Wittekerke Framboise | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Yagman3000 on 07-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
20.39%
 
 
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Jcarriglio
3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
2.26/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an odd light peach pink. Off to a bad start. Looks can be deceiving, but not here.

This smells like Gummi Bears and tastes like sour patch kids. This may be a fun little drink for the kiddies, but, uh, wtf is this, really? Some cheap shit.

Wow, I just realized this is the same brewery making the Petrus ales. WTF are they thinking with this embarrassment? This is almost certainly not a Framboise, at least from any other experience I've had elsewhere.

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paullmcm25
3.59/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined419
3.73/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ryannosaurus
1.89/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours clear pink-amber with a small head that disappears immediately

Aroma is a little big raspberry and some wet dog

Flavor is overly sweet, almost medicinal. No raspberry tartness or any real yeast character.A bit of beer character in the aftertaste, but more like a US wine cooler than anything.

Mouth feel is syrupy for the abv, with no sustained CO2 to liven it up.

Overall, not a winner for my palate. Mix some raspberry koolaid with seltzer and a shot of vodka, and you'll have the same experience at a better price point.

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Photo of NDSoBe
2.81/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap. TL;DR Closer to Winecooler than Lambic.

I had Lindemans Peche from the bottle a couple years ago and recently an unidentified Framboise Lambic on tap. I proceeded down to the distributor the next week to buy a case of Lambic. Upon seeing the price I blacked out, and after coming to my senses I saw this beer on the bottom shelf and decided to compromise. Coming in at 1/3 the price (but still a lot of money), I could only call this a hipster wine cooler. My thoughts on every sip followed as "What a Disappointment" to "Maybe its not too bad" then "Can i return beer?" Gave to my mother as an expensive alternative to Smirnoff Ice for the holiday.

Starts Sweet, Is Sweet, Ends Sweet. Jolly Rancher spit comes to mind.

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Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, 401022 bottle code. Pours hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a 1-2 finger dense light pint head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of sweet, juicy, and lightly tart raspberry; pear, apple, wheat, bread, light coriander/clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of raspberry, bready malt, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of juicy, sweet, and lightly tart raspberry; pear, apple, wheat, bread, light coriander/clove, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Minimal yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raspberry, pear, apple, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of raspberry, bready malt, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.3%. Overall this is a good standard tasting fruit beer. All around good robustness and balance of raspberry, pale malt, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. I was hoping for more pronounced witbier character against the fruit flavors; but it was still pleasantly enjoyable.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.39/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAF
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kerrie
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

.33 L bottle. A small bit of sediment remained stuck on the bottom after a full pour. The body is rosy-copper with a good off-white head and lacing.

The aroma was more fruity right out of the bottle but the witbier became more obvious as the head settled.

After the first sip or two, which seemed too sweet, my palate adjusted and I found the sweetness to be high but not very objectionable. Still, I wish this had more tartness. Natural raspberry flavor lingers on in the aftertaste, eventually fading to a faint wheat note.

O: a markedly sweet, raspberry witbier.

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Photo of S_Nowak
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.1/5  rDev +2%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Nolo
3.6/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of epyon396
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Walkerjgt
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of gfg0020
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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Wittekerke Framboise from De Brabandere
3.04 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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