Trader Joe's Sour Framboise By Petrus | De Brabandere

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4.09/5
Exceptional
30 Ratings
Trader Joe's Sour Framboise By PetrusTrader Joe's Sour Framboise By Petrus
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Trader Joe's Sour Framboise by Petrus is a blend of the famous Petrus Aged pale sour (a 100% Foeder beer that is aged 24 months in Calvados Oak Foeders (barrels)) and fresh raspberries. The result is this genuinely marvelous Sour Framboise, a harmonious union of tart and sweet embodied in one single remarkable beer. Enjoy while it lasts!

Added by BucannonXC5 on 02-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
30
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
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Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours lightly hazy light Amber. Foamy, medium, white head that is short-lived.

Smells tart raspberry, oak , berry and light funk.

Tastes tart raspberry, other Berry and fruitiness, Oaky, hint of vinegar and Funk hints. Finishes dry with a raspberry linger. Medium body and fizzy lower carbonation.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rcwsyr
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tekus and shared. A semi-hazy, pinot noir pink with a thin white head that never fully dissipates and leaves some lace. Nice berry and oak aromas. A great balance of sour and sweet, with very nice barrell notes and not overly fruity. Mouthfeel is semi-dry and well carbed. Overall, a very solid sour framboise from TJ's and Petrus.

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Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty damn good, especially for the price. Wish I grabbed a bottle of the blueberry as well.

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Photo of FBarber
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruddy brown color. Clear with an effervescent stream of bubbles coursing upwards. Thick velvety off-white head dissipates somewhat but not completely. A nice thin layer of velvety foam is retained throughout drinking the beer. Some off-white lacing is left behind.

Smell has strong notes of raspberry, a touch of vinegar, some blue cheese like funk, bit of oak character comes through. Very nice sour aroma on this.

Taste follows the nose with lots of sour raspberries up front. Hints of a vinegary sour with some funky blue cheese and barnyard type stuff going on here. Definitely not subtle with the sour/tartness. Does have a solid malt backbone that provides some nice depth to this beer. Its a bit acidic, but honestly for someone who is very sensitive to the acidity in beers like this, its really not bad at all.

Feel is light but pretty tart - elicits an actual puckering sensation almost as soon as the beer hits the palate. Dry tart finish.

Overall an exceptionally well crafted sour from Petrus. Kind of cool that its so inexpensive and sold by TJ's. For fans of the style this is a must-try.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-09-22
750ml bottle served in a snifter. 19-06-2019.

Pours a nice clear ruby with a moderately sized, very light, very fine head. Not much carbonation. Smell is tart and a little musty, lots of raspberry.

Taste is raspberry, moderate sweetness, moderate tartness. Nice, but not sophisticated.

Mouthfeel is very dry. Overall, this is a surprisingly good beer.

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Photo of FirstInLine
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Attractive pink-tinged dark amber color with plenty of foam in (what else) the tall Petrus goblet. It's quite sharp in the nose with a distinct berry note. Some malty sweetness Ends with a seeds and stems astringency. Very spritzy which gives this a soda pop mouthfeel.

Raspberry flavor is the best feature. This is the classic Belgian-style sour that maintains a sweet malty undertone and stays away from the vinegar end of the spectrum. The raspberries seem to contribute a lot of the tartness. It's a very fruity acidi sensation. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at (where else) Trader Joe's on the West Coast.

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Photo of DavidHume
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cscrowley37
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 30 ratings