smell is fruity-raspberry overtones dominate the smell while a yeast and barley smell hides in the background

A clean raspberry taste is dominant but it does not hide the wheat taste in the background

I found this beer to be very drinkable. It is a nice pale beer that does not have an overpowering taste and is easy to drink

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Photo of woodychandler
3.89/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My "CAN Ya Dooit?" quest took me to D's 6 Pax & Hot Dogz in Da 'Burgh, which never disappoints. I remember drinking this one with a Bosnian girlfriend when we were both undergarduates at Pitt. That is now eight years removed, so when I saw it in the Beer Cave, I jumped on the chance to have it again.

"Belgian White Beer with Raspberries - the Fruity Pink" - that was its tagline, and since I am solid in my sexuality, it does not bother me to drink such things. Plus, it was in a CAN and it was summertime when I will drink anything that is NOT Hefeweizen. The CAN looked like an early iPod ad with a lime-green female in silhouette, hair streaming behind her, against a reddish-pink background. The only thing missing was two white cords running into her ears. Okay, sorry.

My pour sreated two fingers' worth of pinkish-white head the color of blossoms on cherry trees, but with low retention. Color was a hazy light-pink like pink lemonade. The nose had a HUGE raspberry scent which instantly transported me back to Grummy Chandler's garden. Mouthfeel was full with a definite raspberry/fruity flavor, like the recent Tastykake Summerberry pies. Finish had a big fruitiness, with a slight tartness at the extreme finish. This was way too sweet to be anything more than a dessert beer or one to share with a female companion.

Beach? Only if I'm wearing a bikini!

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Photo of loren01
3.82/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark golden color with a light pinkish hue, initially a very effervescent head that disipates quickly, slight lace down the glass.
S: Smells of wheat and strong of raspberries.
T: Raspberry flavor followed by wheat malt, slight yeastiness in there as
M: Light bodied, good amount of carbonation
D: Nice easy drinking Framboise, nice thirst quencher. I would like to mix one of these with a stout or porter I bet that would be tasty.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy brownish color with pink hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sweet raspberries, nothing else. Taste is also dominated by raspberries, sweet up front then becoming a tad sour. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall if you are looking for something sweet and fruity this would do the trick. Otherwise avoid it.

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Photo of Crosling
3.6/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can. Grapefruit juice in color. Vibrant raspberry aroma, which was quite nice smelling. Light body with a slick texture. Light herbs, airy raw wheat and tart raspberry flavors. Somewhat grainy and medicinal, but I thought the tartness from the aged pale was well perceived in this. Could be really nice if the Petrus Aged Pale addition was much more substancial, but I still like this. Call me crazy. Go ahead.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.56/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Color: pink. Head white with a pink tinge, fluffy on the surface of beer forms a layer 2 cm.
Aroma: Raspberries, referred to as sweet raspberries and raspberry gently yet.
Taste: Like the aroma of raspberries and nothing else but that does not mean that it is wrong. The beer tastes like raspberry drink perfect, neither too sweet nor too sour, perfect.
Saturation medium, very fit.

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Photo of DoctorDog
3.53/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.

A-Pours a pinkish color. Pours with ~2 fingers of slightly pink head, which fades slowly into a thin cap.

S- Slightly grainy sweetness, with a moderate, slightly tart raspberry.

T- Moderately sweet, slightly green, raspberry notes. Bitterness minimal. Not off-putting by any means, but it feels more in line with an Italian soda than anything "beery."

M- Moderately high carbonation with a light feel.

D- Good. Very easy to drink, even if not very compelling overall. Could easily drink multiples if you were so inclined.

Future outlook: Again, more like a fruity Italian soda to me than anything...pleasant enough, but no reason to buy again.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pink brew, smells of flowers and raspberries. The taste is a bit too sweet for me, and is dominated by raspberries, but it's actually not as bad as I expected. If it's served at a low temperature, to subdue the sweetness, it's actually enjoyable. Then again, I do have a soft spot for raspberry-infused (or influenced) beers.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.42/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came in the most adorable little can. It poured a cloudy pink-tinged copper with a small head that didn't last long. The smell is raspberry, but not super artificial raspberry. That's about it, nothing that would indicate it's a beer. The taste is very sweet. It's like a raspberry soda. Only thing slightly beery about it is perhaps a tiny hint of hops on the back end. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I'm kind of digging it, but it's not really what I expect out of a beer. If the idea of a raspberry-flavored malt beverage turns your crank, you might want look into it.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.35/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, deep pink color with a light pink, almost white head. In the aroma, sweet to sour raspberries. In the taste, sweet raspberry, a small sourness, kind of like Cherokee Red Pop. A small bite and light bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry, raspberry sour aftertaste. Nice small sour with dry raspberries all the way though.

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Photo of cyrenaica
3.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

250ml bottle
4.3% ABV

Two things pop out at me right away. The label says "The fruity pink beer" and it contains "aspartame". So, a fruity pink diet beer?

I tried this 'beer' on May 29, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a reddish pink colour with a thin white head that stuck around. The aroma was sour raspberries and grainy malt. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and highly carbonated. The flavour was sugary sweet. It tasted very good, but not beer-like. More like what Canadians call a 'Cooler'

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Photo of aepb1
3.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pinkish brown, white head that dissipates quickly

S- Raspberries with a notable malty underbody

T- Raspberries again, less noticeable, tart, malt still here

M- Light, heavy on the carbonation but not too much

D- The interplay of carbonation and the maltiness is a nice balance

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Photo of jrallen34
3.32/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I saw this bottle in the store, thought it was nice tick, didn't know it this rare as well. Started the day with this for the ladies, and it was all that I expected...Pours a light ugly carbonated brown with a little pink. Light head that fades quick...The aroma is light tart but sweet raspberries, sweet parts are fake sugar or fruit, way to sweet and sugary in the wrong ways...The taste is more of the same, this is a sweet, sugary carbonated beer that is note a true fruit beer; more of a sweet carbonated sparkling water that is a good segway beer for new comers.

A beer not worth trying, not bad or offense, doesn't taste bad, just not for the experienced fruit beerian.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is light peach/pink in color with a thick fluffy head with fair lace. Smell of mainly the fruit with grain and light hop. Taste again is mainly the tart fruit flavor with the grain with a good balance of hops. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. I'm not much into fruit beers, but this is not so bad.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.31/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought this because I got a laugh out of the pink can. Kind of surprised at the highly negative reviews on here, but I also love raspberry.

A neat looking beer actually. A rosy pink body with two and a half fingers of light pink head. Some retention, settles to a solid looking ring. Leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Has some sediment floating around that looks like some remnants of raspberry puree.

Smell is all raspberry, sweet and tart.

Taste is almost all raspberry too. I see some reviews that suggest that it is a fake or artificial flavor, but having grown up eating wild raspberries it tastes like legitimate, natural berries to me. Albeit, the raspberry is a little overdone here. Mostly tart with some sweet notes. Very, very faint peppery yeast and malt in the background. Interesting beer. Or maybe beer-like drink. Reminds me a lot of a lambic.

Light bodied without a ton of carbonation. The tartness from the raspberries makes this one a little bit puckering.

This beer is light and not at all filling which is nice, but the fact that it is completely unbalanced hurts it a little bit.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Lucky Baldwins 10th Annual Belgian fest on 2/15/09.

Pours a hazy orange color with some pink(just a little). Looks like a wit mixed with a kriek. Good lacing and retention.

The aroma is overpowered by the sweet cherry with a little maltiness poking through. Nothing else.

Flavor is of red koolaid and sweet cherries. Some tartness is present but no bitterness. Too much, over the top.

Body is of medium thickness. Enjoyable but tastes too much like candy. Would make for a great beer for people who like mixed drinks.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Pours a hazy lemon gold with the faintest pink tinge.

Smells of citrus and tart cherries.

Tastes citrusy and of raspberries and cherries, very sweet.

Thinner to moderate mouth with a tingle of carbonation over the tongue.

Light, easy to drink, pretty tasty, but very sweet. Either for dessert or for people who really like sweet fruit beers like Lindemans.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.3/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Just like soda. With alcohol. If you like that "Sparks" malt beverage that comes in a can and has a guy eating a lightning bolt on the label, you'll like this beer. The artifical raspberry flavor is reminiscent of Lindeman's framboise, but on the whole this drink is lighter, fizzier, spritzier. With the new packaging in a Red Bull sized 8oz can, and the pink colors, its very obvious what crowd this beer is marketed to. The best thing about this is you can seriously POUND it. Wittekerke Rosé goes down so easily and is so light I'm sure I could handle a pitcher of it. But I like sweet drinks so that would be easy for me. This is what it is, (an artifically flavored malt beverage) so dont have super high expectations of an authentic Belgian whit, and dont compare it to such, and then you will enjoy Rosé just fine.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.24/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I figured this would be a bad idea. Belgium beer in a can. Still at 1.75 it seemed like a good gamble since I like fruit beers.

A - Pretty nice pink rose colored with slight soapy head that mildly sticks to the side of my tulip glass.

S - From the can I got a mild funk but in the glass I get a sweet sugar and tart raspberry smell which seems artificial and yeasty.

T - Taste kind of like beer in a sense that I can taste mild grains and hops but really overly sweet with maybe a touch of tart raspberry but very artificial. An almost vodka like hint in the base makes this a very mild malt liquor.

M - Light to medium, but comes off almost like Four Loco light with very mild but noticeable alcohol.

D - Man I had a feeling it would be bad but I was awe stuck by the fact that it was Belgium. I guess even they can make crappy artificial beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Seemingly a Belgian Witbier with added Raspberries, the beer takes on a softer and sweeter attitude that will surly satisfy the thirst of fruit beer fans and those with a sweet tooth.

The beer pours with a cloudy rouge/peach color and carries a dense, white, froathy head with great staying power while lots of lace is left behind.

Sweet grains, malts, and raspberries are all evident. Light aromas of tart berries and apples also rise to the forefront as the beer warms. Lightly bready and cotton candy sweetness all around. Lightly spicy notes weave in and out of the berry tartness.

Sugary flavors begin the taste profile; combined with raspberries and the beer takes on a jam-like taste. Light tartness seems all berry and little from the more desirable tartness from yeast. Mild breadiness is much less pronounced in taste than suggested in smell.

Medium weighted and creamy early, the beer fades into a sweetly-sticky feel that seems much more like soda pop than beer.

This Framboise is balanced heavily toward the sweetness and giving it a much more wine cooler affect than from the more sour-balanced of lambic versions. The Witbier allows for heavy sweetness and disrupts the soft and powdery textures of original Wittekerke.

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Photo of nick76
3.21/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is cloudy pink with a foamy head. The aroma is funky and sweet with a yeasty mixed berry and wheat. The flavor is like the aroma and quite sweet. The palate is thin but smooth. Overall I find this beer drinkable but not completely enjoyable.

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